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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2014, 10:07:38 PM »
It's a Ford Chevy thing.Generally speaking no matter who made it most saws of equal displacement cut about the same all things considered .

How long they last might have something to do with how they are ran and what care  they have received .It might have something to do with the oil mix ratio too for that matter .Then again that might open up the ever popular oil wars again . ;D

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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 11:23:45 PM »
im a 3rd generation logger and over the years ive ran homelite,poulan,echo,husky,stihl,jonsered,pioneer,solo,shindawa,sachs-dolmar and a few others and now I run dolmar and husky but its all in what you like the dolmars start and run great that's what I like about them and better priced than a husky or stihl and ther built very well
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2014, 12:37:35 AM »
I have several stihls, and love them.  However it is all based on me going to the same dealer right around the corner from me.  I am yet to own another brand, (unless you count my electric chain saw).  A good dealer is a big deal to me.
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2014, 05:27:03 PM »
Be aware that the current Jonsered saws all are just variants of some Husky model, so they really should count as the same thing (Jonsered is owned by Husky, as is Poulan and some other brands).
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2014, 06:13:03 PM »
Be aware that the current Jonsered saws all are just variants of some Husky model, so they really should count as the same thing (Jonsered is owned by Husky, as is Poulan and some other brands).

I'm glad you said that....wonder what the chart looks like with those two added together. I picked Jonsered and view them as better looking Husqvarna's
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2014, 06:33:39 PM »
Both make good saws as already stated general maintenance and a Sharp chain will lengthen the saws life. Unless you are knowlegable enough to work on your own saws I would find a good dealer close by. If you have both brand available through a good dealer I have to say I prefer the husky depending on what model is in question.

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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2014, 12:40:54 AM »
Stihl, my favorite so far. The 026 Pro was incredible and no doubt still would be in service if it hadn't been stolen. Love all my Stihls since.

Redmax. I have the only Craftsman model ever farmed out to Redmax, a GZ4000 in disguise, and it's been a great saw. This is not a surprise as it's powered by a Zenoah engine, an engine I've been familiar with for a long time having used them on my rc planes. As long as the Poulan/Husky/Jonsered conglomerate don't change the OEM engine on the Redmax, I'd buy another one.

Dolmar/Makita, I'm going to try them next. In my opinion, it's only the lack of dealers that's hurt them. I've heard nothing but good things about them and our little Dolmar dealer just begs you to go out back and fire up their demo saws. I'm going to one of these days.

I wouldn't hesitate on a good buy on a Husky if I was looking for a saw and it was the size I wanted. In fact, I'm looking at trading one of my rc planes for a pair of them.

I'd like to see Echo and Redmax added to the poll.

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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2014, 08:05:35 AM »
Thanks for all replies so far. Pretty much neck and neck so far unless someone can justify not adding Husqvarna and Jonsereds together. In the original thread the question was asked...what has Stihl got that Husqvarna hasn't...of which no replies have been given. If someone was to ask me...what has Husqvarna got that Stihl hasn't....my reply would be less dust around the air filter - because thats all i know.
When you see a like for like saw competing against each other there really isnt that much init apart from maintenance issues and maybe price. So for the Stihl fans out there a little justification would be appreciated as im on a learning curve here. Is the air injection a patent of Husqvarna's that stops the clogging of the air filter..?
Id like to find out which saws the majority of the professionals own, these people being those who work within the industry day in day out. I should have put more thought into the poll. :snowball:
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2014, 09:34:24 AM »
  Near me there is a Stihl dealer that has his initials and SAW SHOP as the business name. He sells all the Stihl equipment plus the associated tools for professionals, Stihl tools are his business. If I want an Echo, Husky, Etc. it will be from a hardware store that sells chainsaws as a small part of there line. Your area may be reversed or you may not care about service but I do so I like Stihl.
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2014, 11:07:25 AM »
Where I live there are 3 Husky (2 pro shops, catering to loggers, 1 is an ATV, snowmobile dealer) and no S within 30 miles of me. 1 Echo dealer ( a hardware store) . The closest Stilh dealer is about 80 miles away. 5years ago I ran nothing but Stilhs because where I was there was a good dealer, now it is all Huskies. I like both saws but probably like the Huskies a tad better lol. ED
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2014, 11:29:36 AM »
My experience using Husky's (model 61) is from some time ago, PCT work, so I'm curious as to how the newer saws hold up. We used to burn through shock mounts and sprockets on the Husky's. In the 90's used Stihl's, they had lower vibration, easier on the hands and much lower maintenance. Engines on both never failed.

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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2014, 01:11:20 PM »
I voted stihl, but I have used huskys too and like them both.

