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    19 Hours Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I need to figure out a winch for my mill. I gave an electric "hand held" chainsaw mill a thought. I'm still unsure about it. I have some of the necessary parts to make a 4-10kW saw at about 25-40lbs (battery, motor(s) and all that makes up the powerhead) But the huge battery might only get one 5 minute rip at ported 3120 power. The other idea is the same lightweight motor, but running on a 240v extension cord, but converting that power to efficient high speed 3 phase power could be more expense and work than its worth. I do like the idea of quiet operation. The bonus to the motors I have is that they weigh 4lbs and can output a continuous 6hp vs a 60lb standard 240v 5hp machine motor.
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    Nutball replied to a thread Horrible Dog Attack in Odds and Ends
    You can even see the face print left in the snow
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    1 Day Ago
    Should've just bolted some metal hinges to it. I wonder if anyone has ever cut some boards and bolted them to the sides of the trunk where the hinge ends would be to strengthen the hinge on heavy leaners? Of course a guide line pulling against the lean would be faster, easier, more practical, & stronger in most cases
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    1 Day Ago
    I didn't read it offensively either, and even thought most (not all) of the later posts as friendly jabs.
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    2 Days Ago
    From April (in the woods)
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    2 Days Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I'd naturally tend toward the 3120. I'm thinking of getting a ported one for milling when I'm ready to build my house. Prolly with a 9 tooth sprocket and mildly aggressive chain.
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    2 Days Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Sounds like me. I wish I could find my double. I thought I did once, and worked for him for a while till that business fell apart as I went off to school.
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    3 Days Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Unusually long day today. No chipper, cuz it broke, bucket broke today. Hopefully I can get to sleep without working all night (in my dreams) sucks when that happens
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    3 Days Ago
    Also coming in late. So, yea you about cut the hinge off, but what I quickly noticed was how the was a wee bit of under cut on the face, and the hinge was able to just split, so you lost a lot of tension holding fibers when the back cut went over the over deep bottom face cut.
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    1 Week Ago
    Would we understand it if he told us? :lol: Just having fun, Jomo's opinion is welcomed
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    1 Week Ago
    His post was of the quote with BELOW in all caps to point out the cut was unusually low instead of normally above the hinge. I've had a couple enjoyable felling experiences, one with a Norwegian Spruce, and one with white pine where the poles would ever so slowly make their way to the ground as I made the back cut. They would even stop at more than 40-60 degrees waiting for me to finish the back cut. Strong hinge wood there.
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    1 Week Ago
    Maybe by unwinding the spool if it can be built in a way such that it will hold tight on the spool while still being unwindable.
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    1 Week Ago
    So i was just now sitting in the recliner letting my mind wander, and looked over to see a saw chain reference guide that came with my ripping chain. On it i saw a picture of a spool of chain. I sez to myself " I wonder what it would be like grinding away at wood with a whole spool". Then I realized theoretically you could wind a spool of chain on a sturdy hub and build your own planer or jointed of whatever size you want, and it otta be cheaper and sharpenable. Cheap way to get a helical head for sure, but would it produce a polished finish like a normal helical head?
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    1 Week Ago
    To me it looks like he didn't leave fibers holding, but encouraged them to pull out really deep fibers really early. Looks like exact opposite of what should be done, but maybe I'm missing something.
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    1 Week Ago
    I've never much liked gloves either, and I'd only use them when things got really sappy, but all of a sudden about a month ago, gloves quit bothering me nearly as much. Now I use them a lot.
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I found today that the lower the chain speed (to a great, but not endless extent obviously) the faster it rips. I might try exploring that find more. No sense in burning up a saw and a ton of fuel when it cuts faster slower. Just kinda strange in a way, but at the same time its like bucking with too much pressure on a saw with a good sharp chain, so it bites really deep, runs slow rpm, but cuts kinda fast, though they tend to cut a little faster with less pressure, and at max power rpm. When ripping at low rpm like that, I found little difference in power between low and high throttle as if it runs lean at full throttle and really low rpm. I keep my saw tuned towards the rich side, but just beyond any frequent 4 stroking if I can help it. Might be not enough air flow speed for the carb opening size. I've heard of a similar problems with some engine that have a bored out carb, they are hard to start at high throttle that reason.
