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recycledsole
11-11-2012, 05:05 PM
By stihl?
im choosing between the
ms192 at $320
or the
ms201 at $620

the ms192 is actully lighter, but a little less powerful.
who has experience with these saws and can tell me if its worth the almost double price tag?
thanks alot

Spring Valley Lawn Service
11-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Can the 192 be used by a left handed

recycledsole
11-11-2012, 06:11 PM
i dont know

nickslawnltd
11-11-2012, 06:41 PM
The 192 is harder to start and is more a homeowner light use version.

The other is the pro version that pretty sums it up.

RSK Property Maintenance
11-11-2012, 06:56 PM
By stihl?
im choosing between the
ms192 at $320
or the
ms201 at $620

the ms192 is actully lighter, but a little less powerful.
who has experience with these saws and can tell me if its worth the almost double price tag?
thanks alot

I bought both saws brand new, and after about 2 months of owning the 192 i ended up selling, I used it a lot, and really noticed its lack of power. Then I went back to same dealer and bought a ms201, which is much better, but I prefer the ms200t which i bought one used for 300 and it is a noticeable amount more powerful, I use both of the saws for chipping jobs and brush clearing, so i'm actually cutting stuff that could be 10" think and it does it well, not slow enough to switch to my 440 which is a big saw. depending on what you are doing with the saw will determine which one is right for you. If you have the money though i would with the 201t but its up to you.

metro36
11-11-2012, 08:06 PM
I know you said stihl but I would look as Jonsered/ Husky. I have the Jonsered version of this saw. Im not a tree guy but I do an occasional tree job and lots of brush work. I like the saw for when Im up in a bucket and for limbing. Its great for quick cuts when feeding a chipper. Mine has a 14" bar and it can cut 10" hardwood without a problem. Anything bigger, I prefer a bigger saw as its more productive.

http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/professional-chainsaws/338-xp-t/#specifications

RSK Property Maintenance
11-11-2012, 08:17 PM
I do a decent amount of tree work and i say stihl is the way to go, its not the number 1 climbing saw for nothing. It is the best. I do 1-2 trees a week in the spring time now i'm doing 2-3 a month still. Not a lot but enough to warrant a two ms200 top handles, i have a 3rd but its 30 years old, runs great but doesn't have a chain brake so i don't bring it on jobs
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recycledsole
11-11-2012, 08:57 PM
thanks guys
what would be a good deal from the dealer if you bought both new together
ms201 t with 16" bar
ms660 magnum with 36" bar
$1901 with tax in my area retail.
how much discount should i ask for?
thanks

RSK Property Maintenance
11-11-2012, 10:44 PM
thanks guys
what would be a good deal from the dealer if you bought both new together
ms201 t with 16" bar
ms660 magnum with 36" bar
$1901 with tax in my area retail.
how much discount should i ask for?
thanks

first off i would get the ms201t with a 14" bar, and second is that a cash price, third how much business do you do with this dealer? I would try to get them down to 1800 for both out the door, but i'm not the best at bargaining with sales men either. good choices for saws. you might want to consider something such as a ms362 or ms441 in the future, something a little more mid range for cutting smaller stuff up, not that the ms660 with a 36" bar can't but long bar does get in the way when cutting bigger limbs that the 201t can't cut. but i wouldn't bother buying and switching bars on the 660 i would just pick up a 362 or 441 or look on craigslist for a good used 361 or 362 or 440 or 460 and put a 25" bar on it. should be a beast then.

knox gsl
11-11-2012, 11:49 PM
You're getting ready to drop alot of $ on something you don't seem to know much about, are you sure you need a 660 or 201? You can get smaller saws and still get some big work completed.

jvanvliet
11-12-2012, 05:45 AM
Some people here use the Echo CS360 T @ $300.00. Comparable to the Sthil MS201 and OK for occasional users.

We have Sthil MS190's (now the 192) and have never found it to be under powered even cutting hard woods (get the "yellow" professional chain).

Not much experience with the Echo.

recycledsole
11-12-2012, 06:35 AM
thanks guys
i have a ms290, and i want these saws for in tree cutting, and cutting larger stuff down

recycledsole
11-12-2012, 06:41 AM
thanks alot guys
i have ms 290
i am getting the ms201 or 192 saw for in tree cutting,
and the ms660 for cutting larger stuff. i noticed the ms362 and up are close to the price of the 660. the 660 is the only one reccomended for the 36" bar aside from the 880 which is almost $2000.

recycledsole
11-12-2012, 08:29 PM
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hey guys
i got both saws.
they are awesome
they gave me 10% off my purchase. saved around $200.

RSK Property Maintenance
11-13-2012, 08:01 PM
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hey guys
i got both saws.
they are awesome
they gave me 10% off my purchase. saved around $200.

201t and 660 with 36" bar? nice choice. hopefully this one job paid for both saws or close to it.

recycledsole
11-14-2012, 06:26 AM
paid for the little one...
thanks alot for your help rsk. i also got the 13hp little wonder blower as you reccomended. you have helped me out alot. i appreciate it

RSK Property Maintenance
11-14-2012, 09:17 PM
paid for the little one...
thanks alot for your help rsk. i also got the 13hp little wonder blower as you reccomended. you have helped me out alot. i appreciate it


no problem, I recommended the 9hp honda little wonder, but I can't imagine a 13hp honda little wonder would be any worse, just more weight to push up hills if you have any. but i got the 9hp vs. the 13hp because no matter how big the motor you are still gonna get to a pile that is too big and you won't be able to move quickly so i just stopped at 9hp which does perfect for 99% of the lawn I do, especially if i bag the leaves starting october 1st. clean ups go quick....I picked up my first br600 today, nice and light, very quiet, i used it in my yard for a min. not really any leaves to blow because i have been bagging my lawn once a week for a month or so. but it seemed to do fine, my older husky is without a doubt more powerful, but the sthil did perfect today, as i only need it blow out beds. the husky is 72cc the stihl is 65cc but its the 8lb weight difference and 3 or 4 decibels quieter that i really like. anyways good luck! have fun with the top handle and 660, I was drooling over one today while i waiting for the sales guy to enter everything in the computer to finalize the sale. i really really want one, but don't have any tree jobs to justify spending 1200 on one with 36" bar yet. I will get a job someday and when that day comes brand new 660 it is. for now my 72cc ms440 with a 28" bar will do the work when i have bigger stuff to cut.

recycledsole
11-14-2012, 10:02 PM
thanks RSK
my dealer only had the 13hp one and he gave it to me for alot $1550 with tax included. only thing i might do differently is get a self propelled vserion
the saws are working good and getting plenty of use
thanks man i appreciate it. good luck with your business