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  1. I have a Stihl MS181 which is a great saw for firewood processing, 16" bar big enough for the majority of cuts and it is very reliable, spares are also available readily which you might struggle to get on a low-price brand. I recommend you avoid buying any of the cheap Chinese models, I had one for less than a year and it was pretty poor - particularly the chain brake and engine starting.
  2. Very good, thank you for this information.
  3. That's the one, sorry,I don't know how to post a screen grab.
  4. I noticed the link at the top of this forum page "Firewood suppliers directory" but when I click it, I get looped back to the firewood forum postings. Is this happening for anyone else?
  5. Have a look on Radmore & Tucker, I got some Stihl trousers from there at a good price. Boots I got from Ebay, made by Cofra. Both products offer class 1 protection.
  6. How can anyone regulate on "wood for logs"? It would be impossible, as it would depend on a number of changing variables. The only significant time that the moisture content really counts is the point of putting the log on the fire. What happens before that is of no significance.
  7. I've had an X27 for a couple of years and find it very good, also have an Estwing sure split wedge. Used a general fibreglass handled maul before those.
  8. I have always considered the 20% value as a reduction "target" for those who are looking to season wood moisture levels down from a higher moisture content; i.e. once it gets to 20% or below it's a good humidity level to burn cleanly. However if the wood is below 20% it won't be a problem from a clean burning perspective, if the customer is burning the logs in a stove I'd recommend to them that they should familiarise themselves with the air controls on the appliance to slow the overall burn rate down. I have several cubic metres of beech that I have been seasoning through the year including the hot summer; I split some of this yesterday and the moisture meter read 13%. I find that this burns very well in the stove with the burn rate controlled by the airflow. If I needed any wood and was in your locality I'd be on the phone ordering some of that oak 😏


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