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Old 04-27-10, 01:53 PM
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Chainsaw recommendations

Hi All,
My Poulan Wildthing just died on me after 8 years of use and abuse, so I'm in the market for a new chainsaw. I need it for yard work, cutting firewood and felling a tree here and there. I would like to buy a stihl, husky or an echo but can't justify paying over $300. How are the newer poulan saws?

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Old 04-28-10, 05:28 AM
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Stihl. You won't regret it.
 
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Old 04-29-10, 08:28 PM
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I do like the MS290. and there are 4 dealers within 5 miles radius, I'm going to check one of them out Friday.
 
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Old 04-29-10, 08:40 PM
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You can get a "homeowner" type Stihl for less than $200 (I think) I haven't checked the local paper but I remember seeing deals for about $170. Like hrjrkr said, you won't be sorry with Stihl. That what I would buy.

Although I have a Husky as well and it is good, but I bought that used for $50.

Oh, and I wouldn't buy a Poulan saw with your money!
 
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we would cut about five cords two times a year and every other month for the firepits. Poulan just can't handle cutting one cord of juniper, let alone oak. When you buy quality, you make an investment and a husky is worth every penny and will out last the other two, hands down.
 
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Stihl, Husqvarna, Johnsered, all good.... Stihl is best for a little more. Poulan... entry level only, but they are inexpensive, and will work fine for very light duty and occasional use.
 
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Old 05-10-10, 02:27 PM
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Thank you all,
I ended up buying a Husqvarna 455 with 18" bar and a semi chisel chain. It works great.
 
 

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