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Need a new baby saw for 1st thinning.

Had 550s before but fancy a change.

What do you chaps reckon? 

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26 minutes ago, nemcc said:

Need a new baby saw for 1st thinning.

Had 550s before but fancy a change.

What do you chaps reckon? 

550 Mk 2 .

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10 hours ago, nemcc said:

Need a new baby saw for 1st thinning.

Had 550s before but fancy a change.

What do you chaps reckon? 

Makita/Dolmar? (otherwise 550xp)

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The Makita 4300 is well spoken of. Less power but lighter with it, reliable and way cheaper. 

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3 minutes ago, Meds said:

The Makita 4300 is well spoken of. Less power but lighter with it, reliable and way cheaper. 

Brilliant little saws,just over £300👍

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261 for me. It's my go to saw. Nice and light with a 15" bar on and can handle an 18" quite well too. If I need parts my local dealer usually has it in stock as it's a very popular saw. 

 

In all honesty I would see what your dealer stocks and what they hold more parts for. If you're buying a saw to make a living from then parts are the priority. I needed a new sprocket and chain catcher for my 261 and I picked it up on the way home. 

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2 hours ago, Ratman said:


MS261

No , 550mk2 😁

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