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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2019, 11:52:35 AM »
Willard, my Norwegian grandfather was born in South Dakota. ;D I have not done a lot of cutting, mostly sold and serviced saws, and found an 18" bar the most comfortable for general work, saves the back. Never needed anything bigger for firewood or thinning. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2019, 11:56:49 AM »
Willard, my Norwegian grandfather was born in South Dakota. ;D I have not done a lot of cutting, mostly sold and serviced saws, and found an 18" bar the most comfortable for general work, saves the back. Never needed anything bigger for firewood or thinning.
18" is a solid size. If I could only have one bar, 18" would probably be my choice.

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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2019, 11:58:17 AM »
OG, very good points. My Grandfather's Norge name Peter Florholmen had 6 brothers. One of them Karl farmed at Hegra about 10 miles towards Trondheim
 His name became Karl Hegseth and what stories he had. 
By 1940 he was already over 60 when the Germans held the nearby Hegra fortress seige.
200 Norwegians in that fortress held the Germans at bay for almost a month killing 300 of them and only 1 Norwegian lost his life. 
Luffattfen air strikes and ground troops were throwing everything at the fortress , but only did the Norse surrounder until all their food supplies were gone and too famished to fight.
Hitler was impressed enough with the captives spirit that he set them all free.
My wife and I  toured that fortress in 2002, very worthwhile to see
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2019, 12:04:06 PM »
OG, very good points. My Grandfather's Norge name Peter Florholmen had 6 brothers. One of them Karl farmed at Hegra about 10 miles towards Trondheim
 His name became Karl Hegseth and what stories he had.
By 1940 he was already over 60 when the Germans held the nearby Hegra fortress seige.
200 Norwegians in that fortress held the Germans at bay for almost a month killing 300 of them and only 1 Norwegian lost his life.
Luffattfen air strikes and ground troops were throwing everything at the fortress , but only did the Norse surrounder until all their food supplies were gone and too famished to fight.
Hitler was impressed enough with the captives spirit that he set them all free.
My wife and I  toured that fortress in 2002, very worthwhile to see
Another example of Nordic badassery...

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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2019, 12:04:16 PM »
Willard, my Norwegian grandfather was born in South Dakota. ;D I have not done a lot of cutting, mostly sold and serviced saws, and found an 18" bar the most comfortable for general work, saves the back. Never needed anything bigger for firewood or thinning.
Sawg, Your Grandfather moved north west to B.C. and mine moved straight north to chilly Saskatchewan  :D You got the better deal  ;D
Yes 18" is just right on any saw I run the most. But my new 20" Stihl ES Light bar is sure nice getting used to though.
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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2019, 01:45:34 PM »

20" Lite bar 2 lbs. ( 0.907kg).


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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2019, 09:39:22 PM »
Willard, my Norwegian grandfather was born in South Dakota. ;D I have not done a lot of cutting, mostly sold and serviced saws, and found an 18" bar the most comfortable for general work, saves the back. Never needed anything bigger for firewood or thinning.
Sawg, Your Grandfather moved north west to B.C. and mine moved straight north to chilly Saskatchewan  :D You got the better deal  ;D
Yes 18" is just right on any saw I run the most. But my new 20" Stihl ES Light bar is sure nice getting used to though.
:D I am not sure about that. My mother was raised on an isolated homestead on the Telegraph Trail between Quesnel and Vanderhoof, the winters are long and COLD there too.
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