Stihl 500i Concrete saw

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Hayduke, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 233

    Anyone have this? The fuel injected version with throttle controlled water flow? Thinking of buying one but not sure I like the idea of all those electronics in a concrete saw. But I have always liked Stihl and have a good Stihl dealer/repair shop nearby. Otherise I'll stick with carburated, just wondering if anyone likes this saw.
  2. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 756

    Its a nice saw. It still has to be manually primed. Also has a pressure relief button for cold starting. Has to be plugged in to diagnose. We have that one and the Stihl battery cut off.
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  3. E-mans Hardscapes

    E-mans Hardscapes LawnSite Member
    from Wi
    Messages: 238

    I’ve had two. They’re great performing saws when new. Both of ours took a crap. Ended up being in the electronics. We’ll stick with the 420s.
  4. OP

    Hayduke LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 233

    Needed a new saw pronto and went with the Stihl 420 over the 500i. Just couldn't stomach all those electronics. Very happy with it, plenty of juice for what we do. Ordered a saw shoe to try out this week and see if it helps my new guy make strait cuts on caps....Looking forward to trying it out when it gets in.

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