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Anyone here do regular wood cutting and have any experience with the Husqvarna 450E Chainsaw? I was thinking of picking one up for clearing trails in the woods and around the yard work plus occasional chainsaw dueling and juggling.

I love chainsaws!!

Thoughts or experience with this or similar saws, anyone?
 

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It depends on what you're gonna use it for. I think that's a home owner or ranch grade saw at best. If you're just going to use it occasionally then it should be just fine but if you're cutting a lot of firewood etc. and will be using it a lot then you'd be probably better off and money ahead with a pro grade saw.

I have a Husky 346XP I bought used from Hytenor. Chris cuts a shit load of wood. It's a pro grade and well thought of saw but is no longer made. The guys down at my saw shop who know saws like it better than the replacement models that Husky came out with. I think the new Husky saws are still going going through teething so to speak. At least that's what the guys at the shop said. They say they are getting a lot of comebacks and service trouble from them.

Stihl is another good brand and they have some features that makes some things easier to do like changing drive sprockets etc. and they don't have the chain brake in the cover like Husky does. Stihl also makes saws in three grades homeowner, rancher and professional. Prices are comparable.

The pro grade saws are actually lighter in weight than the cheaper grades and the balance is better and vibration less leading to less fatigue from long hours of use. To get the weight down they use titanium and do other stuff to make the saw light but very durable and reliable. An important factor for juggling chainsaws. BTW It only counts if they have been modified to be running and have the chain brakes removed. LOL

As far as which brand is best is largely up in the air. Each brand has it's adherents and it's pretty much of a push and a never ending argument. My Husky can pee further than your Stihl etc.

Don't ever do what I did and remove the cover of a Husky with the chain brake on or you'll play hell recocking that dayum spring to get the cover back on. Did I ever feel like a fool and I paid for it in aggravation too.

Oh yeah, don't forget to pick up the safety gear too. If they're used just once a good pair of chaps or a face shield have paid for themselves many times over. It's cheap enough so just plan on buying it along with the saw. Stihl has a nice little safety gear kit that won't set you back much and may save a few pennies buying it all separately but you'll get some shit you'll probably never use like some cheap wrap around sun glasses and a couple of orange bags. Add a pair of leather gloves, along with the chain sharpening and fueling shit too. A spare chain or even a spare bar won't hurt either.

If there is anything you want to know about chain saws I suggest you ask Hytenor. He's probably the closest thing we have to a chain saw guru around here.

If you like chainsaws so much feel free to drop by my place. I have lots of firewood you can cut for me. There's a big pile of oak logs out back with your name on it. I've got a 31 ton splitter you can play with too. Wheeee.


Anyone here do regular wood cutting and have any experience with the Husqvarna 450E Chainsaw? I was thinking of picking one up for clearing trails in the woods and around the yard work plus occasional chainsaw dueling and juggling.

I love chainsaws!!

Thoughts or experience with this or similar saws, anyone?
 

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It depends on what you're gonna use it for. I think that's a home owner or ranch grade saw at best. If you're just going to use it occasionally then it should be just fine but if you're cutting a lot of firewood etc. and will be using it a lot then you'd be probably better off and money ahead with a pro grade saw.

I have a Husky 346XP I bought used from Hytenor. Chris cuts a shit load of wood. It's a pro grade and well thought of saw but is no longer made. The guys down at my saw shop who know saws like it better than the replacement models that Husky came out with. I think the new Husky saws are still going going through teething so to speak. At least that's what the guys at the shop said. They say they are getting a lot of comebacks and service trouble from them.

Stihl is another good brand and they have some features that makes some things easier to do like changing drive sprockets etc. and they don't have the chain brake in the cover like Husky does. Stihl also makes saws in three grades homeowner, rancher and professional. Prices are comparable.

The pro grade saws are actually lighter in weight than the cheaper grades and the balance is better and vibration less leading to less fatigue from long hours of use. To get the weight down they use titanium and do other stuff to make the saw light but very durable and reliable. An important factor for juggling chainsaws. BTW It only counts if they have been modified to be running and have the chain brakes removed. LOL

As far as which brand is best is largely up in the air. Each brand has it's adherents and it's pretty much of a push and a never ending argument. My Husky can pee further than your Stihl etc.

Don't ever do what I did and remove the cover of a Husky with the chain brake on or you'll play hell recocking that dayum spring to get the cover back on. Did I ever feel like a fool and I paid for it in aggravation too.

Oh yeah, don't forget to pick up the safety gear too. If they're used just once a good pair of chaps or a face shield have paid for themselves many times over. It's cheap enough so just plan on buying it along with the saw. Stihl has a nice little safety gear kit that won't set you back much and may save a few pennies buying it all separately but you'll get some shit you'll probably never use like some cheap wrap around sun glasses and a couple of orange bags. Add a pair of leather gloves, along with the chain sharpening and fueling shit too. A spare chain or even a spare bar won't hurt either.

If there is anything you want to know about chain saws I suggest you ask Hytenor. He's probably the closest thing we have to a chain saw guru around here.

If you like chainsaws so much feel free to drop by my place. I have lots of firewood you can cut for me. There's a big pile of oak logs out back with your name on it. I've got a 31 ton splitter you can play with too. Wheeee.
They are made by the SWEDES, liberals:eek: every last one of them...
 

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Thanks for the input Dick. I love cutting down trees and stuff like that. If I lived close to you, I would probably actually help you out! Haha.

