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    Bingo!

    Bingo!
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    Here's a link to the whole album. You'll see that...

    Here's a link to the whole album. You'll see that the cuts were to get the crane slings to stay on... https://flic.kr/s/aHsjqT7iU4
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    Yup. I run 28-32" on my ported Husky 372's and...

    Yup. I run 28-32" on my ported Husky 372's and Dolmar 7900's, 36 on the 660, 24 on my awesome woods ported 357, 18" on the ported Husky 550, and normally 14" on my climb saws, both Husky and Stihl.
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    Another oldie from 2002, the (in) famous Squeeze...

    Another oldie from 2002, the (in) famous Squeeze Play is featured
    https://youtu.be/L2wMdGPEPfc
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    C'mon, fellas, get some real bar length..... ...

    C'mon, fellas, get some real bar length.....

    That's a 660 sporting a 42" bar, a 13 hp woods ported 3120 paired with a 60", and a venerable 2100 mated to a 72"er.... tree was a 10.5' giant sequoia,...
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    But that requires a power cord... and is...

    But that requires a power cord... and is expensive, typical of Stihl...

    Interesting, two of the images for this saw have the chain mounted backwards... lol.
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    Check out this review of several battery powered...

    Check out this review of several battery powered saws. https://www.drillpressview.com/best-battery-chainsaws/ Makita, Dewalt should be good... and the "Zombi" sounds powerful.. all are likely much...
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    Great saw.... for arborist use in a tree. Not a...

    Great saw.... for arborist use in a tree. Not a ground saw. Tell your bosses they have no clue.
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    Husqvarna 562. You'll love it... it's less...

    Husqvarna 562. You'll love it... it's less displacement, but has gobs of power. Otherwise, the 372, if you can find one. The 562 is all you need.
  10. LOLZ. I just found this thread, and only had read...

    LOLZ. I just found this thread, and only had read the linked story. I was about to reply, but you took the words right out of my mouth. How is that possible? You wrote them 10 days ago....

    "Let's...
  11. ^^^This!!

    ^^^This!!
  12. Feel so bad for Jackie. That fall was brutal and...

    Feel so bad for Jackie. That fall was brutal and hard to watch. Same with Stacey's today. She caught an edge and was down in an instant. Bloody face. Maybe no other injuries, hopefully, seeing as she...
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    LOL.... She had today's race won but got twisted...

    LOL.... She had today's race won but got twisted up a few short gates from the finish. Hard to believe she had never DNF'd until a couple weeks ago, and now has three....
    The GS the day before...
  14. I don't think she plans to retire anytime soon....

    I don't think she plans to retire anytime soon. At least not until she surpasses Stenmark's 86 WC wins.....
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    Great shot! So cool, so solid. Will she go for...

    Great shot! So cool, so solid.

    Will she go for five?
    I'd imagine so, and hope so, but that's a lot!
    http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/12/21/mikaela-shiffrin-olympics-alpine-skiing/
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    I've always loved Julia's skiing and her...

    I've always loved Julia's skiing and her pizzazz!! 18 years, what a career! That caped crusade down the course was perfect way to end it for her! and all that champagne too boot!!
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    She's in such a zone that it's as if she from...

    She's in such a zone that it's as if she from another planet. 41 and counting!! Now six times she's come from second to take the win!
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    Might?:ski: ...

    Might?:ski:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq0baaKvpSQ
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    If I were a betting man, I'll lay odds on Mikaela...

    If I were a betting man, I'll lay odds on Mikaela to win again tomorrow...unless Lindsey feels ready to let it all out, 48 hours after taking that crash...

    Shiffrin already has 465 points, and...
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    Wow, Ester came 13th yesterday and 7th today....

    Wow, Ester came 13th yesterday and 7th today. Amazing! What a hawt Czech!!

    And is at the top in her snowboard events! ...
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    Cool. thanks for the link, willywhit!

    Cool. thanks for the link, willywhit!
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    Just got home to see Mikaela is in the freakin'...

    Just got home to see Mikaela is in the freakin' lead! What a studdette!!
    Vonn sitting in 11th.... glad to see she was able to ski after the scary looking splits she took yesterday.
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    Vlhova, the first run leader, fell behind Mikaela...

    Vlhova, the first run leader, fell behind Mikaela by about 0.15 halfway through the second run.... but pulled ahead at the finish. Congrats to the (barely) 22 year old phenom for his first WC overall...
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    Wicked! I'm not sure how she lost so much time...

    Wicked! I'm not sure how she lost so much time to Brignone--but, of course, she got back on track and pulled out the W anyhow!
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    Tessa Worley skied fast and under control....

    Tessa Worley skied fast and under control. Mikaela had some trouble in a couple turns, but, per the norm for her, put the pedal to the metal and took the lead by 0.20.....
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    Mikaela had some trouble, but took the lead by...

