I'm thinking about getting a gas-powered chainsaw, perhaps 16" or
less, and wondered model/brands folks like best or worked well. I'm
considered Stihl and Husqvarna. Any other quality brands? I have
about 150 trees, probably an occasional use of the chainsaw. TIA
I bought a Stihl MX 210c a year and a half ago to replace a
20-year-old Homelite. I like the Stihl quite a bit -- I've used it
four or five times, most recently to cut up a 35-foot mature crabapple
tree that blew over in the wind. The saw is a nice size for a
homeowner, but powerful enough for some real work.
At first I had some annoying trouble getting it started when cold
without flooding it, but once I learned the trick it works perfectly
and starts right up (choke it full and pull once only, then choke it
half and start it. Ignore the instruction booklet). Adjusting the
chain is easy, getting the gas and chain oil caps on and off with
gloves on is easy. I hate the safety brake, which seems bogus to me,
but they all come with that and I use it.
Now if my old aching joints and back were as good as the saw....
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 02:58:29 GMT, email@example.com (Tom Miller)
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Yesterday I went to a Stihl dealer and I forgot to ask, "Why are there
SO many models of Stihl chainsaws?" I expected maybe 3 or 4 models,
but there were a dozen or so all lined up like a cars in a showroom.
With so many models, I expect the parts and repair to be a nightmare.
Plus, many models can have various sizes of arms installed. Anyway,
I asked a lot of questions and I'm thinking how I got by all these
years with just an axe.
I've got a Homelite, PS-33 home owner model. Bought it reconditioned at the
wholesale club. I'm quite pleased with it. bit under powered, but it does
saw wood. I use it about once a year, and have a lot off fun.
They had a work project at my church's girls camp last summer. Put a tank
and a half of gas through it, and about that time the chain th rew off the
bar. Got to remember to c heck chain tension with gas fillups. I was walking
back to the truck about the time someone else threw a chain, so I don't feel
Stihl and Husqvarna. i bought the husqvarna and found it to be a good
saw. i wore it out building the log cabin. then we bought the Stihl and
it has been a reliable saw (used for firewood cutting). we have an old
poulan for the around the house jobs (stumps and general abuse).
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