Husqvarna Quick Cuts

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    So our Stihl 700 cut off saw died and we are looking at getting a new one. The options are another Stihl 700 or Husqvarna r960 which are comparable but Husqvarna is $300 less.

    Wondering if anyone has any experience with Husqvarna.
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,534

    How much is the Stihl? 300'less for the other is insufficient info
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  3. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Cost isn't really the issue, but if it matters then the Stihl is $1350 with Husk at $1050.

    I will gladly spend the extra 300 if someone tells me husk is crap. But I am not going to waste the money if its comparable.
  4. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    I have never herd of a Husqvarna r960, but we own 2 Husqvarna K960's and they are great. Husqvarna's in my opinion are the best saws out there. We own stihl's, old partners and wacker saws also and I like the Husqvarna's the best and they are the most reliable for us.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bought a brand new Stihl in may. Paid $900.00. But also buy about 3 various Stihl products a year.

    That's why I axed bout the price. Offer them $1000. Or go elsewhere
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  6. waters lawn care

    waters lawn care LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 128

    Buy the sthil. I've ran both no comparison.
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  7. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    Still. FTW.
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  8. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 645

    Sorry it is a K960 my bad.

    And as much as I appreciate you DVS bragging on your price for the saw you are south of the border and I doubt the pricing is comparable.

    Thanks for everyone advice...I we have had some issues with our stihls in the past so I am not appose to something new.
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have no idea what south of the border means. You asked about prices. 1300 is too much, does that include a blade? I'd presume the prices are the same, being Stihl isn't an American company.

    Also, Stihl has made many improvememts to their cut off saws.
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