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Help me pick a Stihl

Post in 'The Gear' started by citizanken, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    Not sure either

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  2. bobo

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    Seems Dolmar and Husky try to do that.

    The Dolmars are really nice and I cant beat the price and power. The 5100's I have are run hard with no problems . I have many different brands and just love it when someone posts list prices of only one brand. BTW I pay 349.00 with 18" .325 chain. That is out the door. My 346 was 409.00 and I would not buy one again.


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  3. Roospike

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    why?
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    I can buy the 5100's cheaper and they run stronger.

    ROO I was not impressed with the 346 so its gone. Yogi called me Sat. nite about buying my 372 it might be gone too.
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  5. ourhouse

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    What are you replacing the 372 with?
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    I might try a couple 7900's my dealer just gave me a nice price . I just had the springs replaced on the 372 .
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    So you paid $409. for the Husqvarna 346xp , sold it at $200.? almost new on here are now your saying you get a good deal/price on the 5100 ? Sounds like you lost $209. + tax. %-P

    The Husqvarna 346xp is 45cc and the Dolmer 5100s is 50.7 cc so i would agree with you that the 5100s should run stronger.
  8. Roospike

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    Well take 1 for 1 saw for example
    Stihl ms440 72cc $729.95 retail / my local price $719.95 / no internet sales $---.--
    Husky 372XP 72cc $689.00 retail / my local price $609.00 / internet price i paid $572.00

    This is why Husqvarnas retail price list is non comparable to Stihls retail price list.
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    The 346 was a bad buy on my part. Yogi sad he was happy with it so looks like hes buying my 372 . 200.00 loss on a saw you just dont like. Some times you need to walk away. Yogi was looking for a saw ,so who better to sell a next to new saw too. Yogi likes it and it is better then his wild thing, so were both happy. when he buys the 372 it wont be a deal like that, I will tell you that much.
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    I got the Stihle becuase they protect their dealers. Not many companies can do that any more and stay in business. I think that says something about the product.
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    Fatigue is something to seriously consider for the occasional (i.e. 4-5 cord a year) wood cutter, not only for comfort but for the potential accidents it can cause. The 250 is a nice light saw, plenty of power for homeowner/firewood use and very reasonably priced. The tool-less chain tensioner is a nice feature worth the few extra dollars in my opinion. I've cut dozens of cords with mine and it easily handles anything I throw at it. Keep the chain sharp, flip the bar after every sharpening, clean it and run the fuel dry before storing and you will get many years of reliable service. Spend the money you saved from not getting the bigger saw on saftey gear :^)
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    I vote for the 260 or lesser model. you just aren't talking about doing enough cutting that you need to go hog wild.
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    I received my new Chain Saw for Christmas, and wanted to update everone and to thank you all for your help and suggestions.

    I got the MS361 with an 18 inch bar.

    Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!!
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    Awesome , Some Stihl RS chain on that bad boy and she will rip for sure.

    Be carefull / be safe and most of all Congrads on the chainsaw , well worth the wait for a mid range / great power chainsaw , you'll get many years of good use out of the saw and a mile high pile of firewood.

    If your unsure and/or dont have a tach make sure to take your new chainsaw back to the dealerto have the carb adjusted after 10 tanks of gas ( break in peroid = around 10 tanks )
    Let the dealer know what fuel/oil ratio you are running for the carb adjustment.(ie; 40:1 , 50:1 )

    MS361 ----- Merry Christmas 2 u !
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    Im sure you will be as happy with it as I am with mine. Its a great saw. Now be safe with it!
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    Nice saw, that will last a long time if you take care of it. Go cat some wood and don't forget you'r PPE. Be safe

    John
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