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Post in 'The Gear' started by Stihlmike, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

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    How much did you have to spend? I have an MS 361 I'm gonna sell soon. I know that 250's go for $300. Price will be around that.

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  2. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    U may want that pro saw from dex . That thing will blow your mind after running ur current saw. Don't be afraid of used they last forever with care. Sex is a stand up guy I guarantee he sells you a good saw.
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  3. MasterMech

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    Clemson you got the hang of that phone yet? ;lol
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  4. Stihlmike

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    I was hoping to buy new and have the warranty. I appreciate the offer and know your saw would out perform any stock saw I. But i am not that mechanically inclined at the current time. I am looking at the ms251. I like the easy to start function on my 230. I like the light weight and manuverability of my 230 and imagine the 251 would be similar . Would i lose that with saw like the farmboss or if i purchase a pro saw.
  5. DexterDay

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    361 series is the best of every world. Can run a 16" bar and be light weight. Or run a 25" w/skip tooth with authority.

    The best of power and weight..

    Figured I'd offer..
  6. MasterMech

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    If you go pro, yes you will lose the EZ start but that's really not the end of the world. The 290 farm boss will feel like an an anchor compared to your 230 but will handle bigger logs for sure. I did a thread/review on the 251 when it came out. Search MS251 first impressions and it should come up.
  7. Stihlmike

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    The easy to start is not the driving feature just something i liked about the 230. I was mainly worried about loosing the light weight and manuverability. I ll read your review as well.
  8. MasterMech

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    Honestly if you like that then you're going to love the 251.

    The MS230 and the 250 were near identical with the only difference being the engine displacement. As much as I like my own 230, there are saws with much better power to weight ratios.
  9. DexterDay

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    The 290 isnt gonna be any lighter than a used 36 series saw.
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  10. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Stupid auto correct. I caught it once!! I guess it re "fixed it"
  11. Ask the dealer if they have any used 026's or 260's. Or check cl and ebay.
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  12. MasterMech

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    Tough sell trying to sell a guy in the market for a new saw something used. Even if it is higher performance machine.
  13. DexterDay

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    I used to be a "New" guy too. Bought a "New" 455 Rancher for just over $400.

    Since I bought my 1st used saw, I haven't bought a "New" one. All have been under $400 (my 395xp was over, way over that) and all have been Much bigger and Much faster than a 230/250 (even a 260) the 372's, 044, and 361's were all around the new price of a 250. The 044 and the last 372 were right about $300. The 044 is a spicey machine.

    You have seen how big a run around warranty can be. I wont stand for it. Chainsaws are way to easy to work on. A couple questions here and you'll be breaking them down and rebuilding them. The difference between a 40-50cc homeowner saw and a 60-70cc Pro saw. Its not even apples to oranges, its just not fair. I wont even own a 50cc saw anymore. No point.

    Again, everyone's opinion is different. But a 60-70cc saw will speed production up and the weight difference is Nill. PLUS.. It will put a BIG Smile on your face :)

    Just sayin

    There is another Forum that has a bunch of saws for sale from Site sponsors. They all stand behind there work. Some even a couple owners after the original sale. Good saws and good guys.
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  14. Well new cheap s### aint exactly working out for him.
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  15. MasterMech

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    Betcha I wave a 261C-M at you and you'd bite. ;lol
  16. MasterMech

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    Until he gets some experience working on his saws, used saws probably aren't gong to be a great experience for him either. Too many rip-off artists out there. Now if he wanted to take Dex up on that 361......
  17. Best advice yet. I'd be sure to take up the offer for a full refund. Used 26/260 are a hard value to beat...

    http://www.arboristsite.com/tradin-post/243550.htm
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  18. DexterDay

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    With a Woods port from a builder? Maybe.....?

    But, it would only be for limbing. Wouldn't waste my time running through real wood. 3"-4" limbs and under? Yeah...

    A real saw in need for Big wood. Something like these (372xp, 044, 460, 372xp). My 460 was the last "New" saw I bought. I have less in the 044, and the 2 372's than the MS 460 mag. Sometimes it pays to buy used. You get a lot more saw and a better product that will last Much longer than any homeowners saw.

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  19. clemsonfor

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    That's why I bought a new saw and got the biggest saw I thought I would ever want. Now I craved a bigger faster. Saw. I always wanted. A 372. Got it now. Bit not run it. Now I want a 80+ CC :). I rate. Have a saw that's 5 more pounds and cut 3-4 times faster!
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  20. clemsonfor

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    Now those are nice dex do u use them??
  21. MasterMech

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    I still have to limb every damn tree I cut. ;lol I guess I'd share your view if I was primarily cutting from a log pile.

    Lot's of satisfied 50cc Pro Saw owners on this forum. And it's a 1 saw plan for many of them. I guess some are immune to the sickness. :p
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  22. DexterDay

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    Sometimes... ;)

    My log guy was supposed to deliver my load last week. But he is normally about 2-3 weeks behind his promised date.

    For the most part, I just cut the 6-8 cord when it comes. I cut a lil here and there in between? But, I only burn 3 cord a year. So as long as I only sell about 3 cord, I only replace that much each year. With about a half dozen to a dozen saws, you run one for awhile, give it a break, run another and give it a break, run another, etc. The saws dont get abused, they dont get super hot, bars are not glazed from heat, and because I burn wood? It gives me an excuse to buy chainsaws. Lots of them. Another MS 361 is on its way this week :)

    Cheers ya'll...
  23. MasterMech

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    Time to sell the pellet roasters. ;lol :p
  24. DexterDay

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    3,000 + sq ft = more needed BTU than 3 cord burned in the basement can account for. Still burn about 2 ton of pellets. But before wood, I burned 4-4.5 ton of pellets. Either way, it's cheaper than $3,600 a yr for "ProPain" (on avg).
  25. DexterDay

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    Plus the pellet roasters provide constant and consistent heat. Shutting down and starting up when needed. You need to make sure you add wood in the a.m. and p.m.. If I feel lazy, then I dont do anything for about 3 days (pellet furnace in basement has a rather large hopper :cool:

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