Stihl vs. Dolmar

beagler Posted By beagler, Aug 12, 2008 at 4:35 AM

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  1. FLASHMAN

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    No, that was already done when I bought it...
     
  2. smokinj

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    well i know where there is 6 maples all over 50ins the two of use could tackle it in a weekend!
     
  3. FLASHMAN

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    If only we were closer, I'd bring Woodbutcher along, you should see him cut into a pile, he's a madman!!!!!
     
  4. smokinj

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    If only we were closer, I'd bring Woodbutcher along, you should see him cut into a pile, he's a madman!!!!![/quote]
    i got more wood than i can hope to burn in 10 years if anyone close to anderson in. give me a shout can hook you up!
     
  5. polaris

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    A ported 660 is my "when I grow up I'm gonna get one saw" But I bet compared to a Dolmar "it's a real dog".......................(just kiding)
     
  6. smokinj

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    Thats funny right there!
     
  7. carbon neutral

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    I don't know, that 660 looks like a dog to me......a junk yard dog. Stihl guys don't get your panties in a bunch the reference to a dog in this case is meant as a compliment.
     
  8. Outdoorsman

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    I once owned a 029 Stihl & ran it till it died. At the time I thought it a fine saw....

    But a 5100s will OWN it hands down. The Dolmar is, if you just go by the manufacturers figures, is 1.8 lbs lighter & produces the same hp, but with higher chain speed.

    To really understand how big a difference 1.8 lbs makes you'd have to run both saws for 4-5 hrs or more, then you really see the full benefit of the lighter pro saw. Further the anti vibe on the Dolmar is just a bit better as well. You get what you pay for & the reason Dolmar is offering more for the $$ spent is simply due to the fact that Dolmar is trying to take a greater share of the market. The prices Dolmar is selling their saws for now is temporary IMO, which is supported by the fact you can buy the Dolmar at a lower price right now in the US than you can in Germany where they are much better known.

    What Dolmar needs most of all now is a greater number of GOOD dealers in the US.
     
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