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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 07-20-2016 12:04 AM 405 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwmalone

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07-20-2016 12:04 AM

Hey guys/gals I don’t need a big chain saw also don’t use one often but I thought about buying one of those electric one, Log is 16 inches max diameter, anyone ever use or own one.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa


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#1 posted 07-20-2016 12:51 AM

Electric is awesome if being restrained by the cord is okay.

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 01:16 AM

I cut all my turning blanks with a cheap electric one. It works fine. Not fast, but quieter, and no gas smell.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 01:52 AM

Sounds good thanks guys, I can always borrow one but don’t like to borrow stuff. But I figured an electric one I can use then put in the garage and not have to drain the gas and all that cause it might be 4 months before I use it again.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 02:04 AM

I have a Milwaukee electric saw that I got for using indoors and when something quieter than gas is needed. It doesn’t have nearly the power of even a small gas saw, but with a sharp chain it gets the job done. If you do decide to get a gas saw, I would highly recommend a Stihl MS880, it should have enough power to handle a 16” log.

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 02:08 AM

I have a Remington 16” electric … gave $60 for it on sale at Menards.

I have cut a log that was +16” in diameter with no problem.

Does fine … just be patient with it.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 07-20-2016 02:08 AM

Yeah, an MS880. That’s what you need. :-))

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 07-20-2016 02:11 AM

That’s all I need if I bought a gas one it would be a lot of trouble also I’m going to cut this log into 4 foot pieces then use it to rip them into lengthwise pieces. If I go and buy a gas one I know me ill come home with something ole leather face would be proud of lol

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#8 posted 07-20-2016 02:18 AM

Well, that would be an 880. It accepts a 59” bar.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 07-20-2016 02:26 AM

Come on bill you gonna get me thinking I really need one, but you know I could always take up chainsaw carving you know life size sculptures and such.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#10 posted 07-20-2016 02:35 AM

Sure. I have two gas chainsaws. I needed a bigger one. I can make my smaller one my carving saw. I’ve been wanting to do that to a tree stump. Problem is I’m no carver. I could turn it into a toothpick.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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jwmalone

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#11 posted 07-20-2016 02:47 AM

no think bigger have faith in yourself go for a popsicle stick. Also ammunition is pretty high 59 inch motorized blade should send a burglar running in 4 different directions at once.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#12 posted 07-20-2016 02:51 AM

If you’re looking to rip 4’ sections you might also want to consider the Stihl 090, 090G, and the Husqvarna 3120 Jungle.

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#13 posted 07-20-2016 02:57 AM

hell now I’m going to need one of those Alaskan saw mills, seriously thought of that here lately

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#14 posted 07-20-2016 02:58 AM



hell now I m going to need one of those Alaskan saw mills, seriously thought of that here lately

- jwmalone

At the very least a Haddon lumber maker.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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jwmalone

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#15 posted 07-20-2016 03:00 AM

ill google that

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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