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Looking for a new commercial quality chainsaw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Talon1189, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I am looking for looking for a 12-16" inch bar chain saw for climbing in trees with. I want a new saw. I know about Stihl and their quality saws:) I am looking for the lightest weight to power and reliability ratio. I know this is an old question asked many times :confused: I am new to these forums and have used the search features here. All opinions are important to me :) The cost is less important if the quality is there :clapping: Thanks! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    There is another thread going about this also. I have always liked Husky!!!:waving:
  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    If you're planning on climbing wearing the saw, I'd go with the Stihl MS 200. If you'll be roping it up (started by a groundsperson), I prefer the Stihl MS 260.

    The 200 is very lightweight and easy to use. The 260 is a lot of power for the size.

    If you're mostly pruning closer to the ground, consider Stihl's telescoping pole saw. Very slick and a quick saw.

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