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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2017, 05:00:41 am »
 

 Have you tried a good 40cc saw yet.   That 3/8 nk chain makes them cut good. Steve
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2017, 05:40:25 am »
 

 Have you tried a good 40cc saw yet.   That 3/8 nk chain makes them cut good. Steve
Steve, I have a good 39cc saw a Husqvarna 338XPT and a older 35cc Stihl MS200. Both I run the Stihl 3/8" 63PS chain and they cut excellent. Even on my MS261CM ll

But they're top handles and top handles are perfect doing aerial work.
But small 40cc saws are slowly getting squeezed out by the latest battery powered saws, which make alot more sense in owing when someone wants a saw that small for better efficiency.
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 06:07:30 am »

 

  Not a lot of difference, the smaller 2 were muff modded.  Steve


 
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2017, 06:34:52 am »
Excellent topic and welcome to Coconut daughter.  Glad she jumped in.  I wouldn't have thought to comment about long hair, especially since mine is thinning and thinning....  After Hurricane Matthew last Fall I got a red oak from a neighbor around the corner.  His wife got tired of the tree, grabbed the guys brand new Stihl and cut the tree down.  When I asked about that she commented that she had to work a chainsaw during another hurricane years ago.  What I didn't like was the chain had not been adjusted properly and was hanging about 3 inches off the bottom of the bar.  Also, she didn't have any PPE.  The guy couldn't find the scrench and didn't even know what I was talking about.  I showed him the proper way for tightening the chain and told him to let me know when he was going to use it again so that I could give him some instructions/training on using it.  I also told him to get some PPE gear like I had on at that time.  BTW, the tree has made some nice boards for woodworking projects.
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2017, 06:41:46 am »
Scary when someone don't know what you talking about when it comes to chainsaws.  :o
I run what I call my small saw,a 50cc efco. And I like that saw. That saw sees more wood than my bigsaw,372 husky,due to me just thinning my land for firewood. The big one may cut them down,but the small ones limbs them out.
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2017, 03:01:51 pm »

 

  Not a lot of difference, the smaller 2 were muff modded.  Steve
Lot's of effort put into making those videos, but in all fairness all 3 saws should share the same chain.
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2017, 03:32:58 pm »
Good point. Not only should the chains be the same but comparing a 14" bar to 20" bars? Ya think an extra foot of bar friction might slow you down a bit? I also noticed the 261 started 4-stroking at a very low rpm when he revved it up. Sounded way too rich. And it dropped rpm's way too easily when loaded. Very on/off again performance. Something not right.

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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2017, 04:40:37 pm »
 
 I run 40cc saws here a lot as they cut faster the lower level 50cc saws and close to the pro ones, same as the vid above and the ones I run weigh 13# ready to cut vs over 15# for a 50 cc saw. I'd think these saws should run the chain the come with as that's the way most will end up running.  Steve
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2017, 06:30:02 pm »
 
 I run 40cc saws here a lot as they cut faster the lower level 50cc saws and close to the pro ones, same as the vid above and the ones I run weigh 13# ready to cut vs over 15# for a 50 cc saw. I'd think these saws should run the chain the come with as that's the way most will end up running.  Steve

You can buy them with different bars and I switch bars/chains depending upon the task. Just weighed my 50cc MS 026 with gas, oil, 20" Rollomatic bar and chain and it was 14.7 lbs. (not over 15 lbs). That's covered with tree sap, bar oil, wood chips in all the crevices. If I put my 16" bar on it would be quite a bit lighter. And, yes, you could buy them with 16" bars, mine came with an 18". I like using the smallest tool for the job. I also like not having lots of saws to maintain.

If you stick with the same class of saw (pro or consumer) you will notice there is a pretty predictable increase in power and weight as you go from 40cc to 50cc to 60cc, etc. And you will see cutting speed and weight increase with additional power. But yes, a 40cc pro saw is going to have more power and less weight than a 40cc consumer saw. And sure, I would choose a 40cc pro saw over a 50cc homeowner saw. But, for the slight weight savings, I would find the 40cc less versatile than a 50cc pro saw. For others it might be the perfect compromise.

I don't like the idea of talking about a chainsaw for "women". Just like men, women come in all sizes and strengths. The stronger ones are A LOT stronger than your average guy who's mostly a couch potato.

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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2017, 07:22:29 pm »
Don't forget about the Makita/Dolmar ea4300 43cc it runs 3hp, .1hp more then my old 024. It should be a good cutting saw and for $329.00 from homedepot it would be a great deal too.
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2017, 07:46:15 pm »

 A lot of the 40cc saws come with a 3/8 nk chain which really cut good as in the vid above.  A 026 is no powerhouse for 50 cc but they are one of the lightest 50cc saws, most new 50cc saws have gained weight plus even 13# vs 14.7 is a lot of weight difference when one is getting older.  I'd bet my 40cc saw would cut really close to a 026.  Steve
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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2017, 03:41:27 am »
I'd bet my 40cc saw would cut really close to a 026.  Steve

It depends on what "really close" means to you. I'd put $1000 that it couldn't match it. Close, yeah, perhaps, it's only down less than 10 cc's. That's like me saying "I bet if we weighed them with the same sized bar they would weigh really close".  :)

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Re: Women and Chainsaw's
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2017, 04:44:13 am »
 Really close is like the vid above.    Steve
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