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Looking for more bite than the factory fit dogs on my Husqvarna 435. What’s everyone upgrading to and where from? 
 

Thanks in advance

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It's a 41cc saw, why do you need more bite ? If you just want to pimp the saw that's fine but you don't need any more leverage or you'll just labour it. I have a 135 and the standard dogs are fine I don't think anyone pimps little Husqvarna saws. Get some 2mm plate and cut your own is my only other option.

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1 hour ago, Farm Logger said:

Looking for more bite than the factory fit dogs on my Husqvarna 435. What’s everyone upgrading to and where from? 
 

Thanks in advance

I,ve had a few 435s and theres no need for extra bite they are just fine as is,as Peatff says you will just labour it too much and slow it,s cutting speed.

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Haha 

Wow, thanks. 
 

I’m not looking to ‘pimp’ my chainsaw. I’m logging fallen and mature trees and getting slip due to the heavier bark and scuffing the front of the bodywork. I’m looking for more bite into the timber through the bark, without having to bark strip every log cut. I’m a little disappointed I had to justify my choice to modify my own saw. The ‘experts’ don’t cut you much slack on here. 

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Maybe I was a bit short. On a bigger saw the dogs make sense, you need a little bit of pressure to keep the end of a 28" bar cutting but a smaller saw should not. My 261 has small dogs, I've never found they need to bite through the bark but just hook in a bit to the bark itself. Very little pressure needed to cut, just more pointing that spot on the log to sweep around.

My dad's old Dolmar 112 has no dogs at all, that's 50cc and 18" bar, never found that a problem.

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2 hours ago, Farm Logger said:

I’m logging fallen and mature trees and getting slip due to the heavier bark

 

You need a bigger saw, what size bar are you using on the 435 ?

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21 hours ago, Farm Logger said:

The ‘experts’ don’t cut you much slack on here. 

If you read my sig I'm a weekend warrior and not a regular but I do cut some decent size wood and if the mature trees you are working on are any age they need something more substantial than a 435. My 135 is only on a 13" bar and any decent size mature trunk gets treated to the 044 or MS460 with 20" bar. The ebay dogs are a bargain, please rush me 2 sets

 

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