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Hello guys, how’s it going?  I’m looking to start a small firewood operation to make a little extra cash on the side.  I’ve got saws already but I’d like to pick up a new one for firewood.  In everyone’s opinion, what’s the best firewood saw on the market?

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Opinions are like armpits, everyonne has them and they all smell. Best firewood saw on the market? in Chainsaws Are you looking new or used? What length of bar? Are you wanting a pro model or a farm/ranch saw? Do you have a servicing dealer with competent people and a good stock of parts nearby?  Stihl, Husqvarna or Makita will serve you well if you pick the right model for the job. A 50cc with 16 or 18 inch bar would be my choice for firewood, I don’t want the weight of anything larger and it will all be smaller deadfall.

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Opinions are like armpits, everyonne has them and they all smell. Best firewood saw on the market? in Chainsaws Are you looking new or used? What length of bar? Are you wanting a pro model or a farm/ranch saw? Do you have a servicing dealer with competent people and a good stock of parts nearby?  Stihl, Husqvarna or Makita will serve you well if you pick the right model for the job. A 50cc with 16 or 18 inch bar would be my choice for firewood, I don’t want the weight of anything larger and it will all be smaller deadfall.

Preferably new.  I never seem to have much luck with buying used saws.  I’d like something with a little more torque than a 50cc saw.  Thanks for your input.

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How about money? The obvious choices are Husky/Stihl if money isn’t a problem. If you’re on a budget, an echo 590 would be a good choice imo.

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How about money? The obvious choices are Husky/Stihl if money isn’t a problem. If you’re on a budget, an echo 590 would be a good choice imo.

I don’t want to break the bank with a $1,000+ saw, but I want something quality.  I’ve already got the 60cc pro saws from both the big manufacturers and an echo 590.  I like all three of them, but I’m seeing if there’s something better out there.  I don’t need a new saw, but I’m always looking for an excuse to buy one.

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Ms291 is a nice firewood saw for the price when they go on sale, but if you have a 60cc pro saw id use that. If you wanted to spend a good chunk a ms362 would be an awesome saw for firewood production

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Doesn’t sound like he would be happy with a 291. The next step up would be an MS462 or Husky 575 XP with a 24″ bar, now we are getting into serious power

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I myself would have a 50 cc and a 70cc. I had both for years. I won a Efco 50cc chainsaw on the FF. I had no idea that 70cc was the reason for my sore shoulder. Best firewood saw on the market? in Chainsaws  Shoulder hurt for years, dummy me, kept swinging that 70cc saw. Used the 50cc for limbing and took a while but the pain started to subside. Took awhile for it to sink in why too.  Best firewood saw on the market? in Chainsaws I use the big saw to cut down anything big and the small saw for limbing.  All was good until the crank broke off on the Efco. Need another small saw again. Might even drop down to a 40cc this time.

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Since you already have 60cc pro saws you will need to give more info like you want bigger or smaller or just want permission to get a new saw.

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Was looking at the saws you have listed, you already have the best firewood saw, 562xp, set it up with whatever length bar you need for the size wood your cutting. Light, very nimble and great power for a 60cc saw, with an 18″ bar they cut fast.

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Stihl MS 261 C-M . Less than 11 pounds , 50 cc , 4.2 HP , does well with 16″-20″ bars . With the RS chain they are cutting demons . Under $600.00 . 

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Also depends what you are lopping up for firewood. Many folks are slicing up 12″ dia thinnings and tops and a 50cc saw does that just fine.  

Locally you might expect to be slicing up 3-4ft dia Eucalyptus, and a MS660 isn’t a silly choice. 

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 Gman,  If you’re gonna be blocking firewood off a log pile, to sell, you want something fast. You already have the 60cc choices. You will be disappointed doing this with a 50cc. I’d say 372/572 or stihl 462. 

But honestly if I’m cutting on a log pile I prefer my 2188 jonsered. 20” bar, cuts real fast. A 372 may not be that much of an improvement over a 562, 20” bar, purely log pile blocking.

My 2 cents, get a 390xp and rock and roll  Best firewood saw on the market? in Chainsaws

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Thanks for the replies guys.  I guess I should have added some more details.  Like celliot mentioned, it’ll be piled tree length or semi tree length wood.  I have a 562xp and 362 right now, but I was wondering if anyone here knew of a better option.  I’m doing firewood part time on nights and weekends, so I don’t have a lot of time to cut.  Therefore I’d like something with some power.

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sounds like fun.  You have 3 great saws.  are you missing a size?  are you going to be a one man show, or is the additional saw for employees of family to use.  how big an operation are you planning, or is this just to bring in some extra cash.  I like my 261 pro saw. light and powerful.   I use it on the mill.  I assume you are talking about hardwood.  what size logs.  I occ. split up old elm, that is 36 inches round.  I use a crane on my track loader to get it on the splitter.  I have an older 046mag,  and an 880 for really big stuff.  If you have all the saws you need, maybe a good sharpener to keep the chain sharp.

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The 60cc saws you have are good ones. If you want faster, then you need more cc’s, and that  means more money and weight. 

I’d throw a Makita / Dolmar 790x into the choices, just because it’s a 79cc pro grade saw that doesn’t weight a lot more than a 60cc saw.

But saws in that cc / power range are all “pro” grade, and cost accordingly. They will all “get the job done” too. 

 

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You have fine choices in 60cc saws.  “Firewood saw”  is a term with so many variables.   60 is almost all I ever need to get the job done.  Can get by with 1-2 tanks per year on my 24″ saw.  I would think you are getting awful close to the $1k you don’t want to spend for a significant upgrade to what you have to get one new.  I could very well be wrong though because I am not in tune with the big saws.  I am loaded at 50-55cc and that’s just what I need.

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Get a 261C-M from Mastermind.

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First of all you’ll never get rich by selling fire wood .That said every chainsaw ever made will cut the stuff .A 70 cc saw is a nice mid sized saw .For all intents they all cut about the same regardless of what anybody brags them up .Then it’s how much you want to pay and how available is service for one .

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Gman,

When I started firewood about 15 years ago, I was using a 455 husqvarna, then about 9 years ago I stepped up to a 372xp, and this past few years I have been using a 395xp husqvarna. I cut and drag tree length to my processor and cut everything on the landing. If I had to pick just one saw, it’d be the 372xp, but the 395xp really speeds up the whole process. As a background I’m cutting dead standing lodgepole pine, 35 years old, 6’5″ and 235lbs.

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