Stick with the major brands, Stihl, Husky. Echo is comin along. Do
any saw that was sold in the 'big box stores'. Those are all cheap
pieces of junk no matter what the brand name.
Best will be a professional grade saw that has a dealer near you as
you _will) be taking it in occasionally.
I can't believe all the nonsense I'm reading in these responses. None of you
have any idea
what the guy wants a chain saw for, and to insist -- without knowing this --
that he simply must
have a Stihl, is simply idiotic.
If he heats with wood, and will be using the saw for six hours every weekend
firewood, then, yes, he probably needs a Stihl.
If he's a typical homeowner who's only going to use it for a few hours a year,
saw will do _just_fine_.
It matters to me. They chainsawed my sternum in half, then put it back
together with Crazy Glue and stainless steel wires. I like saws that start
on the first or second pull. But I guess that's one of the slight
differences between a good and a bad chainsaw.
I've had a variety of saws over the years
I even have a 15+ year old Sears (42cc -18")
It has started every time I used it.
It got 5 days of sunrise to Sunset use a few years back when a Tornado tore
trough a town near my cabin, and I volunteered to help with the cleanup, and
loaned it to someone working with me..
All I needed to do with that one was keep feeding it gas, bar oil, sharp
chains and a new bar after 3 days..
Actually at one time, it was my primary
Now it's relegated to a backup role
But that still gets it cranked up and used long enough for the chain to get
dull at least once a year,
I do that with all my tools that are duplicated.
That way, I'm pretty sure they'll start and work when needed
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