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j0300518.gif (1905 bytes) Basic Chain Saw Course 101

     There are many brands of chain saws available on the open market and as with everything else, some are better than others. Keep in mind that some Retail Stores such as Sears have various manufacturers build their saws for them and then put their own name on them, such as Craftsman. If you want cheap/inexpensive saws, go to Wal-mart or K-mart and purchase a Homelite, McCullogh or Poulan but remember the warning about warranty work.

     I will not mention all of the brands available as I have not used them all, so can not rate them properly. My personal recommendations go to Stihl and Husqvarna. They are both excellent chain saws and will last a long time, given proper maintenance, and are excellently engineered pieces of equipment for their weight to power/chain speed ratio. The Stihl’s require metric tools and the Husqvarna’s do not, if you must work on them. The Husqvarna’s are also easier to work on, if you ever have to.

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