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CSM powerhead selection
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:00:01 pm »
Ok so I have a Echo cs6700 and it's been a great saw but I am at the limit of the powerhead for a mill. I have some 36" maple to get milled and feel I will burn up the saw if I try it. I have gone through some 30" dug fir and with a sharp chain it did ok.

I am looking for an 088. Just found an 084 for $950. It comes with a 36" bar. Say it runs perfect. Of course nobody would ever sell non perfect crap. Besides starting it up what else should I look for?  This will probably be a dedicated milling saw. Going to probably make a 48" mill for it. I can copy and improve on my Alaskan 36" mill.

Is the 084 enough for a big mill. Could I get away with something lighter?  Looking for advise. Don't mind spending the money, just don't want to waste it.


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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 07:31:06 pm »
There is a 084 for $500 in Craigslist here in the thread. Might check it and call.
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CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 09:08:05 pm »
There is a 084 for $500 in Craigslist here in the thread. Might check it and call.
Thanks.
Edit:  do you have a link to that thread.

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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 08:31:09 am »
084 will do fine. Parts are a little harder to find for them but not impossible.

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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 09:39:35 am »
There is a 084 for $500 in Craigslist here in the thread. Might check it and call.
Thanks.
Edit:  do you have a link to that thread.

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Last post http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/trades-swap-section/craigslist/msg78017/#new

Just clicked it. Must have sold. Had 36" and 47" or 49" bars too.
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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 11:10:56 pm »
Ok so I am headed to my local dealer and price a new 661. The 084 looks like a great saw for me but price is saying otherwise. I have 4 slabs that I'm going to try and fire sale and that should give me enough for a 661 with a 36" bar. Going to have to work until I can build a bandsaw mill.


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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 12:13:46 pm »
Ok so I am headed to my local dealer and price a new 661. The 084 looks like a great saw for me but price is saying otherwise. I have 4 slabs that I'm going to try and fire sale and that should give me enough for a 661 with a 36" bar. Going to have to work until I can build a bandsaw mill.


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Might want to look into a husqvarna 395xp for milling.
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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 03:12:16 pm »
I prefer a 395 for that myself.
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Re: CSM powerhead selection
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 08:43:42 am »
I will definitely look more in to the 395xp. Talking to a local guy today that used to mill he recommended that as well


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