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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Magnus » Jul 2nd, '08, 17:00

It is close to impossible to say this. It has to be a desition based on personal experiance and given thought of how many model's and brands out there to choose from, this is not a easy question.

I still can't make my mind up, but I really love the Dolmar 120Si.

Smaller saws the Husqvarna 44 is proberbly one of my favorits.
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Al Smith » Jul 2nd, '08, 17:17

William Greene wrote:well after A LOT of thought,my opinion is : 2100 or 2101 husqvarna.
Well,I'm going to find out .I have one in shipment as I speak coming from the west coast .

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby errolc » Jul 6th, '08, 01:09

Thats a pretty phylisophical question...& needs a phylisophical answer...of course the best saw ever made ...for any manufacturer...has to be their latest model...in every case because they are developments from all their earlier models.

As with EVERYTHING in business quality IS everything...Quality being suitability for the purpose. That is...its not necessarily the Rolls Royce of saws...you can't say Rolls made the best car...Ferrari wouldn't agree...VW neither...all depends on the task at hand aye.

I like my Homie 900g for what ever personal reasons (I can't really say) just the "vibe" of the thing...just sort of fells good...for the first 10 mins while I still have arms attached to my shoulders...but my jon111 cuts better and has a real nice sound... not probably as nice as a Dolmar KMS wankel or a one of those twins...I find the 111 works as well as the H3120 working hour for hour, definitly more torque...but the 3120 is better if really pushed...but its more tiring on the ears & arms pushing it.

I find myself using the Jon 2077 mostly...light and good power with a 24" bar...the dealer around here recon its one of the best saws ever made...but I'd agree with Magnus...the 120si, as with 116si are really nicely ballanced...nice weight (light) and sound easy on the ear (muffed), a hearty burble & rrrrrrr...not eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

The question should probably be...What saw changed the industry the most...where all the others followed !!!!
I think that would be the Pioneer RA...for ergonomics...design & practicallity...ye gods there are people out there still using them as their only saw.
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Al Smith » Jul 6th, '08, 04:44

What changed the industry the most .For the time period most likely the 10 series McCulloch .

There are better saws made today but that one was the state of art back then .It came about during the transition of powerfull but heavier reed valve engines to lighter piston port models .

Light in weight,relatatively dependable .What they lacked in torque they made up for in chain speed .Just part of a bygone era, gone but not forgotten .

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Mike Van » Jul 8th, '08, 19:13

I'd have to say my 041 Stihl - Bought new in '72, been making sawdust ever since. A few gas lines, plugs, carb. kit, bars & chains. Never had a major problem with it. When needed, I put a 28" bar on it & cut 4' dia ash, maple & oak. It won't win any races, but it sure gets the job done.

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby subiemech85 » Sep 25th, '08, 05:27

stihl 009 series

I :love: my 011 AVEQ

sweet sound like no other
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Magnus » Sep 25th, '08, 08:33

Good to see you posting, Denis!
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby William Greene » Sep 27th, '08, 03:17

Al Smith wrote:
William Greene wrote:well after A LOT of thought,my opinion is : 2100 or 2101 husqvarna.
Well,I'm going to find out .I have one in shipment as I speak coming from the west coast .


well how did it turn out? ::))

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby belgian » Sep 29th, '08, 13:34

From the models I have seen and worked on, the Stihl 070 wins my award for the best and most bullet proof saw of the past decades. Solid and rugged crankcase, easy to work on, and a strong performer. I can understand now much better why this saw, along with its predecessor the Contra, revolutionized the logging industry. Even after 40 years, most saws around need only a small tune up to get into action again. This saw is pretty undestructable. It lacks in the AV and dB(A) department compared to modern saws, but that's pretty obvious. Respect ! :D
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Al Smith » Sep 29th, '08, 15:46

William Greene wrote:
Al Smith wrote:
William Greene wrote:well after A LOT of thought,my opinion is : 2100 or 2101 husqvarna.
Well,I'm going to find out .I have one in shipment as I speak coming from the west coast .


well how did it turn out? ::))
Well,pretty good so far .I had to locate another coil for it ,which I did plus rebuild the Tilley . The thing has plenty of power .I suppose a tad more than an 066 but of course less than a Mac 125 .

The thing I really do like is this saw really puts out the bar oil ,plus it has a thumb oiler like the Macs . It did pretty good on some 30 plus inch maple running a 36" skip . I'l tell more after cutting season gets here which is right around the corner .

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby BigK » Oct 21st, '08, 21:45

Been cuttin trees for a while, and Im pickin up my first saws ever soon.

Lookin at a Stihl 041 FB (20" bar) & an 028 AV Super (16" bar).
Both have cases, 041 comes with two new chains....

Any info appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Magnus » Oct 22nd, '08, 09:48

Welcome to forum.

I think price is very personal nd as long as you and seller agree, all is good!
Don't pay too much and never use money you will miss if they get lost.
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby hulk » Nov 16th, '08, 06:32

I collect and use mostly the really big stuff, so that is what I mostly have an opinion about. I think that the homelite 750 is one of the best saws ever made from both a power and quality standpoint. It has features from modern saws and of bygone era saws. It is a thin ring piston port saw with a side tensioner (and you guys probably thought stihl did it first). It also retained a manual backup oiler wich I think is a must on a saw this size and was an all magnesium saw with big spikes. I have 5 of them and they turnbetween 12,000-12,700 rpm and have loooooaaaaaaads of torque. I think that they are easy to work on too. I only got my first one a year and a half ago but am a convert. Prior to owning a 750 I would have said homie 540 or stihl 090. My saws do see lots of big wood (36"-70") on a tree farm that my best friends father caretakes. Felling, milling, firewood and storm clearing. So they are tested in the enviroment that they were intended for. I think that the sp81 mac should get an honorable mention as well.

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby RandyMac » Nov 17th, '08, 01:47

What is the best is subjective, based on actual use, or observed. I ran all kinds of stuff, old, older yet and some that were new at the time.
The PM850 was an excellent chainsaw.
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