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455 rancher or ms 290?

Post in 'The Gear' started by jrendfrey, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    +1. Walk away greythorn......

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Depends on the spare parts for sure. 25inch es bar 50.00 bucks case 40.00 what eles he got?
  3. Jags

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    Jay, it would have to come with 4 bars, 8 new chains and an electric chain sharpener for me to take that. :lol: Its just too close to new price to not go new, in my opinion. Dealer support may also improve if it was purchased local. To me, I am looking to get 20 years out of my 361 - a hunnert bucks is NOT the deal breaker. At $300, I would be sniffing hard.
  4. smokinj

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    I got 525.00 for mine 20 inch bar and case......Really helps on the resale side to have a pro stihl. It will never go that cheap! ;-)
  5. MasterMech

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    'round here $300 MS361's are pretty whupped.
  6. Jags

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    I am just glad that I have a saw that is worth darn near what I paid for it new. :lol:
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    Thats why I am not affraid to buy any stihl pro saw. I made money on my 361 and used it soild for a year. If I am not sure I will keep one, then I just keep it very clean and always use the case. In the 880 I had to use a blanket. lol
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    In my next life, I want to come back as one of your chainsaws.
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    Your luck it would be my 460 road hard and put away wet....But it would take a bullet for me to every get rid of it.
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    That explains my current life. :)
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    Redd, I'm envisioning every idiot in these stores that come up and ask if they can help you find something.
    I like to play the game with them and then show them where the stuff is actually at.

    HD when they started out actually hired PT contractors who were inbetween/out of work. Made for a great business model, of course they eventually figured out paying 15$/hr vs minimum wage idiots was more cost effective
  14. MasterMech

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    Could be worse Jags, you could've been tied up behind the woodshed for years like my 034 was... lol
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    Get the 290. take care of it, good sharp chain. It is up to the task.


    They talk about these pro saws getting their money back but a good looking 290 will get you a few bucks back too.
    In a couple year put something with it and get another, or upgrade a bit.

    Or take it to the drag strip.
  16. MasterMech

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    290 is one of few mid-level saws with a ton of aftermarket support.
  17. HittinSteel

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    NWP also makes an aftermarket 039/390 top end now too!
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    well i guess since you all say its not worth 550$ i will hold off for a better deal.


    any idea how much a 362 new is?
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    $709 with a 20" bar
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    Yea there a little out of touch......Now your not paying taxs on that 550.00 either....lol
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    no tax here, anyhow maybe i will look into a new 362 if i cant find something by spring early summer. i wanna cut 10 or so cords, and my poulan a and craftsman and homelite and other poulan are about wore out.
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    Nyyfan I have a 460 bought it because it was bigger than the 455. I run a 20 inch bar with a Carlton pro chain on it. I love the saw. I bought it from tsc online and have it serviced at my local dealer. You will not be disappointed.
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    Give me a worn out, beat up Stihl over a Husky any day!!
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    Do you have any Huskys? I might be interested in swapping
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    boy them things must be expensive new used heres one for sale husqvarna 372xp - $750!

    found a 460 says its new with 8 tanks of fuel run thru and a crack in the pistol grip, wow another expensive saw! Stihl 460 chainsaw - $750

    is this saw anygood? 09 Stihl pro 066 he wants 800$ barley used 32" bar

    are these good HUSQVARNA CHAIN SAW #51 - $225

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