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Twitchy
10-16-2009, 12:35 PM
I have two MK 1080 electric 10'' brick saws but one is getting tired so I'm looking too upgrade to a gas saw. What do you recommend? I've had no issues w/ MK so i might stay w/ them. The saw must have a Honda engine because it seems like they're the only ones that last. If i buy a 14'' saw can i put a 10'' blade on it for radius and difficult cuts. I know that most companies make a 10'' gas saw but it would be nice to have the option to run two size blades on the the same saw. I have a 14'' Partner gas saw for block and wall stone already so the large blade is not too important. Thanks for the help.

Birdjr
10-16-2009, 07:52 PM
try edco i have one, it has a honda engine ,awesome saw its a 14" not sure about if it will use a 10" blade

LB1234
10-17-2009, 01:07 PM
had a whacker (not sure of the size) that we like...has had to be repaired twice over about 6 or so years. both 14 ane 12 blades can be put on it with the water attachment. Had plenty of power. Just bought a partner saw since the whacker was starting to give us some trouble...we demoed the unit for a job and liked the weight and controls better than the whacker...although not quite as powerful. We will now be using the partner for radius cuts and small block and leave the whacker as a backup and for cutting larger block (> 6")

4 seasons lawn&land
10-24-2009, 05:23 PM
I think the husqvarnas look the best. They make more industrial type equipment than any of the other brands.

Ozz
10-24-2009, 05:45 PM
Try a Stihl TS 460.. I had the 046, (chainsaw, same motor) and ran the crap out of it for 8 years... as long as any other 70 cc saw's lasted, again, I can only tell you about the motor. My friend's dad has an MS 460 (046) and a TS 460 and has had no problems from what I've seen and heard.

Meezer
11-07-2009, 08:13 PM
Stihl TS 400,460 work great!

tthomass
11-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Buy a rebuilt, not used, saw for about $400.

Or, buy a blown saw for next to nothing and spend $120 for a rebuild kit from STIHL and have about $200-$250 in a new saw.

P.L.
11-08-2009, 03:09 PM
My buddy owns a big company and their always blowing up saws becuase the don't change the filters enough. I buy them for any where fro $25 to $50 bucks, then rebuild them with a piston and jug off ebay. I've done 4 saws this way and they all work great.

Twitchy
11-10-2009, 04:11 PM
My buddy owns a big company and their always blowing up saws becuase the don't change the filters enough. I buy them for any where fro $25 to $50 bucks, then rebuild them with a piston and jug off ebay. I've done 4 saws this way and they all work great.
I'm talking about buying a new 14'' gas TABLE saw, i have 14'' Partner demo saws already.