Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Oroles, Dec 7, 2010.
best pro saw for it`s money;
no comments necessary
LOL...pick one..60cc or 70cc...
I believe you mean either or between 60-70
Makita DCS6401 seems to have quite the following and quite a bit going for it, including a more than reasonable price. A good friend has one and it ran really well. Runs even better with a Bailey's 84cc big bore kit on it now! :chainsawguy:
That be my choice.
I would have to second that notion. Love my 365. Cut's hardwood like a rapped ape and never had any problems.
I too, really like my 365 sp. But wouldn't mine try'n a 6400 dolakita.
The problem with todays "65cc" saws is that the weight is basically the same as many 70cc + ones, so "splitting the difference" between 60 and 70cc only makes sense if weight is irrelevant.
If your budget allows I would opt for a 372 or 2171/2. They weigh the same as the 65 cc counterparts with more power.
044, 441, 365, 372, 576 Pick any one.
361, 311, 362, 391, 441, 460
6400, 7300, 7900
Brand new you're looking at about $650 - $850. Make your pick.
I say one of each that's listed here.
actually in Romania, 372 is 200$+ more expensive than 365,
if you don`t necessary need the extra power, I`d say 200$ are a lot of money.
if you are from USA, 365 I guess should be around 346XP (if still available) and the 372xp (also scares) is 800+ so you have 300$ dif. (I may be wrong)
- 300$ = another small saw for limbing; ex T435 or any other H saw
just my 0.02$
Makita 6401 at $475 at Bailey's price to wieght to power can't be beat. And you can upgrade it too!!!!
Go for a 70cc saw.
I have a Jonsered CS2171 & a Stihl MS361. The weight difference is pretty much insignificant, so at some point the 361 will probably find a new home.
EDIT--Some folks will say if you're going lug around a 70cc saw you might as well go for Dolmar 7900 / Makita 7901. And they probably have a good point.
ms361/ms362 but if a little extra weight doesn't bother you, the 6401 can't be beat for value. (the weight difference between the 361/362 and 6401 is slightly noticable)
The Makita has high weight/power numbers, but we're looking for the reciprocal of that fraction! :notrolls2:
I don't know it it's quite as big bore as the thread requires, but if I just wanted one dependable all-around saw, it would be the Efco 156.
The 162 used to be the relevant model - same saw with a larger engine.
Thanks. It's an awesome saw, for sure. 5 year warranty, too.
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