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Utility Saw #6878717
05/21/20 08:39 PM
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I just picked up my saw from the shop. Said its on its last legs, run it till it blows up.


I've never bought a new saw. Always traded or something else for a saw. Albeit not very good ones but they did their job after I tuned them.

Well.....I'm tired but I'm still cheap. What would be a good saw for fire wood and some felling? Can he specific or general.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878719
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Husqvarna

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Bruce T] #6878731
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
Husqvarna

I'm really leaning towards them but are the price poimts worth it?

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878733
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by Bruce T
Husqvarna

I'm really leaning towards them but are the price poimts worth it?

Yup.You get what you pay for.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878739
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ckeck out the Echo CS-590. Retail, $399. I've been using one for about 4 years and am pretty impressed. I use a 24" bar most of the time.
I don't think the 455 or 460 Husky with cut any better.

I used big Jonsereds for decades, and unless your dropping big trees all the time looks like the 60cc category is the way to go.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878768
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how big of wood you cutting

I like my Jonsered 2255 it is the red case version of the Husky 455 very good all around fire wood saw I think however it runs best with an 18 inch bar.

if your falling larger wood then a bigger saw

to keep a happy bar to displacement divide CC by 3

55/3=18.3inches


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878793
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Echo. My echo cuts circles around my husqvarna and weighs about half as much. Cut all day and not so wore out at end of day.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878799
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Never had a problem with my Stihl.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878803
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Have a Stihl CS261, little pricey but a really good strong saw.


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878828
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Stihl all the way. I own five different ones. Why you ask , because I have a problem and can't pass one up for a good deal grin


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878886
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echo I run a cs500p 18"bar.


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878899
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Stihl,,buy once cry once.


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6878943
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
how big of wood you cutting

I like my Jonsered 2255 it is the red case version of the Husky 455 very good all around fire wood saw I think however it runs best with an 18 inch bar.

if your falling larger wood then a bigger saw

to keep a happy bar to displacement divide CC by 3

55/3=18.3inches

Honestly.....never even heard of Jonsered. Ill check them out.

An 18" bar is more than enough for me.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6878967
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Can't go wrong with Stihl 261. Cut hundreds of cords of firewood with the saw and still going strong.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6879028
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love my echo...it's better than the husky it replaced


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6879035
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I'm with the Stihl guys here. Never had a problem with mine.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: upstateNY] #6879063
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Stihl,,buy once cry once.


Agree, it hurts at first. It is a great investment. If you are not doing daily sawing, it will last your lifetime and possibly someone elses.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6879084
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My new farm boss stihl has broke down twice in 3 yrs


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6879143
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My brother trims trees out of our local union hall. The company he works for has Husqvarna and stihl saws, he says its a race to see who can get to the Husqvarna first because the stihls are problem children.

That being said his personal saws are both Echos.


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6879146
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
how big of wood you cutting

I like my Jonsered 2255 it is the red case version of the Husky 455 very good all around fire wood saw I think however it runs best with an 18 inch bar.

if your falling larger wood then a bigger saw

to keep a happy bar to displacement divide CC by 3

55/3=18.3inches

Honestly.....never even heard of Jonsered. Ill check them out.

An 18" bar is more than enough for me.



Jonsered is owned by Husquvarna it is a Husky in a red case with a slightly different grip angle.

I just happen to have a very good Jonsered dealer close by and he helped me out with my Stihl a few times so when I was ready for a new saw there was no question I was buying from him.

the box stores will typically only have a 20 inch bar on the 455 rancher , if you get it from a dealer who works on them they will have an 18 inch bar

Baileys online will run deals on their chain have seen it as low as 10-11 dollars a chain https://www.baileysonline.com/woodlandpro-38rc-3-8-x-058-chisel-chainsaw-chain-wpp-38rc.html

I prefer the 0.058 3/8 chisel chain 68 drive links to Semi chisel but that cuts and sharpens well also Carlton, oregon and Husky chisels , semi chisels chain are also good

I think Carlton makes the chain for Baylies online wodland pro brand but not positive

I hand sharpen with a file and vice it is not difficult nor expensive a file is 2-3 dollars , a raker gauge and raker file another 6-7

if you get into a bunch of pine and you want to set the rakers lower and take a bigger chip you can

you can tailor the chain to your preference and the chains last a long time when your only taking off what is needed for a new edge and not a grinder making all the same.

files do wear out when it isn't cutting right scrap it


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