Cut-off Saws: Husquavarna/Partner Vs. Stihl??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by TSGVA, May 13, 2008.

  1. TSGVA

    TSGVA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Anybody have preferences between the Partner/Husq. 750 and the Stihl 700? My Partner 700 just crapped out on me for the 3rd time after a 7 year run. Apparently there's no compression, even after replacing the cylinder twice and religiously mixing fuel/oil correctly. So, after $800 of repairs, I'm wondering if Partner or the replacement cylinders just aren't cutting it...:hammerhead:..and I'll end up buying a new saw anyway. Stihl 700?
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    I would buy Stihl or Dolmar good luck.
     
  3. NHMan

    NHMan LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 52

    Have you seen the new "oil sentry" Partner/Husky saw?
     
  4. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Stihl, Stihl, Stihl. I have the FS420 and love it. Not to say it is the best on the market. I didn't even look at any others b/c i love all the stihl equipment i have, but it has plenty of power and is well balanced. and of course i love the idea of not having to change or clean an air filter for a whole year.
     
  5. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    Southern that air filter is great ,tell me how you feel after 5 or 6 of those stupid elastistart pull cords ,and for the money dolmar/makita is by far the best deal.Dolmar,will out cut the 420 7 days a week.The 420 is great saw but if i had just one it would not be my saw.
     
  6. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Stihl hands down!

    I had a partner back in the day and it sucked. I have 2 stihl cut off saws, one is at least 10 years old and it gives me no trouble at all. Hell I have a 12", a 14" and a 029C farmboss chainsaw and a miniboss chainsaw and none of them give me a lick of trouble.

    The most I have ever had to do is replace the pull starter and at most thats once every few years.
     
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Stihl!!!!! Only way to go.
     
  8. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    What do you guys use for cutting wall blocks (6-8" H x 12"L)? I'm looking for brands, websites (that I can actually purchase from), or just general opinions. We have 6 - 14" stihl cut-offs, but I'm looking for a platform saw with a stand because new guys can't cut straight. Any ideas?
     
  9. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    I got my table saw from ebay. it was a brand new one. a cheapo, but a good one. it is very very similar to the MK i was looking at. the only down side is you will need a generator or a 20amp breaker to run it. it will trip a 15amp breaker every time. i didn't invest too much in it b/c we use the cut off saw for almost everything. look at it this way. they will not get any better at cutting straight if they use a table saw. they are only new guys for a little while. eat a few block and roll with it.
     
  10. BFAB

    BFAB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I WHOLESALE EQUIPMENT AND THIS MO. HAVE A PROMOTION. BUY A BOX OF BLADES AND RECEIVE A FREE SAW, HUSK OR STIHL. THE STIHLS HAVE NEW FILTRATION SYSTEM W/ VERY LIMITED MAINTENANCE.
     

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