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The range of saws you use up a tree

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Depends, if it's still skinnyish I'll switch to a 560 or similar for a faster cut.

 

No absolute rules.

 

If it suddenly gets fat, like an oak, I'll go bigger.

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576 25" then ported 395 36" for most trees has been my standard set up for about 10 years.. if It's just cut n drop I'll take a 560 instead of a topper for the smaller stuff but that's about the only time I'll take a 60cc saw up.

If it is getting over 50" I may consider the 880 but I'd rather double cut on the 395.

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Echo CS 2511T with 10'' bar followed by either a CS 360T with 14'' bar or possibly straight onto a Husky 560xp with 18'' bar depending on the tree as Mick Dempsey says above.

 

I then use a ported 365 special (non X Torq older model) with 24'' bar followed by a 394xp with 28'' bar or a 3120xp on a 40'' bar.

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First choice would be 200t then 372 with a 24 inch bar, but since these two saws have died I'm left with a 150t and an echo 501 on an 18 inch bar which lovely and light to use. I don't look forward to the jonsered 2081 being sent up!

 

 

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Sometimes use the 150 but prefer the 540 with a 14" bar as it chases through the cut well. After that it's the 560 with an 18" and then the 576 with a 28"

Most of my work seems to be medium sized domestic removals. If I was a young climber starting out I would probably look at using a ported 372 after the topper.

 

 

 

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I would have a 461, the top handle will really deal with anything up to this sort of size. Get an 18" and a 25" bar for it and you're set to deal with all but the really big stuff.

 

I do have a 362 for general ground use which is nice for chogging down mid size stems, but I'd rather the 461 if I could only have one.

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