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Author Topic: Cautions to take with 90cc saws?  (Read 3877 times)

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Offline alan gage

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Re: Cautions to take with 90cc saws?
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2018, 06:21:12 PM »
The MS261 con 16" does all I need.....and it is still fun.
 

No doubt it's like most things: the more you know the less you need.

Used the 661 and 42" bar to rip this 40-42" pine down the center. Sorry, in progress or after pics.



Went pretty well. It was certainly work but not bad. Tried a plunge cut just for fun and it's certainly different with the long bar. Takes more pressure to make the nose bite in instead of just climbing up the bark. Both halves have been cut up on the sawmill and the lumber and slabs are stickered and drying. Some really nice looking 25" slabs if they behave themselves while drying.

Looking forward to putting the 28" bar on and cutting some regular sized wood. The 20" bar I put on the Echo 680 sure feels better than the 24" did.

Alan
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Re: Cautions to take with 90cc saws?
« Reply #61 on: December 10, 2018, 04:09:11 PM »
I ran a big saw like that. Than I grab on to a 50cc one and think it's a toy.  :o But it's not.
(personal story here) on the last job- going from 372xp to a Echo 2511t- it was ridiculous! two close calls on the first day- knicked a boot first day with what is definitely not a toy saw!and i don't think i have ever done that (53 here) every time i pick up that little tiger i have to remind myself to be extra extra careful............ blessings and aloha to you
You are Awesome and Loved By God! Aloha

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Re: Cautions to take with 90cc saws?
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2018, 08:17:16 AM »
In some ways I feel safer with a large saw, because it demands a bit more respect. You tend to be more cautious using, you have to worry about your footing an correct stance etc, just because of the weight and length of the thing.  You have to plan where you are cutting, and heft the saw into place etc. You can't just wave it around like a Jedi lightsaber.  :D

Longer bar means you have pay more attention to where the bar tip is. Make sure you don't go right through the log you are working, and contact something on the other side, that might create a kickback.

Also, it's heavier work, you get tired quicker, and that's when you make mistakes.
Lots of good advice there.  :laugh:

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Re: Cautions to take with 90cc saws?
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2018, 12:03:54 PM »
In some ways I feel safer with a large saw, because it demands a bit more respect. You tend to be more cautious using, you have to worry about your footing an correct stance etc, just because of the weight and length of the thing.  You have to plan where you are cutting, and heft the saw into place etc. You can't just wave it around like a Jedi lightsaber.  :D

Longer bar means you have pay more attention to where the bar tip is. Make sure you don't go right through the log you are working, and contact something on the other side, that might create a kickback.

Also, it's heavier work, you get tired quicker, and that's when you make mistakes.
Lots of good advice there.  :laugh:
Yes Ian couldn't have said it any better.
Last fall I had a close call with my 066 -28". Don't use that saw alot as I run mostly my other 066 -20" light bar or a 562xp-18".
Was in a rush as I had to drop a poplar alongside a sidewalk as school kids were  about to get out of school.
I was just swinging the 066- 28" around after making my facecut to start back chaining the back cut.
Chain snagged the outside of  my lower left leg. Cut right into the kevlar padding stopping at about the last couple layers. Not a scratch on my leg but scared me good.

I quickly came to realize spending $350 on a good quality pair of Pfanner saw pants was a good decision.


 

 
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Re: Cautions to take with 90cc saws?
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2018, 09:51:57 PM »
You were fortunate. It's all too easy to get complacent with a saw, I have scared myself more than once.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

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« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2018, 08:48:44 AM »
You were fortunate. It's all too easy to get complacent with a saw, I have scared myself
This incidence also proved how important wrap around padding on the lower leg is.

Front pad only protection would not have prevented my leg from getting cut.
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