Chain Saw Heaven

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Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby n3303j » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:14 pm

Hi Lee,

Magnetic chucks on the surface grinders?

Can't see a lathe, band saw, miller or drill press being a problem. Their motors are usually well shielded and grounded.
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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby chaos2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:23 pm

I feel your pain with the emerald ash borer. I've taken down at least a dozen on my half acre lot, my 2 neighbors probably 40 more. Never realize how many trees you have until they start dying.
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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby Peter Pan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:30 am

My Husquarna saw lasted 25years with frequently very heavy duty work. The same man recommended this time Echo from Japan over Husquarna, because in our country Husquarna now comes from Brasil and supposed superiour design of the Jap saw. If the Jap saw will not last as long as the old Husquarna I will "have to pull out of pension" my dear saw mechanics for 25 year waranty service. Loud laughter of all presents in the shop arose.
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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby Lee Pape » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:05 am

n3303j wrote:Hi Lee,

Magnetic chucks on the surface grinders?

Can't see a lathe, band saw, miller or drill press being a problem. Their motors are usually well shielded and grounded.


Any magnet to close to the device can cause issues. Where I worked they also had a long belt fed braze oven that was heated to 1900 degrees using electricity. There was also stamping presses up to 400 tons and laser welders.

But all has worked out for the better, that place is closing in July.
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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby MolotovUralista » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:59 pm

:clap:

I have the same saw. Have had it for 3 firewood seasons so far. It is IMO...and many others THE BEST 60cc class saw out there. The things absolutely RIPS and the chain speed and throttle response is incredible!

I used to be a Stihl guy but I am never going back now. The Husky is better balanced, has better AV, and it cuts a little faster than the ms-362cm. My buddy ran my saw ONCE and he went out and bought one a week later.

Parts and workshop manuals are also easily available online....unlike Stihl.

The auto-tune takes some getting used to but It dials itself in quick enough. The ONLY complaint I have is that the air filtration could be better. Really needs a pleated automotive style filter. The air filter to intake box joint WILL leak as well. It's a good idea to run a small bead of grease on it when installing the air filter.

Enjoy the saw!

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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby n3303j » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:52 pm

Still happy with my old Partner (Swedish c. 1968) saw and it's heated grip. With a properly sharpened square tooth chain it made a lot of wood chips.
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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby LRP » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 pm

Back in the day we used saws like this McCulloch 125cc, about 8 hp. Just start one up and trees fell over.

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Re: Chain Saw Heaven

Postby RC20 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:01 pm

I fell in love with Stihl saws survyeing. They were light. Granted it was against the rules, but you often had to cut a branch up over head (or cut a whole tree down) vs the McCullagh that would not start or the Homelight that was heavy.

Back when I could still cut wood I bought a Stihl. Great cutter but it was a persnickety starter. No regrets, buzzed up an awfull lot of wood.

Now they have battery powered ones, have to try one, the batteries are amazing these days. Impact wrenches that are as good (or better) as air 1/2 inch Pneumatics
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