I usually spend somewhere between 28-48 hours a year of my own free time clearing out public trails and woods paths around my area so that they are passable all year long by dirtbike and foot. Most of that comes back to benefit me since I run them all year on foot and dirtbike them in the summer, but if nobody maintains them they'll eventually grow in and disappear. Especially nowadays where less and less people ride woods.

You should see the pathetic piece of junk I use now that I inherited from my grandfather when I was 14 years old. It takes like 50 pulls to start and is surely way down on compression. It's a vintage Mculloch from the early 70's with no brake or decompression that must weigh about 30 pounds and has no muffler(I think it's a '72 or '73 Mac 7-10). LOL. Not an efficient cutter, that's for sure. It's pretty fun to use some of the lightweight saws that my buddies have and I often end up using while helping them out in the summer... especially with how lightweight they are.
 

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Yeah that 30 lbs. would tend to be a real bitch after a while. I guess it was just slightly better than an axe or a misery whip. I'll bet they didn't even think of vibration dampening so it would be like running a jack hammer after a while.
What ever you get is bound to please by comparison.

I think most all saws have compression releases for easier starting and it only takes a pull or two to get them going. I think chain brakes are absolutely mandatory for anything made now.
For only 48 hours per year a home owner or maybe a rancher would do if you want to keep the cost down. The pro would be more trouble free and last longer but you have to ask yourself if you really need to pay for it.

Sometimes you can find a good used saw which is what I did. I got one from Chris but I've known him for years plus I know where he lives too. LOL Buying one from a stranger would be altogether something else. Maybe you could score something decent at a local saw shop. I'd trust that before some kinda fly by night EBay deal. Just a thought. After the saw you're using now almost anything would be like brand new.

Thanks for the input Dick. I love cutting down trees and stuff like that. If I lived close to you, I would probably actually help you out! Haha.

I usually spend somewhere between 28-48 hours a year of my own free time clearing out public trails and woods paths around my area so that they are passable all year long by dirtbike and foot. Most of that comes back to benefit me since I run them all year on foot and dirtbike them in the summer, but if nobody maintains them they'll eventually grow in and disappear. Especially nowadays where less and less people ride woods.

You should see the pathetic piece of junk I use now that I inherited from my grandfather when I was 14 years old. It takes like 50 pulls to start and is surely way down on compression. It's a vintage Mculloch from the early 70's with no brake or decompression that must weigh about 30 pounds and has no muffler(I think it's a '72 or '73 Mac 7-10). LOL. Not an efficient cutter, that's for sure. It's pretty fun to use some of the lightweight saws that my buddies have and I often end up using while helping them out in the summer... especially with how lightweight they are.
 

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Huskys are, Stihls are made by the krauts. At least neither is Canadian or US made.

They may be leftist but they are in no way liberal, knucklehead. I ain't lettin you get away with that crap anymore. Liberal has to do with liberty not restricting the rights of others or having your life run by big brother. Plus it isn't by choice nor is it unanimous according to some of the Swedes I talked to in Sweden. Many of them hate that shit and some even move here to get away from it. Same shit goes for Denmark. My rep there absolutely hated that socialist shit. All he ever did was bitch constantly about it and the friggin enormous tax load heaped on his shoulders.

If you really want the total social experience I think you should join the fuckin army. Then you'll have everything free, free food, free shelter, free clothes, free healthcare. Free free free everything free and you won't have a worry in the world. The only trouble is you won't have any freedom because you'll be told when and what to do every moment of your miserable life from the time they wake you up till the time they tell you to get your ass to bed.
That's why I want mandatory conscription for everyone commencing immediately upon graduation from high school. I want people to learn right off the bat what that shit is all about and the price they have to pay for it, while they earn their right to vote. I want everyone to have some skin in the game before they can go shooting their mouth off.

They are made by the SWEDES, liberals:eek: every last one of them...
 

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Huskys are, Stihls are made by the krauts. At least neither is Canadian or US made.

They may be leftist but they are in no way liberal, knucklehead. I ain't lettin you get away with that crap anymore. Liberal has to do with liberty not restricting the rights of others or having your life run by big brother. Plus it isn't by choice nor is it unanimous according to some of the Swedes I talked to in Sweden. Many of them hate that shit and some even move here to get away from it. Same shit goes for Denmark. My rep there absolutely hated that socialist shit. All he ever did was bitch constantly about it and the friggin enormous tax load heaped on his shoulders.

If you really want the total social experience I think you should join the fuckin army. Then you'll have everything free, free food, free shelter, free clothes, free healthcare. Free free free everything free and you won't have a worry in the world. The only trouble is you won't have any freedom because you'll be told when and what to do every moment of your miserable life from the time they wake you up till the time they tell you to get your ass to bed.
That's why I want mandatory conscription for everyone commencing immediately upon graduation from high school. I want people to learn right off the bat what that shit is all about and the price they have to pay for it, while they earn their right to vote. I want everyone to have some skin in the game before they can go shooting their mouth off.
I have busted my ass, and just about everything else my entire life to earn my way. Nobody gave me nothing, I didn't end up doing okay for any other reason than hard work. I have paid more than my share of taxes here, most hard working Canadians do. I have lots of military history in my family and have no problem with military service, its very honorable. I don't agree with forcing people to serve, reeks of communism. :)
BTW with your attitude you would make an awesome hockey coach. Just saying (true dat). Hockey is a game of discipline and violence, I can only assume your good at both.
 
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