Hate to say Homelite, I have tried many, use Stihl several times. As hard
as I am on chainsaws the cheapest is the way I go now. I am very hard
on them, use them at renthouses, our ranch, my home 2.5 acres.
I seem to get 4 to 5 years out of them, then they are just flat worn out.
My last one a Stihl, something in the engine broke, but it was a good
4 to 5 years.
I used a Stihl MS 250 to clear a builing lot for a cabin, cut a ton of pine and maple. Always worked well.
I think the best chain saw is one that someone else is operating
In the fire dept I was in, Stihl was the one we wrote our spec for. Talk about abusing a tool! Sawing through any kind of roofing to ice coated wood to felling trees in wildland fires, those things stand up. Oh, we carried Farm Bosses by Stihl. Nothing else held up. All the loggers around here use Stihl as well.
"The trouble with the world is the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt" -Bertrand Russell
My memories are exactly the same. Ahhhh, the good ole days.
Originally Posted by dec
Government is a disease...
...masquerading as its own cure
Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
you mean someone stole my screen name?
Originally Posted by Rhinohead
Stihl with a full bore hogger Oregon and extended bar...yep.
i got a cheap mculloch over 10 years ago which has served me very well for about the price of a case of good beer-although just for small tree jobs. I discovered its limitations when i went to do some surgery on the massive ash tree at the end of my driveway, and it cut nothing.
i did some research, shopped around, got a mid-priced husqvarna, and it cut thru that ash, like a hot knife thru butter!
I have a Husqvarna Rancher 55 and an old Homelite XL12, both good saws, but the Homelite does not any anti-kickback safety features!
I need to get something lightweight for limbing, any suggestions?
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great book on chainsaws
Great book on chainsaws if you can findhttp://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/571860/used/Barnacle%20Parp's%20Chain%20Saw%20Guide a copy:
I used to clear road for developments and loved our Stihl and Husky but hated the Homey's, & Macs. Poulan is only good for homeowners trimming small branches.
Read the book first then get the gear to not only file the teeth but the depth gauges, which is probably more important. Also, get the chaps and special helmet w/ face and hearing protection.
Keep the fire inside the fireplace.