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RussellAP

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917 days ago

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 917 days ago

Stihl Farm Boss w/18” bar

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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rmoore

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#2 posted 917 days ago

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=ereEhTuBlwA

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

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millzit

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#3 posted 917 days ago

ditto clint…......

-- .......now cut that out!

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 917 days ago

and a spare chain!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Viking

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#5 posted 917 days ago

Russell;

You cannot go wrong with Stihl or Echo.

Good luck!

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

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Gary

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#6 posted 917 days ago

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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Manitario

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#7 posted 917 days ago

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.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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joey bealis

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#8 posted 917 days ago

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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HawkDriver

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#9 posted 917 days ago

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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RussellAP

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#10 posted 917 days ago

rmoore. OMG.

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RussellAP

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#11 posted 917 days ago

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 917 days ago

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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Don W

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#13 posted 917 days ago

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

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richgreer

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#14 posted 917 days ago

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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Bill1225

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#15 posted 917 days ago

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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