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Something I don't understand about Stihl vs Husq....

Post in 'The Gear' started by Sprinter, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Ashful

    Ashful Minister of Fire

    Mar 7, 2012
    Ever suspect there's a reason for that? Why would Husky depreciate so much faster than Stihl? ;hm

    I have no horse in the game, as I own one Husky and one Stihl. Beyond that, I've fondled a lot of both at the saw shop, both new and used. I can see why folks like both... Stihl for quality, and Husky to save $50.

    A quote from my neighborhood arborist: "We used to use a lot of Husqvarna, and they worked great, but they just didn't hold up. Now we just buy Stihls. They're harder to break." Probably doesn't mean much to a homeowner, who's going to be more careful with his own equipment, but it meant a lot to that guy supplying a crew of men with equipment to use and abuse all day every day.

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Here's my thoughts on the great Ford vs. Chevy Stihl vs. Husquvarna debate . . . both companies make great saws. Both saws will work well for what you need. I've run Stihls . . . I've run Huskies -- and both performed equally well for the type of saw (non-professional) that they were.

    Honestly . . . if you go with either . . . you cannot go wrong. Oftentimes it's simply a matter of personal choice, finances and the dealer who is closest to you or who has the best service.
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Aug 11, 2008
    Anderson, Indiana
    Big reason the husky used market is lower in price. Wait for it...........A lot of people think Stihl is better watch ebay for example. Buy husky used and Stihl new best advice I can think of!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quote from HittenSteel a few years ago and holds true!
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  4. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

    Aug 11, 2011
    rondout valley ny
    yes but a top quality beer can !:)
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  5. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

    Aug 11, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    There certainly is a reason, but it has nothing to do with quality or longevity ( I'm only speaking of the pro grade saws). Stihl has an awesome marketing system. They convinced the majority of consumers they are the best (whether it is true or not doesn't matter).
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  6. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Price difference for Husq to Stihl around here isnt that great. Pretty much even.

    Except as noted above. Compare the cost of a 59cc 562XP and a 59cc MS362. Husqvarna is More there. Otherwise, Stihl may be $50 more for other comparable models.

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