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Best all around all purpose chainsaw?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by srl28, May 26, 2007.

  1. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,176

    How makes the best all around, general purpose, cleanup and some small-medium sized takedowns chainsaw. I want one that isn't too much, but a good all around saw. How makes it and what model is it? ? Thanks
  2. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 517

    Stihl MS 250
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    sthil is the best by far. husky second.
  4. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    price wise considered i go with an echo cs440
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    el cheapo.............
  6. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,176

    Not too worried about price. I want something that isn't going to bog down too much and get the job done, yet I don't want or need a $800 saw. Just pruning, cutting down little stuff, slicing up some logs and the like. What size bar should I be looking for? 18?
  7. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Husqvarna 345 with an 18 inch bar can be had in the $300 range. Very nice unit.
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    What he said. I have the very same chain saw and absolutely love it. :)
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Husqvarna 455 Rancher....around $370. I have it and like it a lot.
  10. chris_poyner

    chris_poyner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    aint no sthil gonna outrun a husqvarna. we have 3 and i have yet to see a sthil that holds up and cuts as fast as a husqvarna.

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