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Best saw to buy for firewood?

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  1. buttercup

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    What you call 25cc saw?

    If you call a 60cc saw "a little saw" that's kinda outta portions so I guess you're one of the "be a man" guys right :)
    Dont worry I'm a true viking so I know all about it :D

    A reality check might be a good idea too....
     
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    No I make a living in the industry running long bars up to 60” the shortest bar I run is a 32” a 60cc is a small light saw. I broke out falling timber running 385 and 395 with 42’s and falling jacks.[​IMG][​IMG]


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    And you think that's comparable to cutting firewood :D
    Oh man, you make me laugh I'll give you that!
     
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    Thanks for the pictures though, I like pictures.
     
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    I don’t cut firewood but I do use a pro saw for what it’s for falling, limbing, and bucking which isn’t easy on a small chassis saw especially running a long bar.[​IMG]
    This was how I broke the little saw in it runs good and like I said it’s a light weight smooth saw being used how it was designed to be used.


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    In his part of the world, I would say firewood looks just like that. In my neck of the woods not so much, but still likely much larger than what you have. Have an Ash tree that needs to come down that's 5.5' DBH. The wood is harder than out west so we often run bigger powerheads with shorter bars, a 28" bar on a 562 in hardwood doesn't work all that well here.

    50cc and under = small saw, 60cc to 70cc = medium, 80+ is a large saw. Some go too small to prove some type of point, some go too large for the same reason, some use the proper tool for the job.

    I call a 25cc saw a top handle saw, as those are about the only type of saw that size.
     
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    Yeah that's impressive, but that's another thread isn't it?
     
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    Ok, you say you need a professional latest state of the art top shelf saw that's meant for professional loggers to cut firewood for the winter for the average man - that all yours mate :drinkingcoffee:
     
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    Nope! but if you have the means why not? Some of us just like to have nice things. I recommended an believe the Echo CS590 is the best all around firewood saw for the money there is.
     
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    And a good advise it will be to your wallet and your needs :D
     
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    What other thread? he's showing you what he has to work with.
     
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    I wont contrary that, if that is what you need.
     
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    So, whats the question, a professional loggers need or the ability to cut your firewood?
     
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    I believe that has already been answered.
     
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    I see, you still own me an apology though, you might not now it yet but you will.
     
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    Yeah, go ahead be brave ;)
     
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    I guess that depends who you turn out to actually be, or not. Trolls can be good or bad.
     
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    Honest question. It's his first saw. Why not an echo 490, off eBay? New, for $270, -280 shipped.
    Small saws, less fatigue, less money. Then, if he likes them, well he's got one, and he can add maybe a 361 or 362m.
    I know it's not a pro saw. (Echo 490) But, it's not expensive.
     
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    I can be that exactly, bad or good. you just let me know what you prefer.
     
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    If the guy is regularly cutting down 30" trees then yeah, the 261 probably isn't the best choice for a saw. But if it's just an occasional big one then why on Earth buy a bigger heavier saw that you gotta lug around all day? Everyone told me that a 261 would NOT be a good one saw plan but they were terribly WRONG as it handles everything I do perfectly and is so comfortable to use. I'd do it all over again tomorrow.
     

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