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Offline pete

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Mid size stihl
« on: January 26, 2017, 07:34:56 pm »
Had a friend visit yesterday to pick up a vintage electric drill for his tool collection and as he was leaving he asked for advice. he wants to know which is the best mid range stihl saw to buy My answer to him was I was not up to speed on modern saws but would seek advice on a couple of forums I belong too.
 So after some discussion he wants to run an 18 inch bar cutting dry Australian eucalyptus/gum. Also he is not stuck on one specific brand especially as he realises how much Chinese plastic is on modern saws. Another advantage is he will be able to buy the saw in the USA when he goes home to Georgia for a visit this spring/your autumn. So I am asking for input from forum members on what there thoughts are for a suitable machine   so stihl husky  let me know your thoughts thanks

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Re: Mid size stihl
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 01:12:05 pm »
Mid size is 65cc-80cc to me.  What do you call mid size?
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Re: Mid size stihl
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 04:13:38 pm »
Is he a pro or weekend warrior and what is eucalyptus like to cut? I assume it is quite hard. An MS291 might be a good choice if it is for occasional farm use. Price is good but it is heavy. A step up would be an MS361; fast, relatively light and will handle most anything with an 18" bar.
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Re: Mid size stihl
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 09:21:13 pm »
metal cased / small saws I would look at the 036 360 361 or NE type 2 362.   medium size 044 440 046 460 461.
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Re: Mid size stihl
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 02:03:53 am »
Dry Redgum is hard stuff he would cut maybe 3 ton a year I should have asked him for more info one saw he did ask about was the ms 250 he is currently using a 170 he said it gets the job done but takes a while to do it And as I mentioned he will be back in the states visiting later in the year he will have the added advantage of buying over there. As a young man he cut pulpwood with big ol homelites and bow bars. He has given me a fairly good understanding of how and why the bowbars were used

 

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