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Does anyone own or use a Stihl MSA 220 C-B Chainsaw?

 

I am thinking of buying one (only for log processing) in my yard. Is it worth it as they are not cheap?

 

Basically I just want to cut down on noise etc.

 

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I’ve used one, for about a hour from a picker basket. I reckon it’s about to same as a 201 cutting speed wise. As a bonus it’s got a  3/8p chain which compared to the small battery saws is easy to sharpen.

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I have one, get about 45mins constant cutting on stuff from 3”-4” up to about 10”, has the AP300S batteries, bought for your very reason keeping noise down. Very impressed with it.

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i got one again for the noise level and tbh i thought it would be in the same catagory as a MS260. 

Its not. Not even close

If noise isnt a issue then i wouldnt bother. 

Thats the only major bonus. Its much more like a rear handle 201. Dont get me wrong its decent but more as a handy easy tool for snedding up large bits on the ground. 

For log cutting it struggles on much more than smaller stuff ( is about 5 inches) plus u go through the bat pretty quick.

I took a gamble as i like to try new kit but wouldnt do it again. I wont get rid as its decent little saw but i wouldnt be looking at it as permeant kit if you do lots of logging.

Just my 2p

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3 minutes ago, jose said:

i got one again for the noise level and tbh i thought it would be in the same catagory as a MS260. 

Its not. Not even close

If noise isnt a issue then i wouldnt bother. 

Thats the only major bonus. Its much more like a rear handle 201. Dont get me wrong its decent but more as a handy easy tool for snedding up large bits on the ground. 

For log cutting it struggles on much more than smaller stuff ( is about 5 inches) plus u go through the bat pretty quick.

I took a gamble as i like to try new kit but wouldnt do it again. I wont get rid as its decent little saw but i wouldnt be looking at it as permeant kit if you do lots of logging.

Just my 2p

You have got to get the 300s batteries but at £200 a pop then it can all add up. I use it for hedges and stuff below 100mm and it works fine. If you buy the 500 rapid charger then it will charge the 300s in less than an hour. You can also run it with the backpack and it will last all day.

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2 minutes ago, Scottish Cleaning Service said:

You have got to get the 300s batteries but at £200 a pop then it can all add up. I use it for hedges and stuff below 100mm and it works fine. If you buy the 500 rapid charger then it will charge the 300s in less than an hour. You can also run it with the backpack and it will last all day.

ive got 2 300 batteries and the fast charger ( worked out much better value as a package even though i already had a charger and older style batteries). 

Never tried a backpack though. 

Its not a bad saw, jsut not what i would call a mid sized saw.

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56 minutes ago, jose said:

i got one again for the noise level and tbh i thought it would be in the same catagory as a MS260. 

Its not. Not even close

Sounds to me as though the problem lies with your research and expectations, not with the saw.

 

I've a 200, love it. I'll probably get a 220 in a year or so, unless they end up bringing something bigger out.

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43 minutes ago, jose said:

ive got 2 300 batteries and the fast charger ( worked out much better value as a package even though i already had a charger and older style batteries). 

Never tried a backpack though. 

Its not a bad saw, jsut not what i would call a mid sized saw.

I've got the 3kw backpack which can fit nearly into everything but it means carry 10kgs around with you. I also have solar panels so it can be free to charge things.

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