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Old 06-11-2015, 02:32 PM
snuss snuss is offline
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Stihl MS 250 Chainsaw

There is a stihl MS 250 chainsaw for sale in my area it is at about $200 on craigslist. I need to get a new chainsaw as mine does not function well anymore just curious to see if you guys think this is a good saw and/or the price point is good. I think it retails around $350 and the ad states that it is used. Looks pretty beat up.
The link is here http://omaha.craigslist.org/tls/4998936918.html
Another discontinued stihl
http://omaha.craigslist.org/tls/5052720658.html

http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/4985286817.html

Here is another one for sale around me. It is a discontinued Husqavarna 350. Thoughts on either is appreciated

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Old 06-11-2015, 02:42 PM
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I have one its a great saw has a great power to weight ratio. 200 seems hi for a beat up saw.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:44 PM
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I should have looked at the pic first. Ide buy it.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:47 PM
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Why is the MS 250 beat up to you? The saw looks in great shape. The bar is a wear item. The 026 is an older version but more professional vs the 250. Husq is iffy as you cant say what the parts quality he used is. If you find the seller on arboristsite.com then i would feel better.

I would get the MS 250.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Mike Hawk Mike Hawk is online now
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That bar looks fine.. ha looks like mine and I don't know how to cut for poo!!! Just make sure it's straight and the chain rotates freely by hand.

I love my 250, felled/chopped 3 of my own 30-40 footers and plenty more 6" diameter trees at my buddies place. Starts up every time like a charm, just like my BR600 blower. Now if they'd just make a blade that'd last forever we'd be golden!
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:33 AM
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the 250 is the best homeowner saw around, without paying a lot more for a pro saw...its build solid and will last
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:45 PM
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It is homeowner grade, not professional or commercial grade. It is not one you would rebuild if it had an engine issue, can't be rebored. I owned one for a while, and ran good at first, but did not stand up very well. Better to get an 026/260/261/262 (all the same saw just iterations) which is the pro version and a much better saw. I would rather have the oldest 026 than a new 250. You can buy a used 026 for the same or less than a new 250. I would not touch a used 250.
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