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Got the cs 2245

Post in 'The Gear' started by Foragefarmer, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Foragefarmer

    Foragefarmer Member

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    Ended up paying $160. It has been used but not abused. Nice little saw, 4 strokes nicely at WOT. Good sounding.

    I want to pit it against my MS 250 and see what happens.

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  2. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Haven't had a chance to try a Johnny yet - hope it treats you well! Cheers!
  3. MasterMech

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    The MS250 is a tough competitor in the power department. Do post and let us know what you think. ==c
  4. Foragefarmer

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    I can't do a side by side with the saws since the MS 250 has a 18" bar and the CS 2245 has a 16" bar. Some first impressions are the 2245 is heavier, but it has more pro grade metal components. The fuel level window is nice. The fuel and oil caps work and you don't have to check them unlike the Stihl caps. The spark plug is right there when you take the air filter cover off.
    I was ready to hate the quick adjust chain tensioner system but it looks like in works.

    The easy start decompression valve will be a good feature for the end user my GF.

    Felt vibration seems less in the 2245 between the two saws.

    I think the biggest take away for me is that the MS 250 is over barred with an 18" bar. Since I use it as a limbing saw for the most part anyway; I have a muffler mod. MS 390, I will likely go to a 16" bar when the time comes. Which is soon.
  5. MasterMech

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    Measure the bars. The 18" on that MS250 isn't as long as you'd think....

    And try 'em in a 12"-14" log. Big enough to spot the difference, power wise, and whatever length of bar is hanging out the other side of the log won't really make a difference.
  6. Foragefarmer

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    17" on the 250, I stuck the bars together to see the difference in length and it was about 2" so maybe the 2245 bar is 15". It is at the GFs house now so I can't measure it.

    I ran the saws in good sized wood. I had both saws idling next to the log. Made a cut with one, put it down, made a cut with the other and so forth. Published HP is 3.0 for the 250 and 2.8 for the 2245. I tried my best to just let the saws do the work. Honestly they were neck and neck with the 2245 possibly having an edge.

    But, there are so many variables that rule out a fair comparison it really is a throw away. For instance the 250 is 4-5 yo vs. the 2245 1.5-2 yo. and so on.

    What I will say is that when you sank the saws in the wood the engine note on the 2245 seemed to change less than the 250.

    Hey my GF could start it and run it and had a big smile on her face. The saw is made by Husqvarna, it really is just a red and black 445. I paid $160 for a saw that was $310 new.
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  7. Wildo

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    Sweet deal! Enjoy:)

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