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Author Topic: Which: Stihl MS250, MS260, Husky 346XP  (Read 18389 times)

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Re: Which: Stihl MS250, MS260, Husky 346XP
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2004, 06:37:10 AM »
Logbutcher, find dealers that will let you try the saw out back then, "Do what your heart says" :D  One of the two saws will talk to you a little nicer when you're using it!  The 260 seemed to like me best, I haven't been dissapointed!

You won't be dissapointed either way me thinks.

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Re: Which: Stihl MS250, MS260, Husky 346XP
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2004, 04:45:06 PM »
Thanks to you all for advice on choice.  :-*
Even thanks for the analysis of the analysis on choice.  :o
We who are not pros, use a chainsaw as part of our kit of woodlot and home tools are isolated. So, speaking w those who use a tool full-time, basing their tool choice on hard experience is invaluable. Both in the real world, and here online.Some of us have even gone thru pro training to gain some pro abilities and PPE techniques. When you think you know it all, stop, learn, listen. It works in the military, in business, in sports.
The "out-of-control 028" is now tamed and will stay w the stable for now. Negative pressure to buy new even tho I asked .A super local dealer here in Maine, a kind of local "stihltech" , fixed the beast and calmed the logbutcher from buying new. For the techs among you, here's the bill of materials for the repair:
1. new plug
2.flexible fuel line
3.manifold (used)
4.handle (used)
5."buffer" (used)
The air leaks were in the fuel hose and AV buffers in the handle. The user  :-[ had dropped a tree on the 028 a few months ago (full disclosure). The charge included an hour of labor and cannibalizing an old 028. 8)  Should serve this old broken body for awhile.....THEN the MS260!!!!
This dealer @ Viking, in Belfast, Maine is Mike Murphy. Beyond the call.......HOO RAH Mike .

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Re: Which: Stihl MS250, MS260, Husky 346XP
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2004, 05:58:28 PM »
That sounds good logbutcher, spend some quality time appreciating that 028. I was going to suggest that you find your best local dealer and see what feels best in your hands, but it sounds like you`ve already got the dealer and you can`t go wrong with the ms260.


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