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    My stihl ms250 I use for smaller firewood it came with a 2 year warranty . Using the right oils and service intervals extended it to 4 years. Auto tunes are a pain in both stihl an husky.
    Echo are also a good cheaper saw worth having a look at
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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    Thanks all. A lot of good points to consider. I am looking very hard at the STihl with the auto tensioner. I dont use it a hell of a lot but tensioning correctly (or incorrectly as the case may have been) has caused me issues previously. What got me thinking today thugh was this one https://www.topmaq.co.nz/shop/log-an...ainsaw-54-5cc/ at $149!!!!!!! I could buy two to use (use one till it runs out of fuel, use second one till it does same. refuel, sharpen adjust and repeat. ) and buy a third for parts as they start to wear out, and still be half the price of a decent one. Butthere in lies the rub. I should get the DECENT one to start with....
    If if you're going to use it casually, just pay the $149. Remember that KTM stickers would match that one fine. My 'Kawasaki' one looks just the same and they have that easy start thing going for them to. Starts with a two finger pull.

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    Back in the day in my area, the best saw to get was the saw used on a bush skid. They hard a hard life but very well looked after usually, bars, chains etc
    The guys I knew, played football with etc. ran by the rule that the day they couldn't get it started with the first couple of pulls they were on the way out so to speak and traded in on a new one in the near future, usually only 12 months old. Still nothing wrong with them for a home use and a good industrial chainsaw.

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    Couple of my staff own shindaiwa saws. Really rate them.

    Im a stihl fan myself and when youve got your chain and bar set up right, Im certain theres nothing as efficient etc
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    I have spent the last few days using a Stihl MS 201 TC-M (12") and MS 661 C-M magnum (22").
    At different ends of the spectrum but both are a pleasure to use. The 661 eats wood for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the little 201 punches above its weight. Neither are cheap but I guess that's why. They are bloody good.
    My own home saw is a 30+ year old MS 024 (16") which is still (no pun) going strong and starts on the second or third pull every time.
    I am not brand biased but the only Husky I have used was a POS by comparison but I am sure that was just a lemon.
    It comes down to how much money you can throw at one and how much use it's going to get. Unless you have more money than you know what to do with it's always a compromise.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    This fella is 6ft and saw is 120cc with a 60inch bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    The 562xp huski for sale here coud be worth considering its the professional model bit gruntier and better carb than the ordinary 562 if its local could be worth a looksie.
    I got that saw , bloody good to got a 365 sp as well but the xp pulls the revs , pleasure to use & a few upgrades , 2 bars 20 & 24", doesn't like 91 though mate no box at eden park either , guess its hard to find the perfect saw mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    This fella is 6ft and saw is 120cc with a 60inch bar
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    Must be a prick for you to use, could only use it horizontally or you'd need a step ladder to get enough angle to ring up a log

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    This fella is 6ft and saw is 120cc with a 60inch bar
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    Pretty short 60, maybe 48 at best, unless hes 7foot 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    I got that saw , bloody good to got a 365 sp as well but the xp pulls the revs , pleasure to use & a few upgrades , 2 bars 20 & 24", doesn't like 91 though mate no box at eden park either , guess its hard to find the perfect saw mate
    I have the same with like you the 20 and 24" bars.
    Goes well.
    Run a little stihl for the rest.
    Chose it over husqvarna at the time as it felt better balance wise.
    It was a replacement for a husqvana 45? that I used for about 16 years.
    Agree with previous comment about service making the difference.
    Went to the fieldays a couple years ago and got ignored by the salesman in the stihl tent.
    So I ended up buying a husqvarna brush cutter. They didnt ignore me.
    They seem to indulge the tyre kickers or the ones that stroke their ego.

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    Have you guys tried the stihl 2 in 1 file , they are new to me but highly recommend them put a really good edge on .
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    I used a Stihl 027 when I worked in a saw mill, when the mill closed I went to the auction and bought the saw. I have had that saw for 25 years and it has never missed a beat. It has cut wood for both mine and my parents fires since I have owned it, cut down trees twice the size of it bar, and yes I smile every time I use it. My brother has a solo for almost as long and that also a good saw. My two cents worth is if you have the money buy a Stihl if you want to go cheap buy a solo. ( I have a tiny Ozito that need lots of love and attention but is a very good one hand pruning saw when it goes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Have you guys tried the stihl 2 in 1 file , they are new to me but highly recommend them put a really good edge on .
    Those 2 in 1s are great, I use them, saves some time on sharpening esp handy if your felling for $$$$$
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    Ahs anyone heard of Yukon Chainsaws? I realise they will be chinese and parts will be near impossible, but atthe price they are on trade me, I would only have to get three or four dasy use and it would be cheaper than renting one.

    52cc with a 20 inch bar $150
    82cc with a 24 inch bar $260

    And they come with a hard case for that price.

 

 

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