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    Good Day Everyone,
    We are looking to replace an older model Stihl rotary saw with the Cutters Edge Model. Anyone heard anything good about these saws ? Is there something else better on the market ? We have 2 of the Stihl Rescue Chain Saws and have used an "originla" (really old) K-12 Partner saw. Thanks again for you input.
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    Check out these: http://www.unifireusa.com/cos.php

    I have heard positive things about their saws and fans.

    I think even more than the saw though is the importance in getting a good blade. The best saw still won't cut when it has a crappy blade on it.

    The link is the page to saws and blades.
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    • #3
      And............

      HI JOSH!!......... We use Cutters Edge Saws and we're happy with them......
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      • #4
        The Univent Saws are based off of Huskies. We have them on the regional USAR truck. It took one training session before we were wanting to trade them in for Stihls.

        My advice- find an aftermarket upfitter who will base a saw off of a Stihl, or buy the saw you want and get an upgrade kit.
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        Originally posted by Rescue101
        I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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        • #5
          And donate those nasty old saws to needy departments... I know a few....

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          • #6
            the old k12s are solid vent saws. If I had one, I'd have it on the rig.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nameless View Post
              the old k12s are solid vent saws. If I had one, I'd have it on the rig.
              Agreed. We had an original Partner K-12 on a rescue and while hard to start, it ran like crazy once it was cranked.
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              Originally posted by Rescue101
              I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
                Agreed. We had an original Partner K-12 on a rescue and while hard to start, it ran like crazy once it was cranked.
                Umm,press the Decompression button? We have the following saws: Stihl 550 with a diamond blade(Rotary),K12(NEW Husky style with a Warthog blade),CuttersEdge 20",and a Jonsered utility chain saw. They're all good. I prefer the Huskies/Jonsereds for ease of starting and easy operation but to each his own. T.C.

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                • #9
                  We have a few of the Cutter's Edge saws. No complaints here either. As with any tool, runs great if it's kept maintained, and these are pretty user friendly for maintenance.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
                    Umm,press the Decompression button?

                    the old ones don't have them.

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                    • #11
                      Give me a K12 Partner, and I'll open anything.

                      (Be sure to include a new blade.)
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                      • #12
                        The ole mighty axe cranks every time.
                        Lt. Dan Harris
                        Rescue Co. 3
                        Memphis Fire Dept.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nameless View Post
                          the old ones don't have them.
                          Too easy to pass up tho,hehe T.C.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by danomfd View Post
                            The ole mighty axe cranks every time.
                            Maybe so,but the motors go BAD fairly regularly. The old 550 has NEVER failed to start. How about you axe your way thru that security gate? I'll be waiting on the other side,hehe T.C.

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                            • #15
                              We had a K12 saw and a Cutters Edge saw. The K12 worked awesome, once you got it started that is. It was heavier than the Cutters Edge but it would cut anything you put in front of it.

                              The Cutters Edge however was a hunk of junk. We got it about 10-15 years ago so maybe it was just an early version or just plain wore out but it never worked right since we got it.

                              We now have a new K12 and a brand new Echo saw. We love them both.
                              Jason Knecht
                              Firefighter/EMT
                              Township Fire Dept., Inc.
                              Eau Claire, WI

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