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Post in 'The Gear' started by jimcope, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. jimcope

    jimcope New Member

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    bought a new stihl cahainsaw its a ms 250 with easy start and quick chain ajust and a 18 in bar. Sold all my old chainsaws 5 in all to pay for my new one.

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  2. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Your on a roll tonight jimmy. Keep em coming.
  3. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    When I bought mine (stihl) I kept it by my bed the first week %-P I was so happy!
  4. jimcope

    jimcope New Member

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    That is real funny because just last night I was telling my lady friend that they had to keep my saw over night to fix a little something and how I did not want to leave it. I also told her I have been keeping it on the iland in the kitchen on a towel.
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    i clean mine on the coffee table after blowing it out with air conpresser,but it is clean enough to eat off of!!!! I may be nuts but its one fine saw!
  6. jimcope

    jimcope New Member

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    does any have a ms310 stihl chainsaw
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    taxidermist Minister of Fire

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    Jim,

    Did you get it from D&G;? Where ya at in Howell? I live 8 mi north of Fowlerville on Sober rd I just checked propane prices today and they werte at $1.699 YES 1.699 last time it was 1.69 was Feb 06 from Parker propane.


    Rob
  8. jimcope

    jimcope New Member

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    I am locked in at 209 first 800 gallons and then 229 propane that is. I got my chainsaw from sun valley on m36 just out side of hamburg
    thanks jim
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    I just called amerigas and they told there store out of waterford is at 350 a gallon
    give me feed back
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    taxidermist Minister of Fire

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    search parker propane then look at current price 1.699 Where ya at in Howell? I lived there for 30 years at Latson and M-59
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    Jim

    I just posted another thread and was asking about the 250. What do you think? I am buying a new saw tomorrow am and have not made up my mind yet. I was thinking 290 or 250.

    How much do you cut?
  12. jimcope

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    I have cut a lot of fire wood so far this year I am out every day eather splitting or cutting but this is my first year to do it and mean it. I have cut about 15 face cord so far I think. I am learning more and more as i cut every day . I like the ms250 mine is the easy start and easy ajust chain and I bought an extra chain at half price they only would let me my one esxra chain at half price. Most people buy the 290 farm boss but if you stetp up to the 310 It has a bigger chain and the chaines cost a lot lesst(because the links are bigger) and they sell my the link. and you can go up to a 25in bar I think for extra money. I did have 7 old chain saws of different makes and was always working or ajusting them in some way and they all had different chains. Only 5 were gas and all ran one is a eletric and one another being the 7th did nto run. I put an add in the paper (chain saws for sale all run in vgc 75 $ or less.) My goal is to have one realy good saw then maybe buy a small stihl next maybe ms180 and later buy a 310 or bigger but the ms250 makes me be very happy and i can do all I want with it. The chains last longer than the oregon chains I think. I have a power Chain sharpner but so far with my new stihl I am hand sharping it. The proper name for new shainsaw is a ms250 c with easy start and 18 in bar price $369 one extra chain half price $12.85 total $406.78. I sold 5 of my old chainsaws and every one made out. I did not dicker on the price because they all ran had oregon self ajust bars and were in good shape. My end goal is to have the right chain saw for my needs and keep them for the rest of my life. the ms 310 starts out at $399 goes up from there depends what bar you get. I build fence for 30 years and had a karate school for 27 years and my elbows and shoulders are are not is the best shape that iswhy I got the ms250 with easy start. The reason I sold my old saws Is I was doing to much cranking and not enough cutting. If I get the ms 180 stihl It will be because lightneww of the saw (use for small things) If i get the 310 it will be out of vainity and also I can cut bigger trees. but the 250 does every I need to do. Hope this helps you.
    Jim c.
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    You can not get the easy start with the 290 and I am not sure about the quick ajust chain but I think not I might be wrong about that so check it out on stihl website or under a full time dealer website that will also give you the price..
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    Ha Rob
    I can see you are right about parker! Did you get locked into a price yet this year? I think I am not going to need to buy any more propane . My old tank is a 40% and have not taped into my 1000 gallon tank yet. Pluss I still have my 200 bags of pellets Whitch I do not want to start using tim med December. going to burn just wood till 12/15/2008
    Thanks Rob for the heads up.
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    jimcope New Member

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    I could not find you thread on the 250
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    Jim,

    I have a ms 250 and a 260 pro I dont think you wil need any other saw for what you are doing.

    ms 250= 45.4 cc 10.1 lb

    ms 310= 59cc 13.0 lb

    Also buy a grinder from harbor frieght and or take them in for sharpining about every 10th time you hand sharpen them.

    No I didnt lock in because when I get my wood boiler up and running I will say propane WHO????

    Rob
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    Ha Rob
    I think you just saved me over 400 Dollars. What do you think about getting a small stihl ms170 or a ms180?
    Jim
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    taxidermist Minister of Fire

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    I would stick to your 250 it is a great all around saw if you want a smaller one just buy a smaller bar and chain for the 250 you can get them at http://www.baileysonline.com/



    Rob
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    IMHO it is worth having at the very least 2 bars and chains for your saw if it is the only one you have (they can be different sizes) OR have two saws... Chit happens, and you can get your saw stuck :red: it can be really helpful if you can at least unbolt the power head, slap on your spare bar and cut your way to a recovery... Two saws are a little easier to do this with, but even with a spare saw it is worth thinking about unbolting the power head from the stuck saw depending on the situation (dropping a tree on your saw tends to really suck...)

    Gooserider
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