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My 044, black locust, & wood pile

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  1. CrystalRiver1

    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Just got my 044 up & running again...new spark arresting screen and mounting bracket intact.
    It fired up in about 4 pulls, yet sputters just a tad when it idles, BUT afterward it fired up on one pull the whole evening!
    Black locust is one of my top 3 firewood's, check out how beautiful & tight the end grains are on this wood.
    My others saws sometimes balked when tackling locust the 044 screamed through it like so much confetti!
    Obviously, my 20' bar sprouted legs, so I slapped on an 18' bar and some RSC and let it rip...and rip it does!
    I noodled about 8 sugar maple rounds, cut about 20 pieces of locust into firewood size chunks, and diced up some red oak as well.
    This saw is beyond a beast and I understand why it has almost a cult following!
    I thought my Sachs Dolmar 116si, my 034 Super, and the MS390 were stout saws...they pale in comparison to the 044!!:campeon:
    BIG SHOUT OUT to Basher & lwhaples for some much needed parts...great guys indeed!:applaudit:
    Same goes to David Young for a basket case 038 Mag that has me salivating like a curr in heat!!!:babeando:

    BTW...I'll be ordering another bar for the 044, I've narrowed it to the a 20' Stihl Rolomatic ES LIGHT or 24' Sugihara??
    What's you studs thoughts?
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    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    How about some feedback on this portion?
    BTW...I'll be ordering another bar for the 044, I've narrowed it to the a 20' Stihl Rolomatic ES LIGHT or 24' Sugihara??
     
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    Magnumitis Kevin in Arkansas

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    Either. I just bought a new 20" ES non light for my 044.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I like 24-28" myself
     
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    Magnumitis Kevin in Arkansas

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    But I'm a midget
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    True.
     
  7. CrystalRiver1

    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Magnumitis Kevin in Arkansas

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    I just needed a 20" bar actually. I say go 24" but not necessarily the Sugi. Stihl ES light or tsumara light and tough would be my choices.
     
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    CoreyB Yep I am your neighborhood coffee man

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    I am pleased with my tsumara l&t I have not used the others. I would probably run a 24 myself but a 20 gets a lot done.
     
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    Cigmaker Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Nice work! I'd also go 24"
     
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    Four Paws Chrome won't get you home

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    Depends on what size timber you are working with. For what I'm cutting, I like 24" on a 70cc - falling, limbing and bucking.
     
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    beaglebriar "I have a potty mouth" + GFY

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    I put a 24" sugi on my 372 just playing around but I'm having a hard time taking it off. I have a brand new 20" just sitting there now.
     
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    Get 2 044s and put a 20 in on one and 24 on the other like i did :neng2kb:
     
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    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Oh, HELL YEAH!!:banana:
     
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    Stihlsmoking City Hillbilly

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    Mine had I 25" on it when acquired so that what mine wears.
     
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    I've got a 20" on my 044 and it's great, a 24" sugi for it is high on my list though.
     
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    Latest bad rap on black locust showed up at the local bar and grill. A guy asked me if locust was good firewood. I said, "Yes, but you have to let it dry about a year. When dry, practically nothing burns longer. It's as dense as oak. I consider it premium."

    He said, "I have a large one that may have to come down. A neighbor told me that it was junk wood, soft as poplar, and didn't burn worth a hoot. "

    I was astonished. How does garbage info. like that get around?
     
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    CrystalRiver1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I bet his neighbor was attempting to fool him & was secretly salivating over his "Highly Valuable Black Locust Tree!":risas3:
     
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    T 20190217_113517.jpg We have sum big azz locust round deez parts.
    3ft bar on a tree90xp sittn on a locust stump
     
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    We also have some good sized honey locust trees here and there. Last spring one branch blew off from high up and that alone provided two truckloads of rounds that I processed and was able to burn this year, six months after splitting. Really good stuff.

    Maybe danimal can send a living avatar to Omaha one of these days, wearing tight-fittin' jeans, of course. Mercy!
     
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