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I have only owned husky and a couple jonsereds. I currently run 242 262 and 385. All ported except the 242. They all have great power and the 385 is a wild ride. I have always wanted to try stihl 460/461 and 660 but the price has always stopped me from buying. A ported 385 or ported 372 is said to outcut its stihl counterpart for less money. Why are stihl chainsaws more pricey? Are they that much better built, longer life expectancy, or what. I know there are die hard fans of both and i think both are great saws, just want to know why they cost more. Hoping for a great answer to persuade me to buy one.
 

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I ran more than a few stihls at the ct gtg...including mmws.....I'm not a convert yet....though that 200t has me a but surprised at how easy it is to work on....not that I observe a quality difference.
 

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IMO both are great saws. I currently don't own anything but stihl saws. There just isn't any husky dealers around me unless you want a saw from Home Depot or tsc. My nearest real husky dealer is over an hour away. I have 3 stihl dealers and 2 echo dealers within 15mins of me.
I feel that the stihl saws are priced the way they are because of all the advertising they do. Sales flyers and sponsorships etc cost money. Just my $.02
 

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Duh it's because the Huskys have more plastic:periodico:

Absolutely not true ... take apart a new Stihl ... very surprising.


IMHO, the bigger picture needs to be looked at:
- Stihl is family-owned and Husqvarna is part of a huge publicly-traded conglomerate.
- For this reason, Stihl needs not answer to anyone.
- Husqvarna is lower priced mostly due to economies of scale
 

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This will be a long thread. I really think they (stihl) are riding a wave of brand loyalty and reputation. A John Deere tractor was never a bargain priced tractor, although many farmers thought they were worth the extra money in the long run. Others, simply
"couldn't" afford them and shopped elsewhere. Huskies live fast and die young. A stihl just slowly grows old. :monoloco:
 

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This will be a long thread. I really think they (stihl) are riding a wave of brand loyalty and reputation. A John Deere tractor was never a bargain priced tractor, although many farmers thought they were worth the extra money in the long run. Others, simply
"couldn't" afford them and shopped elsewhere. Huskies live fast and die young. A stihl just slowly grows old. :monoloco:
Actually,John Deere initially gained the number one position in annual sales by being priced just under the nearest competitors.
 

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Actually,John Deere initially gained the number one position in annual sales by being priced just under the nearest competitors.
I'll give you that, but it didn't stay that way....
Never was a bad word choice
 
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This will be a long thread. I really think they (stihl) are riding a wave of brand loyalty and reputation. A John Deere tractor was never a bargain priced tractor, although many farmers thought they were worth the extra money in the long run. Others, simply
"couldn't" afford them and shopped elsewhere. Huskies live fast and die young. A stihl just slowly grows old. :monoloco:
I hope you don't think a jd will outlast a IH!I don't know about the stihls outlasting a husky. I think the jonsereds are a nicer looking and more comfortable saw to run though!

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One of my local stihl dealers is also a john Deere dealer. Both Deere and stihl IMO share a lot of the same marketing tactics. Both brands build a good product but I believe they're both priced the way they are because of a reputation they built along time ago. I always laugh when I see a "townie" wearing his john Deere t-shirt while he mows his lawn with his "Deere" that he bought at Home Depot.
 

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