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  1. Time's Standing Stihl

    Time's Standing Stihl Below me...

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    I'm sure there are a lot of variances, as with anything, but the three 7900s I've had can't seem to discharge fast enough
     
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    Still noodle the majority of my firewood. Not a lot of nice, straight grained hardwood in western WI, especially along fence lines or pastures.

    Wore out a ported 2171 with the western clutch cover by mostly noodling-hands down the best combo of power/speed/weight. 2260 clears chips well but not enough snort. 70e and 111s work great once you trim the bar plate “ears” off. Until I get the 2171 rebuilt I’ve got a 2095 that does well but lacks chain speed.
     
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  3. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Nothing huge 20-24 inch mostly Birch
     
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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    I don't think I've ever cut Burch.
     
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  5. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Your to far south! I think it quits about half way through Minnesota.
     
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    272 my favorite noodling saw. Wish I didn't sell that one. But I have another, just need to warm it over like the last one and all will be good.


    Steven
     
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  7. T.Roller

    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    Gotcha
     
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  8. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    It's a little harder than a red maple
     
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    SOS Ridgerider Man of many names

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    Aren't you throwing a fair amount in front of you?
     
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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    Noodles?
     
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    I noodle with my large frame Dolmar's.
    64/73/79cc, doesn't matter, they are all great.

    My PS-6400 & PS-7300 have small European spikes and tend to plug chips under the clutch cover.
    The distance from the chain exiting the round to the saws clutch cover seems to small causing the chain not to discharge the chips but taking them for a ride around the sprocket.
    Holding the saw on distance from the round helps counteracting that behaviour.

    My PS-7310 is sporting the Klingon US style 1 spikes and does an excellent job.
    I prefer this saw & spike setup for bucking and noodling.

    My PS-7900 has the large US style 2 spikes and the lowest tooth likes to catch noodles which tends to trigger clutch cover plugging.
    The large spikes also steal too much bar length.

    I admit that the aluminum chain catch tends to catch chips, but most times it isn't enough to trigger a clutch cover plugging.

    I mostly cut beech and oak.
     
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    The Mac 125 is a killer noodler, it just doesn’t care! And my modded 661r is a noodle machine then the ported 660!
     

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    Speed that 2095 up with a bigger rim unless that causes noddles to foul the bar with the bigger gap at the tail.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Covers are overrated
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    My 394 and 372 are my best noodlers. 288 is the worst, noodles hang up on the aluminum chain catcher almost instantly.

    Noodling some small stuff with my 372.



    394 noodling hickory, making billets to make ax handles out off. I think the type of wood has a lot to do with how the chips clear. This hickory is some stringy stuff, poops out of the clutch cover like play doh most of the time and plugged the saw a few times. The long bar definitely changes the game also.

     
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  19. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    White pine and poplar tend to be the worst for me to noodle in my area
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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