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Author Topic: Stihl or Husky?  (Read 8225 times)

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Offline Stephen_Wiley

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Re: Stihl or Husky?
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2004, 10:35:25 AM »
Hi Russ,

Me smart ? ........no, spent to much time doing other things. That is why I still ask questions.

Thanks for the Echo info, to date I have only owned their 3450 and  3400.  This was due to Stihl overpricing their 020 about 20 years ago. I needed to find a small climbing saw which performed well and that I could give my crew and not be concerned about the cost of replacement when they 'dropped' them out of trees.

When I first bought my Echo 3400 series their were not many local carriers. Now they are a plentiful if not more so than Stihl and Husky.  Stihl is still local dealership only, whereas I see Husky is at Lowe's, Home Depot and other stores as well.

I believe the list price on the Echo 670 I looked at was $675. The shop owner said the promotion was nationwide. Might check your area to see if the same is true.

".......when parts were becoming hard to get."

That has always made the difference in the saws that I purchase, regardless of performance. Sold some nice performing saws for that reason alone.

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Re: Stihl or Husky?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2004, 06:47:23 AM »
Stihl all the way....EVERY Husky I have used falls apart.....screws vibe loose....bar bolts vibe loose.....wont start or darn hard to start....I personally do not plan on buying or using a Husy any time soon.

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Re: Stihl or Husky?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2004, 03:23:34 PM »
I have had every bolt vibrate loose on the husky through the years especially the mufflers but after 20 years I guess thats a given , on the stihl I have not had one thing come loose and it so nice to use and less vibration . The local tree trimming service has been a stihl dealer forever and they employ about 20 full time employees so they must be happy with stihl too!
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