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Capable and handy chainsaw

Capable and handy chainsaw

09-07-2018 03:06 AM by swirt | 10 comments »

Since I no longer live in the forest and am now mainly surrounded by annoying palm trees, I haven’t used my gas chainsaw in over a decade. When I went to use it to help me slab some oak, it needed a lot of work to get it running again. I knew it would sit dormant for a long time and require more work to get it running the next time. I wanted something simpler, something more reliable. I picked the Black and Decker CS1518 [amazon] I liked it for the following reasons: Under...

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Mill your own lumber

Mill your own lumber

09-05-2018 01:01 AM by scopemonkey | 5 comments »

My sister took down a decent sized cherry tree from her yard, and I hauled away the trunk and figured I would find a way to get it milled. Well, after a little fooling around with Google and YouTube, I found something I never knew existed…a chainsaw portable sawmill. OK, you lumberjack lumberjocks probably already knew this, but I was rather excited and got one on Amazon for about $120. My brother=in-law had the chainsaw, so we went to work. This is made out of aluminum and stainles...

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A Long Enough Cord and I can Log the World

A Long Enough Cord and I can Log the World

02-09-2016 10:12 PM by Kelly | 5 comments »

This is a well built electric saw. That fact became evident the time I first picked it up, when I noted it weighs, probably, twice what any of my previous three electric saws weighed. It feels like and appears to be built using the same standards Makita and the other big name companies apply in the construction of their heavy duty, commercial worm drive circular saws. Installing and removing the bar, or adjusting the chain during use, is as simple as it gets. It requires no tools. I was le...

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Husqvarna 390 xp review

Husqvarna 390 xp review

11-28-2015 04:51 PM by EMWW | 2 comments »

I bought this saw used but it was rebuilt professionally in a saw shop. The new parts were the air filter, top end of engine, and chain tensioner. The starter cover says 385 XP but that is just a different starter cover. The serial number plate says it is a 390 XP. I like the good power and the quick throttle response. I also like that for the size saw it is it is pretty fuel efficient. I also like the ease of access to the air filter for cleaning. The one thing that I don’t like is how...

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using a stihl 660 cutting down hardwood trees

using a stihl 660 cutting down hardwood trees

03-07-2013 09:19 PM by Harry Montana | 8 comments »

Hello, calling from Bolivia, I am reading the chainsaw reviews and for us working in the forest cutting down hardwood trees (ipe, massaranduba; I a mean the hardest of the hardest) there is one chainsaw suitable only which is Stihl 660. There is also Husqvarna but for some reason quality is less then Stihl. We buy each and every year at $980 here in Bolivia a Stihl 660 and its capacity is around 2000 trees per year, (average diameter of 20”), including cutting of the branches and lengthening ...

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Better than I expected.

Better than I expected.

01-22-2013 10:03 AM by Woodknack | 18 comments »

I was skeptical of electric chainsaws but when a maple blew down in our yard I decided to give electric a shot. A gas powered saw would rarely get used and probably the next time I needed it, wouldn’t run. What I really wanted was an Earthwise, not a brand I’m familiar with but they have rave reviews. Unfortunately my only choice locally was Poulan. Once home I filled it with bar oil, plugged in and went to work on a 14” wide limb and it zipped right through it. Spent the...

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sthil ms 441

sthil ms 441

08-27-2012 04:08 PM by Bill1225 | 8 comments »

I have had this saw for about 4 months now and have dropped probably about 50 trees and cut avout 15 cords of wood. I bought it to replace a husky 266xp. Power- i run it with a 18” or 24” it has no trouble running either with a full comp sthil/ oregon full comp 3/8-.50 pro chain and has a good power band. i have buried the 24” bar in oak and it just goes. ergonomics- it is the smoothest running saw i have owned. you can definatly tell the vibrations transmited to the g...

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Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20" Bar 50cc Engine

Poulan Pro PP5020AV 20" Bar 50cc Engine

08-09-2012 05:29 PM by Dallas | 25 comments »

To start, I want to mention I started a couple of threads on the subject of chainsaws. To begin with, I wasn’t happy having to buy a Poulan….... ANYTHING…... I’ve had my share of problems with those engines and understand the well deserved nickname of “pullin’” Some of those old saws and weed eaters wouldn’t start with starting fluid and and a stick of dynamite. However, this saw seems to be different. I bought it (Poulan Pro PP5020AV) ...

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Great Electric Saw

Great Electric Saw

01-01-2012 09:11 PM by doug1980 | 3 comments »

Let me start by saying I was a lumberjack for 10 years, and only used Stihl. Even now Stihl is the best in my opinion. Having said that they are expensive, and I couldn’t justify spending over $300 for an electric saw. This saw has a 16” bar, tool-less chain tensioning and has 3.5 HP. I use it to shape my bowl blanks in the shop, since my wife has banned me from using my Stihl 290 in the shop. Apparently it stinks up the whole house, who knew. For less than $100 it was a gre...

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REMOVED

REMOVED

08-11-2010 07:01 AM by Rick S. | 4 comments »

Gone

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