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Are stihl chainsaws getting fat

Post in 'The Gear' started by webie, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. webie

    webie Minister of Fire

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    Have you all noticed that the new model stihls are gaining like about a half a pound over the previous models they are replacing . Does anyone no why the weight gain ? Are these new saws improvements worth it over there old ancestors ? I know my 361 is light years ahead over my 360 just in antivibration and saw balance .

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  2. thinkxingu

    thinkxingu Minister of Fire

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    From what I've heard, the new 'strato' saw designs have more parts to make EPA regulations--while they can provide a bit more power, they also add more weight.

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  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    got to take a step back before you can move forward.



    2-MS180’s ,024 ,026 ,MS260PRO,MS360,MS361, MS460 with that line up you will be able to weather the storm quite nice
  4. webie

    webie Minister of Fire

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    heck they will out last me
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yes sir you should have grand kids bragging about your saws!
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    Besides when I seen it comeing I ditched the 440 and grabbed a 460 , Just cant beat that power to weight ratio on that saw.
    Now I am wondering if I should be looking at that sweet little MS200 , I could drop my bottom 3 saws for that guy . No not really I cant part with my 024 It was my first Stihl , little bugger is over 25 years of age .
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    I know I am 200t for me is a must have this year kinda saw........
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    If you go that route , do a 16 inch bar and stihl make a low pro 3/8 non safety chain , agressive round tooth chain , cuts like crazy on the 180's . My old man has had one of my 180's for about 5 year now . Retired he loves it cutting half the wood for the rest of the family , I didnt think you could put 5 gallons of gas in a 180 in a year ???
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    I had a brand new 180 didnt like it you have to wait on power also dont like the 260....I am shooting for the 200t and most likely roll with a 13 in. bar...All my chains a full chiesl round ground and hand shape rakers.
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    Actually I think my 026 has more power than the MS260 pro , but then I hardly ever use the pro my girlfreind uses that. I kinda like the 180's remind me of a string trimmer every time I start one .
    I see you cant get just the MS260 just the pro model so I am thinking this saw is close to the chopping block . 026 , 260 is one old saw , I know its got to be at least 25 years old .
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