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Old 26-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Stihl 201

Has any body tried a 201 for carving. i know they are a bit pricey but im just wondering if it would be a good replacement for the much loved 192.
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Re: Stihl 201

top handled saw on the ground not sure if i like the sound of that

its a new-ish saw some people hate them some people love them i havnt used one so cant tell you!
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Re: Stihl 201

have to go with chazzer on this, can you get decent control (fine control) with a top-handled saw?
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Re: Stihl 201

did it occur that he may be refering to the rear handled version of the saw?????
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did it occur that he may be refering to the rear handled version of the saw?????
I haven't seen a rear handled 201 only 200 but i guess they must do them but i haven't been looking for one!
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Re: Stihl 201

The MS201 is a rear handle and the MS201T is the top handle.
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Bought the 200 back handle two weeks ago, it is well balanced with a fourteen inch bar , I am just waiting to buy a carving bar for it and then off to play.
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sorry ment 201 back handle
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ah.. i looked about but could only see a top-handled one.
sorry 'bout that
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yes it took several weeks to get this one,a friend of mine bought the new 201t and first time out the cord detached from the pull handle.
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