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lxskllr

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Saws break down to $/hr of operation. If you blow up a $100 bar by using $50 in oil rather than $200 in oil, did you really lose? I'd test it myself if I did enough cutting to generate some real data. I'd have to live to 90, and you guys would have to be really patient for my results :^D I wish someone would at least halfass test it though.

On the same subject, I'd like to see Stihl's test results for bar oil quantity. You know they tested it, and decided against prevailing wisdom that stingy oiling was fine. How fine is it?
 

Marc-Antoine

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On the same subject, I'd like to see Stihl's test results for bar oil quantity. You know they tested it, and decided against prevailing wisdom that stingy oiling was fine. How fine is it?
No idea for the tests, but I guess that they took the bare minimum quantity of oil mechanically acceptable to be able to get the "ecofriendly" label. Like the carb setting at the leanest possible (and locked as is) to match the emissions regulations.

I'm not a logger, I use my chainsaws too sparcely and too inconsistently to make a valuable trial between mineral and oil. My onliest reference point is KOX, a forestry gear seller who proposes a kit with a bar and 4 chains together (even 5 chains in promo mode). The point is that the bar lives long enough to eat 4 chains. My guess in my case is more like 1 bar for 2 chains, but I feel that the comparaison isn't very relevant.
 

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I love it, get the little carving chain and bar for it. keep stocked up on batteries. its a good tool for that. dont even know its there.
 

kevin bingham

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the echo? the makita is electric so it has all those advantages, but the 2511 rips. you just have pull start it which makes it a slower tool when your pruning. depending on the size of wood your dealing with. the makita 06 is smaller and lighter than the 2511 but is smaller in every way. But i haven't used gas for anything but bigger wood in removals for a while now.
 

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I pulled the trigger on the makita. Its okish with the stock 3/8lp .043 gauge chain. I have a 1/4 pitch 12" bar, chain x2, and sprocket coming from sawagian.com. $54.97. I let one of my sub climbers check it out. He digs it. Like Kevin said, its like its not even there.
 

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I looked at the little makita top handles today at Agfest (Massive outdoor agricultural field day, you can buy just about anything...)
The single battery, 12" bar jobbie, skin only was $345AUD...with a battery in the weight was comparable to a 150t. The double battery one approaches the weight of a 200t...I'm severely tempted by the little one...
 
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