what chainsaw to buy?

Discussion in 'Tree Care Equipment' started by Chilly1, Feb 27, 2016.

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  1. Mr Stripe

    Mr Stripe LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Seymour Missouri
    Messages: 4,293

    That's what I like about my MS 362 C-M

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  2. HEMTT

    HEMTT LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Redmond, WA
    Messages: 397

    I think see a MS362 C-M or larger in my future as well, just wanted a mid sized saw for cleanup. I have some HUGE (48"++) maples still standing on my property, I'll need something bigger for them without going bat crazy.
     
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  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    get one of these. $200-$250 on ebay.



    for big jobs get this equipment:

     
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    re-uploaded video:

     
  5. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm bumping this old thread in the hope that HEMTT will see it and reply back with his opinion on the MS261 C-M after a couple of years of use.

    I'm seriously thinking of getting one, and trying to convince myself that "buy once, cry once" is the right thing to do in this instance. An MS250 ($300) or MS271 Farm Boss ($400) would do what I need (clearing fallen trees and cutting up firewood blanks for splitting).

    But the 261 ($600) is lighter than the 271, and more powerful than the 250 and 271. I keep thinking that the 261 might be the last saw I ever need to buy and would be worth the extra $$$.
     
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  6. Grass Bass

    Grass Bass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    It would be the last saw you'll ever need. I If you need to sell it much higher resale value on pro models. They are worth it!
     
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  7. HEMTT

    HEMTT LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Redmond, WA
    Messages: 397

    Buy it, it is amazing and worth every penny!
     
  8. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i just sold a 290 that we had got from a customer who bought it and never used it. sold it on craigslist for $300, it was cherry though.

    had another one we sold last year, another 290 that was beat to crap and sold it for almost $200.

    its a good saw, but like the other guy mentioned, see if you can find a used 440, the bigger chain is a god send!!
     
  9. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the reply on the MS261. Glad to know you're still loving it.
     
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