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#16 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2013 - 06:12 PM

The night I got the saw, I looked around and found a 20" bar and chain on eBay for $42. That night I was talking with one of the members and he said that when he bought his saw (also a, 029 Super), they said not to go bigger then an 18" bar, A few days later I asked another member and he said the same thing; although, he said that as long as I don't force the saw when it is buried in wood, it should be fine. I don't think there will be many times when I need that two inches; the only times the 18" bar on my old saw was to short was when I was cutting off stumps. The bar and chain arrived today, here it is.

 

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 07:00 AM

I remember my days of cutting firewood. That is hard work, but the fire was always welcome during the cold months. I still have an old Stihl my FIL and I used back then. Guess I need to try to get it running one of these days. It was heavy, but it would cut with the best of them.



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Posted February 24, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Looks like a good deal and with the new bar and chain it should be good to go for quite a while.  But I am curious and may have missed it in previous threads but if you had 4 chainsaws why did you need another?  Is your garden tractor addiction spreading?



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Posted February 24, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Looks like a good deal and with the new bar and chain it should be good to go for quite a while.  But I am curious and may have missed it in previous threads but if you had 4 chainsaws why did you need another?  Is your garden tractor addiction spreading?

 

Well, the one in the roundish case is the 42cc craftsman with 18" bar my Dad bought new about 5 years ago, that is the saw I previously used.

 

The square case is a 40cc craftsman with 18" bar that belonged to my grandfather.

 

The Green one is an Allis Chalmers model 75 with 12 inch bar; I replaced the fuel line, but now the gas will not go through the line. I think I have to clean the carb, then it will have the suction to pull gas through the line. This saw belonged to the same guy I got the Stihl from. He was going to throw it away, and my Dad took it instead.

 

The red one is a Homelite 150 automatic with a 14" bar. A few years ago my Dad and I replaced the gas line, we did not know the proper way to take it apart, long story short we drilled out a couple screws and now the case leaks gas. I put some JB weld on the seam where the case leaks, but it did not fix it. That one we got from neighbor Tessie about 5 years ago.

 

So, out of those four saws, (even if they all worked) none of them would really suit my needs; although, I do want to fix the Homelite and AC so I have some smaller saws.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Goodluck with the saw Ryan, just be careful its got more power than the craftsman chainsaws.

 

And btw... Sometimes those inches do matter when your cutting larger trees :rolling: , take a look:

 

Stihl 650 Magnum with a 28" bar is still not long enough for this big ole oak... I think I will have to buy a 32" or 36" bar for it now...

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 11:44 PM

Bar length might be a factor in "easy cutting" of large logs, but when you don't have the length with some simple planning and notching you can cut diameters 3x the bar length or more.  Not too practical for bucking stove lengths, but for falling and reducing logs for transport it can be very handy.http://www.mlep.org/...rgerthanbar.pdf






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