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    I got mine today. Using it on the big job starting Monday. Looks well built. I will report back with my findings after I put some good hard hours on it.
    White Company

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    I got mine today. Using it on the big job starting Monday. Looks well built. I will report back with my findings after I put some good hard hours on it.
    I tested the new saw this morning on an old tree stump out back. Seemed to work very nicely but the real test is if it can handle 16 hours of hard cutting nearly non stop.
    White Company

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      Here's a retail picture of it. I will get more pictures of mine later.
      White Company

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      • #4
        I bet it is real useful!
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        • #5
          I bet it is real useful!
          We run the Stihl units and they see hundreds of hours of work a year, generally speaking the staff wear out a chain every three weeks just from use, they are simply amazing.
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          Andy
          Halifax, Nova Scotia

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          • #6
            Well the saw ran for 4.5 hours strait today. Went through 2 tanks or bar and chain oil which seems a little excessive but its a small tank so all Is good I guess. I am very very happy with it. It took down several 20" dia oak branches without skipping a beat. Got pinched a few times but that's not the saws fault that's my fault. I plan to run it 9.5 hours tomorrow to finish this months invoice on this job. Hopefully it will hold up. My father "much smarter about saws than me" inspected the bar and chain and sharpened it and said it looks like it did quit well, not the amount of wear he would expect from a TB saw so that's good I guess. The chain fell off one time but again that's my fault as I forgot to adjust the bar after initial chain stretch, at the same time I was cutting sideways when it came off. All in all I am extremely pleased with it.
            White Company

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            • #7
              Just curious how you cut a 20" diameter branch with a 12" bar
              Andy
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

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              • #8
                Just curious how you cut a 20" diameter branch with a 12" bar
                Its actually an 8" bar. Cut one side then cut the other, gravity takes care of the rest. 4 inches of brittle old oak cant handle a thousand pounds of wood.
                White Company

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                • #9
                  Just curious how you cut a 20" diameter branch with a 12" bar
                  Same way I took out my 42in palm tree with an 18in chain saw. Very very carefully lol....
                  Colton
                  Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.

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                  • #10
                    Same way I took out my 42in palm tree with an 18in chain saw. Very very carefully lol....
                    Exactly. Not the safest thing in the world but do able. Trust me there were many a time I heard a crack and ran back lol Its amazing the crashing sound that kind of wood makes when it hits the ground.
                    White Company

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                    • #11
                      Exactly. Not the safest thing in the world but do able. Trust me there were many a time I heard a crack and ran back lol Its amazing the crashing sound that kind of wood makes when it hits the ground.
                      Even better when you in a city and its a little windy after you start cutting and it hits the sidewalk on the other side of the road. All my neighbor came out. Told them I would have said something but didnt want a crowd watching. Something always goes wrong when someone watching lol.
                      Colton
                      Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.

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                      • #12
                        Even better when you in a city and its a little windy after you start cutting and it hits the sidewalk on the other side of the road. All my neighbor came out. Told them I would have said something but didnt want a crowd watching. Something always goes wrong when someone watching lol.
                        HAHAHA I agree. I hate when clients want to watch. Its like "Do you have any idea how bad you will sue my when this trimmer kicks up a rock and takes your eye out? Get away" Because of the safety risk each day when the GM come up to say hi and compliment the job I stop, shut the saw off, put it down and talk a few minutes. He normally spends only 3-4 minutes talking them hops in the Benz and heads down the road. The perfect client.
                        White Company

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                        • #13
                          Ok so here is the final verdict. The pole saw attachment is awesome. I have beat the tar out of it for 12.5 hours now and it just keeps going and going. Even hit the dirt a few times with the factory chain and it still cuts like butter. It was sharpened after the first 5 hours but not the last 7.5. The only problem I had is with the engine on the trimmer. Because its a 4 stroke its not meant to run upside down. Instead you are suppose to rotate the attachment not the whole thing so a few times it stalled when I got carried away with cutting and flipped it over. I noticed the chain guard gets packed with crap fairly easy which I am told will cause over heating of the bar and gears as well as the clogging of the oil ports in the bar however I didn't have this problem. I would run it the whole time and just clean it out after each day of use. The 12.5 hours was during 3 days so it was cleaned 3 times. I tore the entire thing down after the 12.5 hours and it still looks and works news. My only recommendation is to watch the oil carefully, it goes through bar and chain oil fast, also pay attention to the chain tension. It says right in the manual that it will stretch fast and require a lot of adjustment the first few hours of use. This is not joke. Check it after 30 minutes then every hour after for a few hours. Once it goes through the initial chain stretch though it hold its settings great.
                          White Company

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                            • #15
                              did I forget to hit post last night? I was sure I replied to this. Anyway here ya go. seems a lot of oil leaked on it the past few days in storage. I wander if this is an indication of a problem,



                              White Company

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