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First saw : Stihl 028 or husky 445?

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  1. gigizverka

    gigizverka ArboristSite Lurker

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    Well as the title says I'm buying my first saw. These two are úsed but in decent shape. Both would be around 150$, Will apreciate all the help and advice I can get from you guys.
    Ps. There is no other options for úsed saws anywhere near me(I am from Spain)
    Thanks in advance !!!

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    HarleyT Tree Freak

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    028 is a lot older, but a lot better quality.
     
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    HarleyT Tree Freak

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    As far as getting parts over there, I have no idea.
     
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    ammoaddict ArboristSite Guru

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    I am a Husqvarna guy but I would buy the Stihl between those two.

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    super 028 over a huskavavint
     
  6. gigizverka

    gigizverka ArboristSite Lurker

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    I forgot to say its a 028 avs wood boss and husky is 5y old..

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    028AV, 028WB 1979-1980

    028AVEQ 1979-1983

    028AVS 1983-1990
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    028 super is a far better saw in almost every aspect. Though it had better be in pretty good shape for $150
     
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    Maybe i could get it for as low as 130$[​IMG][​IMG]

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    I own several 028's the AV super being the most desireable version. I'm a Stihl guy, and I would go with the 028. If it's in decent shape I would even pick-up another one, esp the AV super.

    These saw are from an era of the highest quality manufacturing. They were very much hand assembled in Germany and Virginia depending on the version.

    As far as cutting performance is concerned that 028 is a sure winner. I have found the 028 to be in the category of industrial/commercial use. Even though it's a smaller saw it's rated for continuous operation. I have found many saws in the 40-50cc size require a 50% cycle or they run really hot.

    You may wish to replace the rubber mounts. Overall the 028 is highly recommend.
     
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    Chainsaw Jim CJ Saws, LLC

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    Buy both, then check the classifieds and keep on buying.
    :D
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    gigizverka ArboristSite Lurker

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    Thank You guys, still talking with both about the price. Not sure I want to pay 150$ for the saw that has my age..

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    I am a husky guy but I have owned a 028 and my father in law has a husky 450. No doubt the 028 is a heavier built. I would buy the stihl.
     
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    If all Stihl saws were like the 028, I'd be a Stihl guy.
     
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    I just found a 028 Super that I never got around to fixing. Supposedly runs but doesn't oil. Now y'all are making me want to finish it.
    Y'all are the best!
     
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    Guys at the end I went for 028 avs, got it for 100 euros. Starts good, oils good, needs a cleaning tho. Would you recommend diésel and a toothbrush for cleaning it good? Will post some pics tommorow

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    Okie294life Small engine jackwagen.

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    It depends on what you want to do with it. The
    It depends on what you want to do with it. The 45 is really light and a good limber, but with a plastic case not as durable, but easy to work on. The 028 is metal case and built like a tank but heavy, it should run, idle good at all positions and have good compression if you spend that on it. I have had both like the bar and chain oiling system better on the 028 over any of the homeowner grade saws.
     
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    I am ok with the weight and will do almost all the time is firewood duty... Oiling and comoresion are great, starts easy.. When its on Idle it sound strange, it doesn't do a dirt bike sound. I will post a video tomorrow, any opinión will be of great help as I am newby

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    You made the right choice. I own a husky 450 and a stihl 028 woodsboss and the stihl is a lot better saw with more power. I just used it to cut down a 60 foot ash tree. From limbing to cutting up the base, over 16 inches, it did not bog down or struggle. A sharp stihl chain makes a difference too.
     
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    Hey guys, here is the vid. Sorry for video quality. The other saw is a Óleo Mac 2hp heavy as sh.. I think I have to adjust carb settings because it dies every time I stop revving. Also I have a user manual, its in spanish so I understand it although its not my first language (but neither is english). Any suggestions or advice is welcome, I want to use it pretty much when ever I can and it will be my go to saw (no more barrowing from my father in law) Thanks again in advance!
    Ps. Be gentle, I know I dont know what I am doing, first saw chain was to tight..
    PPs. Thats the first time I started 028 or any stihl saw so bare with me//cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5c8e805a6e20c/VID_20190317_180744.mp4

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