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MY FIRST SAW! WHAT WAS YOURS?

alleyyooper

alleyyooper

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My first saw is a Husky 162SE 16" bar and chain. It has been a great saw saw for me mostly trouble free, rebuilt the carb once and it now needs a new set of starter pawls installed. Bought it later half of 1977.

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We were cutting a lot of hard wood scraps from a logging operation on state land then.
they had fallers who dropped the trees tehn skiders would go skid them out about 6 to 10 at a time. Once skidded out to the clearing they used a swing blade to cut into 8 foot logs. Any logs with huge knots were set aside as junk or stuff with. hollow spot.

We would cut and haul 6 loads a day. My 74 Ford (still have it like my saw) hunting partners 79 Chevy and not in picture dads 79 GMC 1 ton.

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:D Al
 
Sean H

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My first saw was a pair of them a Stihl 036 pro and a Husqvarna 357 xp. Sold those saws when I moved now I have Dolmar 5105,Husqvarna 562xp, 365,372xp,394xp,and 2101xp also have Stihl ms250 for diversity sake. Still looking for 346xp don’t know how I ever survived with only 2 saws.
 
jrwied

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My first saw was a 445 husqvarna
I got an old stihl 028 woodboss I’m trying to start conv about. New to the site n have no idea how to get a thread goin.
 

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jrwied

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You started one! Welcome.

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Thank you, Well the 028 was a garage sale find. N it caught my eye so went back n made a deal. His eyes lit up telling me of all the wood it bossed...lol. Read good things bout them aside from being a bit underpowered for weight ratio. Redid it completely. Thought bout maybe taking it back to sell it back.
 
Echojohnny

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hey to everyone... first post from little NZ. brought my first stihl today after buying Chinese saws and killing, its a second hand MS440 with 20 inch bar I know in the pics it shows different bucking spikes but its coming with a new set , mainly for serious firewood and some felling.. - matt View attachment 362865 View attachment 362866
My first saw was a hand saw followed by a McCulloch Mini Mac 6 and i Stihl have it 15648418548501334974325.jpg
 

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Chris moss

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My first was a eager beaver , back in the early 90ies , but the first real saw i bought was a stihl 029 super (still using it as a firewood saw to this day)
 

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Freudianfloyd

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First saw was a Mac 3516 I bought at a yard sale for $10. It ran great, and I kind of regret selling it.
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Second saw was my Husqvarna 450. I still have this saw and use it regularly as it is my sentimental favorite since my wife got it for me for Christmas a few years ago. It always starts up and runs great.
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And then it all snowballed from there.
 
ArchieBennett

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My first saw was a homelite bought off the shelf at the local Fleet Farm. We had a storm and my dad called me: we got 13 trees down between the house and the road. I went to town and bought the nicest in-stock saw I could afford and started cutting from the bottom while he started cutting from the top (of the driveway that is). As soon as we met in the middle, he went to the hospital for stiches. Here he had a tree roll and force the saw into his knee (that was before anyone had safety pants), and he didn't tell anyone due to the fact he couldn't get a vehicle out anyway. I asked what was wrong with my truck parked at the end of the driveway. He said mom would just worry anyway.
My first saw bought with a sense of what I wanted and planned the purchse: Stihl 025. I bought it on Ebay, and the guy never cashed the check and never responded to my e-mails asking him why not. I kind of figure he passed away or something. I told him to hold the saw until the check cleared. Saw showed up the day after I mailed the check and it was never cashed.
 
Dario

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My first chainsaw I bought was a Makita gas powered 16 inch. It was fun, but I only used it a hand full of times. 25 years ago. Lent it to someone and never seen it since. I recently purchased A Jon Cutter GS5800 with a 20 inch bar. In the last couple of weeks I must of fell at least 50 trees. Cut them to size and started cleaning up. I love my new chainsaw and hobby.
 

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