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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Huskybill, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. wood4heat

    wood4heat Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Been good, good and busy! Feel like I spend all my time running my kids to their activities.

    Your buddy’s not joking about PC. It helps that only Dory’s can get out there. Much less pressure on the fishery than other spots. When the salmon are hot it’s incredible. Not unheard of to limit the boat in an hour. When it’s not hot we can always catch bottom fish. We usually drop 3 crab pots and can have 3 limits in each.

    I don’t often fish salmon out of my boat anymore. To crazy on the nice days. Not just the boat launch but out at the fishing grounds trying to dodge other boats. Sooo much nicer at PC. If there is another boat within 100 yards it’s probably one of my dads fishing buddies checking on us! And of course we have the whole beach as a launch. Never a line!

    I met my wife on the Dunes at Winchester. Actually right under the lighthouse back when that corridor was open to bikes! The company she worked for owned property on 10 mile lake just south of there so we would camp there and take the boat to Winchester.
     
  2. Tobystihl

    Tobystihl Creaky Limb Tree Care

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    1. Utility arborist (last 18 yrs)
    2. Stihl ms660
    3. 24" bar
    4. Bought, repaired and sold saws for the last twenty years
    5. Been rebuilding engines of all descriptions since I was 13yrs old.
     
  3. Sam R

    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    I'm a shop mechanic. I don't own any saws - would love to learn to do some cutting though.
     
  4. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    Other, 50, 16. In a previous life it was firewood for home, 111, 42.
     
  5. cuinrearview

    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I mainly cut to get time on saws that I build, but I heat my shop with wood and sell a little. 72CC with 24" is the biggest at the moment.
     
  6. MontanaResident

    MontanaResident A Stihl Fanatic

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    Other then a couple of electric heaters, that don't really do anything, my cabin is 100% wood stove heated. 14 below this morning, water pipes frozen. Filled several buckets of water for flushing toilets, and several bottles for drinking. I hope the pipes will start flowing soon or I will have to crawl under the cabin with a propane heater and warm up the frozen pipes.
     
  7. Sam R

    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    Shoot, at least it's pretty up that way.
     
  8. MontanaResident

    MontanaResident A Stihl Fanatic

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    Yup. It is the price I pay for isolation and beauty. 4 years in the Corps, 6 months on an Aircraft Carrier, then the urban jungles of San José and Los Angeles for 2 decades. Never again! I was out for groceries a few weeks ago, saw a neighbor walk by a week ago. It is great!
     
  9. Saiso

    Saiso Mountain Ranger

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    We own 100+ acres of timber land so I cut our firewood and try to sell a little bit of softwood on the side to our local mill. Maintain trails, try to clean up blowdowns, etc.

    Biggest saw is my only saw, MS250 :baaa: but looking to upgrade to a 60cc+ saw this summer.
     
  10. mikerudder

    mikerudder Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Just got a 42" Cannon to max out the 36" mill waiting to be used.
     
  11. Sam R

    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    Solitude definitely has its perks!
     
  12. James Sawyer

    James Sawyer ArboristSite Operative

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    Down Trees and sometimes help my dad cut firewood for his wood business. 35 year as Electronic Tech, 28 years in the IC industry Photolithography and 7 in digital printing. Stihl 460 32" sometimes 28" bar, Stihl 362 25", Stihl 034 super 25", Stihl 034 20", Husky 355 18" and McCulloch pro mac 10/10 18"
     
  13. catbuster

    catbuster Catskinner. And buster.

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    1. Depends on time of year. Predominately I do site prep/road building/grade & drain work with some logging in that mix. During the summer I do the wildland firefighter thing when I get called and other people run the business. I run saws a lot, particularly on wildland. I’m a volunteer in a semi-rural district just east of Louisville KY where I live, and I take care of the saws there in addition to predominately driving the truck these days. I travel some for work, usually out west for fires and north/east for work.

    I & my partner do most of the hand falling for the company, I do most of the hazard trees.

    2. The biggest saw I own is an 046, or maybe a 461, whatever’s bigger, they’re both 76.5 rounded to the tenths place. The biggest in the company fleet is a 395 Husqvarna which comes out to 93.6 per the spec. We run a few 660s and 661s which are close to 92 and 91.1 per the specs.

    3. The biggest bar I have is a 32 on my 046. The biggest the company has is a 42 that the 395 runs.
     
  14. jh35

    jh35 ArboristSite Operative

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    1. firewood guy, cut for (2) OWB's
    2. 53cc (55 Rancher) biggest I own. 64 or so cc Poulan 4000 25 inch bar owned by FIL, on my bench right now for a carb kit and general cleaning
    3. 20 inch bar, 3/8 chain
     
  15. jeremyc

    jeremyc ArboristSite Member

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    Automotive tech.
    Run/collect/repair saws for fun and firewood to heat my own home
    Biggest saw is a Ms660
    biggest bar 36, mostly used for occasional milling or when I run across a really large tree.
    Cut most of my firewood with an 036 pro running 18 inch bar or the 660 with a 24.
     
  16. Todd Loosli

    Todd Loosli One to many saws, never

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    Cut for the fire pit and camping trips, biggest saw is a Poulan 5400 at 85 wonderful CC that has a 27" bar with a 34" as backup
     
  17. James Miller

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    1. Cut to heat the house so the furnace doesn't run.
    2. Biggest saw is the 7910 with a 24. But I'm hoping that gets surpassed by a 110cc jonsereds with a 42 soon you guys can figure out the model.
    3. The 24 is the biggest bar I own.
     
  18. bowtechmadman

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    1. Firewood hack just keeping the OWB filled, do occasional work for friends and neighbors dropping trees
    2. Biggest is about 100cc either Partner P100 or Husky 2100
    3. 48" is the biggest but I haven't found a tree to use it on yet (package deal with the 2100), biggest I use regularly is 28" on 066.
     
  19. Eskimo

    Eskimo ArboristSite Lurker

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    I came to ArboristSite - and then chainsaw ownership - after hurricane Michael put 8+ laurel oaks on the ground on our residential property in October 2018. We don't heat with wood as a regular thing, so a lot of the firewood from those will be given away to friends and neighbors.

    The one-saw plan (so far) has been a Husqvarna 545 (50 cc) with a 16" bar. I have an 18" bar and chain on hand, but haven't tried them yet.
     
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    I work at Mcdonalds and I hope to save up for a saw one day.
     

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