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BEST 60cc saw ever built !!!!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by mowoodchopper, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. mowoodchopper

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    Alright Guys what in your opinion is the best 60 cc saw built in the last 20 yrs

    Saws should be 57-64 cc to be fair!

    I would have to go with the dolmar 6000, I know they say its heavy for power but I love the torque and they are built tough!
     
  2. JT78

    JT78 AboristSite Guru

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    I'm not a big fan of stock 60cc saws but the 041 farmboss wins the prize for torque and well ported it is a tie between the ms361 and the husky 359.
     
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    I have never ran one but I know where one is in exc shape ! My uncle bought it new and used to cut 2 cords a yr maybe.
     
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    Stihl 041FB is one great saw with an excellent powerband.Run one against anything you want in that class and it will impress you.Maybe not the top saw in this class, since it's pushing 40 yrs. old, but the one to judge the others by.
     
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    I would like to run the 357xp that Slinger did for me against any and all 361 and 359 saws. I like my chances to do just fine!:cheers:
     
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    By far the best saw in that class is hands down the husqvarna 262xp. In second place I would say the 361 stihl.
     
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    We think a like. No doubt the 262xp is one bad mofo. It's so good that even Stihl copied it and made the 361.
     
  8. E.V.A. Sawman

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    best saw

    the Dolmar 6400 is a lot of saw for the money, if you do not like, you can make it a bigger saw. As far as a 50cc saw I like the solo 651, that 4hp. is nice in a saw this size. Mine will walk away from my 5100 dolmar. :chainsaw:
     
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    011AV out cuts em all and weighs tons less.

    i dont know that theres a winner just pros and cons to all of them depending on who you talk to. i like the 359
     
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    The dadgum TRUTH!

    The 361 is close, sorta like "New Coke" was.
    But then Husky left the field wide open.

    Husky screwed themselves with the 357...

    Stay safe!
    Dingeryote
     
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    Oh Lordy, please don't tee up another lovefest for the tres-seis-uno crowd.
     
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    The Lord knows I love my 041 and it's a great saw, but it won't cut with a 6401.
    But the 61 Husky is no slouch either!
     
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    6400/01 can hang with these boys even with open transfers. If the saws were ported, the 6400/01 would still hang in there and do some strong damage.
     
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    I've always gotten good service from my 1992 vintage 036. It cuts as good today as when new and has more horsepower than the cancer curing 361. I know I've stated something that is sacrilege to most of us but my stihl catalogue from 1992 rates the saw at 4.6 hp. Granted, this could be a mistake but I'm guessing the 361 isn't turning out any more ponies. I'm sure it has other benefits (cancer cure, etc.) but not sure it would have any real world difference in the cut. Has anyone had the privilege of running both side by side. I have not, so you can chalk this up to fanciful thinking on my part. :givebeer:
     
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    I have an 041 FB and it is a chugging machine.It may not be super fast,mine is stock but with a sharp chain look out !!!!!!!!! Especially since it is so old already probably late 70's .
     
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    :agree2: At 4.8hp it's the strongest stock 60cc saw I've ever ran.:cheers:
     
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    Stihl MS 361

    I have two, and I am not sure which one is better though...
     
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    Stihl MS 361= most overrated saw on the planet.:spam::cheers:
     
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    036/MS360.:clap:
     
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    And rightly so!
     

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