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  1. chipper1

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    Now were talking :sweet:.
     
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    I think every wood cutter should have a minimum of three saws. Your home owner casual wood for the fireplace/ heat the home cutter. A 30/40cc, a 50/60cc, a 70/80cc.

    Why a 50cc saw? Wouldn’t a 60cc saw be better?
     
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    I have a Makita 7901 still on its original bar. I would love to get it ported. Right now, it's on par with my Shindaiwa 757. Probably a bit revier than the Shindy, but about the same power.

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    Why a 50cc saw? Wouldn’t a 60cc saw be better

    If you don't mind carrying around almost 3 extra pound. Steve
     
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    I have a 361 and a 362. They are great saws. I also have a 026 which I am going to have a crack at porting. But a **** hot 50cc saw is something I just want, not need. Lol

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    Why a 30? Wouldn't a 25 be better?
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    IMO. The base and squish cut will be the most important power gainer of that saw :) make sure that’s port of your trials.
     
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    Thanks mate. Will do.
    I might make a thread out of it

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    261 c with the heated grips (it has a metal handle) I just bought one it’s a demon.
     
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    Poulan pro 5020 with a 16" bar, aftermarket husky 372xp clone with a 20" bar, and an aftermarket 660 clone with a 24" bar--- all built by me of course!! With that line up I can rip down a forest for about 600 bucks!!
     
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    Heated grips when it’s 10 degrees outside with some hot coffee is a plus it gets my vote. By the time I finished the load of red oak I was sweating. That bucked wood doesn’t jump in the truck like my trained lab.

    If your looking for a bad ass saw I’d suggest a husky 162 or 266 or 268. I don’t think there’s a saw to match a husky 266 yet
     
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    Thought he wanted a 50cc saw?
     
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    I suggested a 266 because I have a newer 353 with hardly any hours on it.
     
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    I've owned all three of those saws and the 268XP is the fastest of the bunch, but the 266 is more user friendly. My brother has one and it goes on every outing with us. He has at least a dozen saws from a 200T all the way to the 2100, and even has a 395 and a Stihl 660, and what does he cut with most of time, a 266.

    Kind of funny but he adopted the first CS-620PW I bought, and his son borrowed it.......it still hasn't returned!

    I don't even go to 60cc saws if we are cutting tops, 90 percent of the time I use one of my closed port 55's or Echo CS-510. The CS-510 will surprise you, it has the broadest power curve of any 50cc saw I've ever ran, and strong top end power. The 55's are excellent, but they fall out of the power range easier and don't "grunt" as well as the CS-510.........Cliff
     
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    What does that mean Bill o_O.
    Are you trying to sell off a 266 so you can run your 353?
    Depends on what you're doing with them, smaller wood I'd take a 254 over a 266 any day of the week, but now we're talking about old, gas sucking, front tensioner saws, with poor AV, bad saws sure, just not my cup of tea for daily use. I'll take a 346 or a 550 please.

     
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    How’s the 346xp vs the 359 factor in the 50cc class I never ran them yet?

    Plug the govenor, add a 8 pin rim, do the gullet, set the rakers at .030 on that 266.
    Let her rip.

    Small stuff that’s what my 353 is for cutting limbs and tops if there small. My 266 is up next for the next size larger stuff, I cut some trees that had 24” limbs that’s what the 575 & 385 is for. The 2100 is for the larger diameter trunks. I give every saw a turn lol.
     
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    It doesn't.
    Still up there in the class, some prefer them over even the newest offerings. Even the 45cc version is a good "50cc" saw. Hot-rodded version of your 353.
     
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    Okay, why do any of that to the old bugger. Top it with a 272 jug and a different carb, I have more modern saws that will show it up even if you put a nice woods ported 272 cylinder on it and get way better fuel economy doing it have side tensioners and good AV as well as filtration( I'm pretty sure all that is for another thread). How do you know those rakers aren't at .030, it was a brand new stihl RS chain(no big gains doing the gullets on that), both logs were previously dead standing and are pretty hard wood. I don't set rakers by the .000, but by the angle, using a a progressive gauge, although I will measure them just to see where they are at sometimes so I have a reference point.
    Since you added this :rolleyes:.
    Right, that's what the title of the thread is about, a 50cc saw.
    I like a good 353/2152, and I have a few, everyone should, then I jump right to a 70-79cc saw with a 20 or a 24. I have no real need for a larger saw as my 70-79cc saws will run a 32 no problem, and if I do have bigger stuff I have friends.
     
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