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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #21
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My saw gets heavy after a couple hours especially if you are cutting any limbs above your midsection. I wouldn't trade it for a smaller saw though the thing blows through teh wood when the chain is fresh. 032 Farm Boss never had any problems with it in 5 years.

I like the ridiculously light mostly plastic Echos for climbing and trimming.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #22
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STIHL is the name I trust when It comes to outdoor power equitment, Husqvarna is just Poulan painted orange.

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whoa there buddy, Ive got an OLD Poulan that whips the llamas ass!
Ive never had a problem with any Stihl saws, or Husq saws. (Never used that many Husq saws)

However, when it comes to string trimmers, Husq's take the cake there. Ive killed more than a couple Stihl string trimmers, under normal use.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #23
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Well, the conditions weren't optimal, and the log was woefully undersized from what I'd like to run the saw in... But at least I finally got to run my new saw in some wood There were some bigger trees down but one was partially rotted through and the others were not easily able to get in a safe propped up cutting position on the hillside. I still would like someone more qualified than I to listen to and possible tune it, but will probably wait until after my dual port comes in next week.

And yes I know I'm a horrible human for not wearing any protective gear :miff: I promise I'm getting all new chaps/hats soon.



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Old December 27th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #24
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I see you are a Radial Arm kinda guy.
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whoa there buddy, Ive got an OLD Poulan that whips the llamas ass!
Ive never had a problem with any Stihl saws, or Husq saws. (Never used that many Husq saws)

However, when it comes to string trimmers, Husq's take the cake there. Ive killed more than a couple Stihl string trimmers, under normal use.
Hey FlatFender, All of the Poulans I have ever dealt with have been nothing but a pain. I cracked the head on a Poulan Pro just using it for light jobs. We have one that is 20 years old that has been properly maintained and seen very little use and its a pile. I don't know what model Poulan your using if its a bigger saw or whatever but all the Poulans on the shelf today are junk. The Husq professional line of saws are good but there lower priced big box store saws are not anything to brag about. As far as the trimmers go, I'll stick with the STIHL my FS series has been very good.

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That radial arm was weif's dad's and now has a safe long life ahead of it with me.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #27
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I always liked my stihl string trimmers, but they have nothing on shindawa
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If we're talking about string trimmers, I always liked the Echos my buddy had for his landscaping business
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the hell with all of that expensive stuff......ill stick with whatever wallmart has on sale in the lawn and garden section........
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If we're talking about string trimmers, I always liked the Echos my buddy had for his landscaping business
for personal use I have an echo, around here you see the commercial guys using nothing but shindawa trimmers, and stihl blowers.

I can't really say on the chain saws, but I think stihl pretty much leads the pack.
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I still have a Green Machine string trimmer. its in good shape for 20 years old.

I had a stihl but I grenaded the engine on it.

back to Chainsaws. Nuzzy have you ever used those older saws with a Bow bar?
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #32
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I picked up a 460 new this fall with a 24" bar after installing an outdoor wood burner. Awesome saw. Was using and 029 and I can now cut a ton more wood in the same time.
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Nice saw Nuzzy.

Husky Farm Tough saw we got last year and it gets the job done around out 2 acre property.

Echo string trimmers are nice! Cant stand the thin gage string. Upgraded to some thick shit and rarely break anymore.
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Well, the conditions weren't optimal, and the log was woefully undersized from what I'd like to run the saw in... But at least I finally got to run my new saw in some wood There were some bigger trees down but one was partially rotted through and the others were not easily able to get in a safe propped up cutting position on the hillside. I still would like someone more qualified than I to listen to and possible tune it, but will probably wait until after my dual port comes in next week.

And yes I know I'm a horrible human for not wearing any protective gear :miff: I promise I'm getting all new chaps/hats soon.



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that is great you are going to be one BIG MOFO after a few weekends of lugging that new saw
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Old December 28th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #35
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Nuzzy have you ever used those older saws with a Bow bar?

Nope. Haven't had the chance I'd love to get/restore some oldschool saws someday when I have the expendable income to do so
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #36
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ok i have a 240 homelite and a 340 shithle saw heat soly on wood cut in the gr area my homelitte has a 20in we fgo thoung about 20 to 40 trees a year in mi you will want to in fall or srping befvore leaves or sown it sucks and they both are 1972 shilth with a 195?? saw with bow bars
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