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Old 02-17-2009, 06:21 PM
Laker Laker is offline
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Default Re: Echo, Stihl or SOLO chainsaw engines?

Good discussion.I'll play devils advocate, but I think the chain saw power head idea has merit.Bottom line is that we wont know till someone tries.A few thoughts.The heads were made to move a cutting attachment thru wood.At any given time the cutters were made to have the least amount of friction possible.Reduce friction and you reduce the need for torque.My oldest power head from 1952 weights 27 pounds and looks like a board tracker motor.My newest is 13 pounds and use'es the most friction free cutters of today.Another ration of trade offs.Cut wood or haul bodies,sometimes you do both!!
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