Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by rahtreelimbs, Oct 21, 2007.
What is the most important part of the saw buying decision???
I say it is your servicing dealer!!!
Not for me. I do all of my own service work, so as long as parts are available, I'm usually good to go.
Same for me. But it is nice to have a proper dealer nearby who is good!!!
Before joining this site, I would say yes.
Now I would say parts availablility and reputation of product.
So to the poll..........Yes
Yep, same here
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.
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.
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.
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.
it is important but, not the most important for me. It will influence my decision.
yep.. it is....
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.
I'd have a few drinks and reconsider in the morning:greenchainsaw:
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.
HA.. you just don't know what's coming next... (from Stihl)..
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.
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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