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Offline SDB777

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Re: ms290
« on: February 22, 2014, 05:06:41 pm »
We have one on the shelf at work, it gets very little use.  I will typically sign out the MS390 and a top handle saw for the day.

When I do have to sign out the MS290, I typically have to give it plenty of warm up time and then fight to keep it running.
(We are not allowed to work on them....maintenance personnel get upset when you try to do their jobs for them)  So I just don't tell them about what I fix ;)  The MS290 w/18" .325/.50 semi-chisel set-up does cut well, but I would consider it a 'hand full' for limb trimming all day!

Now, if the truth be known...these saws do not get treated awfully well.  Most guys that are cutting on the crews are just waiting to get back into JD tractors and start the mowing season.  So if they can handle the beatings, then the can't be all that bad.

As far as price.....pawn shops aren't what I would consider in the top ten places to get stuff from.  $225 seems pretty high for a saw you know very little about the history(in could have been sitting in a 55gal barrel of water for a month).  Seen a few on C-list for $200 that look minty(just from photos).

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