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  1. sunfish

    sunfish Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Power to weight & size, outboard clutch, feel in the hand, hotrod performance, easy to work on, easy to get parts, cuts lotsa wood an stuff.
     
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    earlthegoat2 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Inboard clutch and brake and Torx screws.
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I gravitated toward Husky as I became familiar with a couple models at my job years ago. I set my sights on a 357 for my first and what I thought at the time would be my only "pro" saw...boy was I mistaken!..

    Anyway, I like the shape of the handle, the general handling characteristics, buckles instead of screws for quick easy filter/cyl cover removal on my 3-series Huskies which are my favorite. 2-series Huskies a very close second because YAHOO 242 and HOORAY 288! Nuff said ;)


    Edit to add: Honorable mention for Dolmar. I've run a 6400 a fair bit and a tank of fuel out of a red and black Makita 421. Terrific saws for the price point, very well made, and run the way you would expect any comparably sized pro saw to run. Just wish there was a better dealer network for them.. Dollies would certainly be my second brand and I would likely have one or two hiding in my pumpkin patch.
     
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  4. Moparmyway

    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    My favorite saw is an angry one, that doesn’t suck, and I don’t care anymore what color or words are around it, it’s gotta run my chain like it owns it. I’ve got Stihl, Husky, Dolmar, Echo, Poulon, McCulloch, Partner and not a single one sucks !
     
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    Brian72 Well-Known OPE Member

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    I lean towards echo based on my experience with their reliability and pricing. That being said, I look at model more than brand. My favorites are echo cs520, husky 372xp and stihl ms661.

    Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk
     
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    TreeLife Cunning linguist

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    QTLA!!!! I also like them all, ran a opened up cs600 echo the other day! That was a damn fine unit indeed
     
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    Onan18 OPE Sponsor

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    TROOF!!!!!!! I do prefer my Huskys but only because that is who I am a dealer for, so parts are readily available and there is a good flow of base material (blown up saws) for projects. When I was a Stihl dealer it was cream sickles for the same reason.
     
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    I think I prefer to use the Husqvarna pro saws because they are smoother and cut very fast but I think I prefer to work on the Stihl saws, mainly because it's fairly easy for me to get parts for them.
     
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    homeheater Active OPE Member

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    For me it's Dolmar. Strictly because of the value. I have no issues at all with any other brand. Would live to have some. Comes down to the dollar. I can buy quality pro grade equipment for the same cost of farm and ranch (clamshell). I don't need it. Don't put more than 10 tanks a year through any of mine. Latest one just picked up a NIB never fueled 2012 510 for $275. Local dealer is selling new 5105's for $409. I hate hand filing in the woods. Would rather be cuttin. Just grab another saw. Hmm. I ran out of sharp ones and had to file yesterday. That's lookin like an even better deal.
     
  10. exSW

    exSW Going,going..Gone

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    Dolmar. Run like Huskys built like Stihls.
     
  11. Wilhelm

    Wilhelm Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Sexy, well built, powerful, aren't bitching, awesome voice, ready to go whenever I need them too, turning heads whenever I introduce them to a new environment.

    Love 'em, want a couple more, need much much more firewood logs though!

    Dolmar is my choice, no regrets so far
     
  12. Czed

    Czed Jon1212 Approved!

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    I Have many different makes but
    Husky's the 2 series started me on them 288s my favorite.
    Then some of the 3 series I'm partial to.
    The 371/372 is like the 1911
    Of the saw world lol
    You can do anything to them
    Buy a endless variety of parts to
    Upgrade them.
     
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  13. Dolmar Junkie

    Dolmar Junkie Not interested in rehab, just more Saws...

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    Good answer,
    And welcome you OPE...
     
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  14. Dolmar Junkie

    Dolmar Junkie Not interested in rehab, just more Saws...

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    What he said!
     
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