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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighterZero View Post
    I like a 15/16ths wrap.
    You must be French!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skwerl2 View Post
    I like making low stump cuts because my stump guy charges me less. I'm also fairly ambidextrous handling a saw so it really doesn't matter not having the extra handle on the sprocket side. I prefer keeping one hand on the rear handle and one on the top of the top handle, left or right makes no difference. Also the full wrap handle makes it a pain in the ass to pull the sprocket cover for cleaning or chain swaps. If somebody gave me a saw with a full wrap handle I'd buy a regular handle for it.
    I thought so too, on all points, but I was wrong.

    It is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    Cory if you are doing this by switching hands. Remember every time you run a saw left handed it is not how the saw was designed.

    I am left handed and it's great to be ambidextrous, but as soon as you cut left hand on trigger you are nine times out of ten putting yourself in a worse position for kickback.

    3/4 wrap was on everyone of my saws except for the top handles.

    Yes I can switch hit on a saw no problem, and sometimes it's nescessary. But 3/4 wrap gives you the most, safest, ergonomic, positioning options possible.

    As for cutting stumps. I never had an issue cutting as low as I liked with a 3/4 wrap and I was the one grinding the stumps.

    I found the only thing I didn't like about a 3/4 wrap is if somehow you got your hands on a 1/2 wrap it can be kind of dangerous going for the 3/4 section when it's not there.
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    I got my stumps as low as I wanted, yesterday.

    I bet they spend the money on grinding. Koi pond business in yard. Pics today. Koi, not stumps.

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    Every blue moon or so, the PNW get's something right & you gotta run with it
    Great for climbing & felling in general, especially as I am left handed, but my forestry saws still wear normal handles- I'd be slung off site in a heartbeat leaving stumps high.
    As you can see I am playing my favourite game of attempting to dry all my shit out before tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete mctree View Post
    Every blue moon or so, the PNW get's something right & you gotta run with it
    Great for climbing & felling in general, especially as I am left handed, but my forestry saws still wear normal handles- I'd be slung off site in a heartbeat leaving stumps high.
    As you can see I am playing my favourite game of attempting to dry all my shit out before tomorrow!
    If 2" is a concern, a quick boot kick where the wrap portion of the handle would touch the ground will fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnham View Post
    This is all correct, so listen and learn, kids. All the other stuff is noise.
    Thanks for your comment Mr. Burnham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hseII View Post
    If 2" is a concern, a quick boot kick where the wrap portion of the handle would touch the ground will fix that.
    In ideal circumstance, rocks and root flares, rock hard ground don't kick well.
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    Somebody really needs to measure the difference in width between a 1/2 wrap and a 3/4 wrap?

    I ran my business for almost a decade with stumpgrinding as a service and never once considered running 1/2 wraps because I couldn't dpcut a stump low enough. Just my experience with it.

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