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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Lucero, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Lucero

    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    Ha! That’s an autocorrect error. It should say Coonara.

    See here: https://images.app.goo.gl/56zMBKT8ECskq5Xb9

    Chippy = wood chips = carpenter.
     
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  2. Lucero

    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    So many replies, thanks everyone for your input.

    I guess at the end of the day it will mean I have to lug around a big saw or use a lighter saw and no milling.

    I don’t love the idea of using a power head all day as it can increase fatigue and the same as working on site - that’s when accidents can happen.

    Is there a middle ground between say a 372 & a 395? (For my sanity, don’t say a 390!)

    I’m not going to even ask about which saw is more robust or reliable (as it will be worked hard) because I know it will start a brand war **** fight!


    ... so which saw will be most robust?
     
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  3. Lucero

    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    Ha!
    If I can’t see it working then I don’t trust it.
    I’ll stick to my non auto tunes & diesel 4x4s thanks!
     
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    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    I had a feeling it was the case, I was hoping someone would chime in about a magical middle ground saw i’d never heard of made by Husq or Stihl hahaha
     
  5. Huskvarna hotellgäst

    Huskvarna hotellgäst ArboristSite Operative

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    You have heard of HUZTL, right? ;)
     
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    rupedoggy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Here is a saw everyone wants:
    1. Light weight as a 170 Stihl
    2. As powerful as a ported 3120
    3. never breaks down.
    4. Costs less than any other saw
    5, Will pull any sized bar and never needs sharpening
    6. sips fuel, one small tank lasts all day
    Now go invent it!
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    Don't forget starts on one pull, flippy caps, and quick chain adjust.
     
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    andy at clover Woods!

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    If you’re cool with milling smaller logs, the 372 will do both tasks.
    You all have some big amazing trees to mill.
     
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    rupedoggy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Oh yea, and when you pull it out to cut all the guys think it looks great, and want one, but you have the only one!
     
  10. Tinman204

    Tinman204 ArboristSite Operative

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    This is why most of us have many saws.

    One saw doesnt do everything.
     
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    Czed Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Of course there is the best saws husky ever made
    The 2 series of them
    266/268/272/281/288 my favorites
     
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    andy at clover Woods!

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    Yeah a good strong 288 could go a long way as an in between saw.
    I had a KS one here for a while. Really strong runner and nimble for the cubes but ... no decomp and bad elbow= down the road.
    Later ones do have a Decomp valve.
    Robin Wood in our classified still has some new ones.
     
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    Huskvarna hotellgäst ArboristSite Operative

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    That they all start with "2" is mere coincidence.
     
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    Get a 395.
     
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    I was 290# swinging a 2100 husky in my day. Never a problem. I had so called wannabe smaller sized partners who couldn’t keep up and quit on me the first few days cutting. I would laugh.
     
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    Depending on what diameter wood and how long of a bar length you need I would suggest a husky 288xp, 390xp, 395xp if your milling. The 288 is easy to use bucking/felling.
    You might need two saws.
     
  17. Lucero

    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    I hadn’t considered the 288xp.
    I’ll have to give it some thought. Now I just need to look at shipping to AUS! Ha!
     
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    Buy a couple baumr ag 72cc
     
  19. Lucero

    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    An
    And bury the bar in my head.
     
  20. Lucero

    Lucero Rnnngg Rnnnnngggggggg

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    its looking that way. 288 sounds nice though & from research they seem pretty robust
     

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