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Offline Air Lad

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One and only
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:58:20 AM »
If (heaven forbid) you could only have/keep one of your prized line up of chainsaws. Be it doomsday,survival,backyard maintenance,storm cleanup or just helping a mate or neighbour..It should be an allrounder

 
Which one(one)1... is it ?
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Re: One and only
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 07:28:46 AM »
My 362cm. My first good saw. Big enough to do big stuff, but not too terrible for little jobs.



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Re: One and only
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 07:40:37 AM »
Thats an easy one for me, my old 036 that was the very first one sold by my dealer. Its old school dumb, but so am I. A 60CC saw is almost never the best saw for a job but does most things reasonably well if one is going to be stuck with one saw,, in my opinion.
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Re: One and only
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 08:13:11 AM »
For what you've described, Stihl MS 241 C M.....



 
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Re: One and only
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 08:31:21 AM »
 


A 50cc would be nicer if I had to cut a bunch of firewood, but this one would get it done. And easier to carry up a tree when I have to.

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Re: One and only
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 09:09:06 AM »
I am like Butch I have a 038 I bought new in the mid 80's and that would be the saw. In today's standards my Sthil 461 is my go to saw. Sorry don't have any pictures.

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Re: One and only
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 09:21:34 AM »
Even though my 261 is what I grab the most if I could only have one I would keep my old 044. The 044 is heavier but it will do things easily that the 261 would struggle with plus for well over 20 years it's been dependable and versatile.
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Re: One and only
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 10:11:48 AM »
I would choose my Husqvarna 346XP for all around. Easy to handle, lots of power for it's size, and I wouldn't have to pay a king's ransom for parts if needed.  Can't say that for some of my other saws.

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Re: One and only
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 12:54:48 PM »
My 372xp Husqvarna. It might be big for some, but I'm 6'5" and 225lbs. I prefer a longer bar so I don't have to bend over. I use a 395xp quite a bit too, but if I had to choose just one, the 372 would be my go-to.

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Re: One and only
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 04:45:10 PM »
Can't argue with any of those choices even though there is
a bit of range between largest to smallest
The one in my pic is the 260c ,the timber is Ironbark . Its hard
My choice is light enough to carry a fair distance, big enough to cut a decent chunk of wood.
Thanks for all your thoughts
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Re: One and only
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 05:00:19 PM »
Can't argue with any of those choices even though there is
a bit of range between largest to smallest
The one in my pic is the 260c ,the timber is Ironbark . Its hard
My choice is light enough to carry a fair distance, big enough to cut a decent chunk of wood.
Thanks for all your thoughts
Realistically, if you gave me the money to buy any saw, and it was the only one I could have, I'd be leaning heavily towards a 261cm. Still big enough to do most of what I'm interested in at a significant weight savings over the 362. I'd definitely be thinking hard over the decision.

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 05:17:56 PM »
Yep Ixskllr
The weight between my 260c and the 039 is noticeable
There is a jump in power also but I know which one I would prefer to lug around in the scrub all day 
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Re: One and only
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 06:49:48 PM »
My 372xp Husqvarna. It might be big for some, but I'm 6'5" and 225lbs. I prefer a longer bar so I don't have to bend over. I use a 395xp quite a bit too, but if I had to choose just one, the 372 would be my go-to.

Levi
Check, check, check.  I'd go with my 372 over my 395.  I'm 6'5", 215, but 67.  The 395 is a little harder for me to start if it's been a while.

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Re: One and only
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2019, 07:11:14 PM »
Would also keep my 372.  Have 16 to 36" B&Cs for it
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Re: One and only
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 07:27:54 PM »
372 xp for me.
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Re: One and only
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 09:02:44 PM »
Just one!   That's an easy one for me.  My 1990 ported 262xp with 3/8, 20" Sugihara bar.  60cc perfection.

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Re: One and only
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 09:16:59 PM »
right now I grab one of my 462's first, nice and light and cuts good , Im about 4 ft 6 inches tall on a good day :D but Im 240 to 245 pounds most days , 5 ft 10 inch if I stand up straight

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Re: One and only
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2019, 09:51:59 PM »
None of my saws would qualify, they are all old and cranky like me. ;D If I had to choose one saw for all around use it would be a Stihl MS361, never picked up a 362, or Husky 357XP, either with 18" bar. They are light enough to pack all day and would likely do anything I need done. If I needed bigger I would call somebody in or just walk away from it.
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Re: One and only
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2019, 10:11:44 PM »
036 no doubt. Big enough with enough power to run a 24 inch bar cutting whatever you want. A little slower in hardwood but it will work. Good on gas. Put a 20 inch bar on and carry all day cutting whatever you want. 


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