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Offline Al_Smith

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2009, 09:28:53 PM »
Like others have said, Stihl, Husky, Johnny are good
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You pretty much nailed it on the head .Brands don't make a hill of beans .

I'll bet I've cut more cords with a Mac  PM 610 and a Poulan S-25 than most people have cut in their life time . No big deal,whatever works ,works . 8)

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2009, 05:53:48 AM »
Up until a year ago, I was strictly a user of McCulloch chain saws (Mac 1-10, Mac 10-10 Automatic, Pro Mac 60, Pro Mac 700, and Mini Macs 30, and 35), for cutting my fire wood.
But for health reasons (bad back), I had to switch to a lighter, and faster cutting saws.
I went with an 044, that I completely rebuilt from piston, cylinder, main bearings, seal and gasket kit, carburetor repair kit, an 034, that had to have the rings changed, and an 024, that had a major oil leak from the bar oil tank (turned out to be just a bad seal on the oil cap).
These Stihl chainsaws I mainly cut my fire wood with, but like to get the McCullough chain saws out once in a while. I'm also in the process of getting a pair of Strunk chain saws up and running (if I can find carburetor rebuild kits for them. Tillotson H repair kits). One is a Busy Beaver, and the other is a SpeeDemon. Bruce.
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2009, 09:05:39 AM »
5 jonsered (2137/2150/2054/625 II/2165) and 3 stihl (011avt/026/056av magnum II) saws
would love to buy a dolmar - 2 actually the 5100 and the 7900
cut about 10 cords/yr
j'red -2137/2150/2054/625II/2165
stihl -011avt/026/056av magII
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2009, 09:45:14 AM »
Primarily a Husqvarna 357XP and a Jonsered 2152. Cutting mainly hardwoods for firewood... rarely run into something that can't be accomplished with a 16" bar, so that's what I have on both. When I need something bigger, I've been known to borrow my father-in-law's Stihl 044 (I'm not in good enough shape to lug that around all day).
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2009, 10:09:39 AM »
 
4 Stihls
Switch from Poulan to Stihl in about 30 years ago, boy was that a step up.
 We have a great local Stihl dealer for parts and service that I've
 always used. Prices may be a little high but he keeps them running.   

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 03:04:11 PM »
yea my next saw i want to try out is a stihl ms 361

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2009, 10:18:44 AM »
I've run Husky's since the mid 70"s. But I've stood behind several old Stihls-041, 051. 075 and 045's, and an 090g. Even made a couple of cuts with a Jonsereds w/42" bar ;D
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2009, 07:37:52 PM »
I run a little bit of everything!  ;)

Good old Homelites,John Deere,Echo,Jonsered,Stihl,Efco,Makita. Ran a few Mac's too.

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2009, 09:29:21 AM »
  At work Stihl, at home Stihl & Husky.          :) TT
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2009, 09:56:22 AM »
Stihl.....Husky.....J-red.....
Slightly favor my Stihls, each brand has its good and bad points.

I'll cut 50-75 face cord of wood per year, plus salvage logging to support my woodworking habit.

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2009, 09:56:37 AM »
100% Stihl.

Good dealer, great saws.
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2009, 11:20:06 AM »
Husky's and Stihl's
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2009, 07:20:52 PM »
I have a Stihl 024 Super and a Stihl 056. Both saws work great. I purchased the 056 back in 1980 and it is still going strong. I use Poulans when doing brush and shrub removal jobs. This kind of work can be nasty with all kinds of debris around. If I trash one, oh well....
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2009, 09:33:57 PM »
Stihl MS441 and MS260. They compliment each other nicely. Tonto.
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2009, 10:18:21 PM »
Echo CS-670, CS-330T, & Stihl 028 WB.  I enjoy using them all but seem to go for the 670 the most.
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2009, 08:36:04 AM »
I have a 372XPG Husky.Like those heated handles when there is snow on the ground. I use it all for fire wood now.I probably cut 20 cord a year with it now.I usually have it in my hands at least once a week.I cut a little each day and go on to another project.I cut a lot of small stuff with it too.Trying to claim back a grown up pasture.Just might get it done if I live for another 100 years.
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2009, 09:35:13 AM »
Well now ,not bragging but I've got an old David Bradley that came over on the Mayflower that most likely would be the envy of most saw operaters .

No anti vib is needed because it weighs about 40 pounds .It will gnaw through anything but of course is not real fast about it . :D Slooooooooow.

I suppose I might use it more often but I would rather preserve it for another 50 years . 8)

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2009, 09:13:11 PM »
as my avatar implys--olympyks. i still sell em. but also have a 920 jons,a homey,a clinton, and the animal,a 090 stihl..also have just found and put together 4 oly 999's,the ones gypo talks about. hes a certified nut in canada. and a logger full time.

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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2009, 11:45:36 PM »
Well now ,not bragging but I've got an old David Bradley that came over on the Mayflower that most likely would be the envy of most saw operaters .

No anti vib is needed because it weighs about 40 pounds .It will gnaw through anything but of course is not real fast about it . :D Slooooooooow.

I suppose I might use it more often but I would rather preserve it for another 50 years . 8)


    No envy here Al.  ;)  Can you put up a pic?               :) TT
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Re: just wondering what brand saw everyone uses
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2009, 06:57:04 AM »
No but I wish I could figure out how to publish a picture .

I have no trouble on forums that use V bullitin but on others like this I would stand a better chance of walking on water than get a picture to take ..I'm just too stupid I guess . :D

Any way the saw is a slow heavy old rascal and quit honestly I only fiddle with it because of its' antique qualities .It would take a crazy man to use that thing for very long .I'm some dumb not plumb dumb . ;)


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