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56 minutes ago, peatff said:

 

Cutting wood is my guess :D

Hahaha I was going to say that but thought it was a tad sarcastic! 

 

I cut wood with mine!

 

we I did briefly till they went pop and I binned them!

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Sorry folks, I should have elaborated. 

I should have said that people that use them for hedge and lighter material flat out tend to have problems. 

 

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On another note, replaced the 13" bar and chain tonight for a 15 tsumura.

On first impressions the tsumura is ever so slightly better quality than the 20" sugi on the 572.

 

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As said in several posts early on, I used a Mk2 for the first time on Monday and power-wise it felt more like a 560 - I'll be buying one and the cheapest i can see so far is around 520 quid from garden machinery limited, though with a 13 bar. The chain speed must be off the scale with something that small, it ran bloody well with an 18

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22 hours ago, Kay 9 said:

On another note, replaced the 13" bar and chain tonight for a 15 tsumura.

On first impressions the tsumura is ever so slightly better quality than the 20" sugi on the 572.

 

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....hmmmm... this is getting tempting .... K

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I’ve been slamming some big old trees this week with my 550 mk2, and it is just awesome. It’s a big upgrade from the mk1 I reckon. 
 

In all honesty I should have been using something a bit bigger like 372 but it coped with the extra I asked of it with ease.

 

Im sure you’ll enjoy your new one Kay 9.

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22 minutes ago, IronMike said:

I’ve been slamming some big old trees this week with my 550 mk2, and it is just awesome. It’s a big upgrade from the mk1 I reckon. 
 

In all honesty I should have been using something a bit bigger like 372 but it coped with the extra I asked of it with ease.

 

Im sure you’ll enjoy your new one Kay 9.

So far so good. Have 2 big Ash and a pine for felling this weekend but waiting on a winch as their near the road and back leaning. Don't want to depend on wedging them over. 

Between the little 550 and the 572 shouldn't take too long

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