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Posted April 15, 2011 - 10:09 PM

I am down to just a Stihl MS250 with an 18" bar. I use it so I can have heat in my shop. I got rid of a POS Homelite that wouldn't work past one season, and a McCullough that wouldn't work past two seasons. I was particularly put out by the McCullough. Back in the '60's we used nothing else on my parent's place in central Maine, and cut enough wood each year to heat a big old New England colonial. Dad also had them for his job as a forester. Back then they were great saws. Not so much now I guess.

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 10:49 PM

I have a Stihl 290 Farm Boss and love it. Best saws out there!!!

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 05:00 PM

Dont have one anymore, but if i was going to get one it would be stihl or husqvarna.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 04:12 PM

i have a few but I would like this one
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Posted April 18, 2011 - 09:08 PM

That would be nice to have

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Neat saw, but I'll bet it is a heavy beast.

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Posted April 20, 2011 - 03:45 PM

I have a homelite with a 16" bar, it's all the saw I care to run.

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 09:11 PM

I went the other way, since I'm slowing down some! :fing20: I sold my 11 year old Sthil 029 "Super" & the old 1010 Mac (that I hadn't used since 99). Bought a new 240 Husqvarna w/16" bar, hard case, extra bar & chain, files@$368! Not a heavy weight, but should handle anything I can anymore! ~~ grnspot

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Posted May 03, 2011 - 10:42 PM

A buddy of mine, who happens to be about 350lbs, brought over his saw for me to check out. This was the biggest saw I have ever seen, and there would be no way I could run this saw for more than a few minutes. I could barely hold it up. I use my trusty Stihl 034 which has never let me down. When this saw does wear out I will try and rebuild it because I love this saw! Adam

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 05:12 AM

What size bar is on there?

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 05:40 AM

I have four chainsaws. Two that I use and two older ones that I’m selling since I no longer need the two Poulans. The newer saws are not that new, but work well for the cutting that I do. I like you burn wood for heating and have a Stihl 026 and a 021. I aggreee that hauling wood uses lots of time and fuel. I have mine delivered a truck load at a time. They place it near the woodstove and shelter and then I cut it into 34-36” lengths. I use the skid steer with forks to move it when the log pile gets further from the wood shelter. I stack it on pallets and let it dry until fall. I can make enough wood if working alone to last me a month in a 2 hour stretch and with help can fill the shelter in about a day of work.

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Posted May 04, 2011 - 10:37 PM

Ryobi Pole saw! sees quite a bit of use, seems to be a favorite for friends to borrow.

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Posted June 23, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Well currently I have zero saws as I have zero use for them (no yard anymore, away at college) but I used to work as a mechanic at a Rural King (look it up if your not familiar) and packed a few home that needed work. At one time I had 5 huskys....4 were the 240s and one 350....Great saws once the cards were adjusted. The 240s came from the factory really lean and would hardly run. The muffler came loose and burnt a hole in the oil tank on the 350, new parts and labor were more than a new saw for the original owner so I packed it home, bought the parts at cost and done the repairs myself.

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Posted June 24, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Dad bought an 041AV Stihl new back in the 70's and we still have that saw today as a backup. Our main saw now is a Stihl MS390. She's a beast. Was given a Poulan with an 18" bar a while back, its ok for small trimming jobs if it starts. Mainly we like the Stihl's though. I worked for a small engine shop once that sold Husqvarna's and always thought they wer good saws up till that point. I saw more saws come back for repair after 2 months of use then I could ever imagine. Some would be back two or three times in the same amount of weeks for the same problems. I know many people use them and have good luck, but after that I vowed to never own one. My Stihl's always work when I want them too and they get the job done so I'll stick with them.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 11:45 AM

Stihl for me as my main saw, but also a Husqvarna,Partner, Danarm, Pioneer and an unnamed cheapo, my fav (to look at, not to use!) is the pioneer 620, its almost a work of art, i swear you could display a 620 on shelves in your living room and get away with it...almost.




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