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which saw to get (professional chainsaw)

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by josh1981, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    Hi everyone. I currently have a stihl MS290, fantastic saw. I use it to cut up some smaller brush and medium size stumps/trees.

    I am now looking for a bigger saw to cut down some larger stumps/brush we have in the back yard. My ms 290 cannot handle this stuff.

    Basically I need it to cut down some big stumps and larger brush. The stumps are hard wood, and when I say hard I mean hard.

    jonsered cs 2186

    Jonsered’s high-power professional turbo for really big trees and hard types of wood. Despite its 85 cc, it’s surprisingly handy. Equipped with all the features of the 2100 generation: turbo air cleaning, decompression valve, side-mounted chain tensioner, and vibration damping with steel springs. Other unique features include heating in the handles and carburettor, vibration-dampened carburetor, adjustable oil pump, an extra tank protection and a rubber-coated rear handle for better grip. For Jonsered’s largest chainsaw, wrap handle is available as an option. With the wrap handle, the front handle continues right around the entire engine body, which makes it easier to work with really large trees in steep terrain.

    Cylinder displacement 5.2 cu.inch / 84.7 cm³
    Power 6.3 hp / 4.6 kW
    Maximum recommended engine speed 13000 mm
    Fuel tank volume 1.9 US pint / 0.9l
    Oil tank volume 0.9 US pint / 0.5l
    Oil pump type Adjustable flow
    Power to weight ratio 0.62 kW/kg / 0.29 kW/lbs
    Chain pitch 3/8"
    Recommended bar length 18-28" / 45-70 cm
    Sound level 102 dB(A)
    Noise emissions, LWA 114 dB(A)
    Vibrations, front/rear handle 5.7 m/s² / 8.0 m/s²
    Weight excl. cutting equipment 15.4 lbs / 7.0 kg

    Perfect control
    Many safety features
    Turbo air cleaning
    Vibration damping system using steel springs
    Decompression valve
    Side-mounted chain tensioner
    Adjustable oil pump for chain lubrication
    Cylinder cover with quick-release





    and the husqvarna 394.

    So based on this info I am leaning twords the jonsered and stihl ms 660 and husqvarna.

    Any thoughts on these? Any thoughts on all the info I found?
  2. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    Take alook at the Stihl 036 PRO series, one heck of a saw!. It is the pro grade with the heavier rings, pistons just overall heavy grade saw and not your occasional user saw like the MS series.
  3. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    ^^ thanks for the reply. Will look into that.
  4. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    I've used a 20" bar 55cc chainsaw from sears for 3 years and its worked fine for me
  5. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    ok. thanks
  6. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    "Professional" was a key word posted by the original poster.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Who makes a sears saw,poulan.
  8. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    Husky 359 will do what you want.:cool2:
  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Husqvarna AB now. Although some newer Sears equipment is made through MTD.
  10. josh1981

    josh1981 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 427

    thanks. I will look into it!

    Also how is the reliability of huskvarna saws?

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