I stopped by the local shop to get some new files, and to drool over the new saws. I am a Husky man, have owned only one Stihl in my life years ago, but this shop carries only Stihl. I have considered for some time a new saw to replace my 372, I need a bigger bar so many times than what the Husky will pull, even with a skip tooth. Picked up the 660, and liked the feel of it. After looking at the chart and noting that it would pull anything that I wanted to carry around I thought, "Hey, why not?"
Salesman said he would make me a deal, 1000 bucks with a 30 inch bar and two chains to go with it. Would even throw in the box of files I had in my hand.
I asked him about service, etc then he dropped the bomb. "Proffesional saws only have a 90 warranty, only the Joe Homeowner lines carry a one year warranty."
What? Can you tell me why? A guy who needs a 30 inch bar is far more likely to know how to take care of his saw, run it only on premix, make sure the case is wiped off before filling with oil, and the other numerous things that I can think of that can trash a new saw. Joe homeowner is far more likely to fill that new saw up with the gas for his lawnmower.
At least Husky gives you a one year warranty under proffesional use, two year if its a homeowner.
Doesnt Stihl have any more consideration for their customers?
By the way, this is not a bash on Stihl, I think they are just as good as a Husky, the warranty thing has just really got me puzzled.