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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2011, 07:03:18 AM »
three saws that are always in the truck
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oh, did I say I have three ms200's
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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2011, 08:25:42 PM »
That's as bad as me with three 028s!
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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2011, 04:46:17 AM »
One thing I forgot to tell you guys, that my most used saw is an older 044 that I interchange 18" 24" and 36" bars on. I like the weight of the saw, is heavy enough to let the saw head feed through while cutting and light enough to carry in the woods. after working with a good friend cutting timber for a week and trudging through the woods all day his saw ran out of gas on the next to last tree, so he grabbed mine and right away he smiled,after felling the last 2 and made the remark. why did you let me carry the 3120 all week long. I told him in case we got attacked by a bear! bars are cheaper than saw heads. so instead of buying 3 saws. buy a small and heavy duty medium saw with different bars. Tim

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2011, 06:03:57 PM »
OUCH! Somebody is actually carrying around a 3120 all day? (and on the east coast - no huge redwoods out here)
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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2011, 07:34:14 PM »
John Mc, Really good friend that also owns his own tree service,he is just starting out (8yrs.) and does great work, very talented and safe. I have almost 22 years on him!! he now carrys an 066 with a 36" bar and he like a surgeon with it. some of the best cuts I,ve seen! ( except mine of course )  :) Tim

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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2011, 09:11:48 PM »
I wasn't trying to knock his skills. I'm sure he's great at what he does. I just can't see trudging through the woods with 23 pounds of saw (and that's just PHO. no fuel, oil, bar & chain). There's not much timber cutting in the east that requires 119cc / 8.4 Hp of saw (when you say trudging through the woods all day, I'm assuming he's not using it for milling, or bucking things up on the landing.) If he wasn't in great shape to start with, he will be after a couple weeks of cutting with that saw.

I'll admit, I'm at the opposite extreme. I tend to carry the lighter saws, and shorter bars. I figure I'd rather carry less weight around all day, even if it means I have to go at the occasional tree from both sides to get it down.

Sounds as though your friend is in his low 30's? Maybe I'd be lugging heavier if I were 15+ years younger. Then again, I've got some nagging neck and upper back injuries (wrestling in High School and College) that get aggravated by sawing - the heavier the saw, the worse it gets.

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2011, 09:21:48 PM »
Wrestling in High School aggravated me too.
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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2011, 06:26:01 AM »
John, I knew your were not knocking him. and yes he is in his late 30,s we where logging an old junk yard and in the back where some monster white and red oaks 36" small ends. so carrying around big saw,s was a must. and by the end of the day I was beat. his ego had a little to do with it(bigger saw syndrome) but he taught himself a lesson when he pinched his saw bucking a white oak, and had to grab mine to release his,said this thing feels like a toy,until he fired it up and ran it turned around to me and said this does everything mine does but weighs half.( all I did was smile) didnt want to bruise his ego to bad. he learned that a scalpel is better than an axe. still to this day when we work together I ask where,s the 3120? he say,s collecting dust on the bench. Tim

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2011, 10:30:40 PM »
Yep. Three saws. One you are using, One in the shop getting fixed and the other one somewhere between! :D

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2011, 04:17:49 PM »
Yep. Three saws. One you are using, One in the shop getting fixed and the other one somewhere between! :D

What about the one stuck in the tree?
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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2011, 12:08:16 AM »
Forgot about that one!! That's where you need 2 bars for the same saw.......unbolt the powerhead, leave the bar in the cut...... :D

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2011, 05:18:44 AM »
Had a friend get one stuck in a tree, he came back the next day to find a bar stuck in a tree!(reminder) take the power head off. Tim

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2011, 07:53:38 PM »
Yup,  I got my 55 rancher hung up about 5 years ago.  I was just beside a dirt road dead end.  I red flagged the tree and took the head off.  Last time I ever cut with one saw.  Period.  Drove 38 miles to get my other saw and had a friend come up with his saw also to
finish fell the tree.  Amazing what happens when you try to fell alone with one saw!!

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2011, 09:41:00 PM »
3 saws is a good idea. You may get 2 stuck in the same log as I did once.

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Re: Own three chain saws if possible.
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2018, 06:56:26 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2018, 07:08:53 AM »
I have a couple huskys and a poulan wildthing with me most the time along with a few axes and a hand saw, just in case.  Not to mention a stable of runners in the shed, McCulloch 10-10ís and other larger 10 series saws mostly. Can never have too many!!
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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2018, 08:53:57 AM »
                I have a truck load of saws myself.  But, I repair and re-sell as a sideline hobby.  Being late 50's in age, I tend to favor lighter weight saws as well.  Just makes more since.  With major back surgery and just last week knee repair, I don't run my 2094 Jonny very much.  Just when bucking big stumps, or when a friend has a big tree to drop.  Most of my personal saws are a 192 rear handle Stihl,  a ported 346OE, and a couple of 60cc saws, 555, and 1989 262xp.   Yes I have qwite a gap there between a 60 & the 95cc, but it suits my wood size just right.  Its enjoyment for me to get out in the woods to cut my firewood, use a log splitter, tinker, and cut cookies from time to time.  The way my health is going, may not have many years left. ::)

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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2018, 09:34:33 AM »
At one point ,years ago I ran a Homelite 922. My only saw and could go all day. Now with 3 saws and my favorite is the Husqvarna arbourist saw. I now switch only by necessity for tree size. It's all about the weight of the saws now.
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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2018, 09:57:56 AM »
I have to agree with Spike. three saw is a must, 50-70-90cc is a good range.

i don't see the needs for a smaller saw than 50cc, such as my MS260, they are pretty light.

260, 361, 361, 066 is my combo, waiting for the MS462 release.
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« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2018, 10:00:17 AM »


when you got 2 saws stuck you need a third saw
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