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    Default Re: Which Stihl for me?

    You'll love that 261 -- it's a great saw.

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    I believe the 261 is the best saw on the market. Of course I am an unashamed Stihl man.

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    Well it took me longer than I originally thought but I picked up my new saw today. I chose a Stihl MS261 with a 16" bar. In the future I'll pick up a 20" bar and chain in case I ever need it but for now the 16" will be fine. It is supposed to rain for the next couple days so hopefully Monday I can get out and give it a work out. Here is a pic for those interested. Thanks for the help in deciding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmonroe View Post
    Well it took me longer than I originally thought but I picked up my new saw today. I chose a Stihl MS261 with a 16" bar. In the future I'll pick up a 20" bar and chain in case I ever need it but for now the 16" will be fine. It is supposed to rain for the next couple days so hopefully Monday I can get out and give it a work out. Here is a pic for those interested. Thanks for the help in deciding.
    i love new saws!!

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    Yeah me too. It's funny how small the 16" bar looks on it after being used to a 20".
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    Default Re: Which Stihl for me?

    I just picked up a Echo CS-590-20 today, 60.00 rebate brought it down to 389.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    I just picked up a Echo CS-590-20 today, 60.00 rebate brought it down to 389.00
    Awesome, we need pictures though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmonroe View Post
    Awesome, we need pictures though.
    for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmonroe View Post
    Yeah me too. It's funny how small the 16" bar looks on it after being used to a 20".
    I have both a 16 and 20" bar for my MS261. I never thought that I would have the 20" on it much but it handles it much better than I expected. I really like the 261.

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    Default Re: Which Stihl for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by wmonroe View Post
    I chose a Stihl MS261 with a 16" bar. In the future I'll pick up a 20" bar and chain in case I ever need it but for now the 16" will be fine.
    Good choice. I have 20" and 16" bars for my MS261 and both handle very well. Maybe I'm crazy, but I needed another chainsaw last week and I ended up buying a second MS261. I thought hard about getting the larger 361, but almost everything I cut can be handled by the 261, and most of it is smaller stuff with a lot of branches. I went with the 261 because I prefer using a smaller/lighter saw and because I could use the same bars, chains, and files on the two saws. The bars and chains for the 361 are different.

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