Good stihl saw for cutting 5 cords/year

Nealm66

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Sep 25, 2020
58
Western Washington
I have one, it’s a screamer. XP I think. I bought it to replace a 260 . I mainly use it in tree removal so it doesn’t really see hard labor but it’s currently at my bricklayer nephews house so that should put it to a real test ha ha
 

Deets

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Sep 7, 2020
99
Northern IL
I have one, it’s a screamer. XP I think. I bought it to replace a 260 . I mainly use it in tree removal so it doesn’t really see hard labor but it’s currently at my bricklayer nephews house so that should put it to a real test ha ha
XS is way different than an XP. Lol
 

Nealm66

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Sep 25, 2020
58
Western Washington
Oh, I’ll text my nephew when it’s a bit later and see for sure. I really have a hard time keeping up with all the new model #’s. I just ask a trusted saw mechanic what to buy and it usually works out. I guess the saw is a couple years old now, no real complaints other than the weird bar nuts that are stuck to the side plate
 

Deets

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Sep 7, 2020
99
Northern IL
Oh, I’ll text my nephew when it’s a bit later and see for sure. I really have a hard time keeping up with all the new model #’s. I just ask a trusted saw mechanic what to buy and it usually works out. I guess the saw is a couple years old now, no real complaints other than the weird bar nuts that are stuck to the side plate
XS means it was ported by Kevin LeVanway.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,564
Downeast Maine
Have you had any run time on that XS 346?
That’s one of the most impressive 50cc saws you’ll likely ever come across.
It ran for two tanks of fuel and then suddenly stopped. I felled about a dozen trees and it was awesome with a 16" Tsumura bar and a sharp chain.
 
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Nealm66

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Sep 25, 2020
58
Western Washington
Good grief, it’s a 562xp. Sorry, I thought it was smaller. I have a short bar on it for tree work. My nephew hasn’t destroyed it yet so it must be a tough saw