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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 10:09:44 am »
These little guys are really versatile and probably enough 90% of the time for us weekend warriors. I have heavier more powerful saws to play with but my Husky 35 with 16" bar is the one I reach for when work is to be done. Light, good power, and reliable as gravity.

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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2015, 04:14:07 pm »
I reach for my 450p with 20" bar laced with 3/8 lp 7 pin. Light and just a darn good all round saw.
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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2015, 05:09:24 pm »
Most of my saws are 42cc or less, and I could cut 90% of my fire wood with them.  Especially the ported 42cc Poulan with the 19" lo pro GB bar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ETNfsNAD9w
Even the little 32cc Mac with the 12" bar is extremely useful and will cut a lot of wood. 


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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2015, 09:44:51 pm »
Not bad for 42cc.   But I think I would be happier with a Poulan 295, and the weight on the 295 is pretty light.   
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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2015, 11:40:16 pm »
I use my Poulan S25's and Micro series saws a lot.  One is always in the truck.  Lately I have been using my Honelite Super E-Z AOW.  Nice to have a small, light saw that'll do 'medium saw' work if needed.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2015, 12:41:26 am »
I use my Poulan S25's and Micro series saws a lot.  One is always in the truck.  Lately I have been using my Honelite Super E-Z AOW.  Nice to have a small, light saw that'll do 'medium saw' work if needed.

Aaron do you have a pic of the Homelite.
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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2015, 07:31:16 pm »
And nobody has made mention of the amazing Husqvarna 42,242,246 series. :) Probably among the most impressive bang per pound saws ever produced..

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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2015, 04:30:20 am »
I use my Poulan S25's and Micro series saws a lot.  One is always in the truck.  Lately I have been using my Honelite Super E-Z AOW.  Nice to have a small, light saw that'll do 'medium saw' work if needed.

Aaron do you have a pic of the Homelite.

Yes I do Roger.  It's a stout little bugger.  Very torquey 42cc reed valve saw. 



Early pic of it the day it arrived.  I cleaned it up and replaced the ignition module and crank seals.  Also replaced the plastic FW cover (and matching starter pawls) with an earlier mag cover as I like the look of it better.  The full wrap handlebar is very handy.



After going through it and changing the FW cover, ignition, and crank seals.  Runs a 59DL (16") loop of Oregon 76 very well.

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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2015, 10:29:46 am »
Not bad for 42cc.   But I think I would be happier with a Poulan 295, and the weight on the 295 is pretty light.   
Yes, my similar 2775 is narrower and a little bit lighter, but somehow I like the feel of the 42cc saws better. 

And nobody has made mention of the amazing Husqvarna 42,242,246 series. :) Probably among the most impressive bang per pound saws ever produced..
Nor have I mentioned my GZ400/4000 and clones, of which I would say the same.  So many choices for really nice little saws, but the GZ4000 is a jewel. 

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Re: Why 40cc saws make sence for me...
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2015, 01:03:50 pm »
Thanks Aaron.  I do not think I have seen one of those before.
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