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are there small saws any good ?
« on: February 25, 2011, 11:21:43 pm »
Are the small Solo saws any good, I have a Stihl ms200 killer little saw, but i was thinking of a solo for putting in my motorhome for camping, Was thinking about buying it from bailys logging supply !
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 11:05:55 am »
I only have a little solo in a top handle. It is no 200 in the cut, but I think the av on it is even better then on 200.
Solo 637 was less then $300 new and sale for $150 and up used. You just missed a good deal on one on FEEbay.

As you can see the test wood was just about bigger then my 12" bar. This is completely stock with carb needing a carb kit at the time.

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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 02:47:43 pm »
Thanks for the video, Damn ! i always miss the deals, never bought anything form e-bay before ! I always here horror storys ! What about some of the small Huskys are they any good ? 235 or 240 if not what one ? Keeping in mind it will cut about a cord of wood in ten years ! 
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 03:16:50 pm »
The 235 is a poulan heart. I had one i took in. ran fine but heavy for size. I would recommend a 435 husky over the 235 on weight savings alone and more cc.
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 03:22:39 pm »
Is the 435 a poulan ? I would like a quality saw, but really dont want to spend $600 for another 200. I was looking at the 435 its pretty good price.
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 03:24:56 pm »
435 is all husky per my dealer friend.
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 03:36:20 pm »
OK ! But now i am intrested in your pm. Looks cold there !!!  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 03:49:59 pm »
Looks cold there !!!  ;D

Not cold, but snow. Got almost another 12" on top of that Friday morning here.
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 08:42:18 am »
Solo's IMO have quite a bit of difference in quality/feel between the pro vs homeowner stuff. Similar I think between a real Husky and the Poulan derivatives like the 235/240. But for an occasional use camp saw, who cares? All the thing has to do is start and run. When you're sitting around the campfire, the brand of saw that was used isn't as important as the brand of beer you're drinking.  ;D
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Re: are there small saws any good ?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 12:51:04 pm »
Solo's IMO have quite a bit of difference in quality/feel between the pro vs homeowner stuff. Similar I think between a real Husky and the Poulan derivatives like the 235/240. But for an occasional use camp saw, who cares? All the thing has to do is start and run. When you're sitting around the campfire, the brand of saw that was used isn't as important as the brand of beer you're drinking.  ;D

Yea !! Roger That !! Samuel adams is one of my fav's ! whats the models of solo that are worth owning !!
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