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    2020 Firewood Thread

    Got the outside spikes on, I only got it because the inside one doesn’t work well with one mounting point broken off of the case. I wasn’t going to replace the case, or gut it to have it welded. I’ll see how it works next time.
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    A recent load I brought down.

    Didn’t cut all the way through, then used the loader to break them loose and roll over to finish the cut.
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      #3
      I’m not going to lie, I bought some of those for my saw and after using them this season so far my feeling is they are the truck nuts of the saw world


      last load I got in May.


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        #4
        I just cut them down and limb them then bring it home to block and split.

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          #5
          You guys don't run your trucks into garages? I thought that was like an old traditional thing to do?

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            #6
            I'll have to take a few pics when I get home. I've got wood everywhere.

            I did pick up this little guy a month ago though:
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            I could really use a wood processor though. I'm a one man show and its just a non stop thing.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Wheelerfreak View Post
              I’m not going to lie, I bought some of those for my saw and after using them this season so far my feeling is they are the truck nuts of the saw world:flipoff2
              So the spikes are a nice decoration?
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                #8
                Originally posted by mountainguyed67 View Post

                So the spikes are a nice decoration?
                A decoration, that's it, not so nice. I have cut about 4 cords with them so far and can't really see any advantage to them over the dogs that came on my saw. YMMV. Who's to say, some people like stacks and truck nuts too.

                Now for something like my wife's Stihl MS180 that has plastic dogs, maybe some steel dogs would be useful? Or if you cut wood with really thick bark?

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                  #9
                  So in my case they’ll do what I want. Replace the original, since the original isn’t doing its job.

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                    #10
                    What I need practice on is chain sharpening. Mine will get dull, I'll do three passes on each tooth, then the saw will curve in one direction. I'll do one pass with the file on the faulty side, and it will still curve. Take two passes on the other side and curve the other direction. I end up going back and forth for a bit until I can get it to cut straight again.

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                      #11
                      You’re ahead of me, I haven’t tried sharpening myself. I’m familiar with them cutting crooked if I nick only one side.

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                        #12
                        I have the large outside dawgs on all of my saws as well.

                        just finished splitting all the wood for this year, now working on next year to stay ahead of it


                        1/2 of this years pile

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                        other half of this year

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                        starting on next year

                        all the wood going down both sides and the back wall are from one very large fir tree

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by woods View Post
                          What I need practice on is chain sharpening. Mine will get dull, I'll do three passes on each tooth, then the saw will curve in one direction. I'll do one pass with the file on the faulty side, and it will still curve. Take two passes on the other side and curve the other direction. I end up going back and forth for a bit until I can get it to cut straight again.
                          I use this for sharpening my saws. I got it at my local Stihl dealer for half of what it was on Amazon
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                            #14
                            Just finished putting the 394 back together. Got a fresh batch of chains.

                            The last batch for grndma. Gona make that 394 earn it fucking keep in the next few weeks getting 3 med/big cedars for myself.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Wheelerfreak View Post

                              A decoration, that's it, not so nice. I have cut about 4 cords with them so far and can't really see any advantage to them over the dogs that came on my saw. YMMV. Who's to say, some people like stacks and truck nuts too.

                              Now for something like my wife's Stihl MS180 that has plastic dogs, maybe some steel dogs would be useful? Or if you cut wood with really thick bark?
                              agree they do not add much for thin bark, and when cutting straight across a log.
                              but as mentioned, very thick bark ( some tree are 3+ inches of bark here) or when felling a tree. making a face cut with no dawg on the outside means you have to move to the opposite side of the tree.

                              066 with 36" bar
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                              for the small saws with plastic ones
                              I have this on my little MS170

                              https://www.amazon.com/HIPA-Bumper-F.../dp/B01N0IJAD2




                              my old 038M with large bumper spikes and added a full wrap handle as well

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