Husqvarna vs Stihl

Bob Hedgecutter

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Neither.
But is it a fair fight to put a 41cc up against a 45cc? May not sound much but when you work it out in percentages, in smaller saws it can be quite a jump.
 

fikey

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Neither also if me.

But if it is a stihl. Get the older MS250 before the 251,

That size saw today take a good look at Echo.

Everyone loves this 40cc https://www.echo-usa.com/chainsaws/cs-400

Then you got the 45cc https://www.echo-usa.com/chainsaws/cs-4510

I would jump to this pro build myself in 50cc for same money. https://www.echo-usa.com/chainsaws/cs-4910

Still close in PHO weight in mid 10lbs.

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Why the Echo over either of them?
 

Bob Hedgecutter

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What would you recommend in that size?

Probably, in your market- the Echo's as well.
They are usually much cheaper, well made and dependable in the sub 50cc range;
The first two you mention come from very reputable brands- but are fairly consumer grade saws.
 

Bob Hedgecutter

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Of course if not HAVING to buy a new saw..... should be plenty of Husqvarna 350's kicking about and I would grab one of those long before the 251 or 440...... but that is based on the fact I can access and repair anything needed on a secondhand 350 fairly easily.
 
There are several factors you may want to consider, I hear Husqvarna has a substantially longer warranty period? Stihl dealers are more abundant in my area,so it may pay to go with the one with reputable dealer abundance for parts and service?
 

MadKaw

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l used to buy Stihl... but I worked for a dealer. Since going back to self-employment (or self-unemployment as the case may be) I've been buying Echo. I don't think you can go far wrong with any of Stihl, Husqvarna, or Echo. But I don't know a lot about Husky.
Things I don't like about Stihl: The farshugena 1/4 turn gas and oil caps. Poor sealing on the air filter assembly. The "easy" adjust chain tensioner and/or ez-start on those models that have them.
Haven't found anything I don't like on Echo yet. They start easier than the Stihl (for me) once you learn the procedure. 5 year warranty for consumer use. Price, at least around here, is better.
 
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