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Old 02-12-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Ive wanted to try one but everyone around here uses sidewinders and im just wondering if thats because of problems with the oiled saws getting sluggish in the cold or just preference (im talking like -30c cold)
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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It was 15F today & mine was fine. Don't think I've ever experienced -30F before

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By the time it runs a few seconds it's fine.


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Couple winters ago we were using them in minus 25 celsius. They work fine.
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As stated above, just run it for a minute after you plug it in if you're concerned.
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thanks, i was just wondering if that was the reason i dont see anyone use them around here
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thanks, i was just wondering if that was the reason i dont see anyone use them around here
We debate this all the time here.

Number one reason:
They are so heavy.
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Just run them for a bit under no load to warm them up. Synthetic fluid also helps a bunch.
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We debate this all the time here.

Number one reason:
They are so heavy.
Not really
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They're using sidewinders instead of worm drives because they are sissies


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WE use sidewinders because we ain't got all day to wait on no damned wormy drive to cut a piece of wood.

I know ya'll in the South like to take your time but....
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Yes really. Although they are lighter than the older ones, the worms are still heavier across the board. My new guy has one, and I picked it up and was surprised that it is much lighter than what I remember.
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My friend who has been using sidewinders his whole life is actually scared to use my wormdrive. Big tough framer scared of a saw... so funny.
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Get to the bunker! The threads gonna blow!
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My friend who has been using sidewinders his whole life is actually scared to use my wormdrive. Big tough framer scared of a saw... so funny.

I am one of the few guys on here who has used both for an extended period of time. I still have my worm that I bought when I was 19. I used it for more than a year before I threw in the towel. It does have more power, but it comes at the expense of being heavy. I do just fine with a sidewinder.
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I am one of the few guys on here who has used both for an extended period of time. I still have my worm that I bought when I was 19. I used it for more than a year before I threw in the towel. It does have more power, but it comes at the expense of being heavy. I do just fine with a sidewinder.
Me too, but on a shorter time frame than you. I framed with them for a couple years when I first started work, using sidewinders. Then moved closer to the city and all wormdrive. Not a sidewinder in sight.

I prefer the line of sight on the blade on the wormdrive. Could just be the blade on the left. I got the cordless dewalt saw and the blade is also on the left, it's great.
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We debate this all the time here.

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They are so heavy.
Maybe mines so heavy because i'm to damn old?
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The weight actually helps when you cut downhill. Let the saw do the work.


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That's what younger helpers are for
Yea ,but if I didn't play saw dog I would have to actually work for a living. Then I couldn't keep an eye on the crew either.

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