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  1. Sandrock

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    Question for the more experienced folks. Heat with firewood, I cut 10 to 13 cords a year. Heated house with firewood when I was a kid so I have a fair amount of experience cutting wood. Not a kid anymore, significantly older but I currently have a Stihl ms291 with an 18 inch bar. Looking for a longer bar and some more power, getting into bigger trees and while the 291 has been a great saw need something with a little more ass and a longer bar. Love my Stihl products, was looking at the 391 or the lower end of the professional series. Looking for some guidance from people that have used them. Been reading this form for a long time and learning an awful lot and I appreciate everyone's input
     
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    So you have probably already read this -

    Help deciding between MS311, 391 &...between-MS311,-391-&-362.334723/&share_type=t
     
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    I love my 462. :) just sayin. I'm just running a 20 inch bar but can run longer ones i have if need be.
     
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    Around here, one can find good-condition 036 saws for 3 to 400 bucks. Clearly, more yank than your 291. They run very strong with a 20" 3/8" bar.

    Roy
     
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    Thanks Roy. A buddy ley me run his 661, it's a bit heavy. Bought a 462 with a 25 inch bar today. Cut with it for a bit today, loving it so far.
     
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    Sorry, I am late. Should have purchased a 572xp. :D Enjoy your new saw.
     
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    462XP or MS462?
     
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    Neither, 572AT.
     
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    I was wondering what saw the OP bought.
     
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    He made a mistake and purchased a 462. :crazy2:Just kidding nice saw. 25Inch bar, max they will run.
     
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    I bought a 462 CM. Have cut approx ten cords and love it, makes my MS291 feel like a toy. Starts like a dream hot or cold, I don't have to use the compression release when its warm. Great saw so far.
     
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    Well, there you go. Good choice.

    How about selling the 291 and buying a used 50 cc pro saw (e.g., MS260)? That would make a great pair.
     
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    That would be a great pair, better space out the new saw purchases a bit though....
     
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    You might be able to break even on the 291. Around here, a good running 026 won't set you back more than a 291.
     
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    I wrenched on them I wouldn't worry about buying them used but I do not
     

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