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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by rbeggs, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Husky Man

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    Hey HarleyT, I'm not a logger, and don't use my Husky Compact 23 for Falling, but it has been a Great little companion saw to my 266XP, that Dynamic Duo served my needs for over 25 years, bought them new, and they both still serve me Faithfully. The Husky Herd has grown, but both still see regular use. The 266XP, is the saw that made a Husqvarna believer out of me.

    Doug
     
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    The logging Company I service saws & kit for when I first started used Stihl the Husky dealer approached the boss & offered better financial deals on trade in's parts etc bioss asked Stihl dealer if he could match the deals he declined boss bought a couple of Husky's for the fallers to try/test they either liked them better or were not bothered so to use kit that cost less & seemed to perform much the same was to a making a living company was a no brainer
     
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    I'm not a Logger or other professional making a living with my saws, but they do get a lot of use heating my home.

    Back in about 91, I bought my first chainsaw of my own, the 266XP and 23 Compact that I still have and use. When I was a kid my Dad had a McCulloch, Pro Mac 60, or Super Pro 60, something like that, that thing was a cutting beast for it's time, so I went shopping for Yellow and Black, unfortunately, by then, Mac wasn't the saw that I grew up with, what a disappointment when I looked at what they had become.

    I knew people that had Stihl, and people that had Huskys, and each group Loved their saws, so I tried each, and felt then that the two brands were very comparable in Quality and performance.
    It came down to, at the time, I felt that I got more saw for my money with Husqvarna, so that is what I bought, and have never regretted it, I have been Very Happy with the quality and performance of my saws, especially my 266xp, I'm never parting with that saw.

    Today?, I still feel that Stihl and Husqvarna are equals from what I have seen in Quality and Performance, they are Both Excellent tools, I Love my Huskys, and am sticking with them, BUT, if My house burned down, or some little miscreant stole all my saws, or I had to replace the entire collection for some other reason, I would probably go with Stihl, simply because of the Vastly greater dealer network..

    I used to have a Husqvarna dealer near where I lived, and the one that was near where I live now has become a Stihl Dealer, I give Jim and the guys at Sandy Chainsaw as much business as I can, and Jim didn't like hearing that I bought my Wife's Christmas Present, a Husky 445 from Xtreme Power Sports in Okanogan, WA. I understand WHY, so many Husqvarna dealers quit, they can't compete with Lowe's in the home owner market, which is where the bulk of the sales are, but the biggest saw they carry is the 460 Rancher, and just sell, don't service. Coastal Ranch and Farm also carries Husky, up to the 576XP I believe, but again no service, and just basic parts on the shelf.

    I Hope that someday soon, Husqvarna, realizes their mistake, and does whatever it takes to rebuild their Dealer Network, because it is getting harder and harder to justify continuing to buy their products, the support just isn't there, but I sure Love their products, they have been strong reliable saws for over 25 years for me.

    Doug
     
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    Here in Southern Oregon the fallers use them all the time. Called a gunning sight. We call a "notch" an undercut. Regional thing I guess.
     
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    So a Humboldt notch would be called a Humboldt undercut?
     
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    i know stihl guys been falling 20 years who still can't make a nice low stump because of that stupid 3/4 wrap lol never watched those vids and don't intend too. just look at the still image of the stihl video, it makes me not want to hit play lol. youtube frustrates me as it seems the lowest skilled guys and wannabes are the ones doing it making the industry look like a joke. the guys who are masters at what they do don't post on youtube.
     
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    If you are cutting timber on a 90 degree slope it helps you maintain hinge integrity until it points straight down
     
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    Best part is my man, I believe that is a Stihl sponsored video. Mark Chisholm I think is his name. Champion tree climber and all that. Just goes to show the gross differences between west coast logging and “Whose your uncle tree service” work.

    If you really want to learn how to do real tree work, check out Wranglerstar. :surprised3::crazy: He has a video about felling “giant” trees. They might have been around 30” inches....
     
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    That would probably be a Dolmar 7900 for 200 dollars less
     
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    I just posted them for humor when I noticed the disparity of their lengths. I only watched them after folks here started questioning the face cut. If you had watched the Husky video you would know Huskies are designed to only cut from the right side so you been falling wrong 50% of the time probably. He was discussing sighting the fall at the time. He also talked about body positions which I get - but right side only??? Stihl ‘s presentation was even more superficial, but at least it only took a few minutes of my life.

    Ron
     
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    You noticed that to.....LOL
     
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    True statement. To be an industry 'expert' on YouTube one only needs a GoPro & some props. Anything goes lol.
     
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    i've only ever watched one or 2 of his vids. one i remember cause the title lured me and it had popped up somewhere in my browsing. "They said it was to dangerous to cut" was the title. i remember it being a bunch of non sense to finally get to the end where he's cutting some road side piece of **** i would expect any guy just starting cutting for pay to be able to do.
     
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    Ford vs Dodge vs Chevy.

    For some it's regional, for others it's how you were brought up. I'm happier with a Husqvarna in my hands, since I'm the one paying for them that's what I use.
     
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    I started with Sthils back in the early 80 es always bolts shacking lose . I was watching a old guy with a little 44 rancher just blowing throw the wood making firewood . I bought all Husqvarna an never look back . We had a tree service here in a small town cutting down a large oak . Was agree I could have the wood the Sthils were bogging out bad . The tree services was guys were using saws from my truck . Even the boss had to get his hands on the old 298 . How does some old man with a 30 year pick up an old saws make your job look easy ?
     
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    I don't care what they use . They can use a butter knife an say that was great . For some reason I wont believe it
     
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    ferd vs gm, as said...

    given a choice, id have full vs stihl's 3/4 wrap, tho the 3/4 works 99% of time.

    only loggin i done was with poulan 4200. when they were new.
     
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    Nobody I know of has ever used those pretty black lines for ANYTHING. Hell until I bothered reading the manual a few years ago id never even paid them any attention! Call me a stump snob if you like, but I can look at a stump and tell if the timber cutter knew what he was doing or not and MOST don't have a friggin clue.
    ETA, I own mostly Huskys and a few Stihls. As for which I like best, let me say Ive NEVER bought a new stihl. I will average buying at least 1 new Husqvarna a year.
     
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    No one around here cuts 200' tall trees either. Almost every logging site I visit around here (not many so this may not be representative) look like the trees were hacked down. Ron
     
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    LOL depending on what part of the state youre in, they very well could be hacked down by a harvester instead of a chainsaw. Over here in my part of the state a harvester would be useless on 90% of the jobs I do. A 200 ft tall tree in TN aint gonna happen either. Ive cut some poplars that would be between 125 and 150 to the top limbs though.
     

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