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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by extraspecialman, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. extraspecialman

    extraspecialman Banned

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    I went today to buy a new chainsaw.I had my choices narrowed down to a 290 or 460 Stihl.My dealer told me that basically they were the same saw,just the 460 was bigger and would handle the longer bar.He told me the 290 would actually outcut the larger and heavier 460 in seasoned red oak,while the 460 would outcut the 290 in seasoned white oak.Since most of my cutting is seasoned red oak I opted for the 290.MANN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is one cutting SOB!!!!!!!!!!Im truly impressed with the blazing chain speed and extremely light weight of this saw.The anti vibration system is truly top notch while the plastic engine housing is indestructable.I asked my dealer,and he said that no one anywhere in the entire world has ever stripped out a screw while bolting the starter housing back on .My opinions on this saw? Just plain awesome.Compared to my ### kickin Super 2 Homelite,you cant beat this beast.Sure,I could have spent an extra $400 and got a saw that would have been heavier and slower cutting in red oak.The long 18" bar of the 460 was tempting,but really was unnecessary since most of my cutting is in medium sized timber,mostly 4-6 inches.Id love to hear any comments on this monster they call the 290,please share your thoughts and input
     
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    Isn't that special!

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    stihl025 AboristSite Guru

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    Umm, should we even acknowledge this???

    Well, to be fair. I am glad you like your new saw... You're truely special, and so is the saw.
     
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    460 with an 18" bar lol.
     
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    stihlfarmer ArboristSite Operative

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    I totally disagree with your dealers opinion on cutting speed but do agree that you did not need a saw of that size the 290 will probably meet all of your needs just fine though a good inbetween would have been the 361 more power than a 390 and less weight than a 290 but you will likely hget an earfull from the rest of the group here but nonetheless be safe and happy cutting:cheers:
     
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    66mag ArboristSite Lurker

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    029 vs 046 This is a joke riight?????? Does your dealer have any bridges for sale?
     
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    stihlfarmer ArboristSite Operative

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    i thought this to +1
     
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    Happyjack ArboristSite Operative

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    someone took the short-bus to school.....
     
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    Dapper Dan ArboristSite Operative

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    You're pullin our leg....right?

    "He told me the 290 would actually outcut the larger and heavier 460 in seasoned red oak,while the 460 would outcut the 290 in seasoned white oak"

    I'm guessing he musta had a lot of 290's on hand. (Or...been a total moron)
     
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    NO, I've acknowledged to much now.
     
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    It will out cut a 660 in blackoak:jawdrop: :hmm3grin2orange: :hmm3grin2orange: :monkey:
     
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    Come on Mods, run his IP and tell us who he really is. I know he isn't a newbie...must be some joker that likes Husky saws.
     
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    stihlfarmer ArboristSite Operative

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    the more I think abouthis the mor I think it is :spam: and/or BULL #$&@
     
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    FISH!

    This ain't you is it????
     
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    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    I smell a rat...:monkey:
     
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    Have you tried hooking that ms290 up to a mill yet? I hear that they cant be beat as a milling saw.
     
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    :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: That dealer must be........:monkey: :monkey:
     
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    Congratulations on the new saw and thanks for the heads up on the 290 being faster than the 460.:dizzy: :jawdrop:
    I ran a friend of mines 460 one day and it was pretty fast, next time I see him I'm going to tell him what a fool he was for not getting the 290. :ices_rofl:
     
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    I bet it's

    SAWTROLL

    He loves them 290's
     
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