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sean donato

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You will find chain nuts who can pick your chain apart. It looks "OK" imo. You said all I need to know..."it cuts well". "Cuts well" means different things to different people; a matter of preference.

I hate grabby chains with a passion so I would not take any off the rakers unless absolutely necessary; if it "cuts well" leave them alone. When the chips get small or turn to dust you will know when it is time to take some material off the rakers. If you touch up the cutters, do a couple test cuts before you decide to take the rakers down.
For the 390 I'd definitely be taking the rakers down, and quite a bit too.
I bet it cuts a lot faster. You could also make the hook a bit more aggressive, but you will loose some durability and with frozen wood right around the corner I like a strong working corner.
Ok guys a few more pictures, good as they get lol. I did a bit of cutting with it when I got home. It works nicely. 18" oak. Didnt have a thing bigger that was hardwood laying here atm. I was happy with the chips, I noodles a but with it in some poplar, full bar no issues. I hit a nail with it last time I used it. Only a few cutters were nicked up. If I hit anything else this week it will go on the ginder and get evened out.
 

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muad

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Ok guys a few more pictures, good as they get lol. I did a bit of cutting with it when I got home. It works nicely. 18" oak. Didnt have a thing bigger that was hardwood laying here atm. I was happy with the chips, I noodles a but with it in some poplar, full bar no issues. I hit a nail with it last time I used it. Only a few cutters were nicked up. If I hit anything else this week it will go on the ginder and get evened out.

Looks damn good to me brother!

Nice job.
 
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Ok guys a few more pictures, good as they get lol. I did a bit of cutting with it when I got home. It works nicely. 18" oak. Didnt have a thing bigger that was hardwood laying here atm. I was happy with the chips, I noodles a but with it in some poplar, full bar no issues. I hit a nail with it last time I used it. Only a few cutters were nicked up. If I hit anything else this week it will go on the ginder and get evened out.
Nice job. I'm not posting any pics of my file jobs!

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A guy sent me a text asking if I wanted any firewood. He's cutting down a bunch of Ash, some maples and a few cherries. I don't need to go out and get wood as I have all I need right here behind me but you know how it is. My deal could fall apart tomorrow morning so I figured I might as well take a look. I won't bother commenting on the pics as most of you guys here can read the story from the stumps and logs anyway. I walked around the bush with him until it was dark and he could go home without doing any more cutting. I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep thinking about it. I sent him a text this morning saying that he could just go to work his day job and I would drop everything, buck his saw logs to length and leave them lay for him to pull out to the landing. I would handle everything else myself and with my equipment. Cutting and removing all the tops and all the smaller ash as he wants every ash gone. I don't need the wood but I don't have time for a funeral either. The 28" diameter barber chair is 22 to 24' up. Does anyone know if that 36" ash with the lightening strike down it will make decent lumber? He's sending it to a flooring sawmill and I'm wondering if they will pay much for it. It actually looks split just like the Poplar that got hit in my yard a month ago. If they won't pay him I would rather put it on my bandmill or maybe have to use my Alaskan.
 

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svk

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Worked on my scrounged trailer today. Removed the sign, rotten decking, and too short safety chains first.
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The bolt holding the tilt bed to the frame was loose and too rusty to tighten so I cut that off. Had a replacement but didn’t have a replacement for the tilt bed bolt which needed to be cut to put the frame bolt in so I’ll pick one up tomorrow.

Maybe I’ll be able to find a second/blem chunk of plywood to put on for the middle deck. I’m sure the high quality stuff is ridiculously expensive now.

Then just need to fashion some taillights.
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I do not really care for the "one bolt holds everything" system that this trailer uses on the tongue but since this is a local haul trailer and light duty I will use it. I am going to fashion a safety chain that will hold the tongue to the trailer at the front of the bed in the event the main pivot were to fail.
 
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So, if you happen to be in South Africa . . .

STIHL sells different things in different countries, due to different markets, different regulations (or lack thereof), etc. Saw this on their South Africa website (long story):
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Philbert
I’m running behind again, so this may be a repeate. Echo has a 1201 with 116 cc’s, but I can’t find it on the US market.
 
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Took my 35 year old Daughter hunting for the first time in her life Fri - Sun. We could not find any Turkey, but saw Grouse every day! Not a shot was fired … they are fast little buggers, but at least we knew we were not hunting ghosts!

The views were nice, we found some Buck sign, and the darn Porkys will eat about anything!
 

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