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SuperDuty04
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Well I sold my Super Duty yesterday so I’m saw shopping now. I’m gonna go check out a used Makita 6100 that was in the tool rental program. They’re asking $315 for it. Other than that I’m eyeing 4 new saws locally. I have a dealer pretty much next door who sells and services the Husqvarna and Echo. but there are several Stihl dealers within 10-60 minute drive of me in every direction.

Husqvarna 562xp 20” bar for $780

Stihl 362 24” bar for $800

Echo 620p 24” bar for $599

Makita 18” bar for $599

i like the idea of the dual piston rings on the Stihl over the single on the Husky. I’ve always been a Stihl guy but I’ve also always been the guy who buys the best product over brand name.
 
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Well I sold my Super Duty yesterday so I’m saw shopping now. I’m gonna go check out a used Makita 6100 that was in the tool rental program. They’re asking $315 for it. Other than that I’m eyeing 4 new saws locally. I have a dealer pretty much next door who sells and services the Husqvarna and Echo. but there are several Stihl dealers within 10-60 minute drive of me in every direction.

Husqvarna 562xp 20” bar for $780

Stihl 362 24” bar for $800

Echo 620p 24” bar for $599

Makita 18” bar for $599

i like the idea of the dual piston rings on the Stihl over the single on the Husky. I’ve always been a Stihl guy but I’ve also always been the guy who buys the best product over brand name.

Nix the 362, and consider the 400c. The 400 is an upgraded 362 and only a few coins extra.
 

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If you need a pro 60cc saw id recomend getting the 572 its everything the 562 wants to be and then some.
A 461 would also be a amazing saw to fill a 60cc pro saw Position
 
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The 362 is a little slow with a 24" bar fully buried. With the oiler turned up all the way it's less oil than I'd like. 20" is a better match for that saw. I bought mine with a 24" bar but put an 18 on it and now only use the 24 as a backup to larger saws like if I get one stuck. The 400 might handle 24" better. It's possible to modify or replace the oil pump on the 362 or 400 to get more output.
 
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The more I really think about it, my 261cm handled most all of my cutting needs. I guess I just figured for a one saw plan, a 60cc would be better. But my dad has a 60cc with a 24” bar if I ever really needed to just borrow it for a day.
so I’m considering just going and getting either the 261cm today or the 550xp II.
I loved my 261 and am considering changing it up this time and trying out the 550xp. Have plenty of dealer support for both. But I also keep considering the Echo 620p that’s cheaper than both the 261 and 550. Ugh it’s a hard decision…
 
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The more I really think about it, my 261cm handled most all of my cutting needs. I guess I just figured for a one saw plan, a 60cc would be better. But my dad has a 60cc with a 24” bar if I ever really needed to just borrow it for a day.
so I’m considering just going and getting either the 261cm today or the 550xp II.
I loved my 261 and am considering changing it up this time and trying out the 550xp. Have plenty of dealer support for both. But I also keep considering the Echo 620p that’s cheaper than both the 261 and 550. Ugh it’s a hard decision…
Stihls hold up better!
 
MontanaResident
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I REALLY want that stihl 400 I found yesterday but it’ll literally take every penny I have to buy it.

Then wait. Either way, once purchased, the stretch to make it happen will quickly be forgotten. ETA to being forgotten is the time til making the first cut, i.e. the time it takes to drive home.
 

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