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Poulan® 18 in. 40 cc Wild Thing or Husqvarna 235 16-Inch 34.4cc ???

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Pallet Pete

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    My old one lasted one tree then died ! It felt cheap and sounded cheap.

    Pete

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  3. Pallet Pete

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    They where 40 when I looked for a 18" bar but you should stick a 16" on if you want power.

    Pete
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    Well I have the ash trees coming down,14,16,18,and a 20 inch, to cut up,then later the 2 Oaks will be coming down,one is 24 inch
  5. Pallet Pete

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    If your willing this weekend I can meet you at Dicker and Deal and we can look over there used saw collection in lansing. They have a bunch usually husky, dolmar, some stihl and a few others. I would not buy the homelite they are not to durable anymore. The old ones where built like tanks but not the new ones.

    Pete
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    Look at the numbering ' If the Husqvarna saw has 235 then it is a Poulan. If it has 435 then it is t Husky.Ken
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    Hey HD, Might be worth taking Pete up on that offer. You may be a little disappointed in a 50 cc saw in some of that wood. 50cc is 16-18" bar territory if you want any kind of power. If you're not in a huge hurry, you may wanna look in the 60 cc used class of saws. 036/MS 360 or similar Husky or J Red. You'll die of old age/boredom waiting on the poulan type saw with an 18" bar & lo pro chain in that wood. Pete knows his saws pretty well, & can give you some good advice. A C
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    Now I need to do some research on different chain tooth configurations. Only thing I have ever used are, low pro ,chains
    Boy ! how little I really know :) but I'm a fast learner
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    When it comes to B&C, there are many options for Stihl that are not OEM. GB, Oregon, Cannon, Windsor... and they all run fine. I like my GB bars the best, but they are not making them in Oz like they used to any more. I run mostly Stihl and GB bars, and mostly Stihl and Carlton chain, but I have a few Oregon bars and loops around. You can also get good used bars out there...
  14. MasterMech

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    Stick with stuff that says you're gonna die on the box. The more warning labels, the better. :p;lol
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    Bigger trees than I think you would want to attack with 45cc. Yes it can be done, I did for many years, but cutting is slow and hard on the saw.
    Best bang for the buck is the Makita/Dolmar 6400 from the Home Depot tool rental fleet. They sell off for $200-250, 64cc, and can be bumped to the 79cc for about $200 in the future. Fast and smooth. Hard to find, you just have to keep calling all the tool rentals every month or so.
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    Thistle I am half tempted to buy that Husky 61 ! I am going to ask this seller to the watch list.

    Pete
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    Thistle , have you been watching this seller ? Have U bought from him?
    I have looked at so many saws my brain is getting fried.
    I might just get this 61 or go to menards and get a POULAN PRO PP5020AV
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    Never bought from him,but I do watch his sales from time to time.Nice to get a rough idea what certain items are going for,overall.

    One of these days I'll get lucky with a seller having what I'm looking for + having the spare cash right then at the same time.I'm a patient man. If it was me,I'd use the money on an older saw like that 61.Much more durable build quality than any of the Poulans (or smaller-mid sized consumer Husky's for that matter) from the past decade or so IMO.
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