Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Chain Saw Choice / Gloat

Steve Roxberg
>I have read the recent chain saw threads, and studied them for a while. I am planning on pickup a Stihl 290 with a 20" bar on Thursday.

I will be mainly using it for creating woodturning blanks, and some trimming in the yard.

Any concerns I should have with this selection? I almost went for a 18" bar, but for $10 more I figured that I might be happier with the $20?

I will receive an extra chain. My thought on that was to dull the first one through use, and then have it sharpened as a rip blade.

Any thoughts?

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