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260 vs 361

Post in 'The Gear' started by smokinj, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Stop by the dealership looking at the 361 can trade my 260 and 200.00 bucks for a new 361 what you think?

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a pretty good deal price wise. Heck, it comes out to about $400 for the 260.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yep i have 430.00 including tax in it so the money right on! my thinking is to cut to the trunk of the tree I always have to bring the 460 into play the 361 with 16 in bar will get me to the trunk with one saw it is heavyier but what the heck it going to be fastier and I dont have to change bars out on the 460. strong 2 saw plan or bust going with more weight? (or port the 260?)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't find the weight of the 361 bad at all. She eats so much faster than smaller CC saws that you either

    A: are done sooner or
    B: get more done.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yep Thats the way iam leaning I have seen the 361 in action and it did just that eating like a big dog all the way to the trunk! then its 460 time
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    361 is great do it all saw, but I think I would limb with the 260 because it is so much lighter, then buck with 460 and skip the 361.
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    the problem is the tree's i do are very large the 260 not going cut all the way to the trunk. And the 361 will! smallest tree I have done this season is a 45 in. oak.on the flip side port the 260 and roll with it! but then its not worth as much for trade.(and cost around 150.00 for port work)
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    If I already had a 460 and a 260 I wouldn't bother. . . unless you were to trade in both for the 361.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    lol
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    A 16" bar on a 361?

    Really?




























    Really?
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    I hear Redd runs a 42" on his. :cheese:

    Tough call Smokinj. That sounds like a good deal on a trade in, but I don't know that it would leave you as much of a gap as you might want in your equipment. Now if you were to sell both and go with a 361 and a 660 you might have something going on!

    If I only grab two saws, it's almost always the 200T (I prefer a good top handle for limbing... I know, I know) and either the 064 with the big bore kit, or the 7900. I rarely grab the 036/361 for anything. Light for limbing and a saw with some nuts are my picks.
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    yep the frist one "361/660" i here you there, my 460 ported intake exhaust and squashed going to preform as good as a 660 on the 28in. its a runner!(but not 32-36,bars) so a 361/460 in my case sure going to be close to a 660/361. and the top handles are nice when in tight quarters and crap everywhere.not been to a dealership yet that had on in stock 200t that is
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    Just pick up my new 361 and its raing out. bummer 16 in. bar stihl rs chain
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    Saw the 361 in action and just had to get one.
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    had to have a good limbing saw. Its cute! just kidding it was either port the 260 or move up to the 361
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    Mmaul Minister of Fire

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    It's a good hand me down saw too.

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    yes sir but I have 2 girls!
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    Me too. Mama runs one, the girls will soon enough.
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    mine want nothing to do with it and I am ok with that
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    Yer killin' me.
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    Why?? It will have enough power to pull it! :lol: :lol:
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    finally got some trigger time on the new 361 very nice saw for just one tank through it now.
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