DirtyComanche Posted February 2 Share Posted February 2 Who has experience with brush saws? Backstory: Some local guys want to host an off-road event, and we need to clear out some old trails to do this. In this region we get a lot of alder and poplar that will spring up in a hurry anywhere below about 5000' elevation, so anything that isn't driven on every year tends to start to grow in and then eventually disappear. This stuff is often pretty thick and twisted, mostly it will be only 1/2" to 3/4" diameter, but sometimes it will be up to 3" or so. For the big stuff a chainsaw works nice and quick. For the smaller stuff it tends to catch your chain and rip it off. Sometimes we'd just cut the big stuff and then drive over the small stuff, if you do that a few times it tends to break it enough that it dies for a few years, but this isn't as good long term as cutting it off at the ground. How thick of stuff can a mid range brush saw go through? Something like a Stihl FS131 or Husqvarna 336FR? These are both about $650-700 CAD. Does the Milwaukee M18 version (Quik-Loc trimmer with the brush cutter head) perform similarly to the mid range gas units? I have the 16" chainsaw and use it for cutting the larger brush normally, but it has impressed me in it's ability to cut 1' to 2' diameter logs for firewood, etc. I'm I stuck buying a $1400 Husky 545FX (or similar) to actually have a less painful experience with this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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