Best chainsaw for camping

Camping, fishing and outdoor recreational activities. Tips, equipment, accessories, hiking and outdoor cooking.

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by AusTac » 03 Oct 2017, 9:08 pm

Well for those that said chainsaw no1 was good for a chinga, heres my 4wd/camping chainsaw mkII 76.5 cc's of german fury
Attachments
rps20171003_220609.jpg
rps20171003_220609.jpg (121.12 KiB) Viewed 1511 times
Certified part time hillbilly
User avatar
AusTac
Warrant Officer C1
Warrant Officer C1
 
Posts: 1335
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by Bigjobss » 12 Oct 2018, 4:17 pm

Im looking at a husky 450e as a general bush saw, no bulk firewood or homesteading.
Anyone here got experience with one?
Bigjobss
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 576
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 12 Oct 2018, 5:17 pm

Bigjobss wrote:Im looking at a husky 450e as a general bush saw, no bulk firewood or homesteading.
Anyone here got experience with one?


It should do the job fine, 50cc is a good size for all purpose duties - I've been out today cutting 2 big loads of firewood and a 3rd almost cut ready for pick up tomorrow, all we used was a 445 Husky and my Oleomac 936 (36cc saw) they both handled the job fine. Only thing I don't like about these new bred of saws in the lack of adjustability in em, not sure what the saw you're looking at is like but I like adjustable oilers and the ability to tune the saw for the different situations as it's needed.

Good luck with it all and enjoy the new saw. :thumbsup:
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by Bigjobss » 12 Oct 2018, 5:37 pm

Cheers big fella, yeh not much luck with tuning ability on this saw, gotta spend another $500 for the "professional" version but I cant justify the cost on top of the $900 already.
Ive got a cheap 35cc but those bigger logs keep calling my name.
Bigjobss
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 576
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 12 Oct 2018, 8:12 pm

Bigjobss wrote:Cheers big fella, yeh not much luck with tuning ability on this saw, gotta spend another $500 for the "professional" version but I cant justify the cost on top of the $900 already.
Ive got a cheap 35cc but those bigger logs keep calling my name.


The other option worth thinking about is going 2nd hand, there are some good bargains out there to be had if you know what you are looking at. All mine bar the little Oleomac were 2nd hand and have been brilliant.

Anyway mate good luck with the purchase, hope it works out well for you. :thumbsup:
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by grandadbushy » 12 Oct 2018, 8:59 pm

Little saws do a marvelous job for their size I've got a Stihl 14'' bar and had it for 15yrs still going ,first pull
Cut strainers and other fence posts as well as camp saw just remember right oil mix, chain oil ( not engine oil ) and sharp chain and bar in good condition
You won't have a problem 10yrs before it had to be retuned and some plastic hose and parts replaced as they cracked with old age
grandadbushy
Second Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
 
Posts: 2122
Queensland

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by JimTom » 12 Oct 2018, 9:29 pm

I just take a Stihl Mini Boss. Does everything I need it to.
Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Everyday.
JimTom
Warrant Officer C2
Warrant Officer C2
 
Posts: 1139
Queensland

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by FNQ » 07 Feb 2019, 8:40 pm

Husky 236e hands down.
Carry a spare chain.
I’ve abused mine and it still runs

Avoid ebay Chinese as I’ve been there done that and won’t ever again
Gamo CF.177, Savage A.22ss, JW15A, Savage 42 .22/.410, Stirlng .22MAG, Howa .223 stainless, Remington 770 .308, Savage AXIS .30-06, #4 MK1 .303, #4 MK2 .303,#5 .303, Akkar Churchill O/U 12ga, Chippa lever 12ga.

GSM 1911 .22, Glock 17A 9mm, Glock 34 9mm
FNQ
Recruit
Recruit
 
Posts: 41
Queensland

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by deye243 » 07 Feb 2019, 9:50 pm

AusTac wrote:Well for those that said chainsaw no1 was good for a chinga, heres my 4wd/camping chainsaw mkII 76.5 cc's of german fury

The 461 these are a very good saw I just not long bought one for my son and was very surprised how it pulled a 24" b&c in .404 .
Just the ticket when you come across a 3' tree across the track .
Congrats .
And they are even stepping on the heels of a 660 with a muff mod and a 10* timing advance and a carb reset .
deye243
Warrant Officer C2
Warrant Officer C2
 
Posts: 1026
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 9:04 am

deye243 wrote:
AusTac wrote:Well for those that said chainsaw no1 was good for a chinga, heres my 4wd/camping chainsaw mkII 76.5 cc's of german fury

The 461 these are a very good saw I just not long bought one for my son and was very surprised how it pulled a 24" b&c in .404 .
Just the ticket when you come across a 3' tree across the track .
Congrats .
And they are even stepping on the heels of a 660 with a muff mod and a 10* timing advance and a carb reset .


D how do you reckon it compares to the Husky 576?

