Chain saw for brush question - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Royersford,PA & Proctor Lycoming Co.
Posts: 1,277
Back To Top
Chain saw for brush question

I spend a lot of time cutting brush (autum olive) and other small tress (striped maple) most are less then 3" in diameter.
Would I be better off buying a 12 climbing saw? Seems like it would be better in tight places and a lot lighter then my bigger saws. I also seem to have issues with the chains coming off my 16" echo saws when cutting brush ( i do keep the chains tight and sharp). I know they are pricey but i can get a used one a decent price.

Thanks

Gobble,Gobble,Gobble -> BANG
KingRon
KingRon is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 01:14 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Indiana co. Penna.
Posts: 1,595
Back To Top
did you ever consider a saw bladed weed eater,?

"one hand clapping" mork from ork
treedaddy is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 01:30 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
Posts: 11,660
Back To Top
I use my Stihl chainsaw. The 18" blade is good for reach in under the tops. I have no problem getting down on my knees under the tops and cutting the group growth.
Born2Hunt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Royersford,PA & Proctor Lycoming Co.
Posts: 1,277
Back To Top
I have a trimmer with a blade, which works fine for some brush, but it doesn't work well if i need to cut anything above knee height.

Gobble,Gobble,Gobble -> BANG
KingRon
KingRon is online now  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Royersford,PA & Proctor Lycoming Co.
Posts: 1,277
Back To Top
Getting down on your knees is fine for the younger guys, but when your over 65 with bad knees, getting back up is a challenge.
Dennis Hill and Huntered like this.

Gobble,Gobble,Gobble -> BANG
KingRon
KingRon is online now  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
Posts: 11,660
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingRon View Post
Getting down on your knees is fine for the younger guys, but when your over 65 with bad knees, getting back up is a challenge.
Ha. Ha. If makes you feel better I am 72.
Born2Hunt is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 05:58 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: from the foot of Tussey near the head of Clover
Posts: 1,175
Back To Top
For small stuff, I often use my 18v sawzall with pruning blade. Pruning blades are a little pricey but work very well. Careful, they are nasty sharp.
Wainzoid is online now  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 06:24 PM
Senior Member
 
cspot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western PA-2A
Posts: 11,977
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by treedaddy View Post
did you ever consider a saw bladed weed eater,?
The one I have works good for stuff smaller than 1/2" but if you get much bigger than that it is rough to get it thru. I typically use a chainsaw on the bigger stuff.

When cutting the small stuff, keeping the chain on can be an issue. I try to keep it as snug as I can. That helps, but those small saplings can still flip it off occasionally.

Traditions only last if you pass them down to your kids!
cspot is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 06:47 PM
BBB
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Perry Co. Pa
Posts: 982
Back To Top
My Buddy has a stihl weed eater with a Hedge trimmer attachment It wont cut 3" trees but eays up the smaller stuff!!
BBB is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: PA
Posts: 428
Back To Top
Be careful with a top handle climbing saw, running it with one hand can be a kickback waiting to happen.
sdowns is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome