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Old 12-29-2017, 03:23 PM
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LOL I am going the other way with the size, my next saw will have a 12" bar, I have a 16" now and have to throw it up to be able to cut a limb
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:28 PM
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Well I’d reccomend a 460 or 461. Almost the power of a 660 in the 441 chassis. I love mine and would not be with out it.

If you want to save some money buy a used 034 or 036 do a muffler mod and remove the base gasket. Tune the carb and that saw will flat out rip. Total invest would be around $200-$400. I put a 16” 3/8” bar on my 036 and I run a 28” on my 461. Pretty damn good setup for me.

I know nothing of the Chinese saws other than I want no part of them.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:30 AM
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Now why did I think you'd have a diesel chainsaw ?


Now that's funny. Thanks everyone for your comments. I went ahead and ordered the boxoparts. My grandson will be staying with us for a few days. Plan is to look for a milling attachment after I get it running.

I'm still pondering the options for a mid size saw, and I feel a lot smarter when I look at them.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:32 AM
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Argh, hit send before I was ready. I'm hoping the box arrives while the grandson is still here. He will think it's really neat!
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:51 AM
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You did see this in the ad?



"We do not recommend building a saw from this kit and would not be covered under warranty."


I can just imagine the phone calls to customer service. "I just bought a saw from you, and it won't run. Do I need to buy a screw driver to put it together? What is this springy looking thing?"
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:14 PM
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Argh, hit send before I was ready.
Sam, the "Edit" button really does work, you know?
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:46 PM
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Sam, the "Edit" button really does work, you know?


I don't think I have one of those on my phone. I don't use the computer for SFT very often.

Oh, there it is! Just have to tap the message.

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Old 12-30-2017, 03:33 PM
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I don't think I have one of those on my phone. I don't use the computer for SFT very often.
The edit button is at the bottom of your post.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:17 PM
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We run a 250 and 290 sthil ,mostly for limbing .For cutting down it is a 572 xp Husky or a 2520 Jonsered . Spitting and all my son and I plan 4 hours for 2 cord . This year cutting mostly blow down so a lot slower ,due to safety concerns .Buy 1 good saw Medium size 55-60 cc as the Husky ,smoking Dodges 461 and shades 660 will get heavy as you tire . I would recommend a poulon as a second saw if you are unlucky and get one hung up .Just do Windy trick and buy a 20" and downgrade the bar and chain to 16 or 18 .
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:33 AM
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Just do Windy trick and buy a 20" and downgrade the bar and chain to 16 or 18 .
My new job, has put me in the tree removal job title almost full time since I got here. 100+ acres of neglected old growth. I have a fleet of stihl saws to work with from a cordless 200, to a 440mag, and pole saws, about 12 all together.

Oh, how I miss my Dolmars. Huskies too !
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