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What are your firewood saws?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by svk, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. MustangMike

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    So how are you guys liking those 241s???

    Welcome to Creamsickle land! So Steve, is an 044 w/square file next?
     
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    GrizzlyAdams86 Expert Greenhorn

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    Depends on what I am cutting. However for falling I primarily use my 026/260's, the 046/460 mutt saw, j-red 670, or the Husky 359, 288 or 2100. For the 2 big Huskies I have everything from a 20", 24", 28", and 36" bars. Also converted my MS260 Pro to 3/8" with a 16" bar that I usually bring with when using the 460 so I can swap bars if need be. Once the tree is on the ground or if I'm cutting up logs at a charity cut or tops, etc. then anything that runs (or stays running) I use. Normally the antique saws that run get brought out in a rotation (sort of) and have tank of fuel run through them cutting up stuff on the ground. Usually when dropping a tree I cut it down with the "big" saw if needed, cut up all the big stuff or cut until it runs out of gas then switch to the "small" saw to cut up the little stuff.
     
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  3. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    I'd have to say next on the wish list would be a 372, 461, or 7900. Or a 70+ cc Mac. Or a G model Husky of whatever size I run across.
     
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  4. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    The 272 is getting the right carb and intake installed and holes tapped to accept the newer style 272 top cover. Should be ready to rip any day now. I haven't even run it yet.
     
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    Cough...send the 2186 off to be massaged lovingly....

    And be done with it.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    See that's the conundrum.

    The 272 is basically my 2 step plan into a newer 70 cc saw.

    I'm torn between keeping the 2186 stock, porting it, or throwing a 90 cc jug on it and then porting it. Or selling it and buying a 395. I really don't know what I'm going to do.
     
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    the 2188 is only 3cc larger then the 2186. would be silly to swap top ends for that. i've ran both that were crazy strong. if you want a shelf queen and 395 is a sweet option.
     
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    Dude.......

    Is the 86 not the size of a 372?

    Just get it worked and throw a 28" on it. Have a good balance for all worlds. I wouldn't ditch that for a 394. :D Unless you came across on a good deal modded one from a reputable person on here. Its still gonna be heavier than the 86.

    It's rare I use all of the 32" bar. Rare.

    But not so rare I use the majority of the 28" on the Dolmar.

    Stick with the 86 and a 28" bar. It will suit you well, from Zogger wood (when he's not getting the Diablo serviced) to big wood.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Yeah I think the 2186 family weighs about a pound more than a 372.

    I'm trying to build a stable of saws that hits all of the cc classes though. If I could find a nice G model 372 then I'd fill another class and have a G in the stable too. Again I don't know. At this point I have five saws in the garage that I haven't even used yet. Getting ahead of myself. Although the 350 and the 272 may end up being Christmas presents too. We shall see.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    And again I'm really impressed by the 461 and 7900.

    The nice thing with saws if you can find a clean used model you can even up if you decide to move it at a later date.
     
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    461 is what I'm aiming for right now. If I could have one saw that'd be it. I had a line on an 046 but it hasn't pulled through yet
     
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    You have an 86 and want a 7900????....pfffft.

    Get your 86 worked and be happy.

    Just .02 coming from someone that has had 2 unlimited coil 7900's for a long time....
     
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    Lol I said want. Not need. ;)
     
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    Fair enough.....
     
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    Well I really like the ported 562 I got from Reed (BGE541) IMG_1587.JPG so I decided to send the 51 to him to get ported, it runs very well now too:) IMG_1352.JPG they make a great pair for firewoodin.
     
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    Oh boy!!!!

    I really like the plan Nate!!!!

    I would love to run a modded 562 with a 24" bar for a while. For me I feel that would be a darn near perfect firewood saw.
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Not much time on it yet. Ill know more today.

    Going to let the boy pop his cherry popping the 241's cherry.
     
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    Just got my 1st saw. I always used my grandfather's or my buddy went with me to cut wood and used his he cut and I split but now that we moved cross country it was time for me to get one. Echo cs-590 with a 20" bar
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    Very nice. For the money, that's a tough saw to beat.
     
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