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Light small pruning saw whats best

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by langdon19, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Row Seatin'

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    Stihl Kombi with a pole saw attachment and a power broom to clean up. I am not sure it will last all of 30 years, but most of trimming is done overhead that is unsafe with a chainsaw. I kick myself every day I didn't get a Kombi when I bought a trimmer a few years ago.

    Lets make sure you last 30 years...
     
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  2. Nathan Graff

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    Light pruning saw? Are you climbing the trees? If not, look around for a MS200 or MS201. They are extremely fast cutting saws for their size. In stuff up to 8" my MS200t was outcutting my Husky 365 special. I put that down to less vibration while cutting with the MS200 in small stuff. Picco vs 3/8" chain. I was also cutting stuff that was loose on the ground to go into the chipper.
     
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    These might be of interest:



     
  4. langdon19

    langdon19 ArboristSite Lurker

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    I should not be climbing anything.
    Home tomorrow so I’ll post some pics
    Got some bush boundaries to clear so a bit of low level cutting at the base stuff will happen too.

    On the 026/260/261, what is the difference on the pro version, de comp valve, and ????
     
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    full chizel ArboristSite Guru

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    Adjustable oiler. Only the o26 and 260 had a pro version. The 261 has all of it.
     
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  6. Nathan Graff

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    Low level cutting? As in cutting close to the ground? Get a brush saw.
     
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    Echo maybe
     
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    stilh036prohog ArboristSite Operative

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    Pioneer and batteries the end is near
     
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    You guys need a 260 for pruning branches!?, those sthil saws can't be much use I'd say.
     
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    And carbs but really their the same
     
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    Hehe... excuse me for being rude but you're saying you need a 50cc stihl saw to cut the small parts of a tree! :numberone:
     
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    Brush cutter won’t do it
     
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    Been helping a buddy do some of this sort of work around his property - he is pushing back the encroaching woodline that's been neglected for 20 years or more. Lots of undesirable saplings to small trees, 3"-6" in diameter, and scrubby bushes and vines. Seems like everything has thorns!

    For the most part, the bigger saws haven't been seeing much use. The things we're running constantly are my rear-handle 201c, and a Stihl Kombi, alternating between a brush saw for the thorny, viney stuff, and the pole pruner with a 12" bar. It's really nice to be able to reach into the bushes with the pole pruner and cut the stems without stooping or getting your arms all scratched up by the brambles.
     
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  15. Ketchup

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    If you want a top handle:
    150t, 192t, 200t or 201t are all good in Stihl.

    But since you’re not climbing:
    150, 170/180, 200/201, 241, 261

    Those are the best of the Stihl bunch. I would go with 200/201 or 241 for general ground limbing. Smallish but plenty of power.

    The battery saws do have some advantages, but they will be obsolete in 10 years. Not a bad option though.
     
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    Nuff said!
     
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    There is no saying what the situation will be for gas powered *** in 10 years either.

    Buy what you want to use now. Very hard to plan far ahead atm. Things are changing, and will accelerate.
    Maybe a $100 Zenoah clone tophandle would be prudent? Small investment and would do the job for pruning at least.
     
  18. Nathan Graff

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    I dunno. I like a top handle for when I'm working at the chipper.
     
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