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Author Topic: Why I keep Going Back To The 70cc - 20inch B&C concept For "Main Saw"  (Read 533 times)

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Re: Why I keep Going Back To The 70cc - 20inch B&C concept For "Main Saw"
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 09:19:30 PM »
Yessir, unless I am trimming small stuff my goto saws are a 461 and a 576 and both wear 20" bars the vast majority of the time.
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Re: Why I keep Going Back To The 70cc - 20inch B&C concept For "Main Saw"
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2021, 08:55:47 PM »
Yep. My 372 wears a 20 most of the time. There's a 28 on the shelf in case I need it,  but that's not very often. 
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Re: Why I keep Going Back To The 70cc - 20inch B&C concept For "Main Saw"
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2021, 01:03:08 PM »
I am the same way I run a 20 inch on my 461 and on my Makita. A twenty inch bar will do most of my cutting. We did get the 660 with the thirty six inch bar out Saturday to take down a big elm. That's the first time the 660 has been running since last fall. 

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Re: Why I keep Going Back To The 70cc - 20inch B&C concept For "Main Saw"
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2021, 04:06:25 PM »
From the 455 Rancher on up 20's out sell every other size combined by a considerable margin. Occasionally I put a 20" on a 550. Some guys will buy 24's on the 70cc saws, but I'm only talking 1 out of every 10 saws. 

But the concept of the ideal/main saw makes it hard for the collector/hobby types like me to enjoy ourselves. As you build the case to put one saw on the top of the pyramid, everything below it gets dinged for one nitpicking fault or another. The wrong clutch, the wrong handle angle, the wrong cylinder, not enough power, too much weight, too much vibration, choke lever is in the wrong place, doesn't start on Thursdays, makes my feet hurt...on and on. I'm more of a "glass half full" type, so I just enjoy a saw for what it is and not think too much about what it isn't. 

Might be a fun thing to kick around over coffee tomorrow morning, eh Walt? Probably have a couple of them on the truck.  :)
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