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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Mar 22, 2009.
I would go with a 310. It's closer to a pro saw.
The 361 will probably not cut any better than the 310.
The 455 is a decent saw.I have the older model the Rancher 55.
I will say that if you start cutting alot neither of the saws have enough power.
I have 361 and a 310 and the 361 will cut a lot better. Pound for pound probably one of rhe best saws out there. A Husky 365 is also a good choice. I like the 361 with a 24" bar. 310 want run a 24" as well.
Thats because the 361 is a pro saw, the 310 is an occasional use saw, but once I get more work and start cutting alot more I'll buy a 361 but for now the 310 will do what I need it to do..
and the 310 isnt spec'd for anything bigger than a 20in but it may run a bigger one..
I'd assume the 361 will cut more because it is a bigger saw, when you look at it compared to the 310, the 361 looks like a 440 compared to 310..
The MS310 is heavier and not as much power than the 361. MS280 is a good saw also. My 361 has a hand warmer also.
They both have a 59cc engine with 4.4bhp.
Basically the same saw but one is heavier built for professional use.
310 is 4.0 bhp 13 lbs. 361 is 4.4 bhp 12.3 lbs. 361 has decompression and heated handle.
I can't read when it is raining.LOL
I prefer a more powerful saw.I have used that size stihl(361) and they are great but lately I have been in larger trees and I wish I had a more powerful saw.
Yes the rain is awful. Getting stuck regularly. Making a mess being impatient. I have a Husky 268 and it is my favorite but I felled a huge pine on it. I replaced it with a Ms361. Have had nothing but good things out of it. Only thing is choking it, it will flood verrrryyyy easy.