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Stihl 250C chain saw
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Richard Imboden    Posted 04-01-2004 at 20:57:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wish to purchase a chain saw for occasional cutting of small mesquite trees around my home and twice a year travel with a group to a No. Az forest to cut up 8"-16" pine trees as part of a bark-beetle-ravaged tree removal project. I was told to consider a Stihl 250C or comparable Husqvarna or Echo chain saw. I previously owned both Poulan and McCullough power saws. It is evident that I am an amateur wood cutter. What are your comments? Thank you. Richard Imboden, Clarkdale. Az

Old John    Posted 04-02-2004 at 06:30:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Richard,
I've been running a little Poulan with a 14 in.
bar, I got about 4 years ago. Never, ever failed to start & cuts like a champ. As long as you keep a sharp chain.
When I got out here, in the Country, SW,Indiana,
though, I have bigger trees.
I just bought a STIHL, M-260, w/ a 20 in. bar.
Big difference, in power, but also in WEIGHT.
The little Poulan is still handier, for limbing,
a tree, or knocking branches out of the way.
For the big ones though, I pick up the STIHL.
I love 'em both.
It all depends on your needs. Weight can be a big factor.
'Til Later........
Old John

Michael M    Posted 04-02-2004 at 03:00:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Richard,
I have a Husqvarna 55cc saw with a 20 inch bar, and I love it. I bought it after my previous saw failed to start one day ona jobsite, and I seriously needed it. I went to the nearest tool rental shop, and rented a Husky.(I think maybe you are talking about a 25cc saw in your past, dirtbikes have 250cc engines.)
My previouas saw, which I still have and plan to overhaul and use as a back up saw, is McCullouch Timber Bear. I don't recall right now what the engine size is.
I use mine to cut down standing timber for both my portable sawill and for firewood. I use it to cut the trees into fire wood. I use mine a lot, and it does it's job well.I cut solid hardwoods with ir all day, up to 24"

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