Deimos Posted February 3, 2006 Share Posted February 3, 2006 I need to purchase a chainsaw and have seen some reallyuseful comments having used the search facility (that now seems to workwell). However, a few differentopinions and I wonder if anybody has comment on the decision I am considering (asdescribed below) Looking for a decent quality smallish petrol model forfelling trees and cutting them for firewood. Mostly softwoods but occasional e.g. oak. Considering Stihl or Husqvarna (as that is what my local decentquality specialist shop stocks). Probably 35/40 cm blade. I likethe idea of a “top handle” so I can “dismantle” trees closer to the road “topdown” (i.e. cut them down in e.g 1m sections from the top thus no risk of themfalling on the road). However, theseseem described as “specialist” and being lighter may not be as robust as othermodels. Also, safety recommendations say they should not be used "on the ground". Looking for something worth servicing that will last and I can get spares, etc. for for years to come - not something "cheap and chearful" (but price is still a consideration). Specific models being considered Stihl 180 C-BE (1.5Kw,4.2Kg) or MS 210 (1.6Kw, 4.4 Kg). Maybethe Stihl 192T (1.3 Kw, 3Kg and top handle) or maybe the Husqvarna 142e (1.9Kw,4.6Kg). Anybody any experience of the models, brands, other thoughtsor comments (all welcome). The store is a specialist garden machinery stockist and Ihave purchased stuff from them before. One thing they always seem to do is to take you through to the workshopand give you a safety training session when you purchase such machines (as theydid with my petrol Stihl strimmer). Iam aware of the safety issues and that these machines can be exceptionallydangerous very quickly – which does not mean I’m safe, but I do try to be. Many thanks Ian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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