I am interested in complementing my Husqvarns 55 Rancher with a more powerful saw for my personal firewood needs. I cut mainly locus, maple, and oak and have been very pleased with the performance of my Husqvarna saw. After exploring many posts, I see the 372xp deserves my consideration.
I do have a local dealer who carries the Efco (old Olympic) line. I found the below internet sale for a new 181 (80cc) saw w/ 5 warrenty.
Would the cost savings of the 181 ($475) be worth the reputation of the 372xp saw? Thoughts?
Efco 181 20" Gas Powered Professional Chainsaw
A heavy-duty, gasoline chainsaw with low vibration levels and fuel consumption.
Product DescriptionDetailed SpecsAccessoriesHigh linear torque at all engine speeds means the Efco 181 20" Gas Powered Professional Chainsaw will perform under the toughest conditions.
Excellent for agricultural clearing, firewood gathering and the removal of medium to large trees.
Engine Specifications: 5-7/10 hp, 80-7/10 cc, Gasoline.
Bar Length: 20".
Chain Pitch: 3/8".
Features an ultra-durable steel crankshaft and 2-ring piston.
Two-stage sponge/nylon air filter enhances engine performance.
Rubber anti-vibration mounts on handles and fuel tank for more comfortable operation.
Engine is outfitted with a 2-speed limiter and compression relief system for easier starting.
5 year warranty.