Chainsaw thread who got what?

Bog Man

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Got this chain sharpener and it files the depth gauges at the same time.
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Turnip

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This is probably going to end up badly but can anyone recommend a good chainsaw for a beginner who only needs to manage half an acre of woodland but timber coming in as well as the main house heating is wood fired.
 

MF30

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This is probably going to end up badly but can anyone recommend a good chainsaw for a beginner who only needs to manage half an acre of woodland but timber coming in as well as the main house heating is wood fired.
Husquavarna 365 Special or its modern day equivalent.
 

mixed fleet

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Whilst a husky 365 is a great saw ,I had one from new but it got stolen.
I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner.
A smaller saw, stihl or husqvarna somewhere between 30 - 40 cc max with a 14 inch bar is much safer easy to use and will cut lots.
When you get more experience at it you can buy bigger.
 

Turnip

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Let me clarify a bit, I'm not unfamiliar with chainsaws but experience has been electric for garden work. Now looking to make the step up. In all honesty I practice chainsaws the same way I rode a motorcycle, invested more in protective gear and training than in the actual bike. Thought I'd get some knowledgeable advice from here as chainsaws is not my expertise at all when it comes to types and models. Although I am partial to Husqvarna motorbike so they get a 👍
 

Canyanero

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I have a husky 135, I wouldn’t recommend it, light and plasticy, very little done and the pull start had to be changed. The bigger ones are in a different league I’d imagine
 

mixedbag

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I have a stihl 181 and 391, both great saws and both have their place. For anything up to 6 inch diameter or even a bit bigger, I’ll grab the smaller saw every time. It’s so much lighter and manoeuvrable. But for cutting bigger stuff you can beat the weight and power of the bigger saw. First thing you need to do is figure out what exactly you plan to use the saw for. I am a big fan of stihl saws but plenty others will recommended other brands, I would consider dealer backup for parts and servicing to be a big part when deciding on a brand.
 

Bog Man

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I cut this in the last couple of days. Part of an ash tree and a few boughs that fell out of oak and beech trees. There were some small trees I cut off a ditch . I will split them over the next few weeks.
 

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jf 850

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I cut this in the last couple of days. Part of an ash tree and a few boughs that fell out of oak and beech trees. There were some small trees I cut off a ditch . I will split them over the next few weeks.

What is oak like to burn ? Heard it was slow burning , but not great heat .
More a sort of gnawing fire
 

Bog Man

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Dry oak burns and lasts well in a stove. I would usually be burning a mixture of wood. Ash is hot and burns quickly if given air. Sceach is very hot and lasts well. I have about three years use of timber split and in a shed.
 
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