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northmanlogging

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Y’all just don’t know how nice it is to ask questions and chat bout chainsaws and such with other folks who know something about the subject. I started cutting timber with my gramps at the age of 14. He retired when I was 18 and wanted me to take over his logging business. I was stupid and went to work at the local sawmill as a lumber grader. Have been in metal fabrication since age 22 but still my favorite thing to do is operate a well cutting chainsaw. Having a wood boiler gives me much saw time. I also do some tree work for the free wood. Very few loggers left around upstate S.C. Anymore. The ones that are left are not that saw savvy with all the modern felling equipment they have now. It’s got so bad that around here the people who have even seen a chain saw think that the longer the bar the faster it cuts. Yes you heard me right. I just call them Yankee flat lander people. I’ve always said a man ain’t no kind of man if he ain’t got land and can run a chain saw. Y’all keep up the good conversation as I really enjoy it.
Well now, lets not get me started on long bars vs short bars....

But I will say a big power head and a long bar will save time and energy over a short bar in the same wood.

A long bar on a small-medium power head is just a great way to ruin a clutch.
 
super rube

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Well now, lets not get me started on long bars vs short bars....

But I will say a big power head and a long bar will save time and energy over a short bar in the same wood.

A long bar on a small-medium power head is just a great way to ruin a clutch.
Anyone know who has the best price on the Tecomec superjolly sharpener ? Maverick lawnmower supply is the best price I can find.
 
super rube

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No it can, any combo of cutters can be but you’ll be less likely to be filing anymore there’s less call for a full skip chain. With full skip your main gain is you can sometimes use a smaller power head with a longer bar but you will sacrifice speed and smoothness.


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super rube

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Here’s the biggest question you need to answer first what sort of chain are you grinding? You say a Simington grinder well that does square only. Then you say a Tecomec Super Jolly/ Oregon grinder well they only do round so which are you doing?


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Got the super jolly. Love it !! Now a more important topic. I have a 562XP and a 372XP ( the legend) both with full wrap handle and nice huge double dawgs. My opinion too much saw for my son to learn saws with. I have a 350 I got from my dad that’s a terrible leaker but would be just the right size for a beginner. I want to trade it in for a good saw that’s around the 50cc class. What are yalls recommendations? I’m sure after a little while he’ll soon want to move up to the big boy saws but just needs something smaller to get his confidence and learning how to handle a saw. Mostly for firewood by the way. Thanks
 
Philbert

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I have a 350 I got from my dad that’s a terrible leaker but would be just the right size for a beginner.
Really a topic for another thread. But can that saw be repaired? Great saws, and with the family connection, might be worth paying someone to fix it up? Keep it in the family?

Philbert
 
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