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Texas Poulan Massacre??
#321324 09/04/10 10:37 PM
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OK. I'll admit it. If it plugs-in, has something very sharp moving insidiously fast, and you can ruin lots of expensive materials (or body bits) while learning how to tame each beast, then I've probably got it.

However, I've never bought anything that runs on a petroleum product, yet has no wheels (powered, of course).

Time to buy a chainsaw. I'll bet that there's, like, a 30% ownership ratio here, at least. Haven't some of you actually built your houses with one? wink

Anyway, as always, any advice from "you's guys'" [sic] re: brand experience would be very helpful. And, since someone will ask, we have 11 deciduous trees, all over 30'. None is coming down. It's mostly for what Mummy Naturebitch partly rips away or hurls onto the pachysandra.

Oh, and there's the dead ash branches up in the power lines that have always bugged me. grin


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BobKay #321326 09/04/10 11:19 PM
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Chain saws and power lines. Hmmm, now there's an opportunity.


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fredk #321334 09/04/10 11:57 PM
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That kind of stuck out at me too. Sounds like an excellent plan.


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fredk #321335 09/04/10 11:58 PM
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Stihl is my prefered saw. Make sure you learn how to use a file though, or any saw will not only be worthless, but you'll eventully end up cutting off body parts using a dull chain.

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michael_d #321361 09/05/10 03:18 AM
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I researched the same thing a just last year. It was between an Echo and a Stihl and while the Echo had a better warranty the Stihl got better reviews.

I ended up getting the Stihl and never looked back. It is very good running machine. I haven't had a problem as of yet.


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Wid #321368 09/05/10 05:27 AM
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Another vote for Stihl, although there are a half dozen good ones to choose from. I was torn between similar Husqvarna and Stihl models and ended up going with Stihl because there was a good dealer nearby.

I ended up with an MS260, mostly because it was sufficiently light that I could comfortably hold it away from me, so that if it ever kicked up hard there would be a better chance of it not going through throat and head. The downside, of course, is that a light powerful saw is a bit more likely to kick back in the first place.

That said, there is some "milking the brand" going on with a number of companies, ie introducing inexpensive products with few or none of the things that made the brand great in the first place. Whatever you choose, check for reviews of that specific model.


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bridgman #321373 09/05/10 09:49 AM
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We've had our oak trees trimmed annually for the past 11 years and every tree trimmer has used Stihl ... I personally have a Poulan that is currently sitting on a shelf in the garage broke. My next chainsaw will be a Stihl.


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RickF #321379 09/05/10 12:53 PM
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Stihl and Husqvarna appear to be the top names from what I've seen amongst the cottage crowd. My neighbour has a Homelite that has run perfectly for over 20 yrs, as well.


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Adrian #321386 09/05/10 03:17 PM
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Rick, Bridge, Adrian, Rick F., Mike D.:

Mui muchas gracias for all of your advice. Screw web research and forum after forum. You all make it too easy and, for some demented reason, I trust your opinions more than those I would uncover elsewhere.

And whaddya know, I have a friend who runs a sharpening service, so he can pull my chain.

You guys are always a great help.

Stihl it is. I feel better that they don't make sewing machines.

Ash tree/power lines, here I come! And if I'm a noshow in Dwight, no guesswork needed. grin

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BobKay #321396 09/05/10 04:35 PM
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Back on the farm we had a big old stihl with a 3' blade. Heavy beast, but it never quit. Used it to cut down a number of 100+ year old maples as they started to die.


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