I would have liked my 044 if it didn't kick the crap out of me every time I tried to start it. My pick right now is the MS361 but I've yet to use an 066...What the best Stihl is is a very subjective question. It depends on what you’re doing with it and how old you are.
My choice would be an 044.
Don’t agree.I think the best quality Stihl saws came imported from germany just like the best Husqvarna saws were made in sweden. Time will tell when outside vendors are making this relabeled saws on whos the best.
I have some older stills and older huskys which I cherish because back then they were the best.
Naaaaaaa.......their quality takes a dump on a regular basis.The Chicoms are getting more experience at building "Stihl" chainsaws than Stihl is. Before long they'll be the ones to beat...
Run that little **** for more than 5 minutes and yer hand won’t stop vibrating for 1/2 an hr. The 200t is unsurpassed as the best Stihl ever built. The 044 is my go to for medium sized wood.Some may scoff at the idea of the 009L being a great little saw. But I love it. So small and gutsy for a little homeowner saw.
41cc's of reed valve grunt stuffed in a compact 9 pound package.
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But I'd love to have an old 200T in great shape. Seems to be the one saw that the masses consider unequivocally the best. So without ever using one, I'm going to say the 200. But a new 201TCM would be ok by me.
Then probably a second gen 241. All the pro builders around here seem to revere these saws.