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290 farmboss

Post in 'The Gear' started by steeltowninwv, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    OK so after getting burnt real bad on a stihl 025... my good buddy I can trust has offered me his 6 year old 290 farmboss for 200 dollars...he uses it every year to cut about 7 pickup loads of wood..this saw is nice and is strong...should I jump on it?

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  2. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a good deal to me-what happened to your 025? I just picked up a nice 026 free!
  3. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    Main bearings are bad...
  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    That's a good deal for a decent 290. On my local CL the asking price for used is $250+, and eBay is even more.

    Just curious, do you know if it's .325" or 3/8" pitch? Bar length?
  5. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    Don't know the pitch...18 inch bar
  6. DMZX

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    I just purchased a new 290 w/20" bar for $399, so $200 is a decent price on a great saw. The dealer did have a special on that model and I got a free carrying case with purchase. Pitch on mine is 3/8".
  7. Joey

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    Not a bad deal, maybe he has a few bars and spare chains to throw in to. Also see if has the Stihl sharpening kit for the chain on the saw, that will also save ya a few bucks. A new 290 at my Stihl dealer here is 349, thats also a fair price on that saw. Good luck with the new saw.
  8. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    You still have the 250?
  9. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    yep sure do still have the 250
  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I would like to sell my 029. 20" bar .325 pitch. I have two Stihl yellow full chisel chains, an Oregon full chisel, the original safety chain, and a skip chain that I bought before I knew better. I even have the Stihl file kit for the .325 chain. I think I should get around $275 for it and the chains. What do you all think?

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