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Hello Members.


Bought a new MS 661 today - for use with an Alaskan mill and slabbing. Not for me but an experienced son. Also getting the MS 880.

Collected it personally and asked for advice on mills and the options available.


Well, was basically told that such a saw was not designed for such use and I would be back with issues, not normally, covered by the warranty ?


Seemingly, such a saw does not like being used in this way and will be 'shaken' to death ?


We will also have issues with the fuel mixture, bolts coming loose and the air filter ?


It was suggested, helpfully, that we consider changing the bar for a smaller pitch and use a rip chain.  


Oh, and the best option for us, is to buy a Lucas Mill !


What are the thoughts of others please.....


Thank you, Mark.



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1 hour ago, Rough Hewn said:


Yours ? Or a clean pair ? 🙂

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661 is fine for milling. A lo-pro set up is great and an 880 is better for big stuff but to say the 661 is not up to it is plain wrong. As Rough Hewn, I use the 661 for up to 30" and very happy with it.

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Totally agree comments above!


Well worth checking https://www.chainsawbars.co.uk/


for great videos, great product reviews, great range of the best available accessories and great customer service. 


I think they are a sponsor of this site and regularly post and comment too!


(I’m a repeat customer and not in any way connected to the business - completely independent opinion!)

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