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Hi, just joined up as I have a question regarding chainsaws. I will be needing a saw which can handle a 24" to 30" bar in the near future. For peace of mind I'd prefer a new saw with a warranty, as my experience with second hand saws (and tools generally) has been hit and miss. I can't justify the price of a new 70cc+ Stihl, Husky or Echo for domestic firewood, so I think my options are either a big Makita or the Chinese Huztl saws. I know the 7300 and 7900 saws are well regarded here for their reliability and old-fashioned carb, and would be my first choice, but then the Huztl's are a lot of machine for the money!

 

What would you all suggest?

 

Thanks Mark

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Makita definitely. Solidly built and reliable. Almost a match for Husqvarna and Stihl and more reliable too

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Get the makita. Will be more reliable than hutzl. Tbh is prefer used main brand than hutzl for reliability and longevity

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1 hour ago, Ratman said:

Why such a big bar for doing just firewood?

Big firewood I reckon? :bandit:

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Big firewood I reckon? :bandit:
Yep, my neighbour (farmer) has a few oaks which came down in a storm and he's offered me the wood if I cut and split some of the logs for him in exchange. I haven't seen these trees myself, but he says they're a decent size.

Mark

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I am interested. Is that price including VAT? Any particular benefits of the Husky over the Makita 7300 / 7900 saws?

Bear in mind I'm not a professional user, so long-term reliability and is much more of a priority than performance.

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