    Mikaela had some trouble, but took the lead by 0.20.....
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    She may never lose a Combined again...... ...

    She may never lose a Combined again......

    Danno, She raced the two downhills at Lake Louise last December, and finished 18th and 13th
  28. What a difference two years makes! Thankfully,...

    What a difference two years makes! Thankfully, for Cali, last year wasn't bad, and this year is off the charts good, in fact too good for some like Oroville residents.

    The same link now shows the...
  29. Thread: Shiffrin

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    GS Silver for our girl today! Great second...

    GS Silver for our girl today! Great second run, couldn't catch Tessa Worley, though

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRR5Qf9Vbrg
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    She shared the victory stand with Veith, then...

    She shared the victory stand with Veith, then Fenninger.. Two years ago, I think.
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    Probably. But she's one win away from tying...

    Probably. But she's one win away from tying Janica Kostelic and Vreni Schneider for 8 straight slalom wins. But she has won the last 12 she entered. Her injury last year meant she missed five races
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    Good gawd, she is amazing. Had a bit of trouble...

    Good gawd, she is amazing. Had a bit of trouble and was trailing by about 0.4.. Turned up the heat in the last third and won by a big margin. Amazing how she can accelerate like that!

    HAT...
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    And Zuzalova is 0.90 faster. Go Mikaela

    And Zuzalova is 0.90 faster. Go Mikaela
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    Holdener takes 0.45 second lead. Two gals to go!

    Holdener takes 0.45 second lead. Two gals to go!
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    I'm watching live as well. Schild put down a fast...

    I'm watching live as well. Schild put down a fast run, then Loeseth took the lead. Mikaela only has a slight advantage to work with. Betcha she still extends her amazing slalom winning streak.
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    Yup, you got it good.... Chisel chain is...

    Yup, you got it good.... Chisel chain is especially dependent on having a sharp point, which dulls easily.

    You're using a good guide, but one way to determine if the tooth is sharp is to look for...
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    Hornbeam is about as hard as domestic woods come....

    Hornbeam is about as hard as domestic woods come. That said, it shouldn't dull your chain that quickly. Ensure that the logs are clean and free of foreign matter...dirt, embedded rocks, etc. But,...
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    Great tool, probably the best chain filing aid....

    Great tool, probably the best chain filing aid. As I've been working in the trees for 45 years, I don't need or use a file guide, but that's the one to use.
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    You asked about the only three things it could...

    You asked about the only three things it could be. Ignition issues can't cause the problems you describe, which leave the fuel system, and you've checked/ replaced everything else. I'd suggest...
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    Wrong answer. Full skip is only for long bars, to...

    Wrong answer. Full skip is only for long bars, to aid in chip clearance.
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    Go big, go home

    Been an arborist for 41 years now..... and decided to take some risks in order to fill out a log truck. We had some problems with the rigging, and am doubtful that I'll ever try anything so big...
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    Current model--Husqvarna 550XP, or even the...

    Current model--Husqvarna 550XP, or even the 543...... my 550 is fully woods ported. Before it, the 346XP was the best 3 cube saw, hands down.... I had several, though never ran any of them in stock...
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    I've never had a clutch slip to the point of...

    I've never had a clutch slip to the point of overheating all the components. They either engage or they don't....and only a broken clutch spring or a worn out drum would cause slippage, which would...
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    Sounds like an oil delivery issue. Run it sans...

    Sounds like an oil delivery issue. Run it sans bar and chain and check oil output. Turn it to max (screw on bottom of saw) If a problem, make sure the oil pickup filter is clean--use a small hook...
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    Here in the PNW, I've always been able to sell...

    Here in the PNW, I've always been able to sell residential logs . I've only had a very few metal rejects. Always do what I can to look for nails, including watching for the tell tale staining.. and...
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    Not good. I skied Jay Peak (along with several...

    Not good. I skied Jay Peak (along with several other eastern areas) on a media fam trip (a yearly conference for a ski media group) back in 1992. Bill Stenger treated me very well. Picked me and a...
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    The 362 is a nice saw... but the 562 will walk...

    The 362 is a nice saw... but the 562 will walk all over it. It will easily pull a 28" bar in softwood, and is among the best Husqvarnas ever for power to weight ratio.... or any saw, fo that...
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    And if the trees are being cut down because they...

    And if the trees are being cut down because they are dead, how useful is the timber going to be?

    Possibly good point. Pine is a soft wood, but depending on what killed the trees and how long dead,...
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    If you're serious about milling, go for nothing...

    If you're serious about milling, go for nothing less than a 5-6 cube 6-8 hp saw----- Stihl 660, Husky 385, 390 or 395. To mill 28" wood requires a 36' mill and bar. Full chisel square ground chain...
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    Yup, and in the GS Sunday, she had an early 0.76...

    Yup, and in the GS Sunday, she had an early 0.76 lead before spinning out.....
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