new chainsaw

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by f350dieselemt, May 9, 2005.

  1. f350dieselemt

    f350dieselemt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    hey guys wuts going on? i just have a quick question for you all. Does anyone have any recomendations on a chainsaw. i want another saw and im not sure what to get... anyhelp would be greatly appreciated
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    I couldn't Give you much advice without knowing how you're planning to use it..Eg: Every once in a while, pretty regularly, or professionally?

    I will say if your looking for a piece to last you for a while go with a Quality machine from Stihl, Husky, Shindaiwa, or Redmax..Jonesreds are a good unit too if they sell them where you live..

    Either way, find a Dealer that YOU TRUST, tell him how your gonna use it, and if he knows his stuff, he should be able to answer your question...

    Btw, do your research online, at any of the aforementioned Manufacturer's websites, and they will likely answer your questions for you..The products are usually arranged according to their intended usage.. That may help you cut truogh any B.S. an UNTRUSTWORTHY dealer may try to spin to you..Be educated before you buy

    Hope I helped and didn't confuse.
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Exactly what he said ^. What will you be using it for and how often? Limbing, working aloft, take downs, etc.
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I'd reccommend a Stihl.
  5. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    We have loads and loads of stihl chainsaws some are new and some are old. They never stop.
    farm boss

    Now remeber fella some of the number you might not know because they are older.
  6. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    You forgot the best of the Stihl oldies.... the o8s.... I'm still looking for one....that or an s10..
  7. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I've gotta Shindy 488. I love it. Comfortable to use and have never had a problem with it. The thing i don't like about the Stihls is all the plastic, but don't get me wrong, they must be good saws because they sure do sell a lot!

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