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one saw plan: 60-70 cc

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Oroles, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Oroles

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    best pro saw for it`s money;
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    LOL...pick one..60cc or 70cc...


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    I believe you mean either or between 60-70
    Husky 365
     
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    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:
     
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    That be my choice.
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    I would have to second that notion. Love my 365. Cut's hardwood like a rapped ape and never had any problems.
     
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    I too, really like my 365 sp. But wouldn't mine try'n a 6400 dolakita.;)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    044, 441, 365, 372, 576 Pick any one.
     
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    365, 372

    2165, 2171

    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. :D :cheers:
     
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    Exactly.....thank you!


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    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$
     
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    Makita 6401 at $475 at Bailey's price to wieght to power can't be beat. And you can upgrade it too!!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
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    The Makita has high weight/power numbers, but we're looking for the reciprocal of that fraction! :notrolls2:
     
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    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.
     
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    The 162 used to be the relevant model - same saw with a larger engine.
     
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    Thanks. It's an awesome saw, for sure. 5 year warranty, too.
     

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