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Picked up a new saw yesterday!

Post in 'The Gear' started by bigbarf48, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    My poulan has been giving me trouble and i wanted a smaller saw anyways so i did a little research. It was between an ms170 & a husky 235. The 235 got terrible reviews so I headed down to the stihl dealer (about 300 yards from my house :cool:). In & out in a few minutes and I was the proud owner of a brand spankin new ms170. Now I know a saw like this isnt exciting to a lot of you pros but its my first stihl and im plenty happy with my purchase :)

    I took it home and put cut up a few sweetgum rounds that were a tad long. Im loving this saw its performing very well for such a small saw

    Some pics after I got it home:
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    In the wood:Not a bad pile of noodles for the little guy
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    Who needs a fancy expensive case to carry stuff in ;lol:

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice saw.
    Nice set up.
    Will last many years. Nice light weight saw that fits your needs. ;)
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  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I have an MS180. These little saws are nothing to scoff at. they won't run 25'' bars, but they are great for small stuff and nice and easy to handle. Congratulations and good luck with it.
  4. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    I was using mine today doing some yard cleaning & brush burning. Really a nice handling saw. It's doing OK so far with it - but when it comes time to replace my bar I might see what I can do to get one that's less 'spindly' looking. Hard to go wrong at that price - great value for sure.
  5. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Who needs a fancy expensive case to carry stuff in ;lol:




    Cool idea! Recently cracked a similar container, now I won't pitch it.
    Congrats on the saw, enjoy responsibly ;)
  6. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Good deal - enjoy! I also like the tote idea - cut a slit and use as a chainsaw carrier - I have a old plastic postal service tote that might be just perfect - good thinking! Cheers!
  7. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    I'm going to try making a crate out of pallet pieces.
  8. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Nice saw.
    I've been using my sis-in-law's 35cc Homeylite.
    I'll just keep thinking it's orange & white.>>
  9. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    I must say the smaller the saw the more the back will thank you, and that is a + to alot of us.
    White & orange will grow on you :)
    Enjoy !

    Todd
  10. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Yep... I bought one, after owning several Pro Saws. It's light weight and it does cut Much BETTER than I expected :) pretty happy with it.

    Should serve you for years.
  11. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    I'm still loving this saw its a joy to use! Now I've got my eyes on a 390 on CL for cheap. The little guy needs a bigger brother right?
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