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I would touch up my chain every time I fueled up. Cut way more wood with a tank of gas and sharp chain.
 
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Alternative to chain grinder and having someone else sharpen them is a 6 dollar file and learning to use it.


THIS^^^^ What's this chain sharpener were talking about Willis? lil

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Alternative to chain grinder and having someone else sharpen them is a 6 dollar file and learning to use it.


THIS^^^^ What's this chain sharpener were talking about Willis? lol
DC: After my dad passed I got his pride and joy. Stihl he had it for at least 15 years probably way more. I know it was used the year he died, but I've just put it up as I really don't need one other than maybe occasionally to trim a limb.

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Addition.. I was taught when sharpening a chain to always hit each tooth the same number of times. I sharpened one side once and could cut circles but not cut straight.

Dave


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I own both brands and both work great. I have no gas problems and just buy cheap gas with ethanol, I use Stihl 2 cycle oil and buy it by the gallon and Stihl chain bar oil. I have a chain grinder but that's only if a chain gets real bad. I sharpen with a file or my Dremel.
 
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without a lot of detail i have a still had one before this one,sold it because of stupidity.a still will do all of the cutting you will ever do


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Try this, he seems to be clueless about chainsaws as well.

Chainsaw

Get a Stihl.

Hard to believe someone in Colorado doesn't know what to buy. I thought there were a lot of trees in Colorado.
I got 10+ Stihl dealers from 30 minutes from my house.
Husky, not so much.

Best of luck



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I will say where you live may dictate what you can get away with also. I see videos of wood being split in different parts of the country and it's like they're made of Balsa. I think, "come try that with a Blackjack". LOL If you are cutting a bunch of hardwood a good saw will show why it's better.



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Really happy with my stihl ms271
 
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The Stihl Farm Boss MS290 was the standard. They then had to make emissions mods and became MS291. Most offered with a 20" bar but I got the last 290 at our local Deere store and it was equipped with an 18". It's plenty and keeps me reeled in a bit. I've heard the emissions stuff hasn't really been a huge problem for Stihl but the EZ start shouldn't go on a chainsaw. That's for grandma's curved shaft string trimmer. Also, Stihl dealers offered a better warranty if you buy a case of mixing oil at time of purchase. Their oil produces little to no smoke. My four stroke FS90 string trimmer takes the same mix.
 
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My four stroke FS90 string trimmer takes the same mix.

Aye? A four stroke uses an oil and gas mixture?


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Try this, he seems to be clueless about chainsaws as well.

Chainsaw

Get a Stihl.

Hard to believe someone in Colorado doesn't know what to buy. I thought there were a lot of trees in Colorado.
I got 10+ Stihl dealers from 30 minutes from my house.
Husky, not so much.

Best of luck



And out comes the idiots. You do realize that assuming something makes you look like a total ass, right? FYI, I posted there as well because I prefer to hear from multiple sources, not just one. And assuming just because I'm from Colorado I should know what chainsaw to get is purely asinine. I've never been in a situation where I've needed one or needed to purchase one, hence me asking for input. It's nice to know what people are actually using, not just what they think I should get. Because of this, I've started looking at echo as well, an option I didn't consider before.

Yes, plenty of trees in Colorado. No, haven't had a need for a chainsaw before now. So there ya have it. If you have that much of an issue of me asking for input on something I think you might need to go back to mommy's basement before curfew so you don't get into trouble...


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Stihl is the best value for me, since my 30 year old Mac got hard to start.....4 or 5 years with the Stihl, tore up a chain cutting roots and railroad ties.
DIRT cutting is the WORST thing you can do.

Do yourself a favor and just run race gas in your 2-strokes. The only Ethanol free premium around me is only 90 Octane.
I was rather shocked to also find that our vintage Honda 4-strokes also called for much higher octane, so I blend a little regular into our race gas for the outdoor toys.
The start kickback on the Stihl will get your attention, the race gas makes that a non-issue.


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I agree with that the Stihl recommended suggestions.

It's a chainsaw, not a $50,000 TD engine.

Buy a six pack of oil and get a three year warranty.

Use ethanol free fuel if available. Small engines/carbs hate it, doesn't what manufacturer of engine.

Best of luck



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Stihl 250 or 251 for the win. We have about 30 at our Electrical Co-Op and never mix your own gas. We started using Tru-Fuel and carb trouble is now zero.
 
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