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Offline Spike60

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Re: Best firewood saw on the market?
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2021, 09:24:08 AM »
spike ,theres nothing wrong with using any size chainsaw that you have  to cut firewood  ,especially if your just doing it for fun or a hobby . You really don't even need a chainsaw. Axes and crosscut handsaws actually work pretty good. But the original poster ask about recomendations on a faster more powerful saw so he could make some money ,not just because he wanted to be macho.  I'm just glad there are still a few people that wan't to be out in the woods or around a sawmill, it seems like its a dying hobby and /or profession around here in my neck of the woods.
I'm with ya there GG. I did address the OP's situation in some earlier comments. But the thread moved in a direction of more personal preferences so I went along with that as well. Now if you want to add hand tools, that's cool too. I do sometimes use an axe to strip off the small limbs; say an inch or less. Sometimes it's nice to work in the woods without the noise of a chainsaw. Have some old crosscut saws, but my attempt to put an edge on one of them was a comical flop, so no crosscut action for me.  :)
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Re: Best firewood saw on the market?
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2021, 07:39:35 AM »
To me if you're bucking logs on the ground you need a 70+ cc saw with a 25+" bar.  Lots of power and less bending.  Unless you're at the stage in life of your physical ability doesn't allow you to hold the extra weight of a bigger saw.  If you're only cutting smaller stuff and you have equipment that will lift the logs up for you then a smaller lighter saw will work but I find once you get used to the speed and power of a bigger saw it's hard to go back.  I have a 462c and 362c.  I usually use the 462c but was cutting with the 362c and the difference was very noticeable.
Just a small time firewood cutter using a Stihl MS261c and MS462c

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Re: Best firewood saw on the market?
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2021, 11:36:55 AM »
@Dave12-  I agree with your thinking on bucking with a longer bar and a 462, but my back is on the other side of the argument!
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« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2021, 06:27:30 PM »
@Dave12-  I agree with your thinking on bucking with a longer bar and a 462, but my back is on the other side of the argument!
I watch guys on YouTube bucking logs on the ground with a 261 with a 18" bar and they're bent in half and taking a longer time getting through a log because of lower power output on the saw. It hurts my back watching them.  To me the perfect set up would be something that could get the log between knee and waist height where you could let your powerful heavier saw just melt through the wood....Lather, rinse, repeat.  ;D
Just a small time firewood cutter using a Stihl MS261c and MS462c

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« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2021, 09:10:38 PM »
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