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16"-18" Chainsaw recommendations

March 27, 2014, 12:11 a.m.
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Awesome!

You're going to love running that saw.

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April 20, 2014, 2:54 a.m.
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Vroom Vroom, time to clear blow down.

April 26, 2014, 7:23 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OkghIn9L8

Don't try this at home kids. I'm curious what saw he's using at the top. Light, small and cuts like a mofo or else he knows how to sharpen a chain proper.

April 26, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
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ms200 with sharp chain would be my guess

April 26, 2014, 5:23 p.m.
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We almost never used the speed line. The climber I worked with figured it was faster without.

Nice to have the space to be able to knock down 1/2 the trunk instead of blocking the whole thing.

April 26, 2014, 5:38 p.m.
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Vroom Vroom, time to clear blow down.

looks like you got something hanging off your tip there.. ;)

June 12, 2015, 9:54 p.m.
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I need a mill (and 36" bar).

I thinned out some alders with it yesterday. Overkill for 10" trees but lots of fun. :D

Tight. I've been loving the 390, but hard to beat the sheer anger of my MS 440…vids soon.

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June 13, 2015, 7:52 a.m.
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I keep looking for an excuse to buy a new saw for building but the shitty Poulan I bought 13+ years ago just refuses to die and actually still does a great job for bucking and building stunts. I can't justify buying something nice and shiny when I run this thing through dirt, rocks, leave it in the bush for months on end and generally abuse the crap out of it…and it still starts first pull (most of the time). 42cc of fury :lol:

looking through some old photos I can't believe it's still kicking after all these years.

12-ish years ago on the ssc:

a few weeks ago a little closer to home:

June 13, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
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trailworker: I too run a shitty Poulan (Craftsman Limited Edition! actually). I bought @ Sears in 2000 w/my staff discount for around $200. It came w/a plastic case which I wanted, a spare chain [HTML_REMOVED] a few other goodies. I used it only a few times that year [HTML_REMOVED] then it sat forlornly in my grudge until I started trail maintenance hardcore in 05. It has logged 100s of hours since [HTML_REMOVED] still runs as it always has. It is depressing because I WANT a shiny new Stihl, but my scottish heritage won't allow me something new to replace what already does the job for pennies. So I wait……..

June 13, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
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Tight. I've been loving the 390, but hard to beat the sheer anger of my MS 440…vids soon.

I love my 390 too. It is so nice to run with that 28" Techlite.

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June 13, 2015, 8:38 p.m.
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looking through some old photos I can't believe it's still kicking after all these years.

I still remember the year you built that and took Dave Jarret and the rest of the shuttle whores on a tour.

Good times that was.

June 21, 2015, 1:37 p.m.
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I love my 390 too. It is so nice to run with that 28" Techlite.

I run a 30" Tsumuru on mine and a 28" ES Light on the 440. Both are pretty aggressively ported tho…the 440 eats stock 90cc saws with sub 32" bars.

What's your small saw? MS200T/14" for me…

just picked up a $100 stihl 038…runs erratic. hoping it's not a crank seal.

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June 23, 2015, 8:48 p.m.
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I run a 30" Tsumuru on mine and a 28" ES Light on the 440. Both are pretty aggressively ported tho…the 440 eats stock 90cc saws with sub 32" bars.

What's your small saw? MS200T/14" for me…

just picked up a $100 stihl 038…runs erratic. hoping it's not a crank seal.

I've got a 550XP with a 20" bar. There are some pics from when it was new in the trail building thread I think.

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July 13, 2015, 11:08 a.m.
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Gents,

Who stashes their chainsaw in the bush?

I need to cut up some dead hook….errr…I have a section of trail that's pretty shitty to access and have quite a bit of work to do.

what are your methods for stashing/hiding your saws? wrap in plastic? keep ventilated? rubbermaid of some sort?

any issues arise from doing this? critters, moisture, other?

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July 13, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
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Gents,

Who stashes their chainsaw in the bush?

I need to cut up some dead hook….errr…I have a section of trail that's pretty shitty to access and have quite a bit of work to do.

what are your methods for stashing/hiding your saws? wrap in plastic? keep ventilated? rubbermaid of some sort?

any issues arise from doing this? critters, moisture, other?

whn i did that i would just wrap it in a large garbage bag, the thick kind like from home depot. i always made sure i let the saw completely cool down though to avoid and condensation buildup. if i was doing it again i would also put a bunch of that clumping kitty litter or some sort of absorbant in the bottom of the bag to help absorb any moisture/dew etc.

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