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What Is The Most Important Part Of The Saw Buying Decision???

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by rahtreelimbs, Oct 21, 2007.

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Is the servicing dealer the most important part of the saw buying decision???

Poll closed Nov 20, 2007.
  1. Yes

    31 vote(s)
    34.8%
  2. No

    58 vote(s)
    65.2%
  1. rahtreelimbs

    rahtreelimbs A.K.A Rotten Tree Limbs

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    What is the most important part of the saw buying decision???


    I say it is your servicing dealer!!!
     
  2. Poley4

    Poley4 AboristSite Guru

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    Not for me. I do all of my own service work, so as long as parts are available, I'm usually good to go.
     
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  3. rahtreelimbs

    rahtreelimbs A.K.A Rotten Tree Limbs

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    Same for me. But it is nice to have a proper dealer nearby who is good!!!
     
  4. Poley4

    Poley4 AboristSite Guru

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    agree!
     
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    Before joining this site, I would say yes.

    Now I would say parts availablility and reputation of product.
     
  6. Trigger-Time

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    Yes

    Yes

    And Yes :)

    So to the poll..........Yes
     
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  7. 2000ssm6

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    Yep, same here:cheers:
     
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    1+ yes
     
  9. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    Even if you do your own service, geting parts locally (dealer?) is a must. Mail order sucks - freight that's crazy for small parts and a week delay... No thanks.
     
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    I voted yes but really for me it is the relationship I have with the dealer more than if there is a mechanic out back. In the last 2 months I have broken a clutch spring on one saw and needed a new clutch on the other. The local Stihl dealer replaced the springs while the contractor waited and he had a mechanicair wrench the clutch off the 660 while I yapped with the owner. My dealer dosen't have as many parts as I would like to see him stock but maybe I just need the less used parts. I also like being able to call the shop up and order parts without having to pay first. So yeah, it's about the dealership.
     
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    Poley4 AboristSite Guru

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    I think the question was "What is the most important part of the saw buying decision?", and I would agree that a local dealer is important, it is certainly not the "most important" in my book. But that's just me.
     
  12. Bowtie

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    I voted no . Reason being is that the stihl dealers in my town are idiots...all 3 of them. The only way I know I will get the right part is to call them with the part number from my online IPL's. I have to believe this isnt the norm. I will do all my own repair from now on especially after my stihl dealer told me yesterday that it takes 2 and a half hours to replace crank seals in my 026 IF the saw is tore apart ready to take seals out and put new seals in. Thats Horsecrap.
     
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    it is important but, not the most important for me. It will influence my decision.:cheers:
     
  14. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    yep.. it is....
     
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    Clearly the most important part of the saw buying decision is posting a "which saw should I buy" thread. It is a tough choice to make when you're torn between a MS290 and a 455 Rancher.
     
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    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    I'd have a few drinks and reconsider in the morning:greenchainsaw:
     
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    I voted no as I think that THE most important decision is THE SAW. Size, weight, shape, bar, yadda yadda. The second item in my book is the brand/dealer/support, and then price, parts availability, warantee, etc.

    I am pro'lly gonna buy me a Dolmar 401 next, and there are no Dolly dealers for 100 miles of me. Issue is that there is no same class/price saw in the Stihl line. The 210-250 lineup just is not up to what I like using. Local dealer just does not have the saw I want in that size.
     
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  18. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    HA.. you just don't know what's coming next... (from Stihl).. ;)
     
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    Dealers make no difference at all for me, with a new ms200 being 1600 nz dollars and a piston and barrel for the same being $700, im driven my where I can get the thing cheapest. Dealers, even to this day still shock me with their prices and I dont blame them for not carrying alot, but then they shouldnt be annoyed that I only show up if I cant get parts any other way.

    Someone reselling US sourced parts and saws from this site to UK, Euro, Aussie and NZer buyers could do a nice little sideline.
     
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    The right saw for the intended purpose would be my #1 consideration,but then you need to be sure you can keep it going to complete its purpose, so figure how you will do that also.
     

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