- Aug 26, 2022
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- vail ia
I just have a 620 that’s running (and Milwaukee battery saw for small stuff, have an 011av that frustrates me to no end, till I fix it) and it’s awesome. It came with a 28” bar. Its easier with less reaching, though I ran 20 & 24” on my 272xp that’s not currently running.You can also cut anything smaller with it, and there may be a time for the smaller saw too, it’s just about money. You just need to consider your situation. One new saw might be enough to learn for a bit. Each of us is different so you may want to have a lighter saw for limbing and then move to big saw. I personally like to get done and have fun cutting so I prefer the bigger saw.So do you guys recommend the 4910 over the 620?
I know its a subjective question but I was more thinking of getting the bigger saw so as to not find myself wanting more (in a situation I may not encounter, but...).
If the 4910 isnt too far behind the 620 and its weight loss is worth it?
IDK , I'm torn haha.
Safety gear, I like the yellow oregon chainsaw helmet with mesh visor. Sometimes the visor is good. Sometimes if windy or darker I use safety glasses only or others I have the visor down and glasses on. After years without I bought the Husqvarna full calf wrap chainsaw chaps with 2 pockets on left side. More money, got decent deal on eBay. I bought for: pockets, put tools and wedge in top pocket.
Safety: heard multiple stories and one from a friend of chain coming off and getting them on back side of calf.
3 clips on calf keeps chap snug.
These could be pretty warm in summer vs others. I got long enough to cover my boots. Boots cleaner and less chips in boots. I think old loggers might say shorter pants and chaps so you don’t trip on hems etc? Not sure.
Be careful, when you hurry, don’t take water or snack breaks, that last push for the day, that’s when you can get hurt. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s not. Stop and reevaluate. Probably don’t need to say all that cause you have been cutting for awhile. Not try to preach. I find myself pushing the envelope at times and not drinking enough in the winter.
Some people will say no break in, and argue till the cows come home, and others will tell you a 1-3 tank break in process. And all will say they work…I took the Long way and did this. This shows breakin process that I used
Fyi I am a carpenter and painter. I have split a lot of wood by hand. I have only been running a chainsaw 5-6 years so I don’t know much by any means.
This is just me and I have a lot to learn. I am open to correction and hope something I said helped.