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General Forestry => Chainsaws => Topic started by: Pine Ridge on March 04, 2019, 01:24:59 PM

Title: Bargain
Post by: Pine Ridge on March 04, 2019, 01:24:59 PM
Always seeing good deals on things people have bought , i'm never lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to get one of the bargains. Bought a new 240 husqvarna this morning from lowes, original price 179.oo, I paid 47.50 plus tax out the door. I may never use it for anything but haul it on the side by side or 4 wheeler, it will save beating and banging my 550xp around for that. Got it to the shop, gassed and oiled it up, fired up 3rd pull.
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: lxskllr on March 04, 2019, 01:36:25 PM
Not my first choice, but for $47, I'd take it. How did you manage that?
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: sawguy21 on March 04, 2019, 03:47:37 PM
Somebody probably flooded it so brought it back because it wouldn't start. The big box stores often write stuff like that off and blow it out the door rathere than trying to recover repair/shipping costs
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: Pine Ridge on March 04, 2019, 06:36:34 PM
Lowes had it on clearance, demo model, tag said 89.50, I asked if that was the least they would take for it , the lady said hang on and I'll find out for you. She came back and asked if I would give 50 dollars for it, after my discount it was 47.50 plus tax. I don't need it but I couldn't pass it up for that price. I missed out on a sale they had on poulan 4218 saws a few weeks back, 40 some dollars for them marked down from i believe 129.00. Several of them are now on local craigslist.
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: starmac on March 04, 2019, 10:37:37 PM
My son gave me one of the little huskys, I want to say it is a 235, but may be a 240. I just keep it n the log truck in case I have to cut something, better than my 346 getting bounced around all the time.
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: Iwawoodwork on March 04, 2019, 11:34:53 PM
I have owned 2 of the small Husky 240s for a couple of years now ( wish I could have bought them for $50 instead of $139. they have 16 inch bars.  I have cut 6-8 cords with them, most was Juniper, similar to ERC, some fir  and for a small saw they have worked well for me. For small wood a lot easier to pack around than my 670 echo with 30" bar.
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: Inaotherlife on March 05, 2019, 12:31:17 AM
Can't beat fifty bucks for a new chainsaw. That's a great deal!

I just bought a 20 year old Poulan 3500 for 47 out the door. Looks pretty nice and newish, but has a fuel delivery issue and I haven't bothered to mess with it yet.
Started with a spoonful of mix. And p&c looked not too used when I pulled the muffler.
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: NCFarmboy on March 05, 2019, 07:43:38 PM
   
Can't beat fifty bucks for a new chainsaw. That's a great deal!

I just bought a 20 year old Poulan 3500 for 47 out the door. Looks pretty nice and newish, but has a fuel delivery issue and I haven't bothered to mess with it yet.
Started with a spoonful of mix. And p&c looked not too used when I pulled the muffler.

Replace impulse line for sure most are rotten.  I use Echo 3mmx5mm or 3mmx6mm black rubber hose.  Tygon doesn't hold up in my experience.
Shep

Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: Inaotherlife on March 06, 2019, 11:34:01 PM
 
Can't beat fifty bucks for a new chainsaw. That's a great deal!

I just bought a 20 year old Poulan 3500 for 47 out the door. Looks pretty nice and newish, but has a fuel delivery issue and I haven't bothered to mess with it yet.
Started with a spoonful of mix. And p&c looked not too used when I pulled the muffler.

Replace impulse line for sure most are rotten.  I use Echo 3mmx5mm or 3mmx6mm black rubber hose.  Tygon doesn't hold up in my experience.
Shep
Looked like it had new line on it. But it was routed wrong and pinched by the filter.
I'm going to tear down the carb and inspect all the lines....soon I hope.
Title: Re: Bargain
Post by: hedgerow on March 07, 2019, 09:58:52 AM
Lowes had it on clearance, demo model, tag said 89.50, I asked if that was the least they would take for it , the lady said hang on and I'll find out for you. She came back and asked if I would give 50 dollars for it, after my discount it was 47.50 plus tax. I don't need it but I couldn't pass it up for that price. I missed out on a sale they had on poulan 4218 saws a few weeks back, 40 some dollars for them marked down from i believe 129.00. Several of them are now on local craigslist.
Its nice to have a cheap little saw around to carry on the tractor,pickup or four wheeler. I have never bought a new that way but have bought several 10 or 20 dollar saws at garage sales or estate sales and usually just need carb cleaned out and they are ready to go. Some one bought them to cut one tree and then they just set so there usually like new.