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Whats the best Chainsaw for trimming?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rlc321, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. rlc321

    rlc321 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I am looking for a chainsaw for trimming up palms and cutting small trees no bigger than 12 dia. I have a pole saw looking for a regular chainsaw. What do you guys and girls like?
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    Stihl 021 with a 16in bar for general trimming,
  3. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 392

    pricey, but Stihl is good. An associate of mine has a smaller Stihl saw than my Poulan, and he way outcuts me. Course his starts right up, as I keep poulan and poulan and poulan on mine to get er goin'
  4. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,109

    The Stihl tree saw used to be considered the best by many. I bought a Shindiawa, it is a well balanced running little one handed saw, starts and runs great everytime. I have spent a lot of time running saws and this one gets the nod if you can't afford the Stihl.
  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    Redmax or Jonsreed!
  6. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    Just bought a Stihl MS 250 for $299.. Also have a Echo CS-300 and a Husqvarna 351.. Echo saw runs ok, Husky saw is nice but kinda heavy..
  7. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    We have all 5 STIHL saws at the landscape company I work for, and they do a really awesome job, they are one of the better known and better products for wood cutting purposes.

  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I have a echo cs4400 with a 18" bar and it works good for me.
  9. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    get a Stihl MS 200 T
  10. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Messages: 629

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