Originally Posted by Popeye77
Echo with the warranty both are "occasional use saws" My dad has an Echo 310 that is a good saw but it's more expensive. I have a Sihl ms250 I don't like, always hard to start wish i had gone ahead and got the ms260 "pro" grade much better saw
I also have a MS250 that I have had for about 6 years. Check the hose that supplies fuel to the carburetor. It is the one with several ribs on it. Mine developed cracks after about 2 years and would make allow the fuel to evaporate and also make starting much harder. After changing the hose it now starts on the first or second pull.
I went with stihl mainly because the dealer support. Every town around here has a stihl dealer and most keep the normal wear and tear parts in stock. I also have a Stihl 038 magnum that is about 18 years old and runs great.