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post #21 of 27 Old 12-09-2016, 11:16 AM
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I'm so out of touch with home-owner grade Stihl saws that I don't know if you can buy them at the box stores. Lowe's sells Husqvarna and Home Depot sells Echo...right?

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I carried a Stihl for eight hours a day for 4 months doing timber stand selection for a company with a USFS contract...
"I'm a brother shamus!" From The Big Lebowski.

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Stihl 170 is a super saw. Have it and use it to limb small stuff then I have my 250/farm boss for the felling. Got them both used for good deals

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Sthil is consider top of the line. You pay for it

I like Husqvarna for the price.

Stay away from Poulan unless it is an older model with spring issolators that was lightly used.

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Op probably has a new saw already but if I could only have 1 saw it would be a stihl 026/ms260. Great all around saw and tough as nails. Hard to beat a pro built saw for 200 bucks used. I hear the XP huskys are good but not enough dealers near me to own one.

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I know this is old, but fwiw I would use a sawzall with an Ugly blade in it. These blades are the same as the tree saw blades but made for a sawzall. I then have the choice of using my battery operated for small jobs or the electric for larger jobs. Blades are inexpensive, cut like butter, and allow me to dual purpose my tools. If I had to cut a large tree down and into pieces, I would rent. But for the odd jobs around the house, the sawzall with this tree blade is the best in town. My .02
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Any of the decent brands should do you (I run Stihl, only because the dealer is local).

I only use mine maybe 10-15 days a year, but still went for the entry model on the professional range (rather than a higher end homeowner model). I've done that with all equipment and have yet to be disappointed.

I also looked at electric saws, but heard they are dangerous because they deliver full torque from zero rpm. Apparently this makes your safety trousers "less safe" than they would be with a petrol model.

Of course we all know that real men don't use safety equipment, and many may even be too stupid to realise the whole point
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