compare shindaiwa saw

swmowarren Posted By swmowarren, Feb 9, 2007 at 4:01 AM

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  1. swmowarren

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    asked local stihl husky shindaiwa dealer how these compare. what do you think he said? looking at 446s
     
  2. carpniels

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    This is one of the hardest to understand posts I ever saw. You really need to be more specific or at least use capital letters and punctuation. A typo here or here is OK, but this is just too much to try to figure out.

    Thanks

    Carpniels
     
  3. Eric Johnson

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    I like Japanese technology, but they don't hold a candle to the Swedes and Germans when it comes to chainsaws. A big problem is that they don't have a large installed base of loggers in Japan for real-world R&D like they do in Germany & Sweden.
     
  4. Roospike

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    He probably told you ............

    Shindaiwa Model: 446

    Displacement : 44.6cc / 2.2kW

    Power Output: 2.9 hp

    RPM: 10,500 rpm

    price $669. ( as listed inc GST within Australia)

    http://www.cairnsmowercity.com/prod735.htm

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    Husqvarna 346XP

    Displacement: 45.0 / 2.7 cu.inch

    Power Output: 3.4 hp / 2.5 kW

    RPM: 14,700 rpm

    price $426.00 (as listed )

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Husqvarna-Chainsaw-346xp-with-20-inch-bar-and-chain_W0QQitemZ320080330357QQihZ011QQcategoryZ85915QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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    He probably told you ............ that it was a no brainer and to get the Husvarna 346xp
     
  5. swmowarren

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    retail was 329.00 for 446s with 16" bar he threw in extra chain also - both guys at dealer said no comparision shindaiwa was way better. metal case pro saw vs plastic case mid range on stihl saw.
     
  6. Roospike

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    I dont know about the shindaiwa being a pro saw but the Husqvarna 346XP is a metal case pro saw.
    I guess its hard to say sense your didnt mention what saw models except just the name brands.

    So shindaiwa 446 vs Husqvarna & Stihl is not enough information. Thats like asking what is better , the Nissan "pathfinder" or Ford & Chevy.

    Otherwise i still agree with Eric Johnson on his statement.
     
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