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View Poll Results: Best chainsaw brand
Stihl 49 62.03%
Echo 7 8.86%
Husqvarna 19 24.05%
Other 6 7.59%
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14" or less 7 8.86%
16" 19 24.05%
18" or larger 47 59.49%
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35-40cc 7 8.86%
40-45cc 13 16.46%
45-50cc 14 17.72%
50cc or more 38 48.10%
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:37 PM
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Stihl ms311 with a 18 bar
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Stihl ms660 magnum 36''
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:35 AM
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Stihl ms251 with an 18" bar
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:46 AM
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Husky 357xp 18" bar mostly storm clean up and fire wood when camping. Only use Sthil and Carlton non safety chains (yellow link) in full chisel and semi chisel. More importantly, Labonville full wrap chaps.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:30 PM
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Realized I never said what I have myself...

Recently got a Stihl MS211C 16"

Will use mostly for storm cleanup, some pruning and smaller tree felling - will leave the big work for the tree guys though.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:42 PM
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my dad has a Husqvarna I borrow when needed. I try to avoid tree work of any kind if at all possible. I hate it with a passion.

of course everyone wants me to pick up all their limbs and crap since the tree companies charge too much money.

I hate shrubs, bushes, and trees. all they do is create an obstacle you have to mow around and they drop crap on yards like limbs, pinecones, sweetgum balls, nuts, etc. etc. etc.....and they also fall down on top of people's houses during storms or tornados.

in my opnion a yard shouldn't have a single tree in it. the trees will be fine out there in the woods behind the yard. no need to have them in your yard to make a mess.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:14 PM
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Are you guys using top handles or rear handles most of the time? Since I wasn't climbing, rear seemed the best for me...
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:56 PM
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Stihl 066 with 36 inch bar. But my go to saw is a ms 361 with a 20 inch bar.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:18 PM
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MS270c - I use it on my 10 acres and occasionally elsewhere. This saw is not used daily by me but I have great confidence in it that it would hold its own in the field.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:02 PM
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Husky 55 epa closed port 16,& 18 inch bars
Husky 372 xpw 20,24, inch bars
Husky 288 xp completely ported 200psi compression 28,36 inch bars
Do a lot of tree work
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