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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #1
Not motorhome related but someone may be able to advise. I've had it with cheap chainsaws, great for a few months and then tears, tantrums and frustration. I am now going to purchase a decent make and hopefully get a few years enjoyment out of it. I can't make up my mind whether to go for the Stihl MS 180 or the Husqvarna 135 Mk II. Has anyone got personal experience of these saws ? All opinions welcome.


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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #2
I have been using this one, for about 8 years. No complaints if has an easy sprung start.

 


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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #3
Was thinking the same about 2 or 3 years ago, then decided to try one out of Lidl. The best 100 euro I ever spent , starts every time hot or cold. Have a Tanaka,Danarm and McCulloch lying in the shed but use the Lidl saw all the time.


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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #4
Lidl are currently selling a 56cc one for £50 something pounds and probably has a 3 yr warranty


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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #5
Its personal preference on saws huskies are some arborist favorite & stihl are others I had a dolmar 109e for 20 years, cost a fortune when new but never let me down. Past it over to my son last week

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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #6
Still is built for commercial use and will last the test of time,

I have a Husky dated 1984 and its cutting like a trojan when i need it,
gets used about 4 or 5 times a year now days but it got fair dogging before i got it,

Depends on the use you have planned for it Liam,

I had an Aldi hedge trimmer for years and it finally let go as they say,
I splashed out and bought the Stihl hedge trimmer and am happy with it after 3 years and i plan to have it for another 20 😉

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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #7
We use Stihl in our work place , ie concrete saws , road saws and hedge cutting equipment and have never been unable to get service parts .
It all depends on everyone’s own requirements and usage.

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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #8
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We use Stihl in our work place , ie concrete saws , road saws and hedge cutting equipment and have never been unable to get service parts .
It all depends on everyone’s own requirements and usage.


Yip. Commercial work requires commercial tools. Not DIY tools. Buy cheap buy twice

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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #9
Husqvarna is no longer the same people, they are rubbish compared to the older ones
my Granda's Husqvarna two stroke job, one pull and way it goes, no messing. Must be 70 years old.

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These are the two saw's I use the one on the right is 25 year's old the one on the left is about 5 year's old and the updated model I find them very good 👍

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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #11
I've had a couple of Husqvarna saws ,would cut forever ,one would start with half a pull but the other one was a nightmare to get going .

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Posted: 26.05.2023  ·  #12
Stihl 036AV.
It’s done the work of 10 saws, amazing thing….. but

too heavy (although it may be my age !)..
So looking at a handy 14” or 16” one for handy work.

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Posted: 27.05.2023  ·  #13
Can’t beat Stihl products.

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Posted: 28.05.2023  ·  #14
Thanks for all the feedback guys, very helpful. I think I'll go for the Stihl, there's a dealer in Enniscorthy or Waterford that I'll probably drop in to during the week. I use the saw for cutting firewood and as I have fifteen ash trees about twenty five years old all showing signs of ash dieback I'll have a nice bit of cutting for a few years. If the chainsaw lasts as well as the Stihl strimmer that I have I'll be happy, twenty five years old never serviced and going like a bomb.


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I just picked this up...

 


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I just picked this up...

 



Well put it down, it's not yours 😁😁

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