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Gas saw recommendations

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Twitchy, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I have two MK 1080 electric 10'' brick saws but one is getting tired so I'm looking too upgrade to a gas saw. What do you recommend? I've had no issues w/ MK so i might stay w/ them. The saw must have a Honda engine because it seems like they're the only ones that last. If i buy a 14'' saw can i put a 10'' blade on it for radius and difficult cuts. I know that most companies make a 10'' gas saw but it would be nice to have the option to run two size blades on the the same saw. I have a 14'' Partner gas saw for block and wall stone already so the large blade is not too important. Thanks for the help.
  2. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Messages: 451

    try edco i have one, it has a honda engine ,awesome saw its a 14" not sure about if it will use a 10" blade
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    had a whacker (not sure of the size) that we like...has had to be repaired twice over about 6 or so years. both 14 ane 12 blades can be put on it with the water attachment. Had plenty of power. Just bought a partner saw since the whacker was starting to give us some trouble...we demoed the unit for a job and liked the weight and controls better than the whacker...although not quite as powerful. We will now be using the partner for radius cuts and small block and leave the whacker as a backup and for cutting larger block (> 6")
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    I think the husqvarnas look the best. They make more industrial type equipment than any of the other brands.
  5. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    Try a Stihl TS 460.. I had the 046, (chainsaw, same motor) and ran the crap out of it for 8 years... as long as any other 70 cc saw's lasted, again, I can only tell you about the motor. My friend's dad has an MS 460 (046) and a TS 460 and has had no problems from what I've seen and heard.
  6. Meezer

    Meezer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Stihl TS 400,460 work great!
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    Buy a rebuilt, not used, saw for about $400.

    Or, buy a blown saw for next to nothing and spend $120 for a rebuild kit from STIHL and have about $200-$250 in a new saw.
  8. P.L.

    P.L. LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 68

    My buddy owns a big company and their always blowing up saws becuase the don't change the filters enough. I buy them for any where fro $25 to $50 bucks, then rebuild them with a piston and jug off ebay. I've done 4 saws this way and they all work great.
  9. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I'm talking about buying a new 14'' gas TABLE saw, i have 14'' Partner demo saws already.

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