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Old 08-25-2006, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Echomaniac
Yes I do understand the rating system.
And yes top handle saw are more dangerous because there is less leverage during kick back.
I have been cutting trees over 25 years.
I dont think I know everything, I learn more everyday.

Someone told him to buy a poulan which is one of the worst saws someone can buy. They dont even have crank bearings as many low end models, they use bushings. when they wear out the engine lose's compression and wont run any more.
Husky's are not the machines they use to be, I see many of them now have a 50 hour rating just like there new owner Poulan. with that said they may have seperate lines as in a homeowner and commercial, But I would be very careful before buying one.

I havent used a redmax, but I know they have great engines.
The engine loses compression on those models because they do not chrome the cylinder. Once you chrome the cylinder you get a lot more life. Stihl used to say they had a life span of 1000 hours, Husky said from 1000 - 2000 hours.

He is cutting 6" and less, that tell me he is moslty limbing. A top handled saw would be the best for that application. Have you ever used one?

2 of the Huskys have a 50 hour EPA rating, which means that is how long the engine will be EPA compliant for, not engine life.

Explain how Husky is not the saw they used to be? What saw is?
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