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70+CC saw recommendations

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Lucero, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Huskybill

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    You can’t buy new husky saws there. The 288 has more power than the 266/268 and it’s a tad larger but it’s a animal too.

    I try to buy the larger saw.
     
  2. Lucero

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    I’d say it’s unlikely to come across a 288 in my neck of the woods. In fact I’ve never seen one for sale
     
  3. Huskybill

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    Can you mail order one from Europe?
     
  4. Tinman204

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    Im thinking Australia is a lot like canada where i live.

    Sparsely populated and not a ton of big saws for sale.

    Keep your eyes open and Im sure you'll find something.
     
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    Mac 700 or 7-10
     
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  6. Lucero

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    I’m unsure about that. I’ve never looked into it to be honest!

    I would rather buy second hand from someone on this site that is vouched for though (assuming they ship).

    Then again, maybe I should just start looking for ported 372’s!
     
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    Wicked saws
     
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    Yes they are, everybody who ran my 700 liked it, including several women cutters.
     
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    If you get a well ported 372, I doubt you'd regret it. And you won't need a 90cc saw much either. They balance well, have the best AV, and will easily pull and oil a 36" all bar all day if needed.
     
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    I really want a 372 but here in nz its around the same money for a nice 288 so I think I'll have me 1 of those first lol 4 to 500nz buys a tidy 288 to me that's a hell of a saw for not alot of moolah and there always around for sale too
     
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    I know we all have different perspective...

    If you're gonna work a saw buy one you can run down the street and get a part for.
     
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    You have a good point.
    If you were in this position where do you think you’d land mate?
     
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    If you posted it I didn't read it yet...who has the biggest dealer presence around you ?
     
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    Stihl has biggest presence but husky are just as available if you know where the stock lists are. So it’s easy supply of both
     
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    Not sure where you are in Australia, but Tony is in Victoria NSW and knows his stuff. I bet he can even hook you up with a good rebuild or a screamer if you want.

    He cuts what you’ll be cutting and would be a valuable source for opinions. Also honest as the day is long.

    Just sayin.
     
  18. Lucero

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    Mate, it’d be great to find someone local to have a yarn with! Blokes from Australia on this forum seem pretty scarce.

    Cheers for the intro.
     
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    That’s right, There’s heaps of 40cc stuff available but not much big stuff!
     
  20. Tinman204

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    I live in the center of Canada where 90% of saws are 50cc and under so i feel your pain..

    With some patience and a bit of luck I've managed to snag several 70cc saws all for very reasonable prices.

    Most people around here have no idea the production that can be achieved with a good 70cc saw meaning the big stuff here often sits unsold.

    Hopefully you will luck out.
     
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