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Want to buy Chainsaw for milling $300 ish

Discussion in 'Chainsaws' started by Scott Pussehl, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Scott Pussehl

    Scott Pussehl ArboristSite Lurker

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    I am new here and looking to get a running saw for chainsaw milling. I am looking for $300 ish, maybe thats crazy. I will be milling logs under 18 in diameter.
     
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    Welcome to AS Scott.
    Where you at up here neighbor.
    Hope you find what you need.
     
  3. Scott Pussehl

    Scott Pussehl ArboristSite Lurker

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    chipper1, I am in Boyne City area
     
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    Nice, enjoy the highlands, haven't been up that way in a while to ski though.
    Gonna be hitting the great wolf lodge this winter with the kids sometime, should be a good time, might get a run or two in :happy:.
     
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    The guy with the post directly above yours has a Pro Mac 700 for sale. It would work for what you are talking about and be under budget
     
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    I’ve got a 056 super or regular 056 I’ll sell you. Both are projects. Don’t remember much about them. But for less than $300 you could make it a good running saw. 87cc 0r 81cc
     
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    I dont know if i am ready for a project saw, sorry
     
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    288 would be a great choice for smaller wood, they oil plenty and have loads of torque, 288 is a reliable saw, built on the kiss platform, less parts, less to break
     
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    looking to mill some maple longs that are 18in wide and up to 20ft long
     
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    Yeahh 288xp would be fine for your budget/target.
    Bigger is better but a Dustin mentions , the 288 can keep up with oiling a big bar.
    I recently sold mine but when I was running it, it was with a 36” bar.... never had an issue with power or oiling.
    Nice saw... very strong... I just prefer auto-tune.
     
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    :crazy2:
     
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    Hehehehe
     
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    I've got a few myself as well as mtronic saws. The only one I've had an issue with is an early 550, it had a stumble off idle like it needed the low adjusted, sure would have been nice to know about that screw behind the welch plug back then lol.
    I like mine too.
    Disclaimer:
    I don't cut full time and I've got a lot of saws that get rotated in so they get used even less.
     
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    One of Mine is M-tronic.
    My dedicated milling saw is a “real” Carb.
    Both work great.
    :D
     
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    I 'm going to be selling my 076 and granberg soon. Little more than that price wise. She's milled quite a bit of wood.
     
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    PM me if you have a price in mind for both
     
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    I want $500 for the 076, 36 inch granberg, and a Carlton 32 inch bar. I think it's more than fair. She's rough looking and had to earn her keep but I've milled for five years with her. Could use a carb clean and tune I'm sure. Bit finicky last time, finished the job like always.
     
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    Any photos?
     
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    Maybe tomorrow. Definitely by the weekend.
     
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