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usmc3391
07-19-2012, 09:16 PM
Bought this saw right after we were hit with this storm. Made my money back in the first few hours haha. It is a smaller size but it is a beast! Im buy all Stihl **** from now on.

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q535/smmckenney/IMG_0665.jpg

willshome
07-19-2012, 09:42 PM
Cool don't forget to get chaps and a hardhat
btw what size saw is that?

usmc3391
07-19-2012, 09:51 PM
its just the ms 250 with an 18" bar. its the homeowners version but after this I wont be using it everyday. If i need to i can upgrade but this came with a 4 year warranty plus I take care of all my equipment so it should last me. I dropped a few medium sized trees and cut up a bunch that were 20" plus with no problem. Bought the blade sharpening kit too which I have already made use of.

Johnny_boy02
07-19-2012, 10:50 PM
Nice.

My Stihl stuff has been ok but not perfect. I have a telescoping limb saw that paid for itself with 2 jobs, that thing was a great investment.

Be careful.

willshome
07-20-2012, 07:06 AM
after this I wont be using it everyday.
That is how I am
I just got a ECHO 18 in. 40.2 cc Gas Chainsaw like two weeks ago at the same time I ordered a case & spare chain, spark plug. I keep everything in the case so I am ready to go and if there is a storm to clean up I'm not looking for a $2 part.

The other tool I ordered at the same time was Ryobi Expand-It Reconditioned Pruner Attachment for Trimmers (http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=100648224&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&cm_mmc=hd_email-_-PP_OMS_Merch_Ship_Conf-_-_PP_OMS_Merch_Ship_Conf-_-pip_100648224__W159193364) Best $51 I spent lately works great

CHEESE2009
07-20-2012, 08:57 AM
I saw this post before I fell asleep last night, made me dream of getting a job cutting down trees for a charity group, but I didn't want to do it!

I don't want to cut trees down for charity :'(


Wake up wake up wake up.

http://www.blueridgehobbies.com/images/TMOTW-MWOT/earth_make_donationEarthAnimated.gif

The Cleaning Doctor
07-20-2012, 10:28 AM
A couple of months back I picked up a 20" Dayton with a 4.5 CI motor and that sucker goes through trees like butter. There is enough power in that old saw for probably a 28-32" bar. The best part was that I got it at a pawn shop for $40

Steve
07-20-2012, 12:15 PM
Cool don't forget to get chaps
A little while back we saw that video on here of the injury you can get without chaps versus how chaps can protect you and that was shocking! Those things really work!

usmc3391
07-20-2012, 02:12 PM
^I was getting tips from a union tree guy and he was telling me they all have to wear chaps now because of accidents in the past.

branchoutshrub
07-20-2012, 02:56 PM
Stihl is the way to go for us. Hedge Trimmers, Weed Whips, Blowers and Chainsaws. Have had just a few minor problems, but the place where we bought the items takes care of them for free.

usmc3391
07-20-2012, 03:10 PM
awsome website branchout i like all the pictures you include i think that definitely helps when people are looking for a service to go with. Any tips you offer with hedges would be appreciated!

The Cleaning Doctor
07-20-2012, 09:41 PM
awsome website branchout i like all the pictures you include i think that definitely helps when people are looking for a service to go with. Any tips you offer with hedges would be appreciated!

Don't use the chainsaw on them!

usmc3391
07-20-2012, 09:59 PM
Haha! When i was buying my hedge trimmer i looked at a used one somebody was selling and when I bought it he told me to just use a chain saw. I laughed but he looked dead serious.

The Cleaning Doctor
07-21-2012, 09:56 AM
Well that does depend on how far back you are cutting them. Hedges are best cut at ground level.

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Thats a nice saw. I have a MS 261 thats about 5 years old. Never had a problem but I havent put it to heavy use.

That is how I am
I just got a ECHO 18 in. 40.2 cc Gas Chainsaw like two weeks ago at the same time I ordered a case & spare chain, spark plug. I keep everything in the case so I am ready to go and if there is a storm to clean up I'm not looking for a $2 part.


Thats a cs-400? I just bought one for $50 today.

willshome
07-21-2012, 08:09 PM
Thats a cs-400? I just bought one for $50 today.

yes the cs400 so far great
how is the one you got, run good? good chain....

SECTLANDSCAPING
07-21-2012, 08:50 PM
yes the cs400 so far great
how is the one you got, run good? good chain....

Starts first pull and the chain is sharp. I bought it at a auction from a farmer that repairs chainsaws. He had a few dozen and at least 30 parts saws.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120721_143719.jpg

willshome
07-21-2012, 09:16 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING what a great find
All of the saws I found around here are used up or like $250