Jump to content
TimberCutterDartmoor

Top Handled Saw: Stihl vs Echo vs Husq vs Other?

Recommended Posts

when i was in sweden last i had a play with the new (only 5 made so far) husqvarna, all i can say is fuel injection!!!!!!!!

 

details?? where when ect:biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used the 338xpt for over a year now, daily use and dropped it a couple of time out the van etc. A great saw imo, never once let me down and at that price a bargain as far as i'm concerned. Actually got myself a second one not too long ago, but yeh the oil and gas fill can be a pain at times but tbh a great buy.:001_smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread was started some years back but it would be interesting to see if opinions have changed, me and my mate went to the APF with the intention of buying a new top handle, we ummmd and arrrd between the stihl/husqy and echo, the echo we felt had superior build quality in the majority of aspects and also felt the nicest in the hand/handling charecteristics,having never actually tried one (but tried the other two) ended up taking the risk and getting the echo, we were both very pleasently surprised when we tried it out, revs well and didn't bog down in the cut at all. So this saw definiatly gets a big thumbs up- great price too. When raced against my husqy 550xp the Echo 360 top handle wasn't far behind if at all, and I reckon given a few fuel tanks to run it in it will improve further.

Look out Husky and Stihl!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This thread was started some years back but it would be interesting to see if opinions have changed, me and my mate went to the APF with the intention of buying a new top handle, we ummmd and arrrd between the stihl/husqy and echo, the echo we felt had superior build quality in the majority of aspects and also felt the nicest in the hand/handling charecteristics,having never actually tried one (but tried the other two) ended up taking the risk and getting the echo, we were both very pleasently surprised when we tried it out, revs well and didn't bog down in the cut at all. So this saw definiatly gets a big thumbs up- great price too. When raced against my husqy 550xp the Echo 360 top handle wasn't far behind if at all, and I reckon given a few fuel tanks to run it in it will improve further.

Look out Husky and Stihl!

 

That is refreshing to hear .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Echo showed complete idiocy by not having a stand at the APF. Some phenomenal new products and only F&A there pushing the product.

 

Shame on you Countax.

 

HI JOHN sounds mad that owell there lost forestry arb on here :thumbup: sales ECHO yes thanks jon :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just sent them a right snotty email; cc'd to head office in Japan.

 

HI JOHN i see your point mate about not being at APF thanks mad mate they missed out there big time JONH ask them to up a large add on arb talk:thumbup1: and pay steve:thumbup1: mate thanks jon :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Echo showed complete idiocy by not having a stand at the APF. Some phenomenal new products and only F&A there pushing the product.

 

Shame on you Countax.

 

thats a shame they were'nt there at such a time when everybody is talking about the echo range of equipment when sales could go through the roof

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

husky T540xp is a good fast cutting saw for one handed stuff!:sneaky2:aslo can run a 16" bar,id go for that with sugi hara bar full chistle chain..weapon!

Edited by wylie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.