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Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: corky] #7003929
09/29/20 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by corky
Both are good saws. I would go with whatever dealer with good service was closer to me.

Probably the best advice. With what you are doing it also sounds like a 90+ cc saw would be the better choice over the 70cc saws, personally I would just chose based on which had the better dealer.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7003954
09/29/20 02:05 PM
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Iíve run stihl at work and at home for 33 years and ran echo for two years before that. I highly recommend the stihl but would not walk away from the echo if you have a good dealer near by.

We run a 440 and an 880 at work , I run a 390 with a 25Ē bar for felling trees at home and a 660 with a 36Ē bar on my mill . Like some else said the 660 is a better saw than the 880 with a 42Ē bar .

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004005
09/29/20 03:47 PM
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My go to saw here is the Stihl MS661c .... I have a 25 and a 36 inch bar for it, depending on what I am doing at the time. I also have a 380 clone and a Little 440 Husky but for the most part if its worth pulling the string on a saw, its the 661 that gets to come with me. From felling trees to bucking and milling them. It does it all with authority. It balances real nice with the 25 inch Stihl Rolomatc bar on it and is a little nose heavy with the Stihl version of the light bar. I'll probably look for a Sugihara lite bar in 36 " and call it good. I cut mostly oak and hickory here.

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Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004029
09/29/20 04:28 PM
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I wonít say any names....but the place that sells husqvarna is ran by a real pompous a hole. That said the Stihl dealer is more interested in selling cars and atvs. I did drive by John Deere the other day and Iím certain I saw a Stihl sign in the window...might drive over this weekend and have a look. I might just lean to Stihl, but I gotta say I am real fond of the husky I have. Havnt had a single problem with it. My ms 391 on the other hand already problems at just 3 years old....gets hot and no start. Talked to the mechanic and he says itís the coil...havnt had time to fiddle with it yet, winter is coming though.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004051
09/29/20 04:53 PM
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Whats your price range and whats its main purpose? Firewood?

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004060
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Ryan, mainly milling slabs wider than my mill will take. But I do come across some really big trees up here believe it or not. Iím also a hoarder and chainsaws are something I like to hoard lol. Iím up to 30-40 at the moment..
Price isnít really an issue, I know what one of these pups will run me.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004068
09/29/20 05:09 PM
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I use mine for milling as well and its a beast pulling through the oak slabs.


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Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004088
09/29/20 05:38 PM
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You mean there is actually more than one chainsaw?

I run several Husqvarnaís. They are it.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004301
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I know Stihl likes to get big money for parts anyone have anything to say about husqer parts? Iíve not had to do anything yet to my husky...

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004401
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I've got a non computerized 660 for my mill. Run what you can find parts for locally or expect to be down for a couple days while you wait for an ebay delivery.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004421
09/30/20 06:06 AM
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Husky is nice that if you need parts you can order them from Baileys Online it just takes them a few days to get delivered.

they have parts for the stihl saws that are very popular with professional tree services and timber fellers

but no OEM parts for Stihl unless you go to the Stihl dealer

milling is some hard use for a saw , I would be looking for what I could buy rebuild parts for.

https://www.baileysonline.com/nwp-p...nsaws-replaces-503-99-39-03-ckn-395.html


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Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004440
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I need a tree cutter downer here in Pa.
I'm a scarediecat.

I rebuilt ONE with aftermarket parts. Then I rebuilt it again.





Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004485
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When it comes to milling with a chainsaw, the bigger the saw the better. It takes a lot of power to run through the larger logs. I run a xp3120 on my mill.

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Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004510
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Stihl 090 LOL.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: MThound] #7004512
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Originally Posted by MThound
When it comes to milling with a chainsaw, the bigger the saw the better. It takes a lot of power to run through the larger logs. I run a xp3120 on my mill.

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I would have guessed you to be a little older than whoever is in the picture.


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Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004566
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Hes normal size, just a big log LOL.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004574
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I needed a larger saw for milling, but couldn't justify a Stihl 660 for the amount I'd use it. I picked up a chicom Huztl 660 kit for a fraction of the price ($300 shipped if I recall) and have been milling red oak with it.

Its a hoss, and good for certain applications, but my goto is a 362.

Re: Help deciding on a chainsaw [Re: Twolines] #7004731
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Huh...didnít even think about baileys for parts...I knew Iíd get good feedback from tman.
Mthound thatís a pretty sweet chain mill! Might have to build me one of those! I run a Linn band mill now but only has a 30Ē capacity.
I have looked at those farmer tec saws on amazon but was very unsure after reading reviews. I forget I need to account for amazon gene pool.

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