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    I would say so. A number of folks have not been aware of it apparently. I figured it out from necessity- we were logging and skidding the logs thru a deep large mud hole, all the end-most logs were mostly mud covered and had to bucked to 8'6", so we learned to start cutting in a clean spot or at least the most clean spot, or any dirty spot and then proceed properly from there
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    Ahh, okay. Yes I have used that method or line of thinking. Thanks. Though I will say my experience of the "Good" result is still pretty darn bad.

    A friend of mine trucked hundreds of fir piling poles out of San Francisco and I went down with him on a few loads for fun. The construction company that was pulling these poles would frequently break them in the process and we cut the breaks to clean them up for logging truck transport through the city. The 30 plus foot pilings had been driven in an area of the city that had debris from the 1906 earthquake dumped in a bay side wet area. They wanted to stabilize the fill and then they put a huge concrete slab over all that area to park city buses on for decades. Looking at the sides of these poles you would see little white specs of porcelain etc mixed with sand or pieces of sea shell. After rock, nothing quite dulls a chain like porcelain and sea shell. Inside was the most well preserved, tight grain, red fir wood you have ever seen.

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    Sounds tricky for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merle Nelson View Post
    Cory, what is the "cutting dirty wood method?"

    Stig where can I see the bigger felling bar you use?


    Edit - I see Husky has one 130cm and 89cm or so. Might try one.
    Do that.
    It is a handy tool.
    Also great for rolling a log that you have to cut into firewood.
    You know; cut as far down to the dirt as you can, roll it and cut the rest.
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    Okay, thanks.

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    Sean, you'd be surprised how close in weight the new 462 is to my 260...(not a 261 mind)...I reckon if I put an 18" bar on it the 260 might be relegated...
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    Might have to look into the Canadian 462 source. We need something in the middle, since with our recent bout of saw trouble about all we have left is the 020 and the Husqy 395XP!

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    Well I risked it after seeing that Stig liked it, and boyohboy, it's niiiice!
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    I'm very pleased to have followed his advice too.
    I even ask myself if I really need to buy a 661 to replace my stolen 066.
    Well, maybe anyway