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Old 06-16-2009, 11:59 PM
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use to 199$ for the 180 then they came out with the 181. and that thing is
260$! what the..... new fancy chainsaw tech is expensive
im sticking with my old homelite tell it dies then i'll have to get a new saw.
give you an idea what an 180 can do check this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIirv...e=channel_page

edit about my homelite videos i dont cut stuff that big offen. actully that pretty much the only time I'll probley see somthing that big. mostly storm debries
carp i unstalled my spell check im sol on this post

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Old 06-17-2009, 12:01 AM
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Does anyone one this saw care to review it hear?
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:20 AM
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MS180 review: Starts on the second pull when cold, first when warm. Cuts great - I'm happy with it even in oak/ash/black walnut. The fuel tank seems small if you're doing a lot of cutting. Anything else?
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:12 AM
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We use the Ms170 to cut open new mower crates. It starts and cuts like a dream everytime. That narrow chain doesnt require much power to cut. I cut down a 2 foot wide tree last year with it. The thing is a champ. You cant beat a stihl chain saw.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:45 AM
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Here's a link to my dealer's site. There is a click on info to all the Stihl saws and their levels of usage and recommendation.

http://www.stihldealer.net/categoryi...2-catid-2.aspx

Here is another link to a professional aborist site. This site has a section "Chainsaws" and you can ask your question there. You'll get replies from all over the country .

http://www.arboristsite.com/index.php
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:29 AM
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Don't be fooled, I have the MS180 and a variety of other Husky XP's that will flat get the job done in a hurry. Funny thing is, the little 180 is my go to saw, its light and runs like a raped ape. For what you're doing you can't go wrong w/the MS180.


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As the title states, for storm cleanup and bush removal? Its in my price range, a good size for me to handle, and weight as this will be my first saw. Price range is around $250. But I figure this will be a good beginner so I can buy the protective stuff too.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the reviews, keep em comin.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:10 AM
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For about that same money, the starter saw I bought my 2nd year was the 021 which is nowadays the 210.
I originally bought the 021 because Hurricane Isabelle had just went through,
I cut many a fallen tree for my customers at the time, big and small and all kinds, yup, with the 021.

It's light and powerful enough, I'm not a big guy and the 290 has so much power...
Folks if you're going full tilt and that chain catches you might want to forget the stupid kick-back mechanism because
by then it could be too late, fact is you need to have enough strength to hold that saw steady when it stops on a dime.
I could probably use a 230-250 with ease, maybe the 290 but I'm telling you it is scary powerful.

I like my 021, so much so that when it crapped out after 2 years I bought another, the numbers
have changed so I have both an 021 and a 210, they are the same saw.
I got the old one running again after it sat for 1-2 years...
They both run today, I have 3-4 chains for them, I use them about a dozen times a year.

Best thing I ever bought, a bit underpowered now that I'm used to it, but I've always ran the 16" (or is it 14") bar
that it comes with standard and I am telling you, there ain't many trees it can't do.
And the trees it won't do because of size, I don't want to do those.

The best thing about the 210 is once I got used to it, I can run mine with one hand,
not my favorite way of doing things but in cases where I have to keep my free hand
on something else (like a ladder), I doubt I can run bigger saws one handed.

Anyhow, the 210's got my vote in case you hadn't guessed.

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Old 06-17-2009, 11:16 AM
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That would be my next choice topsites.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:45 PM
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It is a good saw, even used by loggers for thinning. If you can get it without the "ez crap" it's a winner. Vibrates a bit, but 170 less than 180.

Thing is there are'nt many saws in this weight category with decent power, so it's either this one or dishing out a lot of cash for the pro version.
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