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hippytyre

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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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Charlieh   

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

 

with the heated handles charlie:001_tt2:

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Charlieh   

and "girly start" :001_tt2::blushing:

 

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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Charlieh   

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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