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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2014, 07:28:45 PM »
Thanks for all replies so far. Pretty much neck and neck so far unless someone can justify not adding Husqvarna and Jonsereds together. In the original thread the question was asked...what has Stihl got that Husqvarna hasn't...of which no replies have been given. If someone was to ask me...what has Husqvarna got that Stihl hasn't....my reply would be less dust around the air filter - because thats all i know.
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The answer to what Husqvarna has that Stihl doesn't is saws at the price points of 545, 555, 365 that are essentially pro level saws for mid level prices. These Husqvarna models are pro level construction and performance competing with the mid level Stihl's such as the 311's & 391's. I'm sure most here have seen the difference between a 365 and a 372. They both cost less than the typical 441, 440,460 saws which are in the same weight / performance class. So bang per buck. Is a $700 dollar Stihl MS362 better than a $550 dollar 555? I don't know. I do know they both are fine saws, BOTH of them. But is a 562XP or Stihl 362 $150 dollars better? Maybe if your a pro...I don't know. I don't think so.
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2014, 06:08:28 AM »
I needed a bigger saw than my Husqvarna 353 to clear a lot of downed ash trees. I also picked up some work with a friend processing firewood.

I was looking for a Stihl 391, something that could handle a 24" bar if necessary. The price would have been a bit over $600. My local dealer (stocks Stihl & Huskys) did not have any 391's, so I was about to pull the trigger on a 362 25" for $709. I just happened to mention that I was sorry I had missed out on the Husky 365 X-torq's when they were available, when he told me ha could get one with a 24" for $700.

A 70cc saw with pro construction (and easily converted to 372 power specs) for that price was no contest. A 70cc Stihl would have cost at least $150. more.

The 365 was really a "better bang for my buck" purchase, not a judgement on quality.

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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2014, 04:59:50 PM »
The answer to what Husqvarna has that Stihl doesn't is saws at the price points of 545, 555, 365 that are essentially pro level saws for mid level prices. These Husqvarna models are pro level construction and performance competing with the mid level Stihl's such as the 311's & 391's. I'm sure most here have seen the difference between a 365 and a 372. They both cost less than the typical 441, 440,460 saws which are in the same weight / performance class. So bang per buck. Is a $700 dollar Stihl MS362 better than a $550 dollar 555? I don't know. I do know they both are fine saws, BOTH of them. But is a 562XP or Stihl 362 $150 dollars better? Maybe if your a pro...I don't know. I don't think so.[/i]
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Well said, i did slightly touch on this when i said.. like for like and price n maintenance, but yeh like you say bang per buck.
Had a look at the Matika yesterday on youtube..Husqvarna 576xp vs. Makita DCS 6401... wow..i think Makita missed out on my poll..absolutley awsome, came out about even. If i could afford a big new chainsaw i would definatley check it out. dangle_smiley
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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2014, 07:15:17 PM »
I have always run Stihl saws.  I buy a new one about every year.    I have boxes full of dead ones.   Just keep im for parts.   But I have to say they are getting very pricey.  And, the dealer I go to seems to me moving more and more to the home owner market and catering less to loggers.   So,,I would certainly try a sachs-dolmar if some one around here sold and serviced them.   I like the idea of being able to buy parts on line.  That would be a big deal to me.
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2014, 07:19:35 PM »
I have had Huskys but I like my pro level stihls better and there are no Husky dealers left in my area.Price is not an issue with me because just like trucks and tractors I buy used and get a better deal usually.

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Re: Husqvarna vs Stihl....POLL.
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Had a look at the Matika yesterday on youtube..Husqvarna 576xp vs. Makita DCS 6401... wow..i think Makita missed out on my poll..absolutley awsome, came out about even. If i could afford a big new chainsaw i would definatley check it out. dangle_smiley
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Hopefully the Makita owners out there will put their votes in as Dolmar since they're the same saw.

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« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2014, 12:57:12 AM »
The answer to what Husqvarna has that Stihl doesn't is saws at the price points of 545, 555, 365 that are essentially pro level saws for mid level prices. These Husqvarna models are pro level construction and performance competing with the mid level Stihl's such as the 311's & 391's. I'm sure most here have seen the difference between a 365 and a 372. They both cost less than the typical 441, 440,460 saws which are in the same weight / performance class. So bang per buck. Is a $700 dollar Stihl MS362 better than a $550 dollar 555? I don't know. I do know they both are fine saws, BOTH of them. But is a 562XP or Stihl 362 $150 dollars better? Maybe if your a pro...I don't know. I don't think so.[/i]
Well said, i did slightly touch on this when i said.. like for like and price n maintenance, but yeh like you say bang per buck.
Had a look at the Matika yesterday on youtube..Husqvarna 576xp vs. Makita DCS 6401... wow..i think Makita missed out on my poll..absolutley awsome, came out about even. If i could afford a big new chainsaw i would definatley check it out. dangle_smiley
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They are Dolmar, so the option is out there.....
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« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2014, 02:49:59 AM »
Run what ya got, Buy what ya want!!  Only thing other than Stihl around here are Huskies at the farm and home, plastic. So guess what, I run Stihl, have for 30 years, had good luck. Last saw other than Stihl that I run was a Homelite 360, heck of a saw. Before that was a mac 3-25, wow that was a long time ago. Even though I am not a Pro Logger I run mostly pro-saws, like the power to weight ratio better. I let my dealer work on my saws, I repair alot of things but I ain't no chainsaw expert! You saw guys are worse than the Ford- Chevy guys, I drive a Dodge. :D
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