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Small Saw
« on: December 03, 2010, 08:04:03 PM »
I have been lurking for a while and just joined.   SE NY  I use a Stihl 026 I have had for 20 years. Works well.   Mostly firewood now from culling.   I started doing volunteer work on the Appalachian Trail .  Going to have to backpack a saw from time to time.  Also have figured out that a small saw can cut a lot of firewood.  I am looking at a Stihl MS192.   Very light and big tanks. Also a very good dealer 20 min away.  Anybody have any experience with that saw?

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 09:24:39 PM »
Probabley be okay .I can't say much about them other than some people on another site like them for tree work .Better than many perhaps ,not quite a 200 though .Not the price of a 200 either for that matter .Light duty stuff it should be fine .

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 09:33:21 PM »
I don't know anything about that saw, but I'm an avid long distance hiker and just wanted to say thanks to you and all volunteers who give their time to trail maintenance.  Try walking a few hundred yards off trail, or nearly any of that thing they call the Long (so called) Trail in VT, and many in the Adirondacks, to be fair, and you realize that your hiking enjoyment is directly proportional to the efforts of folks who maintain the trails.  Thank you. 

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 11:33:44 PM »
What Al says. It is a very lightweight saw, should be good for backpacking, but don't expect the performance of the MS00T.
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 11:34:47 PM »
The ms192 is a good saw, mines 4 years old now, no problems, just routine maintiance. I also run ms200's, really no comparison, the 200 outcuts the 192 by a large margin.
The 192, is lighter, for you that would be a plus, if the ms200 is in your budget, buy it.

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 05:09:42 AM »
 The 192t is built cheap and gutless but it's only 30cc and is light. Keep a eye on the spark screen, they like to plug up on smaller Stihls.  Steve
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 08:03:07 AM »
For what he's doing, wouldn't he be better off with the rear handle versions of the MS192 or MS200, rather than a 192T or 200T? For trail maintenance on the AT, I don't imagine they are doing a lot of "climbing up in the tree" work where a top handle saw might be a benefit.
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 08:16:03 AM »
 I hear the MS211 run good.   Steve
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2010, 08:34:12 AM »
6sunset6, Welcome to the Forestry Forum and Thank You for your volunteer work.
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010, 09:06:39 AM »
I like my Echo saws better than Stihls in every situation I've worked in except for the smallest saw class, where my 192  rear handle shines. Steve is right when he says the screen plugs up right away until you discard it altogether, and then clean out the muffler too while you're at it but all in all, it has handled everything I've needed to use it for within reason. I suppose the 200 would be better but as far as I see a need for it, it's way too much money. Like many homeowner stihls though, it doesn't pump bar oil as much as it should and there is no adjustment. I use it a lot but if it was sitting around a lot between uses, I would think a cheaper saw of any brand would be more practical because of the cost.
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 09:22:41 AM »
Yikes   I looked at the 200.    What makes the price so high compared to the 192 or 211.   It's hard to tell from the web site.
Thanks for the comments on volunteering. 
 

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2010, 07:04:47 PM »
Well indeed a 200 is very costly and really not needed for the task at hand in this situation . It however is highly rated as a professional trimmers saw and as such Stihl can charge outragous prices for them .Many feel it's worth the price but some feel differently .Like anything else , a personal preference .

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2010, 12:41:03 AM »
ladylake, I agree. I have stated before that the 211 is a good little saw. Have had mine sense they hit the shops, about a year. bg

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2010, 04:36:34 PM »
I wonder. I someone else would pay, I would go for the MS200, but now it is the MS192 or the MS211. I would probably take the 192, but the 211 is the new generation, that uses less fuel, so I wouldn't have to carry as much fuel. Tough one, that. Probably the 192.

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2010, 06:02:51 PM »
 The 192 saws I've run were gutless even after throwing out the spark screen and tuning good. I've heard the MS211 has quite a bit more power that the MS200 it replaced which had more the the 192t. If you olny cutting up to 6 0r 8" wood the 192 will do it but not fast, I guess it doesn't matter if just used once in a while.   Steve
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2010, 09:14:51 PM »
Dont remove the spark cover. you will be working on state and fed lands. They must be in place and not altered.
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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2010, 10:59:45 AM »
Good point   Thanks.   I am zeroing in on the Stihl 211.

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2010, 08:59:45 PM »
As someone suggested,I would consider a rear handle model of saw.I run both Husky and stihl top handles off the ground,but switch to rear handled saws when  I hit the ground.just something to maybe consider before buying.

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2010, 12:24:38 AM »
i bought a stihl ms250 this summer. it is light , cuts along time on a tank of fuel,  allways starts fist or second pull and cuts like big saw

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Re: Small Saw
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2010, 08:45:09 AM »
cuts like big saw

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