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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: O/T WQhat\'s the best chain saw?
Do a search, this was beat to death.
The stihl, Husky, Jonsred, are all excellent, but professional models. for only occasional use, poulan, homelite, are good. If you have money to burn, buy from the first three. If you cut an occasional tree, the others will work fine.
I don't know alot about other brands, but stay away from McCoulough. They are junk in every way, shape or form. At least models from more than ten years ago. No one I know owns them anymore.
As far as length of bar. What do you plan to cut with it? If you plan on pruning trees, or packing it with you all the time, stick with the short bars. If you spend all day cutting wood, the longer bar is easier on the back. Usually a 16" bar will cut any wood you need, anything over 20" starts to get to long.
Enjoying Montana's Big Sky