I've been searching like crazy on here, looking at pics and stuff... wanted to say that this is a great looking site so far! Lots of information, I was guided over here by members of Pirate4x4
I don't have a saw yet... I'm looking to pick one up for my off-road misadventures hahhaha... and cleaning up the bush at the farm. I was raised on Stihl machines... but I'm not 100% brand loyal yet, I just want something that will pack nicely into my Jeep Cherokee and work well for my first saw, i.e. reliable.
I've been educating myself on mods, chain types and stuff... I know I definitely want a short bar, in the 16" range which will allow me to use a slightly underpowered saw since I don't foresee myself taking down some of the gigantic trees I've seen in the picture threads (there are some sick looking saws in there too, made it to page 51)
I definitely don't want to buy a cheaply made saw and would like something that I can source parts for... which will likely mean I'll end up with a Stihl since I don't know of any local Husky dealers here in Canuckastan
Since I'm a poor student... and you've heard that sap story before, I am definitely in the market for a USED chainsaw. I've been hunting on Kijiji for a couple of weeks but I don't really know what I should be chasing after to fit my needs,
There is a Stihl 032 AV I've been eying up... buddy wants $270 for it though and I have no idea how well chainsaws retain their value. Is there a Buyers guide for used Chainsaws 101 on here for newbs like myself?
Edit: Since this is my first saw, and I've only played with chainsaws a few times in my life, I'd like to buy a saw based on the safety features it has since I don't want to kill myself yet... I realize the vintage stuff doesn't have any kind of safety features at all, so I'll be stay away from those... Unless I find a bullet proof pair of chaps :P