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originally posted by: DexterRiley
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
I've been cutting tons of oak and giant HV transmission line poles with my chainsaws recently (I inherited about (50) hundred and twenty footers).
Are those pressure-treated poles? Or are they the old-school creosote poles?
120' pole would make a hell of an antenna tower!
originally posted by: BubbaFudpucker
originally posted by: rickymouse
I usually get the oregon chain for my Husky 61 and also the little chipper chain for my old poulan chainsaw. I need to get a new chain for my Johny 111S chainsaw this fall, it has a thirty six inch bar on it. www.acresinternet.com...
I'm down to five running chainsaws now, I used to have twelve whole chainsaws but gave my brother three to display above the bar in his stone 40x60 garage/party place. The rest I took apart for parts for the saws I use and I scrapped two this year.
I haven't had a problem with the brake sticking on my husky 61
I need to find a nice little saw like my poulen micro XXV. They used to be a nice one hand saw for brushing. The new saws are too big, hard to get into the branches and all that safety stuff sucks.
Have you ever used the McCulloch Mini Mac or Homelite XL? They are both old school saws that might interest you. I prefer either of them with a ten or twelve inch bar. Anything bigger makes them too nose heavy. They are both "poor man's" top handle saws, and are cheap and plentiful. If you are more interested in the Poulan micro XXV for rear handle function (two handed) cutting, look at the Homelite XL2 with twin triggers. They are super versatile for one and two hand use and lighter than the Poulan. Here's a vintage ad: www.chainsawland.com...
I really like the old school saws for ease of use, durability and price. My smallest saw is an Orline 129, powered by a model airplane engine, and I have a couple old 100cc+ McCullochs. I collect Remington brand saws, but have quite a few others as well. I like to recommend Stihl, Makita, and Echo products for new purchases, when asked for my opinion.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: rickymouse
I was watching a video today of this guy who bought the cheapest chainsaw he could find on Amazon. Thing had a 22" bar on it too! Cost him about $111 bucks. He put it to the test too, and it did okay (believe it or not). His summary was that it was actually a 'real chainsaw'.
I was pretty surprised because this guy knows what he's doing when it comes to saws and timber. I figured he'd bury this saw in short order. He ran it straight into the end of a cut tree (tip first)...all the way up to the dogs and it didn't stall. I was kind of impressed.
I've got an old Craftsman saw which is kind of neat. Dad gave it to me a long time ago. I don't use it much, but it still runs. I guess I should refurb it, at least put a new chain on it. It's kind of heavy though and not that well balanced. I think my big husky's are lighter. Might be good for limbing and working around the yard though I guess. Maybe cutting stuff on the ground too.