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  1. MJD Tree Fella

    MS 150t

    As someone relatively new to the Arb industry my search for a new top handle to add to my Chainsaw fleet was far more in depth than I initially thought it would be. Already the owner of a Stihl 200t, and with a number of pruning jobs on the horizon, I wanted something a bit lighter on my harness but something that was still capable of handling more than just the odd pruning cut. The Stihl 150t had a variety of reviews online and with my local Arb friends. This ranged from 'great saw, wish I had one' to 'why buy a 150 when you have a silky?'. In the end I took the plunge, the upcoming pruning jobs would cover it's purchase and hopefully it will be used more and more. It wasn't a bad decision. The 150t is a special little saw. So light on my harness that during it's first days work I had to regularly question whether I had it with me in the tree! Okay, it doesn't have the guts of a 200/201 but that's why I already have a 200. A dream saw for any pruning work and even a pleasure to used on a small dismantle. The only downside was having to get the Husky up about 5 metres sooner than you would with a 200t but the 150 made light work of every limb on the way up whilst also being extremely easy manouver around the tree. All in all the 150t is a fantastic little saw, that like any tool in your arsenal, has it's niche. In this case predominantly pruning and you have to take this into consideration every time you use it. It's not going to take a 16" bar and dismantle huge trees, so you'll just over work it doing too much heavy work but that's why you have a 200t. Similarly, it's not going to replace your silky, that annoying branch right next to your rope or face is removed far more safely by hand than by saw. But what it will definitely do is amaze you with it's lightness, surprise you with it's actual capability (despite the doubters) and make you very glad you took the plunge in getting one.
  2. MJD Tree Fella

    MS 150t

    As someone relatively new to the Arb industry my search for a new top handle to add to my Chainsaw fleet was far more in depth than I initially thought it would be. Already the owner of a Stihl 200t, and with a number of pruning jobs on the horizon, I wanted something a bit lighter on my harness but something that was still capable of handling more than just the odd pruning cut. The Stihl 150t had a variety of reviews online and with my local Arb friends. This ranged from 'great saw, wish I had one' to 'why buy a 150 when you have a silky?'. In the end I took the plunge, the upcoming pruning jobs would cover it's purchase and hopefully it will be used more and more. It wasn't a bad decision. The 150t is a special little saw. So light on my harness that during it's first days work I had to regularly question whether I had it with me in the tree! Okay, it doesn't have the guts of a 200/201 but that's why I already have a 200. A dream saw for any pruning work and even a pleasure to used on a small dismantle. The only downside was having to get the Husky up about 5 metres sooner than you would with a 200t but the 150 made light work of every limb on the way up whilst also being extremely easy manouver around the tree. All in all the 150t is a fantastic little saw, that like any tool in your arsenal, has it's niche. In this case predominantly pruning and you have to take this into consideration every time you use it. It's not going to take a 16" bar and dismantle huge trees, so you'll just over work it doing too much heavy work but that's why you have a 200t. Similarly, it's not going to replace your silky, that annoying branch right next to your rope or face is removed far more safely by hand than by saw. But what it will definitely do is amaze you with it's lightness, surprise you with it's actual capability (despite the doubters) and make you very glad you took the plunge in getting one. View full review
  3. forestandarb.com

    Brand New Echo Chainsaw

    Afternoon everyone! After a busy couple of months we're back on Arbtalk, and we've got some exciting news to bring you all Coming this November is a brand new saw from Echo, the CS-2510, which is an ultra-lighweight, 10" top-handle, which can be easily lifted in the palm of one hand with barely any strain! Over the summer we were among the first to get our hands on it! Check out the image on our Facebook page, and click the following link to look at a video previewing all of the amazing features on this saw. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2iLc3YZzSA[/ame] To celebrate this news, we've got an Arbtalk exclusive offer across the Echo chainsaw range, offering a free bottle of Echo Two-Stroke oil with every saw purchased online in October, when quoting "ARBTALK ECHO" in the comments.
  4. forestandarb.com

    Weekend specials

    2 new special offers added this morning as a weekend treat! Firstly, we are now offering 30% discount on the NEW STIHL MS201TC-M, featuring an M-Tronic engine, and you can grab this brand new saw straight away from stock! Secondly, the price on the Prabos A1RB class 2 chainsaw boots is now £149.00, and as well a the free waterproofing spray and spare laces, you'll also receive a free KitDRY with every purchase, worth £19.99! Check out both of these offers online now!
  5. dougster

    Top Handle Chainsaws

    I’m just starting out in the business and need a top handle saw for my 308/CS39 aerial cutting course. Any advice is more than welcome. I’ve looked at a few and heard lots about the pros and cons but I thought i’d try here as well. Options - Petrol Husqvarna T540xp - £515 Stihl MS201T - £ 530 Echo CS360TES - £375 Battery Husqvarna T536 lixp (1 batt+charger) - £ £520 + £160 per battery Stihl MS160T (1 batt+charger) - £ 460 + £100 per battery

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