JD-branded, yes...the one I have was Dad's and is at least 30 years old
and while not used all that often where trees don't grow :), it's still
working well...now for the life of me I can't even recall which
manufacturer it was altho got some small replacement parts just last
summer. Here JD-everything is a good option where we don't have much
else for service/parts locally and those that do have tend not
last--they'll be a JD dealer here for as long as I'm around, I'm sure...
I know you said you wanted a two cycle engine unit, but since I got an
electric chain saw I hardly ever use my fuel chain saw.
The 14" electrics work better than any small fuel saw in my opinion.
I understand they need to be near to an electric supply, so one of
them may not suit your useage.
(To get email address ROT 13)
Stihl (new) has turned to crap now due to emission controls. Homelite is
made in mexico and absolute crap under any conditions. When the manual sez
saw is only intended for light and occasional use, you know your buying pure
I am shopping too and leaning heavy towards a echo 6000 instead of stihl or
husky till they sort out carb problems.
Old homelites are useless because parts no longer available. I seriously
get the feel that most peep answering these posts have never even owned a
saw and are just post-whores?
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