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Post by Guest on 14th March 2010, 12:51 pm

For those who burn wood a reliable chainsaw is a must. I have come to the conclusion that a Stihl out does all the others on offer. Have you any thoughts or recommendations on chainsaws. Most people are very partisan with their beasties.
I started with a MS170 about 8 years ago and it has been worked very hard. Although it is now looking at a major overhaul due to the threads of the blade locking bolts inside the body being stripped (resulting in a loose blade) the motor is still sweet and starts beautifully.
I then wanted to start planking wood with a rig but ZoĆ«’s medium sized Husqvana was both to small and too unreliable for the job so it got traded in for a MS660 (all 7.3hp of it Twisted Evil ) which been a lovely beast. Only a problem with the oil pump which had to be replaced twice Evil or Very Mad, but this was probably caused by the long runs (20 minutes a plank) and has now been solved by using a different oil type.
My final Stihl is a MS200T for using up a tree. Although expensive it has proved it's worth when I helped a friend extract oak from a hedgerow of a field he was selling. All the trees had to have roadside branches lopped off first due to telephone cables. Using the MS200T up a tree single hand makes this so much easier. In all we both got about 15 cubic meters of firewood from the process plus about 10 beams of various lengths and sizes between us.
OK onto the debate.... may the force be with you! starwars
(I just had to use that one Laughing)
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Post by Compostwoman on 15th March 2010, 3:26 pm

Taken from another thread on here..

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:CW - wearing a Husky cap makes look like a
rad dirtbiker, wearing a Stihl cap makes you look like a an extra out
of Deliverance.


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Post by Robin Wood on 17th March 2010, 11:19 pm

I think any professional model stihl or Husqvarna will give good service. I tend to favour middle weight husqys but there are as many pros that go the other way.
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Post by Compostwoman on 17th March 2010, 11:25 pm

We have a fairly lightweight Stihl...but it seems to do the job OK...

and we are both able to use it which is actually quite important..

I am a strong lass BUT am smaller and shorter than CM so a chainsaw we can both use is actually a good thing.....
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Post by bikebum1975 on 26th June 2010, 1:50 am

Compostwoman wrote:Taken from another thread on here..

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:CW - wearing a Husky cap makes look like a
rad dirtbiker, wearing a Stihl cap makes you look like a an extra out
of Deliverance.


But I don't/wouldn't wear either...so what does that make me? What's your favourite chainsaw? Icon_smile What's your favourite chainsaw? Icon_smile


What's it make you if you wear a Ford Racin hat? LMAO me it doesn't really matter a brand though think if I was gonna uy a saw would probly be a Stihl. But long as it's gas powered works for me but don't use them hardly at all.
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Post by Hairyloon on 26th June 2010, 10:07 am

Wood Troll wrote:Using the MS200T up a tree single hand makes this so much easier. In all we both got about 15 cubic meters of firewood from the process plus about 10 beams of various lengths and sizes between us.
Just so you know, the HSE will tell you that it is illegal to use a top handle saw on the ground, and will prosecute you if the catch you doing it.

I told them to come and try if they've got the bottle... still waiting. Wink

I'm gutted at the mo'. My Husqvarna 2100CD (aka "Big Bertha") has just rattled itself to bits. Sad
Not yet done the full diagnosis to decide if it's terminal.
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Post by Zoe on 26th June 2010, 6:33 pm

How old is the dear girl Hairy?
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Post by Hairyloon on 26th June 2010, 8:30 pm

Zoe wrote:How old is the dear girl Hairy?
Pretty old I should think.
I got her second hand when a local agricultural college were having a clear out, and I expect they had her for a fair while.
But I doubt she's done a massive amount of work: it is not that often you need a saw that big in this country.
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Post by Phil D on 17th April 2011, 6:24 pm

I have a husky 359, a stihl Ms 170 and a cheap poulan thing. Each one is used for different things. The poulan makes a good door stop! The Husky is used for milling mostly and the stihl for felling and cutting up. Hairy and I have discussed the husky on a different forum called Downsizer.
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