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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 02-24-2012 01:02 AM 1570 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2012 01:02 AM

I need a chainsaw that will do the job.
I’m looking to buy some hardwood logs, mostly walnut that grows around here. I need a chainsaw but I haven’t used one in about 20 years back when Stihl was the stuff.

Can anyone advise me based on what I want it for?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 01:21 AM

Stihl Farm Boss w/18” bar

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 01:41 AM

Personally, I have never owned anything but a Craftsman. Not bragging about it either. However, if you have a strong back and a strong friend, check this out. LOL

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 01:46 AM

ditto clint…......

-- cut that out!

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 02:00 AM

and a spare chain!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 02:03 AM


You cannot go wrong with Stihl or Echo.

Good luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 02:15 AM

I agree with the Stihl or Echo but, I prefer the 22” bar

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 02:17 AM

I concur with Clint; the Stihl Farm Boss is an awesome all round performer that will last you for years and years, it is well built, thoughtfully engineered and has a great warranty. If you haven’t used chainsaws in quite a few years, you might want to start with a 16” bar though.

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 02:39 AM

I love Stihl but don’t get if you don’t have a dealer close by. That being said I have 3 Stihl weedeaters, 2 chainsaws, 2 blowers and a pruner. I just normally have to replace a pull cord or primer bulb every once in awhile but they keep on ticking.


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#9 posted 02-24-2012 03:06 AM

Stihl yes! Echo? might as well buy a Poulan. I own a Husqvarna 353G and a Still 036 both are excellent saws. I grew up cutting firewood all year. Nothing can touch either brand. IMHO of course.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#10 posted 02-24-2012 03:07 AM

rmoore. OMG.

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#11 posted 02-24-2012 03:12 AM

Found a guy on craigs list: Stihl old 041 farm boss. 20 inch bar and 2 chains. 3/8ths pitch .050 Newer bar $200.00.
Think I’ll call tomorrow.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#12 posted 02-24-2012 02:54 PM

I have a Husqvarna… It is one cutting machine. It doesn’t matter if it is 110 or 1 degrees, it’s going to start.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 02-24-2012 03:00 PM

I’m a husky fan. I like the way they balance better than the stihl. None the less, a Stihl is a quality saw.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#14 posted 02-24-2012 04:02 PM

Chain saws are noisy, messy and, to some degree, unreliable. They may sit for over a year between being started and they are often fussy about starting. I’ve owned conventional chain saws in the past and when I decided I needed one again, I went electric.

Of course, this is only an option if you have access to a power source. However, I found that my electric chainsaw runs well off of an inverter that I attach to my truck battery.

I purchased a Torx electric chainsaw and I am very happy with it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#15 posted 02-24-2012 04:10 PM

husky or sthil are good bets i would also consider a dolmar/makita any brand i would look around 50cc for general purpose around the house/yardwork that way you can run a full.375 pitch chain and 20” bar good

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