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I have always been a McCulloch guy.......mine has shit the bed......whats the go to saw nowadays .....need 20 inch + cutting capabilities ...
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I've been cutting with a Stihl for 30 years and it has never let me down.
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I am a fan of the older Huskies but bought a Stihl a few years ago and really like it. I got one with the Easy2Start and it took some getting used to. It actually starts most of the time when you are letting off the pull cord.
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I have a Husqvarna 353 and love it. Always starts, plenty of power, easy to work on, parts readily available....I have heard stihl saws are good too.
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You can borrow mine if it would help.
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Stihl ms362 or husky 550xp. Those are not your average homeowner saws but you will never buy another saw and it will chew anything you put in front of it.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Stihl

You can borrow mine if it would help.
thanks for the offer, but as you have seen, 50 acres of land I will need quite often. Plus Kim is getting into routing and burning images into big ass pieces of wood, so It will stay busy keeping up with her demands...

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I've had a Husqvarna 450 for a few years now and have had good luck with it..

Last year I took apart a pretty big oak with it and it did a fine job.

It's been one of those saws that starts easy and runs good.

However, I buy Rec 90 gas and burn that in all my gas motors and found it really helps to keep them running right...
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:09 PM
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There was another thread very recently that ran many pages with chainsaw recommendations. My personal preference is the Dolmar saws. These are pro-grade saws, available in sizes for homeowners too.

I have a PS421 with optional 18" bar and it is incredible. For a 20" bar the PS510 is a good choice.

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Have had many different saws over the years. Stihl is by far the best saw I have ever had in my hand. Pricey, but you get what you pay for and this is no exception. Use the non-ethanol, 50:1 gas mix that already has oil and stabilizer mixed-in sold in a red can at Home Depot or Lowes.
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I work in the timber industry. Professional timber fallers here use stihl or husky.
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husky have a few older ones 372xp my best
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stihl or husky are both great. Just remember the crap at lowes and home depot is not the same saw you get from a dealer.
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I've got a Stihl 026...it's been a good saw. Pops has a Husky something or other that is pretty nice, too.
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Stihl has 3 different levels, consumer, farm and Pro. If you use your saws a lot, go with a Pro level.

I cut 12+ full cord/year and have 10+ years on my Stihl 026 Pro model. Fresh spark plug every year, blow out the air filter periodically, starts easy, runs great !
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I've run a stihl 440 and 360 clearing at work. Both are great and more than the average person would need. If you can swing for the 362, I second that. A sharp chain is very important (no saw dust). Also I would go for an 18" bar. Best of both worlds as far as felling and limbing.
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Everything I own is Stihl. Chainsaw, 26 yrs. backpack blower, 25 yrs., weedwacker, 15 yrs. never a question or a problem.
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