Now they have a different way of adjusting the chain
Most everything WORKS, at least for some period of time. It's just when you
really get it out and use it quite a bit that you find out how good it is.
To cut one cord of wood a year is light use. I'm surprised your carb rubber
and gaskets last from year to year. Poulans work, and there are a few that
last a long time. Just not many.
And I would go exactly the opposite way. I have a 50cc, 20" McCulloch chainsaw.
I purposely wanted 20" to deal with an older willow tree that had a large trunk,
and with the longer bar you need a larger engine.
Once I dealt with that tree, everything else (managing a 2 acre wooded lot)
would be served with a 16" saw that would be far lighter and easier to handle..
came with a short bar - I replaced it with a longer one - it makes it
a lot more flexible (for pruning etc) and added VERY little weight.And
the little monster can handle the long chain in softer woods
On Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:42:08 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You guys know the chain and bar are only held on with 2 screws.
You can swap out that Paul Bunyon thing you bought on a whim for a
shorter one for $30 and have a choice.
Here in Florida (sand) chains and bars are a consumable.
My point was that chainsaws that come with longer bars stock typically have
heavier engines. You can certainly swap out a shorter bar for a longer one if
all you are cutting is scrub and branches, but if you need the longer bar for
cutting trunk, you probably need the heavier engine.
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