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Looking for suggestions on Ms261 replacement or next size up pleease!

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The sprocket and crank were replaced in my 261 last year because of severe rocking on the sprocket plate. This kept leading to clutch springs snapping, the saw not starting with the chain brake on and many other issues.

 

Just wondering what everyone else is using instead of the 261 or whats size saw is one up from the 261 ??

 

 

Thanks

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I 2nd stubby with the husky 560xp.

Used one for the first time yesterday with an 18 "bar.

Its a demon and very ergonomic compared with the stihl equivalent.

Slightly higher in power in comparision to the 261

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Another for the 560 here. I've had a couple of 261's but I would pick up the 560 (18" bar) every time.

 

 

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I'm considering going back to stihl due to their cheap spares compared to echo and husqvarna! However my echo cs 620sx has had some hammer and never ever faltered. Lovely saw on an 18 bar.

 

Stihl ms 241 on a 14" bar no probs in 3 yrs 362 I believe is a good saw a mate has 2 and he says plenty of power and ain't let him down yet about 12 month old now but he works in forestry so it won't be sat there doing nowt it will be revving its nuts of 7-8 hours a day.

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The newest version of the 261 is actually a very good saw. All issues sorted, 300g lighter, better side case for better chip clearance and it's got more power than its predecessor.

I run it on a 15" sugihara bar with full chisel chain. It's so nimble.

I've also got a new 362 and it's got bags of power on an 18".

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