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  1. Simondo

    Simondo Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Been some talk of a thread to run along side the "Most underrated Saw" thread.
    Well here it is !!
    :tiburon:
     
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    Simondo Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I suppose i should start this ..."Good Natured Constructive Discussion of the less than appreciated Saw" !!:facepalm:.
    Very briefly owned and not a saw i look forward to see come in to be fixed (or the Ms 211) ...The Stihl MS 181 .
    They are not really sold as a cheep saw here and many folks i know just by them without looking for a better saw for the money.
     
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    My 288. It spends more time waiting for parts the cutting wood. When it does run, it runs great. But I get two tank fills threw it and something is broke next time out. I know it has a huge cult following but I’m looking for something newer.
     
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    Simondo Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Makita /Dolmar 7900..7910..should be close to the "simple design", like the 288 was.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Let me know when you’re ready to sell:) Just messin I have one. Weird you’re having so many problems, mine has been as reliable as a Chevy 350.
     
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    That’s actually that is what I was leaning toward. Even though it has mmws 288 cylinder on it. I really don’t need that much saw. Either a real nice 7900 or a 576 would suit my needs better.
     
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    husky 262XP I was glad to see it walk off with its new owner
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I agree with this. Stock I wasn’t impressed, didn’t live up to that “factory hot rod” reputation it has. BUT, now I have a MOFO 262, completely different story. My new favorite saw.
     
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    The first one that popped into my head was ms362. I was really disappointed after hearing all the rave reviews and then owning a few. Just didn't have the power it was hyped up to have. Maybe one day I will get to run one that's been ported. Then maybe it will be different.


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    MS 660, what a dog in stock form, wouldn't pull a greasy string out of a cats backside. I own a Deets ported 066 Mag and a MOFO ported China 660 now, MUCH more betta.
     
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    All big beasts
     
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    A lot of really good (the best even) saws are overrated by people putting them on such a high pedestal that nothing could ever really live up to.
     
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    Will have to agree the 660 really let me down first time a run it.. At first I thought is was because I just run the 395 but nope it was just a slouch
     
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    And places like OPE, sawhawgz, aboristsite, forestry fourm, the hearth, chainsaw repair forum ..... don’t help matters.
     
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    The irony of this thread is that......A saw has to be well thought off by many to be then judged overrated by yourself once you bought it o_O
     
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    I've had a few saws where, well, they never lived up to the stats or reputation. I guess in some ways I expect more as older I get..

    1) Stihl MS 201 with rear handle, had a good MS 200 and the 201 was a turtle, its probleby the saw who has dissapointed me most.

    2) Husky 133 SG, 34cc closed port jug, thought about the perfect light limbing machine when building her, wasnt really a problem with lack of torque as I knew 34cc is limited, but the lack of trottle respons was a bummer.

    3) Husky 362 xpg, 60cc class, 3.5kw, but with weight and size as a 372.

    4) Husky 350, yeah I know, your guys love them, out of 10 340/345/350 I've not yet seen one without failing a vac/press test.
     
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    The nice thing is. The over rated saws sell quickly!


    Steven
     
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    A very good point !!:D
     
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    For me..The design is important Tor. If the way the saw is constructed appeals to me, then a second here or there in a cut is not a big deal.
    Im always dealing with a stock product (may be a muffler mod) so that is how i come to my opinion on any giver saw ...most things can be improved when it comes to the power ..but...often not how the saw is designed ....To costly and i would rather have and recommend something better from the get go when asked .
     
  20. Wolverine

    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    Biggest turd I've ever run, Stihl 038mag. 72cc of pure disappointment.


    So, sort it out (as you wood with any saw), then they are really good runners. Best harry homeowner platform out there IMO. 346 top (ported even better) and you have a very light weight screamer. Only major issue I see with them (around my area) is the leaking muff.
     
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