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Old 27-06-11   #1 (permalink)
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First chainsaw.

Hello,

I'm about to buy my first chainsaw for cutting up firewood. I've done a little research on google and this forum and the 346xp seems like a good choice.
Which bar length/chain should i go for and does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy?
I'll be felling small trees, cutting rounds and old pallets etc up in Perth, Scotland.

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Re: First chainsaw.

everyone on here knows what i am going to say,,
346xp is a fantastic saw.
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Re: First chainsaw.

try and buy just a 346xpg powerhead then fit a 13" oregon microlite pro bar, with oregon 95vpx multicut chain, and an 8pin drive sproket I can cut stuff upto 18" inches as fast with this set up as i can with my 372xp
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try and buy just a 346xpg powerhead then fit a 13" oregon microlite pro bar, with oregon 95vpx multicut chain, and an 8pin drive sproket I can cut stuff upto 18" inches as fast with this set up as i can with my 372xp
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Re: First chainsaw.

and "girly start"

I should add the multicut chain is better for dirty timber and whilst i have only used it for a couple of days its miles better than the standard stuff if your cutting timber with and debris in it
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Re: First chainsaw.

Go for the "Silverside" - 50cc rather than 45cc - same weight....more power
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Re: First chainsaw.

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm looking at buying from here:

Husqvarna 346XP chainsaw (50.1cc) | F R Jones and Son

Is this the silverside one? I don't think I'll be needing heated handles but maybe I'm wrong.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm looking at buying from here:

Husqvarna 346XP chainsaw (50.1cc) | F R Jones and Son

Is this the silverside one? I don't think I'll be needing heated handles but maybe I'm wrong.
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All the 346 ones are now the "silverside" 50cc model.
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Re: First chainsaw.

Thanks!

I'm about to order that saw with an 18" bar but I'm unsure which chain goes with it.
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Re: First chainsaw.

just out of interest why if your cutting up pallets and felling small trees do you want an 18" bar? if your cutting 18" timber mostly then look for a bigger saw. If you not get a smaller bar, most the stuff i fell is 15"+ diameter but this is more than made up with the speed the saw can pull the smaller bar (13") at. If you order the saw you will get a chain with it so dont worry about that.

the 18" bar doesnt balance that nicely on the 346xp IMO as its the top end of bar sizes recommended, 13 -15" are fine
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