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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

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  2. 660

    20.3%
  3. 066

    17.4%
  4. 395

    44.9%
  5. 394

    11.6%
  1. T.Roller

    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    Well of course if you lug it down that hard it's gonna slip. Makes no sense to run one down that far at all. Too much load will also cause more issues than just a slipping clutch.
     
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  2. T.Roller

    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    I agree fully
     
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    MustangMike ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Great observations and post Keith. Spot on IMO.
     
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    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I've always wondered why tree service employees aren't required to provide their own saws. You take much better care of your equipment when you paid for it. When I was an auto tech I never wanted to work in a shop where tools were provided. They were always missing and abused, I couldn't take any pride in my work with crappy tools. I would rather buy my own tools and know that I had what I needed at all times, and not worry about what the other numbskulls were doing to them. When I quit mechanicing for a living I easily had 10k in tools.
     
  5. sawmikaze

    sawmikaze On location.

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    I can't speak for everyone or every area but the guys underneath me only make 12 bucks an hour..asking them to supply over a thousand bucks in saws would never happen, finding help is hard enough...add "must supply tools" to a wanted AD would make it a long shot at best.
     
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    Interested to hear how the people are dealt with who are the worst at neglecting and breaking saws. Put them on the chipper till it’s fixed? Grunt work? I hear ya on the Cost, good in concept but not practical.
     
  7. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy Stihl Runner

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    Good point Ryan. Tree work is tough hard work. Pay is measly.
     
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    Most guys I know cut cost at every corner they can, if an ms 250 makes it a year and does the same job a 241 or 261 did and suffers the same neglected fate it's a win.

    I'd NEVER buy pro saws for my help if it was my business, I saw the asplundh boys using ms170s last week to trim tops..it makes sense.

    Other than the big saws you have no option with.
     
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    Finding someone that half way knows what their doing that doesn't have a drug problem and a drivers license is like finding a unicorn.

    Ask them to supply their own chainsaws...lol.

    It can be a miserable job..trust me.
     
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  10. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy Stihl Runner

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    Agree 100 percent.
     
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    Armbru84 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I have heard the same thing locally here as well.
     
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    It's better to have a straight gassed or smashed 250 dollar saw..not a 6-700 dollar saw..they all die the same.

    I've kinda got the guys I work with paying more attention and being more mindful of the *s-word that keeps the tools in better shape.
     
  13. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy Stihl Runner

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    Good deal. Education is key. Most of the time generally speaking.
    Other pro saws that tree companies use are the top handle saws. Most here use Stihl.
     
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  14. Keith Gandy

    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    Workin on one now for a treeservice. They rough on the mounts and intake boots on these too 20180110_095454.jpg And this is the 1st thing I see:eek::D 20180110_095738.jpg
    This intake boot probably wont help 20180110_103914.jpg
     
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    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    Lol! I see it everyday Ryan. I love good help like these fellers! They make me alil $$$$
     
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    RI Chevy Stihl Runner

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    WTF. If they only realized the saw would work better with a clean filter.
     
  18. Keith Gandy

    Keith Gandy Maxima K2 32:1 87efree

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    Like Ryan says they arent makin enough to care and really the type folks that dont care! Dang Riff Raff!!:eek::D
     
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    RI Chevy Stihl Runner

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    These guys gotta have a little personal pride. No?
     
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    No.
     
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