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Re: 261 stihl [Re: chicken1] #6991452
09/15/20 06:29 PM
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How do you like the 462? My big saw is a 362 with a 20 inch bar so am hoping for a little wow factor when I get one.

Re: 261 stihl [Re: run] #6991471
09/15/20 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by run
I'm happy to see wood cutting enthusiasts on trapperman. I put a new air filter in the saw in 2013 and 2018. The 261 feels like a throwaway saw to me. I understand some of the older Stihls were pretty decent.


What part of it feels like a throwaway to you?


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Re: 261 stihl [Re: ozark trapper ia] #6991485
09/15/20 07:20 PM
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You will definitely get the wow factor when you cut with the 462. I cut a 4' red oak on Saturday with the saw and it screams!

Re: 261 stihl [Re: chicken1] #6991490
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Tried out the 261 more today. Mean little beasty! 18 inch bar came with it. Thank you to those of you who suggested the 16. Have one that it will try on soon. Cut up some 24 inch cherry today and was really impressed. Made an outdoor fleshing beam base with a chunk of the cherry. Plunge cut a slot for the beam fast and smoothly.

Re: 261 stihl [Re: chicken1] #6991908
09/16/20 08:48 AM
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The 261 does have a nice air filter. 18" bar is what I run. Mainly the weird ache in my lower back is what I want to throw away.


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Re: 261 stihl [Re: chicken1] #6992980
09/17/20 02:53 PM
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I already have a good running 250 for smaller stuff. Thinking about replacing my 391 but the 261 is so close to my 250 I'm thinking I need to go a bit bigger.

My 391 has always been a problem. great when its running but lays down alot! On its 2nd carb, etc etc etc Blaah blahh blahh........... Done it all and over the years it still either starves for fuel or floods out right away. Now I can keep it running if I play with choke but stalls at wot and dies.


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