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  • Magnus's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I thumb throttle when bar is horizontal regardless of what it do.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Try it. A lot easier on wrist and you get a better and safer grip holding saw with horizontal cuts.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I cut hard wood as well before. They had branches all around trunk as any other tree so the maneuvering of saw was about the same, just less frequent. I had saw on trunk when possible in hard wood as well.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    How many here limb trees felled on ground carry saw when limbing instead of letting it sit on trunk? Do any of you use the thumb/indexfinger loop to run handle thru?
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Thats what I thought.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    So always one handed and only vertical cuts?
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I never climbed, but done some lift jobs years ago and can't remember I did different then. If saw change position its same thing if I stand on ground or a cut in a lift. I still change position from upright to side way's. Still run thru the loop in hand when changing position of saw. Haven't run much smaller top handle saws in trees, but I suspect they don't do all cuts from same position on saw either.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Only time I really hold on to handle with left hand is when I change grip in right hand. A other times handle run thru hand in a loop made from thumb and index finger. those two fingers have contact all other time and handle run thru loop as I see fit to position saw to make the cuts.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I try explain in words. I shift position and thumb throttle on under and upper side of trunk. Right hand wrist tilt the saw from side to side and up or down. Handle run loosely in left hand saw, but not harder than I can tilt with wrist easy. When saw is in position I hold with left hand, change grip with right to thumb throttle. This without holding weight of saw on to and sides of trunk. Move forward with bar on other side of trunk, so risk is little I cut pants, boots or stuff under I may need to function in future.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    If you have felling saw AND limbing saw I can see the use for it... Mostly I use same saw for felling and limbing so for me the more grip there is the worse handling I get. I don't like to hold weight on saw its wasted effort and too slow when limbing. Here is how I like to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nZ3dsehtIs
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Its hard to test with accurate results. Measuring and checking sparks will give you a hint, but thats about it. The electronic's inside can be broken. Then you get fine spark at wrong place in rotasion. Make sure its very well grounded when testing or you can cook it. Make sure its shorted out well if you turn over saw without plug or it can go bad as well. When I test, I put a new, correct and tested plug in and a squirt of fuel in air filter. If it makes noises then, chances are good its ok, if not I start looking for issues. Wiring, connections, distance to flywheel and damages.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    08-31-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    Haven't seen or heard any 385 or 390 blow bearings here. Seen some hard abused ones.... Have a custemer here with one 575, two 576 that never past 3 moths. He has been running 7900 now going on three years.
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    08-31-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    385/390 is a wonderful saw! 394/395 I just tested a bit but it seemed to be a step up and closer to 3120 in its performance. I miss the "umpf" thats in 385/390 if that makes any sence to you..
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    08-31-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    I doubt that the 372 will be a vast improvement from 575/576. We'll see... Bottom end bearings, top end bearings, running hot, cracking, there is a number of issues with 575/576. Case on 572 look a lot like 576.. From what I have seen so far its a lot of talk, not much to show for it...
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    08-29-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    572xp is on the way as is the 462c-m.. Might hang tight a bit and see when they come to a circus close to you.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-27-2017
    The customers I have that get most out of their bars and chains is the ones that rotate chains, 5-10 on one bar and rim. By rotating you have even wear. If you run bar with replaceable sprocket it can run 30+ chains if nothing happen. Educating custemers to keep their stuff better makes me happy as I don't have them breathing down my neck often and always comes with a smile.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    O like 1,6/.063 It libes well, as do 1,5/,058 compared to 13/,050.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    I sell bars and chains in 1,5 for several husqy users. One today with a 036 and 1,5 guage..
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    I can order Stihl chain in .325 and 3/8 in 1,3 1,5 1,6 guage Same with Oregon. If you want same pitch and guage (even length in some cases) on saws from different brands, its fully possible. I had that before as I ran 3/8 chisel, semi chisel and chipper chains on 4 saws with same B/C setup. In my case it was 064, 7900 and 372. I used Iggesund bars with Stihl mount.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    Not sure I understand this correctly. All brands have all the different gauges to all saws. 1.3 1.5 1.6 no matter... You just need right chain to the bar. Mfg's like Oregon, cannon, Iggesund, no-namers have all variations. If you have all 6 brands you can still have same chain on all of them if you like.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-25-2017
    You can run Stihl chains on any bar as long as the bar and chain are correct pitch and guage. I use springs parted out fron junk to put on bar bolts. Often the oil hole is placed OK, if not its easy to drill a new.
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