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Offline super44

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Advice on large cc saw
« on: July 01, 2012, 08:52:16 pm »
I'm getting ready to do some chainsaw lumbermaking and am interested in a large cc saw that I can get parts for and not spend a pile of money keeping it going.  Any thoughts???  I'm considering getting a double end bar and running a couple Mac 10-10's as they seem to be plentiful.?? PS I have a few!!

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Re: Advice on large cc saw
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 10:09:32 pm »
IMO. the Stihl 050\051 and 075\076 are great milling saws. parts are plentiful, I've restored 2 of each. Lots of grunt for milling.
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Re: Advice on large cc saw
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 07:30:23 am »

How big is your mill?
How big are the trees you intend to mill with it?
That will determine the size saw you will need.
I would use one of my 7900s for what milling I would be doing.
If I were going to purchase a saw just for milling, I would be looking at a 390 Husky.


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Re: Advice on large cc saw
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 09:25:49 am »
The biggest tree would be a 30 inch oak and the smallest would a 12 inch white pine.  I picked up a used Alaskan mark 3 and I have a 28 in sproket nose bar.  I have a couple Pro Mac 805's so one of them will get a turn and a Pro Mac 60 will get the first try. I really don't wish to use them up as parts can be an issue.

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Re: Advice on large cc saw
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 05:31:34 am »
If you're going to make any time at all you need something near 100 cc .That 805 is a decent felling saw but would be a lousey miller .

Milling takes the zap right out of a saw .I've used both a 2100 Homelite plus a 125 McCulloch and they will get around a foot a minute ripping 16-18" oak .With an 048 Stihl which has about the same grunt as an 805/850 Mac it would be lucky to get a foot in two minutes .

Two 10-10's would be an exercise in futility IMO .

 

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