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/husq ... 54QAvD_BwE
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 9:05 am

Anyone seen the new 500i from Stihl, fuel injected apparently.

https://www.stihl.com/STIHL-power-tools ... 00i-W.aspx
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by southwest shooter » 08 Feb 2019, 10:25 am

I'd recommend a sharp one .
southwest shooter
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 311
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by deye243 » 08 Feb 2019, 1:18 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
deye243 wrote:
AusTac wrote:Well for those that said chainsaw no1 was good for a chinga, heres my 4wd/camping chainsaw mkII 76.5 cc's of german fury

The 461 these are a very good saw I just not long bought one for my son and was very surprised how it pulled a 24" b&c in .404 .
Just the ticket when you come across a 3' tree across the track .
Congrats .
And they are even stepping on the heels of a 660 with a muff mod and a 10* timing advance and a carb reset .


D how do you reckon it compares to the Husky 576?

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/husq ... 54QAvD_BwE


Scott I am not the one to ask because I will not own a auto tune or mtronic saw if I can't fix a problem I won't own it the 462 is more the opposition saw to the 576 .
The saw builder that builds my saws only does new saw saws and because of husky qc issues he will no longer work on a 5 series saw .......
deye243
Warrant Officer C2
Warrant Officer C2
 
Posts: 1026
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 2:03 pm

deye243 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
deye243 wrote:
AusTac wrote:Well for those that said chainsaw no1 was good for a chinga, heres my 4wd/camping chainsaw mkII 76.5 cc's of german fury

The 461 these are a very good saw I just not long bought one for my son and was very surprised how it pulled a 24" b&c in .404 .
Just the ticket when you come across a 3' tree across the track .
Congrats .
And they are even stepping on the heels of a 660 with a muff mod and a 10* timing advance and a carb reset .


D how do you reckon it compares to the Husky 576?

I'm hearing ya D, I'd much rather stick with stuff I can fix myself than this m tronic and all that auto tune s**t which usually requires a computer to tune it - which usually means being raped in the arse to get it sorted.

f*** em I say stick with the stuff that's tuff and works and is easy to tune and rebuild if need be. :thumbsup:

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/husq ... 54QAvD_BwE


Scott I am not the one to ask because I will not own a auto tune or mtronic saw if I can't fix a problem I won't own it the 462 is more the opposition saw to the 576 .
The saw builder that builds my saws only does new saw saws and because of husky qc issues he will no longer work on a 5 series saw .......
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by deye243 » 08 Feb 2019, 3:01 pm

I can actually get the software for huskys but not stihl but I am not a husky bloke I don't like there crappy soft AV and now stihl are going the same way .........
deye243
Warrant Officer C2
Warrant Officer C2
 
Posts: 1026
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 3:33 pm

deye243 wrote:I can actually get the software for huskys but not stihl but I am not a husky bloke I don't like there crappy soft AV and now stihl are going the same way .........


Ah well not much we can do about it other than keep rebuilding our older stuff until we can't source parts for it (hopefully that will see us out) :D

Everything seems to be going the crap/cheap way these days, there doesn't seem to be a quality or cheap option, it's all cheap and crappy unless you shell out a million $$$ for it, even cars are being made to last 7 or 8 years now and then you dispose of em :crazy:

Manufacturers are only required to carry parts for anything for 7yrs now by law apparently so things aren't being made to last any longer than that (what a great idea that is! Hopefully the chinga artermarket improves quality wise and that will keep us ticking along hey. :unknown:
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by deye243 » 08 Feb 2019, 6:27 pm

I will give up cutting before I start using the cheap Chinga s**t
You can do a bit witha the stihl and husky clones but they have to be PORTED to be any good because there jugs are rough and the timing numbers are s**t just like all the aftermarket jugs . And a carb replacement with I oem.
deye243
Warrant Officer C2
Warrant Officer C2
 
Posts: 1026
Victoria

Re: Best chainsaw for camping

Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 7:47 pm

I won't give up using em if I have to put chinga parts in em. We use a few Huskies that are running Chinga Pistons (caber rings) and they have been just fine for the last 5 or 6yrs at least and they have probably cut up around 150t or more of firewood.

I agree some of the chinese jugs can be a bit ordinary but useable (no doubt better if you do some porting work etc to em) we've built quite a few rebuilds using chinese jugs and so far so good, I can't remember anyone coming back complaining about them.

It's funny my mate got onto husky the other week about a coil he needed, apparently it was around $160 or there abouts anyway he told em he could source one for about $40 off ebay and next thing ya know they dropped the price to $80!

If they would only offer decent prices in the first place maybe people would be more inclined to use their parts but it's hard to pay 3 or 4 times more than what you can get parts off the net for. My mate always gives people the option and most chose the cheaper offerings.

We had a stihl that needed a new fuel tank and it cost around $40 or so off ebay, can't remember the stihl price but it was a hell of a lot more than that.

Sadly the price repair shops charge to repair things is making it harder to justify repairing things these days (one mob out this way is charging $135ph FFS - no wonder people just junk stuff and buy new again.
User avatar
bigfellascott
General
General
 
Posts: 6270
-

PreviousNext

Back to top
 
Return to Camping, fishing and outdoor recreation