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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  


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Posted March 01, 2017 - 06:47 PM

Last fall talked about a Blue Max chain saw offered from Rural King. I did not buy then. Came up again, $149 with free shipping, so took the chance. We'll see what the Chinese Craftsman can make. Has two size bars, probly just use the little one for what I do. I rarely use one, just occasional tree or trimming up that I take down in yard. I AM getting low on firewood once again, so might need to haul some of that home and cut-up again. Here's some pix. Probly wont even take out of box for awhile till spring/summer.

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Posted March 01, 2017 - 07:17 PM

Good luck with it and let us know down the road how it is holding up please. 

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Posted March 01, 2017 - 08:06 PM

I think it'll do great with the 14" bar. 45 cc is about right for it. The 20 on the other hand may be a little much. My smallest saw is a 61cc and I run an 18 on it. It'll spin it. Just might take a little longer.


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Posted March 02, 2017 - 09:04 AM

That 20" bar will work just fine.  It is not the length of the bar, it is the diameter of the wood your cutting and they type of wood that takes the power.  I have a 41cc Sears with a 20" bar and cut oak with it last fall.  Trunk had to be cut in from one side about 6", then the other as it was to big for one pass with the bar.  Let the saw do the cutting, sharp chain and don't force it.

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Posted March 04, 2017 - 03:55 PM

Best up side to these are twofold, one keep on in your arsenal in case someone asks to borrow a saw, second is once they use it they'll never ask to borrow anything again, a couple McCulloch Mac610's used to fill this need for me, guys would return them with one arm 4" longer than the other depending which arm carried the load, but they grew on me over the years and I didn't want to chance them getting messed up, more importantly every spring I need them during any potential tornado scares ,I bring them in and position them strategically to help hold the house down just in case.

Good luck with the Blue Max, if nothing else, cool name...