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What saw to look for
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:41:55 am »
I was just thinking today. I havent set my sites on a particular saw that interest me and go on the hunt for it for awhile now. 

To me the search of finding it and having in hand to check out means more to me then putting it on the shelf for keeps. That is why once I get them I pass them onto collectors looking for rarer saws.


Just trying to think of a saw of my liking that I could go for that isnt to easy to find.   ::)
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 07:58:43 pm »
Actually I don't have one in mind that would really trip my trigger .I once thought an 090 would be neat until I ran a few of them.An 064 might be nice but I don't pay much for them so finding one would be a stroke of luck .

I've got every one of the decent running McCullochs I don't need any more of them .

Frankly speakig any more I've gotten selective .Something between 60 and 80 cc's I can enhance a tad just for the sheer enjoyment of it .On that aspect of that souping up stuff I'm my only competition  which I can't seem to impress on some folks .

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 09:28:49 pm »
I thought I wanted an 084 or 088 until I had to buck about a half a log truck on the landing with an 084, it wasn't long before I went home to get a 660. That  saw is beyond heavy after a while of swinging it I decided I realy don't want one.                   BILL
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 09:51:22 pm »
If you are into wood where you really need a 084, 088, or 880, they are nice.
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 10:04:50 pm »
mostly the biggest we cut is in the 28" to 30 inch range the property we are on now is the exception there has been some over 50". But most jobs are basically pulp with a small amount of saw logs mixed in. mostly that saw is overkill here.
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 10:20:13 pm »
That's the way it is here. In harvested woods, you almost never get into anything over 30"

The big stuff, where you need 120cc, is a old oak tree in someone's yard or the old oak tree in the middle of a 100 acre farm field.
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 05:50:29 pm »
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 09:48:10 am »
Big saws,upwards of 100 cc and over I have several Husqvarna 2100 ,Mc 105,two 125's .Homelite 2100 S in the avatar and 1 084 Stihl I'm  kind of raising as a foster child .

None of them has seen any real action for 4 or so years with the exception of a short run at a GTG .

Fact the largest displacement saws I've done any real work with are 81 cc,One 805 Mac ,an SP 81 and a 281 Husqvarna and those rarely .Most work being done is with either a souped 038 Mag or a souped 038 AV .

Seldom in these parts do you find much over 24" .The rare 30 and 36" stuff if it amounts to anything I cut into saw logs .It's not worth the time to drag out one of those larger saws to make just a few cuts with .

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 09:57:25 am »
Now having said that there are rare exceptions to every rule and this is one .About two years ago my little bud Tom called me up ,huge ash trees ,over 60" inch .I thought BS .

So on my day off I packed up a bunch of the larger saws and away I went only to have failure running any one of them for varied reasons .We cut this monster up using a new then 660 and my souped 038 Mag running a 32" skip . Believe it or not the old 038 mag  could keep up cut for cut with the 660 .

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 02:52:22 pm »
One saw that has my interest Al Smith already owns.  Made in Italy.  Bet most of the parts are a bear to find. Seen a lot of new nos p+c lately though.
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