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You must choose one saw....

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by svk, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. J.W Younger

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    MS 241 or 61 with easy start.
     
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    A lightweight pro series 50cc saw that can pull a 24 inch bar in a pinch but mostly run a 16 for limbing/normal shyt. 026 maybe.
     
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    What he said.
     
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    Husqvarna 61 just because they're reliable and a work horse
     
  6. Wood Doctor

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    Stihl 362 because I already own a Stihl 361. Does that qualify for a valid answer? Sheesh!
     
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    smakdown ArboristSite Lurker

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    1 saw and 1 saw only? Have to be 026 or ms261,
     
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    Would have to be a 7900 Dolmar with a 20&28. 462 specs with a standard carb.
     
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    I like the Mtrons and Auto Tunes and have many. However just one saw that can be fixed by just me would have to be a 70cc with two bars, standard carb like:
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    460/461
     
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  12. Wood Doctor

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    One of my best friends has only one saw that he actually uses for about everything -- Husqvarna 353. So, I bought one and used it a lot last year. He may be right. But, it came to past that I had to buck 36" dia. red elm in October. I put away the Husky and pulled out my Stihl 046 Mag with a 32" bar. Conclusion: there is no one saw that can handle it all.
     
  13. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    That's why I haven't sold my 2186 despite barely using it. It's sure nice to use when you need it.
     
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    One of them newfangled MS462s.
     
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    So, can we say the dolkita 79xx wins this one-saw plan shootout?
     
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    I was thinking Poulan 4000 also. But in the end the 7900 got my vote.
     
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    Since you didn't read the thread. You have to send me that saw, so you can say it's the one you don't have, but want. :dancing::lol:
     
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    My speed reading left that part out ,lol I will erase my post and start over .
     
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    Trx250r180 Saw polisher

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    Have not had a 661 yet so one of those .
     
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    Note that we all tend to lean toward the bigger saws. Then we forget that close to two-thirds of all firewood cutting is done with under 60 cc saws, usually with 16" to 18" bars. A strong logger once told me that smaller saws are useless for him. He even uses his MS 661 with a 36" bar to cut off stubs and beaver tails. He says, "The longer the bar, the less I have to stoop over to cut anything."

    Then again, this guy used to be a fullback and a line backer (played both ways) in high school and even today can bench press 300 lb.
     

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