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Old 09-12-2013, 01:06 PM
ncpete ncpete is offline
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check out the Poulan Pro PP5020AV, it is a beast of a saw, can be found for $200 or maybe a little less, and if you read on Arboristsite.com you will find that it is reasonable well regarded. 50cc, over 13000 rpm, and a 20" bar.

You may also find that there are some other inexpensive saws that don't totally suck, too. The chain that comes with it is a safety style chain, but it is a Vanguard, so it cuts pretty good. I have torn up more than a few trees with mine, and a BUNCH of bamboo. Just don't hit a brick while trying to cut out some crappy shrubs. a few tries still at sharpening the chain, and let's say that it is still a long shot from perfect. Think I may finally give up and order a new chain, also a 16" bar and chain - more in line with what a lot of pros expect a 50cc saw to run anyways.

My next saw, budget permitting, will be a Husqvarna 562XP, or the Jonsered equivalent.
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TroyBilt 21"
Ryobi 720r
Husqvarna 350bt
Gravely ST622
Poulan Pro PP5020AV
and other stuff I forget now!

currently shopping:
ExMark Metro 48
ExMark Commercial 30
Ford F250
Ariens edger.

the bottom list should maybe get shorter, while the top gets longer, but I know there will always be more stuff!
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