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Best chainsaw stihl made?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by bthornton, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. bthornton

    bthornton ArboristSite Lurker

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    I have a friend who's done the gold and platinum training with stihl. He said a stihl guy who came from germany, says that at the stihl factory in germany, one saw is displayed, and it's the 031av. He said stihl considers it their finest saw. Now personally, i consider the 041 to be Stihls finest saw. The 031, intermediate between horizontal and vertical cylinder configuration, is kinda cool, but stihl said it was their most durable saw. I'd lime to hear what y'all think?

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    Finest in what regard? Looks? Technology? Power to weight? Your question is very subjective. I like the 026 and 036. They look good, sound good, and feel good in the hand. If they had the power and A/V of a 346xp or 357/359 or even better the j-red versions I would maybe prefer them. But again, that's all my opinion.
     
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    I think the husky 562xp is their best saw followed by the 550xp.


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    Sorry had to do it. Just having fun. I like both brands.



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    Going by the popularity/sales numbers.
    It would be the 029/MS290.
    But the question in itself is very subjective, and everyone will just argue over their personal favorite saw.....
     
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    What's your personal favorite?
     
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    He said the stihl guy says that the 031 was their most durable saw, and had the best power to weight ratio. The question isn't subjective, as its not meant to be a definitive, be all end all. Old men I've felled with held the 041 in high regard. As do i. I have 5 farmbosses and as many av's. They flat out cut. But working in the high sierra, i grew rather fond of my 044's and 066's.

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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    If I were using stihl
    Up to 8" wood: 024-241
    8-12": 026-261
    12-18": 034-362
    18-24": 044-461
    24"+: 064-661
    Milling: 084-880

    Stihls in each class are equal to me. So that's my list. Can't think of a set of circumstances where the older "boat anchor" models would be preferred.
     
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    Well, my fave has always been the ole' 031, it was one well made saw, and many are still going strong. The old 041 series was a vibrational beast. The more plastic models, the less I liked them.
     
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    We used 070 and 090's back in the day...(way back) probably the most rugged saw ever made, but heavy as hell!
     
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    I've never ran one. A friend has one on his bench and has asked me to look at it. Guess I'll have to see what they're about.
     
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    A bit like my third girlfriend!!
     
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    Years ago the weight of the saw wasn't a problem I thought more about can it cut fast enough. I was in a tool time show frame of mind with binfords Tim Allen. Power monger.

    I been eyeing a stihl lately ready to jump off the husky, partner ship. The farmboss and Woodboss caught my eye.
     
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    028, 038, 041. Add "Super" to any of them and it's that much better.
     
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    better than the 036?
     
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    NOPE!!
     
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    Lol.
    Care to "elaborate"????
     
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    Pics? Emoticons?
     
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    I kinda like the MS361..
     
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