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Old 07-18-2010, 02:13 PM   #16
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I was cutting down a tree for my parents with my buck saw while the neighbor was trying to get his chainsaw started, then he decided to use a sawzall, and wow, does that ever go well. I would actually buy a good sawzall and some long blades over a chainsaw just for the simplicity and convinience - no gas or oil to worry about.
Bosch makes the best sawzall blades that I have found:

http://www.boschtools.com/products/a...l.aspx?pid=293

Milwaukee makes a pruning blade:

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-48-0.../dp/B000E8SZSC

I've used both for pruning / large branch cutting, and I think the bosch blades last the longest and make very good cuts.

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Finally used my saw. One warning that I didn't see with the gas model is not to force the cut - the motor may keep up speed but it will die soon.

You also need a 100' cord.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:07 PM   #18
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As long as you are only cutting small stuff. The only problem is most people get tempted to do a job too big for the saw or get tired of waiting for the was to make the cut and push it too hard thats when accidents happend. I would not skimp on a chainsaw buy a good one.

If it is jsut small stuff sawzall works great. In fact I have a gas powered recipricating saw I got at a yard sale.
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For the little branches I just used the receptaing saw or hevey duty skillsaw one of the two { use the skill saw on buck only please } but for larger branch I use the gaz unit they will cut much faster.

There a nice tips from the pros whom cut wood all the time they told me that they keep two diffrent set of chains one set for soft wood and other set for hard woods { they run it everyday but pas moi.}

The other thing is do not put any pressure on the cutting bar or the blades let it work byself it will cut pretty good espcally true with chain saw let the weight take care of it byself.

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http://www.arboristsite.com/ check out this website for serious chainsaw information.Pro loggers,Arborist's,Serious firewood cutters.I'm a member on there.Be Safe!
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Be sure to use the proper blade with the reciprocating saw, as the others bog down from the sap: http://www.skiltools.com/en/General/ImagePopup.html?img=http:______mdm.boschwebservice s.com___MDMCache___English%20[US]___t06___0000002___r02123v15.jpg&header=&thumbnail s=0

I used an older 16” Sears electric chainsaw for 25 years of framing, cutting 4x10 fir headers, 6x12, 7x21 glue-lams, para-lams (a lot denser), multiple TJI joists while bundled together upon delivery and 2x4 door plates without a break-down. Keep the blade sharp and oiled with WD40 works best for me.

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http://www.arboristsite.com/ check out this website for serious chainsaw information.Pro loggers,Arborist's,Serious firewood cutters.I'm a member on there.Be Safe!
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