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macspeedy

posted on 29/3/14 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
Which Chainsaw ?

I am looking at buying a chainsaw, i have these 2 in mind at the moment...

http://mowersupermarket.co.uk/mcculloch-cs410-elite-18-petrol-chainsaw

http://www.forestandarb.com/Husqvarna445Echainsaw.html

has anyone got any stories, experiences/ advice

Thanks

oh, its for chopping up logs (to rounds) for a log gasification boiler system we are getting soon, planning ahead an all that. ta

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Irony

posted on 29/3/14 at 09:39 PM Reply With Quote
I am also in the market for a chainsaw and every forestry person I have spoke to says buy stihl then husqvarna then Nothing!
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martyn1137

posted on 29/3/14 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
My chainsaw is a Stihl MS 170, I have had this about 10 years now and it has relatively light use but has performed well. I saw the current model advertised at the local main stockist for about 170 +vat I recall. It is ideal for light logging as the bar is not too long and its reasonably light.

Husquarna is a quality product also but this one may be larger and more expensive than you need. I could be wrong but have always considered McCulloch a budget brand but it may do the job you have in mind.

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mark chandler

posted on 29/3/14 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
My cheap eBay special with oregan bar and chain has done me well for 70, it has a 22" bar and in hindsight wish I had got one 16" long.

Had a mcCullock before and it was not as good as the Chinese one I have now.

Neighbour is a tree surgeon, he only buys stihl saws as they can work harder and longer than anything else he has tried.

Regards Mark

[Edited on 29/3/14 by mark chandler]

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austin man

posted on 29/3/14 at 10:37 PM Reply With Quote
Ive used a Mculloch 14" electric one felled about 30 trees cut them into logs and its still going strong main thing is keep it clean and make sur there is plenty of oil for the blade





Life is like a bowl of fruit, funny how all the weird looking ones are left alone

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macspeedy

posted on 29/3/14 at 10:51 PM Reply With Quote
thanks, a stihl ms621 it is i recon :-) needs to last years!!!
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geoff shep

posted on 30/3/14 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
Depends what you want it for I guess. I have this Bosch electric which is fine for home use. No good without a power supply and probably wouldn't stand up to professional use but it prunes and cuts down trees in the garden. Least convenient thing is the cable but best thing is it quiet which is great for home use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-AKE35S-Electric-Chainsaw/dp/B004RKC72I






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Peteff

posted on 30/3/14 at 09:52 AM Reply With Quote
Watch out for the auto tune on that as it's not getting very good press at the moment. You can cut a lot of wood with a basic Stihl or Husqvarna without spending that much money. A friend of mine has a Stihl 181 that is very well used and I have a Husqvarna 135, both come in around the 200 mark. The main thing is to keep the bar oil topped up and the chain sharp whatever saw you buy, a blunt chain just makes dust and heat and gets you frustrated. Learn to sharpen the chain and turn and dress the bar occasionally and you will get on fine with whatever you choose.





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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Simon

posted on 30/3/14 at 11:24 AM Reply With Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brfKKehFtmw

ATB

Simon






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luke2152

posted on 30/3/14 at 01:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irony
I am also in the market for a chainsaw and every forestry person I have spoke to says buy stihl then husqvarna then Nothing!


Agreed - husqvarna for performance. Stihl for reliabilty, easy to maintain etc.

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geoff shep

posted on 2/4/14 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
Just be careful!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26855139






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Peteff

posted on 2/4/14 at 03:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by luke2152Agreed - husqvarna for performance. Stihl for reliabilty, easy to maintain etc.


Nothing wrong with Shindaiwa, Echo, Jonsered and Sachs Dolmar all good makes with a proven track record, you pays your money and takes your choice as the saying goes.





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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