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What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby bigchainsaw » Jun 11th, '08, 16:49

Now that I see there are alot of diffrent opinions on whats a quality chainsaw
Here is your chance to tell us all YOUR Opinion on What is the best chainsaw EVER made...

This isn't easy do to many factors But,
Please just pick one and give a short reason why.
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Magnus » Jun 11th, '08, 17:30

Wow... What to pic...

I think Dolmar 120 is a wonderful saw. Clearly one of my favorits!
Good power, decent weight, relieble...

I like it!
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby totte » Jun 11th, '08, 22:05

My opinion! Well then of course it is my newly restored Jonsered 520 SP. Well balanced, good power for it's size, I like red and black, it has been a faithful companion for a long time and will be once again, now it has got it's life back. It is a saw which is very allround for the Swedish forest environment, light enough for limbing, enough power for felling and cutting. And I of course mean just this one that I own, couldn't know if all the other 520 SP:s are equally good, could I? :D
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby aussiewayne » Jun 12th, '08, 00:06

hi i think stihl lightning contra it changed the timber industery it was the first powerfull reliable saw in aus . there were yellow saws ?? but not reliable regards wayne
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Kenny_McCormic » Jun 12th, '08, 00:24

Any pre electrolux buyout Mcculloch.

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby mcbob » Jun 12th, '08, 00:43

aussiewayne wrote:hi i think stihl lightning contra it changed the timber industery it was the first powerfull reliable saw in aus . there were yellow saws ?? but not reliable regards wayne


I beg to differ on that even the Forrestry used Mac's where the contra had the upper hand was capacity the Mac's performed well but like even the contra and 090's needed nut's and bolts keepin tight ..... where Stihl ( Herbert Osbourne ) had Mac beat was a better backup with spares and in 99% of cases Stihl ( Herbert Osbourne ) would go out of they way to put parts in the saw owners hands quicker i recall many heated discussions with McCulloch of Australia with their lengthy backorders to the states ..... years later after the loss of his Stihl importing business Herbet started importing Husqvarna and look where they are today ............ regardless of the brands name it's the backup and quick service that won the day especially for pro cutters.

The main credit had to be Herbet Osbourne and his better backup now why didn't this man import Mac's then the world would have been a far better place :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Al Smith » Jun 12th, '08, 08:24

What is the best ever,good question .

I'm a little partial to McCulloch and of that bunch most likely the ten series would be tops in that line .

For Stihl,the 038 series especially the Mag and Mag II . The 066 is right up there also .

Poulan,the s-25 the original aborists saw of it's day . Tough as nails ,that one .

Can't say much about others ,never owned one but again beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say . There have been a lot of good ones,it's a personal preference more than anything .

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Postby fichtenmoped1106 » Jun 12th, '08, 10:25

I really like the Stihl 045 AV! Great power and torque and at its time it was very modern.
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Thomas72 » Jun 12th, '08, 12:54

For me the McCulloch SP125. It is in my opinion one of th best designed saws ever. You can rebuild it in a hour, and very reliable. I was wondering, is there any way to make the electronic ignition off the newer 10 series saws work on the 125?

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Japanischer Säger » Jun 12th, '08, 15:17

To me, the best saw ever would be the McCulloch CP60/SP60 - it is very powerful for its size, features AV mounts, is not too heavy even when compared to "modern" saws, lasts a long time and can be repaired easily. There are a number of other candidates, of course :love:

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby mcbob » Jun 12th, '08, 23:42

Thomas72 wrote:For me the McCulloch SP125. It is in my opinion one of th best designed saws ever. You can rebuild it in a hour, and very reliable. I was wondering, is there any way to make the electronic ignition off the newer 10 series saws work on the 125?


No they don't fit but i use the electronic ignition unit off the Ryobi edge trimmers with great success

http://macbobaust.com/phelon.html ....................... to see how it's done

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Al Smith » Jun 13th, '08, 08:21

Actually an Sp 125 Mac uses the same coil as a 10 series with points . The CP's might have used the big coils .

One of mine has a kind of Atom arc thing and the other has points .To tell the truth I can't tell any difference in them .They both start pretty easy and run fine . If they've been sitting for a while though I do prime the carbs ,I'm not about to pull that thing over a dozen times on a cold start . .

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby gmax » Jun 15th, '08, 06:38

I like the Dolmar 115i, not too heavy, plenty of power & built very strong, but i would like to try some more "Oleo Mac" saws, then i might change my mind. :D

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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby slim » Jun 15th, '08, 15:16

My opinion changes as I collect and use more saws. I have always been partial to McCulochs though. Right now, I'd have to say any of the 80 something cc Macs such as the Pro Mac 805, 850, Double Eagle 80. Excellent power to weight ratio in those. Good durability and dependability also. I can't leave out the 600 series either. The Pro Mac 650 is a torque monster. I have cut a blocked all day in my younger days and my trusty PM 610 never skipped a beat while cutting up some pretty big wood.
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Re: What's the best chainsaw EVER made

Postby Al Smith » Jun 16th, '08, 03:19

slim wrote: I have cut a blocked all day in my younger days and my trusty PM 610 never skipped a beat while cutting up some pretty big wood.
That is one bullet proof saw if there ever was one . Mine runs as good today as when I got 30 years ago,never had the carb apart .Only replaced one fuel line and the oil pump in all that time .

It doesn't see much use now but there was a time when I sold upwards of 75 cords of wood in a season and that thing and a Poulan s-25 cut it all .


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