Im thinking Australia is a lot like canada where i live.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
I’m unsure about that. I’ve never looked into it to be honest!Can you mail order one from Europe?
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.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!
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 tooIf 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.
Give these guys a call to check if it’s for real, Makita Dcs 9010 for $1200 shipped.
Almost half the price of a 661.
If you do a search on Dcs7900 you’ll find quite a few places do the for $1450.00
Mate, it’d be great to find someone local to have a yarn with! Blokes from Australia on this forum seem pretty scarce.@Brewz
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.
I live in the center of Canada where 90% of saws are 50cc and under so i feel your pain..That’s right, There’s heaps of 40cc stuff available but not much big stuff!