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Chainsaw recommedations under $300?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, May 4, 2008.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    What are some recommended models of chainsaws that would be used say under 30 hours per year? I mainly do mowing and trimming, mulching and stuff like that but would like a quality saw for under $300 that will be low on vibration and yet powerful to make jobs quick. Also it must be durable and last at least a few years. I've been looking at Husky's. Poulon looks to be made very cheap. What do u guys say?

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 283

    I bought a Stihl 021 when I started my business 17 years ago and still use it to this Day has good power and a 16" bar.
  3. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Wow! THat is hella long time for an item to last like that! Are there any Stihl that are under or around $300?
  4. mtnzone

    mtnzone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    yes there are look around.. I got my 270 new on closeout for 289.00 extremely nice....
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Jonsered and Husqvarna have served us very well over the years. Check out www.alamia.com for a good deal on Husqvarna chain saws.
  6. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I've owned Husky and Stihl, both are darn good saws. If its going to be used only a few times a year, either will do well. If you buy a Poulan and only fire it up every couple of months, its going to stop starting for you. Trust me, i've had 5 of them since hurricane Katrina, and i still fire up my 34" Stihl to cut even a small limb because I don't want to fight with the Poulans.
  7. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    Go w/ the Stihl. I purchased a 021 about 11 years ago... use A LOT no probs. Still runnng strong. Purchased on sale for about 199$ plus tax....
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yup, this model is being sold as the 210 today.
    I have an 021 and a 210 :laugh:

    Both still run thou I bought the 210 after dropping the 021 in a creek, it didn't run right for some time and I figured it was shot but I kept it and believe it or not after it sat in a corner for years I cranked it up one day and vrooom...

    Great saws, the 021 / 210
  9. progressivelawncare

    progressivelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    i use a husky 142 for smaller stuff and have a old sthil 028 as well i like husky better.
  10. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    Husky and stihl are great saws.

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