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Default Stupid Chainsaw!!!

So I have 2 chainsaws.

One is broken, the other is... "broken"

The better of the two doesn't start easy, I almost smashed it out of frustration.

Any way to perfect the chainsaw without breaking my back?

I got it to start, then the chain wouldn't move, then it shut down & I tried to get it to start again, but failed.

10000's of pulls on the cord & I am done for the day, what a waste.




Anyone know of a good chainsaw that cat cut thick branches FAST?

My old chainsaw took forever to just cut twigs frig, I don't do a lot of chain research, maybe a need a certain or newer chain?

I want something to cut down this hedge/tree, I worked on it at the beginning of the year. I trimmed with a hedge trimmer, but the branches were to big & my chainsaws are crapped out. I ended up snipping some of the branches with wire cutters lol.


Anyway, my question is: What is the most efficient chainsaw which is able to cut thick branches like butter?
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the newer Stihl saws... worth every dollar. also always nice to have a half dozen + sharp chains.
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Have you sharpened the blade on your chain saw lately? It can make a world of difference.
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the newer Stihl saws... worth every dollar. also always nice to have a half dozen + sharp chains.
Not necessarily... I personally prefer Jonsered and Husqvarna over Stihl. A LONG ways before Stihl.

Stihl has a consumer grade, and a commercial grade. Consumer grades are no better than the average Homelite, Craftsman, or Poulan saw. They just have pretty orange paint on them....

At the moment I am kind of on the fence about Echo and Shindaiwa and that is only because of their recent merger so I am just waiting to see what happens.

Breeze, how much you spend on a chain saw will depend a great deal on how much you are going to use. And most likely, like Steve said, the chain may just need sharpened on the one saw to get it to cut better. It may need a tuneup to get it to run and start better.

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This may sound stupid but what is it about a chain saw hitting the earth that causes it to dull so quickly from?

I would think wood is tougher to cut through than if you accidentally cut into the dirt with a chain saw, so why does it cause so much damage to the blade when it digs into the ground?
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In the grand scheme of things chainsaws are not that expensive so have a back up and pay a professional to tune up periodically. A well maintained sharp saw is the ticket to making money. Pick a good commercial grade company and stick with them (we use stihl). You are likely to get better service if you use one brand exclusively. We often have the local stihl rep at our shop and is available for specific questions. Your chain saw is only as good as your chain. Learn how to sharpen them or find a shop that can do it and carry 3-4 extra. lots of things can dull chains prematurely (dirt, rock, foreign material embedded in the wood, ice, decayed or punky wood) so try to only keep in contact with good wood but you will encounter the other stuff so be prepared.
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How often do you have your chainsaws tuned up? What is involved with the tune up and what is the average cost of it?
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think of your cutting edge on a chain as a fine wood workers chisel. (it is awfuly close to it) the edge is very sharp and designed for takeing a very specific size chip out of the wood. soil is made up of many things includeing tiny rocks and sand. that is all it takes to dull you chain. if your chain is sharp it the saw will produce small wood chips not saw dust. check out http://www.stihllibrary.com/pdf/SharpAdvice110606.pdf it gives a good back round on chains.
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a chain saw is a two cycle engine and overall is pretty simple. the carborator should be checked and cleaned, air filter replaced, the sparkplug should be checked cleaned and replaced if necessary, and the hi and low idle needs to be adjusted properly. The final one is the most tricky and is why i recomend a professional for the tune up. if there is nothing major wrong with the saw it should only take a pro an hour. maybee $100
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