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    Default Stihl MS 460 Rescue chainsaw

    Brothers and sisters,
    Have any of you had experience cutting lexan glass, metal roofs or anything else out of the ordinary with this saw and the Stihl rescue chain? And I'm talking about the chain that costs around $175. I couldn't be happier with how it performs on asphalt shingle roofs for vent holes, but haven't had a chance to cut lexan or a metal roof yet!

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    Default Careful.

    used same saw to cut a sheet medal garage door for a fire and it broke off i think 2 or 3 teeth. SInce then we have bought partner circular saw with diamond blade and they are impressive if you have never used one.

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    We have two of these saws. The first thing that we did was return the bar and chain. We changed those out for the Raptor/Ventmaster set up. Same chain idea, but much heavier and less expensive chains. They will cut anything.
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    Default Stihl Chain Saw

    We have two of these saws also and have put the cutoff saw away at the station. Not sure of the exact name. but both saws are outfitted with a bullet chain and have performed great. We have cut metal siding and vented roofs with no problems. The metal siding was on a hog barn and allowed us to cutoff the fire using 4' x 5' holes halfway down the building and drive the fire back. We did add goggles to the saw on the truck and users must use them. It kicks out small pieces of metal that can be hard to remove from clothing and the helmet face shield is not complete enough. There is a program we are part of that allows us to trade in the units every few years with the local Stihl dealer as well that has kept the unit current, just exchange the bars to the new units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwspeer View Post
    We have two of these saws also and have put the cutoff saw away at the station. Not sure of the exact name. but both saws are outfitted with a bullet chain and have performed great. We have cut metal siding and vented roofs with no problems. The metal siding was on a hog barn and allowed us to cutoff the fire using 4' x 5' holes halfway down the building and drive the fire back. We did add goggles to the saw on the truck and users must use them. It kicks out small pieces of metal that can be hard to remove from clothing and the helmet face shield is not complete enough. There is a program we are part of that allows us to trade in the units every few years with the local Stihl dealer as well that has kept the unit current, just exchange the bars to the new units.
    Are you saying you no longer carry a cut-off saw (circular) in favor of chainsaws?

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    Yes we no longer carry the cutoff on the truck. We keep it in the station to be brought by a reserve if needed. That has been four years now and have not had a need for it since we took it off the truck.

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    We have this setup and it works great. Our cutoff w/diamond blade sits in the compartment with dust on it. They only time it gets run is at maintenance intervals. The guys love the Stihl

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