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Old October 25th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #81
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Somebody needs to clean their garage.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #82
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Old October 25th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #83
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Why yes I do. Or somebody to buy my V10
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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #84
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Isn't there a Stihl for sale on here?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #85
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Can't go wrong either way. If you go for a Husky get the XP series, if you go Stihl get the Pro series. Buy nice or buy twice, whichever brand you choose.

FYI, I have a 1995 Stihl 036 and love it. I've also used a buddy's Husky 262XP and it rips.....I would've taken either one in a heartbeat after using both and doing extensive research, found a deal on the Stihl, and have no regrets.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #86
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Just got done doing a bunch of cutting this weekend.

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/cha...-saws/ms362cq/

I've only had it out for two days of cutting so far but its working well for me. I've heard a lot of good things about the 261's but I got talked into this one. I like it.
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Nice.
Did you buy the oil and double the warranty?
I heard a leaf blower going earlier today. Went out an a neighbor just bought a back pack blower. Said it took him 2 and a half hours to do his yard usually took him 7-8.
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Just got done doing a bunch of cutting this weekend.

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/cha...-saws/ms362cq/

I've only had it out for two days of cutting so far but its working well for me. I've heard a lot of good things about the 261's but I got talked into this one. I like it.
The 362 is a badass saw. Basically the newer better version of my old 036, which I used for about 3 hours on Sunday.....love that damn thing
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #89
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Husqvarna because I saw a sweet looking motorcycle on Pawn Stars built by them.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #90
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I managed/ worked at a tree service for several years until being sold. I have used just about everything and personally own saws ranging from a sthil 026 to a husky 3120. What size saw are you looking for, or what do you plan on doing with it?

Husky/ johnsord/ and redmax are all made by the same parent company and share alot of parts and technology.

Someone mentioned dolmar they make a great saw for the money. Look for the makita badged ones.

Sthil makes a good saw as well.

I would stay away from saws sold at big box stores and get a professional saw. They tend to be lighter and more powerful than the homeowner versions.

My favorite/ most used saw is a non epa husky 346xp with 18" bar. If you combine that with a husky 372xp or sthil 460 you have a combo that will handle almost any cutting need.

If you have any questions let me know.
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I managed/ worked at a tree service for several years until being sold. I have used just about everything and personally own saws ranging from a sthil 026 to a husky 3120. What size saw are you looking for, or what do you plan on doing with it?

Husky/ johnsord/ and redmax are all made by the same parent company and share alot of parts and technology.

Someone mentioned dolmar they make a great saw for the money. Look for the makita badged ones.

Sthil makes a good saw as well.

I would stay away from saws sold at big box stores and get a professional saw. They tend to be lighter and more powerful than the homeowner versions.

My favorite/ most used saw is a non epa husky 346xp with 18" bar. If you combine that with a husky 372xp or sthil 460 you have a combo that will handle almost any cutting need.

If you have any questions let me know.

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Old October 30th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #92
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Nice.
Did you buy the oil and double the warranty?
I heard a leaf blower going earlier today. Went out an a neighbor just bought a back pack blower. Said it took him 2 and a half hours to do his yard usually took him 7-8.
you wont need the warranty, those saws just last forever... donmt buy their oil mix, doesnt meet any specs and is stupid expensive. I prefer Red Max, but Echo has similar ratings. also always run at least 89 octane in smaller engines.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #93
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Ended up getting a Husky 562xp. A little concerned about it being computer controlled, but it is the way of the future!!
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Old October 30th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #94
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Ended up getting a Husky 562xp. A little concerned about it being computer controlled, but it is the way of the future!!
I ran a 576xp with auto tune for a year with no issues, the computer adjusts itself under load at full rpm. Also Saws are just like cars they have to break in, after a half dozen tanks of fuel it should really start running like a champ. They can also be modified if you want more power later. ;-)

I currently have a Sthil with M-tronic which is the same thing as auto tune, no issues with it either.

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Old October 30th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #95
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^^ 441?
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^^ 441?
Yup, it currently has a 24" bar with a RS chain. It pulls pretty good through the wood if the chain is sharp and you don't lean on it, its not a 460 though. If i didn't need the saw in a pinch I don't think i would have bought it....
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Looking for my snowblower manual I just came across my saw info.
026 bought 10/27/1990 $384.75
MS 260 bought 04/05/2004 $444.14
My 260 I do not like as well as my 026. It sometimes acts like its running out of gas even when full. But on colder days it does this less.
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Looking for my snowblower manual I just came across my saw info.
026 bought 10/27/1990 $384.75
MS 260 bought 04/05/2004 $444.14
My 260 I do not like as well as my 026. It sometimes acts like its running out of gas even when full. But on colder days it does this less.
sounds like it needs some carb adjustments
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sounds like it needs some carb adjustments
I took it in once and they said fuel pick up. Still does it. So it has character.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #100
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Rugger we have only sold 2 441m's. I haven't had any feed back yet. My gf's dad just bought an xp with xtorq saw it run Saturday and its doggy on the low end. It sounds fat. I told him to take it in and have them check it out. Have you guys played with the stuff on stihls yet?
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