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Hi, I currently own a Husqvarna chainsaw and I hate it!! When I purchased this thing I paid over $400 for a lightweight-easy start saw. This thing is tempermental-certain kind of gas-certain kind of additive to gas, certain way to start, flooding. It goes on and on. the technician just told me he is going to charge me the next time I go back to find out what is wrong. Im not an idiot!! What is the best chainsaw there is for ease of starting and lightweight. I need this saw to cut through all my wood for the winter as I have a small woodstove. Thank you!!

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  • dolllover916 Sep 10, 2010

    Thank you, but lets say I get a Stihl saw. I just need it to cut through hardwood, not big pieces, just need to cut wood in half. Im 55, female and dont want anything too heavy. What Stihl saw would you get? thank you for answering my question!!



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Howdy, As youhave invited an opinion, here is mine: I live on a small rural island in the Northwest and don't know anyone who doesn't own a Stihl..period. I have an older neighbor who cuts all his own wood and will until he dies. He just got the big stihl electric chainsaw and has a generator on his quad. It cuts all day, quietly, no smell and no buzzed nerves at the end of the day, so that's another way to go. Gas or electric, Stihl has the fewest letdowns.

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    farmerbear Sep 10, 2010

    well, that depends on where you are doing your cutting. If you are near the house or a power source, the electric is very light and requires no starting finesse at all, just keep it oiled, clean and sharp. If you are heading into the woods or such then a gas model would make more sense.

    Here is a nifty link to the Stihl select a saw page:

    you may have to cut and paste it into your browser address window from here. This is the best selection resource i know of. Hope it's right for you.
    regards, Farmerbear


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An Ms 230 wood boss it weighs 12 pounds though! if that is too heavy you may have to get a MS211 mini boss weighs about 10 mpounds has slightly less power but will carry a 16" bar and chain.

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