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Which chain saw???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by BlazerRidge, May 30, 2011.

  1. joee0914

    joee0914 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    I have to agree... The farm boss is amazing. I have a 20" bar and it cant be stopped. Well worth the money.
  2. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 551

    I would suggest going for the used 034...Stihls are great saws, I've got 4 of them and haven't had one problem except for the pull cord on my climbing saw which I bought used anyway
  3. ELS LLC

    ELS LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Stihl . They are the best. Have an older 056 unstoppable.
  4. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    Sounds like you don't need another saw as much as you need a longer bar/chain for yours. You get most wear-out in the chain, so buying another is almost like buying gas and oil for it. A bar doesn't last forever either, nor does the drive sprocket. So just get some extras and you can convert your saw from limbing to felling. Stihls last a long time, and are easy to change things on at the work-site.
  5. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,176

  6. orourke15

    orourke15 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    Check out Jonsered if you have any dealers in the area. Jonsered is the same company as Husqvarna just all commercial grade. And more reasonable than Stihl commercial grade. I have a 2165(65cc) and 2152(52cc) and love them both. I also have an 026 Stihl and 011 Stihl arborist saw and prefer the Jonsered saws anyday!
  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I have a dolmar 6400. It has a 20inch bar and it runs awesome. Honestly I think dolmar has the best made saws out there. Very minimal plastic on it. Mine was $600 but if your looking 18inch you should find one in your price range. Dolmar only makes commercial equipment.
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  8. jwsland

    jwsland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Didn't know that. I was under the impresion that any husqvarna "XP" models were commercial/profesional grade.
  9. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    what are the advantages/disadvantages to the chain sizes?
    seems .325 and 3/8 are most common
  10. pro-interlock

    pro-interlock LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    We have bought a lot of different brand chain saws and the best are stihl and echo.

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