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  1. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known OPE Member

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    Hey guys, I'm looking at a stihl 075av. The guy wants 300 for the saw a 36" and 48" bar. Just wondering if anyone knew the going rate for this saw used, running, with life left. I don't know much more about it. I've seen them going for around 300 up to 1300. I feel like the high end is a bit overkill.
     
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    Big honkin saw. 1110 & 1111 series were, if I’m not mistaken, early electronic ignition which were/are prone to fail and pricey when they do.

    Me personally, I wouldn’t pay $300 for one, but I’ve also never run one, so maybe I don’t know what I’m missing?
     
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    They have some grunt, but cut slooooow and are heavy as chit. People who thought they would mill with one were disappointed in the speed. With extensive use of cast metal parts they are built like a tank, but the electronics are weak. I think Stihl had just switched over from points ignition at that time. Also the AV is rough, you wouldn’t want to run one all day. But if you needed a “big” saw for a one-off job where you needed to pull a 42” bar you could get and use it for just $300. As one to add to the collection I would pass just because it will sit more than anything.
     
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    Armbru84 Here For The Long Haul!

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    The bars always have value too...that length isn’t cheap and you can sell one to get some money back.
     
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    Cool, thank you for the input guys, I may pass this one, seems like its not going to fit my needs
     
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    Honestly, I’d put your money in a saw worth having
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Milling saw rite there.
     
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    There's a 394 in the trading post right now for $400 I believe
     
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    the thought of a mill hadn't even crossed my mind, however now I feel like I need one:BangHead:
     
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    I’d mill with a 394 before I did an 075.

    ;)
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Me too and that's why I got an ugly 395. But if you are trying to do it on the cheap then this is an option.
     
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    Do you have any pics?
     
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    If the 48" bar is in good shape, that's $300 right there. Buy it while you have a chance.
     
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    Bars are possibly worth the money if in good shape, powerhead makes an excellent anchor.
     
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    If the bars were in real good shape I'd probably get a hold of the seller but they're not much to write home about, I'll probably pass this one up
     

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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    They look to be of the hard nose variety.
    Not mill friendly
     
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    Iggy Well-Known OPE Member

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    What's the disadvantage of a hard-nose bar for a milling purpose?
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Lots of unwanted friction. Hardnose is only about useful for cutting in the dirtiest conditions. And even then blowing out and replacing a nose sprocket might be better in the long run.
     
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    Hard nose bars are more valuable. That saw is a beauty. I'd be all over this deal if I were you.
     
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