New Chainsaw

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jmurphy, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Hi im in the market for a new chainsaw. I was thinkin about Stihl or Redmax. Which one should I get? Also, Im ordering a Eb7001 soon and I was wondering what you prefer, RH or LH throttle? Im leaning towards RH.

    Thanks, John Murphy
  2. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    I don't know about Redmax, but Stihl and Husky (don't know if you thought about them), make one hell of a saw. For the blower, pick the one that is most comfortable for you.

  3. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    My advice would be to go with the Stihl. They're top of the line in my opinion and after using one i'll never buy anything else.
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Jonsreed or Husky. No comparison!
  5. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    The commercial guys and wood cutters around here seem to be going with Dolmar or the Redmax 621. Both very good saws and the Redmax at least the 621 model is priced right in my area.
  6. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Go with Stihl. I own an 024, and used to have an 038MAG II, love my saws.

    I'd buy a current model MS260, 361, or 440 if given the chance to get another saw right now. redmax just doesnt have the dealer network for parts like Stihl does when it comes to saws.

    Husqvarna makes some excellant saws too, not really expensive, but not exactly cheap either. from them I'd go 346XP, 357XP, or something like that.
  7. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    if you buy a Stihl, get one with the quick chain adjuster, saves you from having to carry a damn screwdriver with you to change tension on the chain. Ive got a 018C with it and man i love that saw.
  8. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    We own 2 Echo chain saws and love them!

    They start every time on the first or second pull and are very light and easy to handle.
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I ve got the small echo for home use, but we have three stihls on campus. the newest is the 192t

    what a blast through the wood like nobodies business. plus its very light and compact unit. Nice if you ever have to go in a tree up a ladder....
  10. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    I'd say go STIHL I've got 3. I've got an MS260PRO, 025 & HT101.


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