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Hi I’m after a bit bigger saw than my little stihl ms 170.

not bothered what brand (don’t want rubbish though) but also don’t want to spend a fortune on something that will sit on the shelf for 95% of the time.

something with a proper chain size (as in not picco chain) and more power than the 171.

was thinking husqvarna 135?

many thanks in advance 

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The Picco can be a  3/8th low profile chain which is typically the chain fitted to the 135!

The 135 is pretty much a Husqvarna version of the Stihl 171. 

I would be looking at something like a MS260 to make a big difference rather than just swapping brands like your present suggestion is doing. If you want a Husqvarna then a 345/350 may suit - these are old models and may fit in with a smaller budget!

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3 minutes ago, spudulike said:

The Picco can be a  3/8th low profile chain which is typically the chain fitted to the 135!

The 135 is pretty much a Husqvarna version of the Stihl 171. 

I would be looking at something like a MS260 to make a big difference rather than just swapping brands like your present suggestion is doing. If you want a Husqvarna then a 345/350 may suit - these are old models and may fit in with a smaller budget!

Thanks for that. 

I don’t particularly want a stihl or husqvarna or any other brand! Just want a bit more power on a saw that you can actually get spare parts for if needed!

so a ms260 is one to look at (stihl isn’t a bad idea as nearest dealer is still not husqvarna)

whats the modern husqvarna equivalent of the ms 260?

 Thanks again

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You need to start with a budget, the latest version is the MS261CM but you are looking at Mtronic and something like a £550price tag. Just depends on what you actually need and what you can get hold of. You can still get hold of decent MS260s and are a decent saw.

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I’m thinking more in the £350 budget as the most I can justify being honest. It will Only get used 8 to 10 times a year at most. That said if I buy one at £550 it should last me virtually forever I would think.

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7 minutes ago, Stere said:

https://www.radmoretucker.co.uk/shop/garden-machinery/chainsaws-tree-care/petrol-chainsaws/makita-ea4300f45c-petrol-chainsaw-18/

 

I have^

 

Alot more saw than a 171 which I have also used.

 

 

2.2kw v 1.3kw

 

 

 

Being ordering my spares from germany though which might be problem after brexit .

 

 

That might work👍 I think they are the same as dolmar saws and I think someone on here is a dealer though I might be wrong on that?

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Yeah its a rebranded dolmar 420sc

 

So comes in orange or blue depending on country:

 

https://www.svh24.de/dolmar-38cm-benzin-kettensaege-3-0-ps-414038?campaign=pdm/idealo&utm_source=idealoDE&utm_medium=preissuchmaschine&utm_campaign=idealoDE

 

I think shavey on here sells dolmar.

 

I bought mine from germany using google translate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m thinking more in the £350 budget as the most I can justify being honest. It will Only get used 8 to 10 times a year at most. That said if I buy one at £550 it should last me virtually forever I would think.


I was in a similar situation and went for a 450e (50cc) it was reduced to £400, that was 2011. Occasional weekend use, more frequently than you state, and still in great condition and starts first time every time. It did this last weekendIMG_1538468262.053199.jpg

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