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 088 carb problem in Chainsaws!
    Does it make a pulsing sound too after you let off the throttle? We have saw like that. I keep forgetting to richen it. It doesn't kick, but can be hard to start and keep going at times as it leans out and dies at idle.
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Chainsaw RPM's in Chainsaws!
    It depends on the frequency and amplitude measured. I would expect it from different apps more than different phones.
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    yes
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    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    My first time milling, it went pretty well. I had always wondered how slow it goes having heard and seen what looks like slow cuts. In person it went way faster than I expected. The first and only cut I made (since it got dark fast) was a test cut and to get a flat surface on the log. I ended up cutting at a low rpm for a few reasons: I don't want to overheat the saw, I'm in a neighborhood and my muffler mod is very loud, and I found it cut way faster than I expected at a low rpm so no need to let 'er rip. I don't need a perfect finish on the boards, but literally I was cutting with just a little more throttle than it took to get the chain going as that's the amount I started the cut with. 8 tooth sprocket helped. The rails worked well till I got to the end where I didn't move the screws back a foot to support the end, so it tipped the rails at the end.
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    1 Week Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Chainsaw RPM's in Chainsaws!
    It counts the number of pops the engine sounds in a second I assume. My saws were cutting at around 100-180Hz.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I took a look at the oiler, it doesn't look easy to mod :( I like the Husqvarna oilers with just a flat ended shaft that can more easily be ground on, plus disassembly is easier.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The 661 never gets much use anyway, but I finally got around to working on it and I have another question. Do these bar studs look correct? It's hard for me to find pictures online, but I get the feeling they should both have the thick/wide middle. On the left is the rear one that stripped out. The right one I found was also loose. The left one almost cut it's way through the clutch cover.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    You can make a light weight core bar with hard rails. Sugihara is supposed to be one of the most durable from what I've heard. I figure way more than necessary resetting of the dogs and leaving out in the elements to rust contributes to early paint wear, but heat is definitely the #1 cause. Run plenty of oil, and always a good sharp chain to avoid cooking the paint off.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Chainsaw RPM's in Chainsaws!
    Me too. I try to challenge myself with holding perfectly steady at the optimal rpms, no frequent repositioning 5 times a second.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Nutball started a thread Chainsaw RPM's in Chainsaws!
    I've always wondered at what rpm chainsaws cut. I always assumed around 6000-8000rpm, not a bad guess. I watched some old videos I have of my saws cutting, and listened to them while trying to match the frequency with a saw tooth tone generator on my phone. Just for fun, here's what I found: Echo 271t: Max power ~10,600, Optimal cut speed in 4-8" wood 9250, max torque (before loss of power and stalling) 8100-8300. Chinese husqvarna 365's newer, stronger, with new aggressive chain: Optimal cut speed 7000, max torque 6250. (This saw may have still been tuned too rich, I know one I had was) older, weaker design with old chain: Max power 9250, optimal cut speed 8500, max torque 6800. Husqvarna 390 with 20" bar, 19" cut depth in 10" and 25" logs: Max power 9750-10,650, optimal cut speed 8500-9500, max torque 7800-8300. All saws tested in solid hickory or oak.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    And earbuds (music), makes it hard to communicate. I prefer earplugs to quiet the loud noises, then I can enjoy chainsaws and chippers running under load as music to my ears.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I know we got only $600-$1000 in bars and chains this year (6x 14" chains, 2x 36", 2x28", 5x 14" bars, sprockets...) well an MS150 too. Plus parts and stuff. I guess we ran up near $2000, but we lost like $400 of chains in a tool box that was misplaced, and we haven't needed them, so I'd count that off.
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