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    Answering service

    I have a family friend answering for me, and it is a big help, but my communication with clients, aside from face to face, is just awful. Never had a bad review from anyone I've ever actually worked for, but I'm sure there are lots of people that slipped through the cracks that complain about...
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    Nothing against you sir, just curious why, in general, the argument never points back to the source. A third party who knew nothing about chainsaws, tree climbing, felling etc would probably draw the conclusion that the saw was designed to be used with one hand. Because it most certainly is. A...
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    Ditch Witch SK650 general discussion

    Where did you get them?
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    Ditch Witch SK650 general discussion

    Huh, I wonder how difficult it would be to rig up a track system from a 750 or 1050 to a 650... Having the drive sprocket up off the ground, I think, is a big part of the smoother ride. One day. Or if you could get a 1050 shell and put 650 guts inside of it.... big project. just dreaming here....
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    Manufacturers spend millions of dollars researching the best ways to make saws. Every year people like yourself complain that top handle saws should only be run with two hands. Every new model that comes out can be easily used with one hand. Unlike any ground saw. Perhaps your efforts would be...
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    I bring batteries and charger in at night and charge/keep them out of the cold. If you leave them in the truck overnight and they were fully charged, the charge will only be 3/4 or half and seems to die quickly. Then when you try to plug the charger/battery in, it won't charge because it is too...
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    it's operation is identical to a gas saw. nothing to stop you from running it one handed.
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    it works, but the 200x is better. 200 seems to freeze up briefly in big cuts. says its out of battery, then 2 seconds later it works again. I use it and the 200x. doesn't happen with the 200x. Also hasn't been that big of a problem either
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    Ditch Witch SK650 general discussion

    more to add. I theorize, after using both a fair bit, that with enough weight on the back of the 650 it will pick up as much as the 1050. the 1050 is a bit longer. the track system is better on the 1050 than 650 and 1050 doesn't seem to rip up lawns any more than 650. 1050 electric over...
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    Ditch Witch SK650 general discussion

    My experience with the sk650 is that it is a brick shit house. 1050 wins without question on comfortability. It rides like a caddy compared to the 650. If you are carrying weight on pavement a lot, the 650 will get the job done, but it is a bumpy ride. It's still a bumpy ride on the lawn, but...
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    Ditch Witch SK650 general discussion

    I just noticed the assembly in the photo.... Why not just get the roller with the bearings in it? It's been awhile since I've changed one, but as I recall the "wheel" just pops right out of that idler swing arm looking thing. I seem to recall that with the bearings in it being like 3-400...
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    Ditch Witch SK650 general discussion

    Good moral booster for the 650 community! This past weekend we got a bunch of rain, then snow, then cold weather (central MA) Monday morning got to a job and went to take the brand new sk1050 (in April....550 hours now) off the truck (had run it for probably 60 seconds before we left the yard)...
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    the 300 lasts longer, but is bigger/heavier. I'd just get the 200x and swap them when they die. Seems like they're equivalent to a tank of gas.
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    T540lixp thoughts.

    I'll check. After further use the 200x. battery outperforms the regular 200 one that I had been using with the 536. I use the 200x and a regular 200. Both work, but 200x preferred. I use the same charger that I got with the 536 with no issues. I ended up buying a panther bar for it, you have to...

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