Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by steelhead kid, Mar 10, 2008.
What is the best stihl vailable. If you had to pick only one. Sorry those are the rules.
oops no 361
FS250 strimmer!! you never said it had to be a saw!
My 460 pulls like a monster and just absolutely screams. I love that saw. The 361 does too, but just isn't quite what the 460 is.
Did Windthrown put you up to this?
Man hard choice, the 038mag and the 056mag more or less built the American logging industry into what it is/was today. Bullet proof saws that have stood the test of time and abuse, and simply had what it took to get it done.
My vote goes to the 044 though, it's the only saw that Stihl couldn't kill and that says a lot about the saw. The perfect balance between weight and power and they still haven't made a replacement.
If your poll is for the best Stihl available why did you list a bunch of discontinued saws.
And WTF is up with the 031 and 290?
Sorry, but have to say this is as dumb a poll as there can get, it's like a question from a little kid.
Run what ya brung.
If Stihl would/could only make 1 saw, and discontinue the rest, it would be the 290, period. They would make up for the loss with pure numbers.
There are very few of us here that would run a 290 , or have one as our only saw.
my 460, even though it stihl is on its second tank of gas, went thru a 3 foot live walnut at 3" above ground level straight and smooth. I did get a little chip clog in the cut, but that is likely due to my technique. The stump was flat like a pro logger had done it. 460 rocks!
I can see why potentially the 290 shouldn't be on the poll since its not a so called "Pro saw", but no big deal since its a great choice economically and suits your average use just fine. Why not the 031? I know a lot of people that think real highly of 031's.
Well, if I can't vote for the 361........I won't play, LOL.
MS200t...for those of us with our feet of the ground
Yeah, my buddy Rich has two 031s that he has used exclusively for over 30 years. He swears by them. I happen to like my 009 a lot, but I wouldn't suggest it be included in the poll. LOL
100 Posts in less than a month! Without being stupid or frivolous! (well, that may b a matter of opinion) :monkey:
044 is my all-time favorite, but if you would have added the 064, I would have chose that instead. They're both awesome machines. I have a Mint 044 and a Mint 064. In fact, I probably won't use them. Just like looking at them. LOL! Oh, almost forgot, I got a Mint 036 Pro with remnants of the original purchase sticker still on the muffler.
Well if I can’t have a 361 I have no choice but to look for a used 262. Or better yet order a new RM G621AVS.:monkey:
066: high power and torque, low weight, reliable and durable.
066 mag dual port
2 dolmar 7900's
200t, There is not other saw that comes close. All the others have a replacement, but this one completely rocks.
what about the 036........
I voted earlier but can't remember if it was the 044 or 460.
Either one is pretty ******* good.....
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