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All my saws are old hand me downs and none are reliable. Stihl 039, MS181 and 08s, Husky 254Xp and 65 and a Chinese thing that runs better than it should. Time to spend a few quid but funds are limited. Huskys seem to offer more than Stihl for the money but am I missing something good. Dolmar/Makita?  Jonsereds? Plenty of choice near home.

Something like a Husky 435 may do the job but maybe something a bit bigger.

Firewood only , usually not much more than a foot of so and doubt its more than about 10/15 tons a year. The delivery of 2 foot oak last week is another issue. Hmmm

So whats good value at the moment?

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Husqvarna 550xp sounds good for you - cuts 15inch nicely, light to handle and revs up fast. They can be hard to start occasionally but are usually fine.

 

They're £5-600 including VAT depending where you buy. 

 

 

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If you have a reliable repair shop or dealer I'd look for a good second hand saw. If you can find one I'd recommend a husqvarna 345xp. I bought one and its great. The stihl 026, 260 & 261 are always well regarded although I think one of the earlier 261 has a design issue.

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If you must buy new Get a makita dcs4301 hard to beat for the money. Pretty light and sturdy.

Personally id sell all your saws apart from the 254 and send that to spud for deep service and youll have a belter of a saw on your hands.

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Cheers. Must admit i would rather keep the older ones. 254 was always my fave. Point me to Spud please. Local mechanics haven,t filled me with confidence.

Thanks people.

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14 minutes ago, mattsccm said:

Cheers. Must admit i would rather keep the older ones. 254 was always my fave. Point me to Spud please. Local mechanics haven,t filled me with confidence.

Thanks people.

Yea keep the 254 . Message Steve Gumm , user name spudulike but most people refer to him as spud . He will tell you what he can be done with the 254 .  From a full port job and mm  to a normal service .

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Selling my unreliable dinosaws and buying new reliable saws was one of the best things I've done.
A 50cc Saw with 16" bar should be fine for firewood.
Husky faster but unreliable,
Stihl more expensive but reliable.
Dolmar,Makita,echo etc no idea.
Just my experience.
What's your nearest dealer?

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