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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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I want to buy a new or used chainsaw...I have alot of brush I need to clear this summer and a few trees to drop. I would like something that is going to last awhile...I don't mind spending the cash on it, but cheaper maybe better if it will last. I just don't want to over pay and over buy if you know what I mean...any opinions?
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I want to buy a new or used chainsaw...I have alot of brush I need to clear this summer and a few trees to drop. I would like something that is going to last awhile...I don't mind spending the cash on it, but cheaper maybe better if it will last. I just don't want to over pay and over buy if you know what I mean...any opinions?
talk to AJ. He'll find you one cheap!
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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How big are the trees?
I have a very old Remington Mity Mite 10" chainsaw that does everything I need, cut up a tree that fell at my mother's house. The thickest part was almost 30" across, just attacked it in sections.

You'd be surprised what the smaller saws can do, and they don't kick back as hard.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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How big are the trees?
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Vary from small to very large....I was thinking a min of 14" bar though
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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My dad uses homelite chainsaws and absolutely punishes those things. I don't think they're do expensive because he is cheap and buys a new one every few years. Good all around chainsaw from what he says
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Vary from small to very large....I was thinking a min of 14" bar though
14" is a good size, I don't even think they make a 10" saw any more. Got mine at a garage sale for $5 because the idiot owner wound the starter rope backwards and could figure out why the saw wouldn't start.

x2 on Homelite, good for home use, and not too pricey.
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older Homelites are very good.

Crapsmans are the worst starting chainsaws I have ever run across. They are OK if you only use them in the summer. I had one that would NOT start if it was below freezing.

I have a Stihl now. I like it.

Husqvarna is supposed to make a decent saw.
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I have a Stihl at the cabin. It will sit for a year or more and starts up every time.
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yup...stihl makes an awesome saw, but kinda pricy
husky is nice but pricy
crapsman are garbage (i got one)...if i get it started it doesn't matter 'cause the bar lube doesn't work right...would never get another one....(a.j....i'm gonna leave it in my truck tonite..wink, wink)
old homelites are great and can be found at yardsales everywhere for few $$s
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I would like something that is going to last awhile...I don't mind spending the cash on it,
Husqvarna would be a good option in this case imho.
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I have worked in the tree service ind. for about 8 years now and if you want a good saw go with a Husky, Stihl, or Jonsered. Whichever fits your budget. I parked my 96 1/2 ton 4wd diesel on top of a Husky 372 and all it did was break off the brake, bend the handle and break the porcelain off the spark plug (it still ran though). 5 years ago I was devout Husky owner, but Stihl's saws are a lot better now. A husky 55 Rancher (maybe a 455 now) is a great homeowner's saw
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:27 PM   #12
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Buy a husky or a stihl and get something that will last forever.
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My dad has a Stihl 16", runs all day long and is used hard.
I have a Stihl 14". I dont run it hard, only a few hours at a time, few times a year is all

We also have an old homelite. It couldn't keep up with our needs, so we bought Stihls and never looked back.

Spend the money once and you'll never have to spend it again.
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Never had a Husky or Stihl, Had a Poulan ( It's pronounced "pullin", like you keep pullin and pullin and it still won't start) the Remington, and a Homelite (loaned out, never came back).


As far as Craftsman...


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I have a Stihl at the cabin. It will sit for a year or more and starts up every time.
X2 . owned one for many years, cutting firewood for home heating (1-2 cords year). Good resale when I moved to the "burbs".....
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I have a Husky, best saw I've seen out of all the rest. just my 2 cents
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http://www.stihldealer.net/productde...rodid-536.aspx

how about this one?
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you really can't go wrong with the brand stihl. Our concrete cutter (thats what i call it) is stihl and we've never had any problems except the pull cord breaking. The weed eater i use in the summer for doing yard work is stihl and the only thing i've ever had to do was replace the spark plug. I just say Homelite because it's the best bang for the buck
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I like Husqvarna chain saws.I two,16"and a 26" had them for about six years and never had any problems.I cut up at least 40-50 full size tree with them so far..
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Husqvarna model 359, 20" bar. You will never go wrong. This is a great saw for the homeowner or semi pro. 550.00 gets you the saw, 20" bar and 2 chains and it will last you as many years as you take care of it. It's a great investment. Make sure you buy it from a local dealer who is a husqvarna full service dealer. These people are usually great to deal with and will take care of you for years to come if and when you need it. Goodluck
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