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Most Dependable Big Saw (90cc-94cc)?

Discussion in 'Chainsaws' started by Ron660, Jan 8, 2018.

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Which of these saws are the most dependable?

  1. 661

    6.0%
  2. 660

    20.9%
  3. 066

    17.9%
  4. 395

    43.3%
  5. 394

    11.9%
  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy Stihl Runner

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    Good deal. Good for you. Keep up the good work ethic and values.
    Have you had any saw failures? Just curious what you run?
     
  2. FergusonTO35

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    On the topic of employment: every job I have ever held was in the odd position of being overstaffed with underachieving (and thereby underpaid) people. As in, you might have ten guys in a shop and three of them are doing most of the work. Management thinks they are saving money by hiring 10 guys at $10.00 an hour instead of five guys at $20.00 an hour. This is a very self-defeating way to do business. With few exceptions, you pay for what you get. People at the lower end of the pay scale are usually less productive, have more absences, and change jobs more often. The cost of hiring a new employee and getting them up to speed with everybody else can be thousands of dollars. And, then when they quit a few months later you have to repeat the process all over again.

    Pro94, sounds like you are more on top of it than most. Getting paid to have fun, that is a great attitude to have. People who go into business or choose a career based only on the money are, without exception, the most miserable individuals I ever meet.
     
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  3. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I think some places of employment do that to show everyone that your not special and easily replaceable. But I learned from my first boss that it' cheaper to pay a good worker more than letting them go.
     
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    Redfin Meh...

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    My oldest is off to college so I do have a spare bedroom. You find a way I can write you off on taxes, sure.
     
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    Exactly right. The cost of turnover is high indeed but is not easily quantified. If you ever find good people, pay them what they are worth and not what you think you can barely get away with just to keep them working for the time being. Another cost that is not easy to quantify is the cost of stress. Few things are more stressful than having to micro-manage half assed employees yourself because you were too cheap to pay the ones who would give a damn about what they are doing and the company they work for.
     
  6. RI Chevy

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    Very valid points. How does the phrase go? If you pay peanuts you get monkeys? Something like that. Lol
     
  7. sawmikaze

    sawmikaze ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I get stuck with our maintenance, the guy I work for is a great dude I've learned a ton from him, he's just not very savvy on the repair and maintenance part..just can't find good guys to work around here..it's sad.
     
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    Adoption may be possible?
     
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    Ah but you can do the same with the 394 and 395 which are largely the same saw too and the gap widens again! LOL! Just poking a little fun 'StangMike :)
     
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    big t double You can call me Teddy Eastwood.....bish!

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    Are the low end tree company's hiring? Sounds like blast...plus I don't give a *f-word about air filters either.
     
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    Don't you know, air filters are completely optional.
     
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    MustangMike ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    No problem. I just know you can bolt any 660 part on most 066s, and they have same bore/stoke, etc. I'm not as familiar with the huskies.
     
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    The same is pretty much true of the 394/5 as well. Relatively mild modifications are all that are required to run a 395 top end on a 394.. Actually, I would more or less call them "updates" rather than modifications. It's actually a Husky sanctioned conversion or update (whichever you prefer to call it) for customers who have a 394 with a bad cylinder due to the 394 cylinder being NLA now. Biggest functional difference between the pair is the intake tract and impulse setup. Same bore, same crank, same bottom end. The port layout of the cylinders are different, 394 being a large dual transfer port and the 395 having the more modern quad port design. There are a handful of other subtle little differences too... But by and large, the 395 is really just a 394 with a face-lift, I'd bet their relationship is very similar to that of the 066 and 660.
     
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    0111181300.jpg heres the other 660 boot i replaced
     
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    Did ya save her before she burned down??
     
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    Yeah cleaned cylinder piston fried.bought a meteor
     
  18. MustangMike

    MustangMike ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    There are no differences between a 066 and 660 jug or piston. The 661 (totally different saw) was first quad port in that size.

    About the only thing that changed from the 066 to 660 is Stihl's numbering system. No updates at all.
     
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    066 + 660 = 21
    394 + 395 = 33
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    And the win goes to the Husky. Not surprised.
     
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