The Bushwacker !!!!!!!!!!

Flintknapper

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The 'saw tooth' blade that comes with the Brush Cutter is fine for coarse grass, weeds, vines and VERY small saplings (1/2") but not much else.

'Chain Saw' type blades cut the quickest but be prepared to sharpen them often....and ONLY use good quality blades such as Forester or Beaver Blade. Cheap Chinese versions will literally come apart with not much use and you don't want that happening at the speed they rotate.

Carbide tipped blades (I have found Renegade 9" to be the best value and best cutting) last a long time and take a lot punishment. Use carbide if your work will have you cutting close to the ground and hitting dirt is unavoidable.
 

D2Cat

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About 15 years ago I had a blade with chain saw teeth. Had about 8 or 10 teeth. Was USA made. At some point I had chipped off several of the teeth and the local saw shop said those blade were no longer available.

I went to another saw shop and asked for the largest chain he had. It was tucked way back on a shelf of chain and he said he never used it. I bought about 30" of it. I cleaned off the remainder of the teeth on the blade I had and used the wire welder to weld that chain to the disc. I'm still using that blade. I has teeth about 1/2" long and all the way around the disc. It's a cutting jessy!
 

Flintknapper

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About 15 years ago I had a blade with chain saw teeth. Had about 8 or 10 teeth. Was USA made. At some point I had chipped off several of the teeth and the local saw shop said those blade were no longer available.

I went to another saw shop and asked for the largest chain he had. It was tucked way back on a shelf of chain and he said he never used it. I bought about 30" of it. I cleaned off the remainder of the teeth on the blade I had and used the wire welder to weld that chain to the disc. I'm still using that blade. I has teeth about 1/2" long and all the way around the disc. It's a cutting jessy!
Chain Saw type blades cut the fastest.....hands down. No question about that.

If I know I will be cutting larger brush (mostly Chinese Privet here) I will put a 9" Beaver Blade on it. It is a shock absorbing design and the chains are replaceable after you've sharpened them down to nothing.

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Pricey....but pretty much indestructible. But I still use the carbide tipped (Renegade) blades more than anything else.

I am usually trying to cut things as close to the ground as I can.....or when clearing fence-lines.... you are bound to hit some wire or a T-post. That is an automatic 'Stop and sharpen' with chain saw blades.