How will the 261 compare to my 029 and the 291 power wise? I plan on putting a 20" bar on whatever I get. I was looking for something with a little more power than my 029. I do like the weight of the 261, especially compared to the 311
The 261 costs more than my cs-620....
Does have great power to weight ratio though. I will stick with the Echos value/$.
My cs-490 seems a bit light on the power for a approx. 50cc, but the 620 is a beast on the 20-36" trees with the 24" bar.
I have a 391 and a Pro 261 C-M. The 261 is much lighter with lots of power. The 391 has a lot of power, just as does the 261, but it is a handful. I had a 311 but it refused to start when it got hot so I gave it to a friend.I have a 029 that I bought new in 1994 with a 20" bar that I'm still using. Been thinking about getting a new one and that should last me the rest of my wood cutting days. I've always wanted something with a little more power than the 029. I looked at the MS291, 311 and 391 today. The dealer said the 291 will probably have a little more than the old 029. I was leaning more towards the 311, more power and bigger chain, 3/8" instead of .325. He also had a 391 for $90 more than the 311 but not sure if I need that . The 311 is about 1.4lbs heavier than the 291. I have mostly been cutting dead ash the last few years and there is lots more still standing in the woods behind me. Any recommendations on which way to go?
I want to stay with Stihl because there are a few dealers/service in my area.