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Re: "Hobby" saw
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2002, 08:58:17 PM »
Don, I bought my boys each an 015 with a 16" bar, to delimb the small fencepost type of fir logs 20 years ago and both saws still run great.  The boys, howver, is different story. :D :
 I thought I might by one of them a new saw for his missionary work in Haiti.  He is teaching the people how to grow trees in a nursery type setting then helping them to reforest their lands.  Quite an undertaking.  It must have been the foundation we set on the home place. :P  Dan, just a thought, quality begets quality.  Good luck with your decision. ;)
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2002, 04:38:46 PM »
You guys crack me up :D :D
He's got a little homie that he brought over to show, got in trade and its a deathtrap (no brake,all vibe, busted mount, crapped bar), unfortunately we were already at the bottom of the mountain so I handed it back. Saw a Husky at the big box today while getting supplies. A 340, 16" $259...I know squat about Huskies but the $ is not too bad...we'll be able to work it out I think. Support for either is available local. The service shop sells both but prices are a bit steeper. Is this a decent saw? I agree Frank good tools inspire good work.
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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2002, 04:42:03 PM »
The best chainsaw is the one that comes from the best chainsaw shop in your area.  Service is the key.  I have had bigger pro saws from all of the big three and didn't see to much difference between any of them.  In my area the best chainsaw shop sells Husky so that is what I am using now.  As a example I bought a Husky 350 for TSI a couple of years ago and the second time I used it limbs fell out a tree and broke the handle and the choke mechanism.  Took it back to the dealer and he patched it up so it would work in 1/2 hour and had the new parts to fix it right in two days.  He also puts the tach on my saws every now and then and tweaks them if they need it.  Doesn't cost me a thing.  One other thing to consider is that there is a big difference in saws from all of the makers between there consumer saws and the pro saws.  DON'T BUY MAIL ORDER!!!!!  And for my opinion you will have to pry my Husky 272 from my cold dying hands.
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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2002, 04:49:04 PM »
Larry,
The 350 was on the shelf there also, I had to skeedaddle back so didn't take any time there, was I looking at consumer and pro?
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2002, 05:14:05 PM »
The 350 is a consumer saw and the 351 is the same size pro model.

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2002, 05:26:04 PM »
Mine's due for its annual, sounds like its off to the saw shop for a look see ;),  gotta spray for termites and evacuate the job tommorrow anyway. I carried out a 4x8x12' in buckets today  >:(.  Ha got to use it :D
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2002, 07:27:39 PM »
   Tom said so far back on p1 of this thread something about his saw starts when it's cold. Somehow I think his cold isn't quite the same as my cold. Watcha think, Woodmills? Did you hit the negative digits last night? I got up at 10:30pm to head to work- 11PM as I headed out the door it was -2. Mike didn't check til 7am and he said it was already above 0 then. Nice this afternoon tho- 32 or above. South wind. Saw didn't start but then I didn't pull on it, so that makes us even.  lw
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2002, 07:37:36 PM »
Like to have froze my bohunkus off this morning, LW.  It was in the 40;s.  Got into the 50's this afternoon, I almost came out of my jacket.  I pulled on my chainsaw cord and it cranked though.........even in that frigid air. :D
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2002, 01:06:44 PM »
LW, temperature is all relative. I mean....from a Minnehaha point of view, minus 2 ain't nothing. That's shirtsleeve weather  ;)   Now this year is an exception and I only saw it hit minus 20 a couple of times. Usually during a winter we'll have about 10 straight days where the temps are in the minus range anywhere from minus 36 to minus 10.  :(  Two weeks of that stuff without a break can really put a strain on a person. I'd like to see Tom's chainsaw start on the second pull during one of those streaks. Now, I'm a Florida boy that moved up to this Frozen Tundra back in '72 and I've never understood when the weatherman says; "The temperature will warm up today to a minus 10 degrees"  ::)   Now, being from Florida, I have a hard time equating the word warm with below zero temps. :o  But these Scandahoovians up here somehow figure it's warmer. ::)
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2002, 01:49:52 PM »
LW the low here was 8 above, but it was the coldest of the year so far and it felt worse due to the wind.  i don't understand why we haven't had the week we always get with a high of 10 during the day and below zero every night.
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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2002, 04:21:07 PM »
   Bitter, horrible, nasty north wind on Wednesday night. -9.8* Thursday morning. But a south wind Thursday night- got home, went out and fed the cows, and sat marveling at the stars and the wonderful air. It's above freezing right at this moment. I will go out and feed soon. The hens were all on their roosts fluffed up into feather balls til you couldn't even see their feet. :)   lw
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2002, 05:17:04 PM »
G'day Guys,

And I thought I had it bad with temperatures!  Im complaining if there is a frost on the ground in the mornings!!  I have to drive for 5 hours, in the height of winter if I want to see snow!!
Winter where Im at is 7-14*C for the days, and maybe a frost or two a year!  Lots different in the South Island though, lots of snow and bursting water pipes etc.  Temperate is the word I guess.  Like my post of a while back, I dont know how you mill in the snow and cold!!  Makes me cold thinking about it.
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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2002, 04:08:14 AM »
cutting in the cold. >:(  stopped using water to clean blades as it will freeze in the lines if ya forget to blow them out.  must remember to pick up the feet as they freeze to the ground.  wipe off as much sawdust as possible, it will freeze solid.  can't leave any lumber in a dead stack, it will freeze together.  protect your face, combination wind and sawdust burn makes ya look like a rummy.  lift the log loader off the ground or the velocity fuses break on first lift.  tractor sounds ugly and hydraulics are real slow untill warmed.  don't forget to drink fluids and bring extra gloves and clothes.  when cutting trees frozen red oak will run a split right up the butt if you miscut.  if ya don't pick up things they get lost in the snow.  
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2002, 06:52:23 AM »
Cutting in the sun. >:(.  Almost always use water, it's available, but you have to keep the lines and tank clean or algae closes them up.  Have to put something under the feet to keep them from sinking in the mire. Blow sawdust off the mill or the rain turns it to mud.  Don't leave lumber in a dead stack because the mold glues it together in about 3 days.  Protect your face and arms from the sun.  Tractor runs good , needs an oil cooler.  Have to drink plenty of fluids too, starting with coffee...water and most folks usually end it with Anheuser. (brewery is down the road).  If you don't pick up things they get lost in the mud......or sand.......or the grass if you let it lay for 2 or 3 days.  :D :D

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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2002, 05:46:23 PM »
   Yeah, that frozen together with rough cut- I had some oak 6x6 that I couldn't chisel apart- finally used a sledgehammer to knock them apart. I thought about a propane torch but that just didn't seem like such a great idea. ::)   lw
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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2002, 09:54:51 PM »
Ah listen to all us whiners  ::) ::) ;D.  This has been a great year.  It's only gotten down to zero a few times this year, and most of the time it's been barely freezing.  Last year was a lot worse.  We actually had 42 days in a row where it never even got above zero.  Of course, that was an extreme case in the other direction.  Now we can all start telling those stories about how when we wuz kids we had to walk 14 miles to school in a blizzard every day and uphill each way with bare feet carrying both our younger siblings, and the girl next door's books etc. etc. etc,,   By the way, a saw in good tune and the name stihl on it will start and run in 2-4 pulls even at zero.  So There.  Have Fun.  John
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