Need a chainsaw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stanley2113, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. stanley2113

    stanley2113 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I bought 3.5 acres of land and have about twelve small to medium size trees on it that I need to cut down and cut up. I probably wouldn't use the chainsaw a whole lot after I get the trees cut since I live in a neighborhood and don't have any big trees in my yard.

    What would be a good chainsaw for that type of use? This will be my first chainsaw, so I really don't know much about them.

  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    id say if you don't have much experience using a chainsaw... it might be best to call professional in to do the work... Just my .02
  3. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I agree with this. But I also have to admit that I have used chainsaws many times thoughout my life and have had homeowner model for over 10 years, however I came here to ask advice about my next one.

    If you have chainsaw expereince and can use one, then you might want to look at the Stihl Homeowner Series Saws: MS170, MS180, MS210, MS230. These will be good saws and will last a long time, especially with the little work you plan to do. Go visit your Stihl Dealer and get some recommendations from them and hold a few of these saws to compare weight and comfort.

    I am looking to get a MS270. Midgrade saw, plenty of power, but i also will use it several times a year, in the business and outside on my own 20 acres of land.
  4. stanley2113

    stanley2113 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks for the recommendations TLC. I think there is a local lawn mower shop that is a Stihl dealer. I will check them out.

    There is only one way to get experience doing something and that is to do it.
  5. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 633

    buy chaps to.take it from me.
  6. stanley2113

    stanley2113 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    What kind of chaps? I read that somewhere else too. I have some I wear on the bike, but don't know if it is the same.
  7. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    we just picked up a Stihl ms310, the thing is a complete beast... and like crab some really good chaps, you'll regret it if you dont!
  8. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I just got an MS310 myself and love it - I've even got a 20" bar and it doesn't seem to be at all under powered
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    If you have a HUSKY dealer in town make sure you check them out also. Best of the best.

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