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Entry level firewood saw

Joe Newton

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16 hours ago, Joe Newton said:

I'm looking into buying my brother in law a saw. He's getting a log burner put in and i can keep him in firewood but i don't have the time to process it for him. 


Looking for something equivalent to the MS181, They're damn near £300 these days so are there any other options worth considering? Was hoping to pay around the £200 mark. 

surely you want to suck it up and buy a 201? 

i consider anything less to be plain junk and not worth my time.

these 171/181 homo wner saws are as gutless as a frenchman.

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If your BIL's woodpile is near a mains socket, then wired electric saw is better than an MS 181 for power and noise. I bought mine to work near the house, rather than a nimble Stihl MS260. Worth paying extra for inline motor instead of models where the motor sticks out at the side, then easier to use a saw horse and generally more nimble, still fits within your budget.

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