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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6880033
05/23/20 12:26 AM
05/23/20 12:26 AM
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fayette,al.
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Stihl or husqvarna are great saws
Flip a coin

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6880037
05/23/20 12:51 AM
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Georgia
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Im still running a 1958 sthil


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6880158
05/23/20 08:31 AM
05/23/20 08:31 AM
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Wheaton Ks
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I've had echos since they first came out. Never have let me down, and both are cuttin buggers! Very happy with them!


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6880359
05/23/20 12:38 PM
05/23/20 12:38 PM
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
40 years in the tree game, using every size Stihl made.

When I retired I bought a new Husky 562 for a change of color. All I can say is Wow, what an excellent saw. I wish I would have bought it 10 years ago.

WS

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6880396
05/23/20 01:36 PM
05/23/20 01:36 PM
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Finally Run to ground in TN
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The color of the saw is not as important as the service place near by. Unless one does the repairs and services at home. Then its just a question of getting the parts


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6881124
05/24/20 02:19 PM
05/24/20 02:19 PM
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I'd get a Makita 6421. It's the best cutting saw I've ever owned. German (Dolmar) engineering backed by Japanese manufacturing.

It is equipped with an easy start system, and starts right up on the coldest of days.

All it takes to restart, or start in warm weather is:
  • Pop off carb cover.
  • remove spark plug wire and plug
  • hand crank a time or two
  • replace spark plug and wire
  • replace carb cover
  • pull out choke and push back in to set throttle
  • yank on rope a time or two

Make sure it has plenty of gas and oil because every restart requires the same process.

Did I mention it is exactly the same saw as the 7900? It just equipped with a smaller piston. So, it is way heavier than it needs to be, although not burdened with excess power.



Man who mistake shillelagh for fairy wand; see pixie dust, also.
Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6881217
05/24/20 05:16 PM
05/24/20 05:16 PM
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rogers city mi.
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My son just "Borrowed" my Homelite Xl12 that used to be my Dads, 60 years old and still fires up and cuts had a hard time explaining the manual oiler to him That said my neighbor brought down his Stihl it had a gear you turned for tightening the chain and a plastic knob you tightened to hold the bar on Probably not an expensive version you do get what you pay for and if you use it your probably gonna have to fix it at some point doesnt matter whose name is on it


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Re: Utility Saw [Re: T-Rex] #6881271
05/24/20 06:43 PM
05/24/20 06:43 PM
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Duluth, MN
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
I'd get a Makita 6421...All it takes to restart, or start in warm weather is:
  • Pop off carb cover.
  • remove spark plug wire and plug
  • hand crank a time or two
  • replace spark plug and wire
  • replace carb cover
  • pull out choke and push back in to set throttle
  • yank on rope a time or two

Make sure it has plenty of gas and oil because every restart requires the same process.


Is this a joke? Sounds like a horrible starting procedure.


Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. -Albert Einstein
Re: Utility Saw [Re: T-Rex] #6881281
05/24/20 07:00 PM
05/24/20 07:00 PM
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PA
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
I'd get a Makita 6421. It's the best cutting saw I've ever owned. German (Dolmar) engineering backed by Japanese manufacturing.

It is equipped with an easy start system, and starts right up on the coldest of days.

All it takes to restart, or start in warm weather is:
  • Pop off carb cover.
  • remove spark plug wire and plug
  • hand crank a time or two
  • replace spark plug and wire
  • replace carb cover
  • pull out choke and push back in to set throttle
  • yank on rope a time or two

Make sure it has plenty of gas and oil because every restart requires the same process.

Did I mention it is exactly the same saw as the 7900? It just equipped with a smaller piston. So, it is way heavier than it needs to be, although not burdened with excess power.


Thanks. I know the saw I will not buy next time..LOL

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Scuba1] #6881287
05/24/20 07:12 PM
05/24/20 07:12 PM
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Sandhills Nebraska
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
The color of the saw is not as important as the service place near by. Unless one does the repairs and services at home. Then its just a question of getting the parts

There ya go.... Stihl dealer can be found just about anywhere. I bought a Stihl 250 for $300 that is a great saw but for big logs you need a bigger saw. I also have a Husqvarna 455 Rancher that is a mean machine but heavier than the stihl. If you're cutting logs and limbs you just about need two different saws.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6881326
05/24/20 07:58 PM
05/24/20 07:58 PM
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Green County Wisconsin
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you can find stihl dealers all over , but some are not much more than a hardware store display.

walk in knowing what model of saw you are looking to purchase

ask if they have I will use MS260 as my example this was a very popular saw

a MS260 , fuel filter , vacuum line , spark plug , air filter and ring sprocket .325

if they don't have any of those parts you need to keep shopping for a dealer

I also feel if they don't spin chains themselves or only sell the green safety chain you need a real dealer


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Utility Saw [Re: Pike River] #6881416
05/24/20 09:50 PM
05/24/20 09:50 PM
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NW Mo
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Stihl is what we like. I bought my first one my senior year(11 years ago) and still runs great. We have saw from a 14 to a 36 and all of them were worth every penny.

Re: Utility Saw [Re: Clark] #6881424
05/24/20 09:57 PM
05/24/20 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Clark
Is this a joke? Sounds like a horrible starting procedure.
No joke. And that is after spending close to $200 for a new coil during the "warrantee" period. When I get around to it, it will be replaced by a ~60cc Stihl/Husky/Johnny Red. It was supposed to be my "Goldylocks" saw. I use a 50cc Stihl and Jonsered for small stuff and an 85 cc Husqvarna for the big stuff. The reviews were great, but, my saw sucks.


Man who mistake shillelagh for fairy wand; see pixie dust, also.
Re: Utility Saw [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6886612
05/31/20 02:38 PM
05/31/20 02:38 PM
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Dunbar, Wisconsin
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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

Just want3d to circle back and say thank you Pete. I asked around a bit and a fair number of guys gave the J-red praise even if they currently dint have one. Picked up a 2245 this weekend.

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