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Hello,

I am new to this forum and thank you all for sharing and having me.

I need a new chainsaw and am looking at models with 16-inch bars. My old 25year old Mcculoch has seen it's last days...clutch gone and engine blown seized. I am an occassional saw user and want it mostly for cutting up limbs and trees that fall around my property. I was looking at a Stihl Model: MS250 but parts, manuals, etc. are most only available from the dealer. I have narrowed my search down to two makes and models...Echo CS-370 or the Husqvarna 240E. I like the tool free chain tensioning feature on the Husqvarna yet parts, mauals, etc. seem to be more readily available for the Echo. From what I can find on the internet both saws will provide plenty of power for what I want in a saw with engines very close in cc's around 36.0cc to 38.0cc. Maybe I have overlooked a better make and model and welcome your suggestions. Any help to steer me in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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J, I see your dilemma,,,I don't know where you are located but, here in Michigan, Lowes, Sears, Tractor supply, Farm and home, and many independent dealers carry the Husky line....Around here, the Husky would be my choice,,,with all the possibilities/locations for needs after the sale...Good luck in your decision and let us know your new choice...Dan
 

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Ok now to complicate things and back to Stihl...I am now considering getting the Stihl MS250 which has a bigger 45.4cc engine and an 18-inch bar for 30 bucks more at $299.95 What do you think about this saw compared to the other two?
 

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I agree with Dan. Buy the machine with the most local support.
On the other hand, all my machines are Stihl, but I have no experience with your particular model.
 

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Ok now to complicate things and back to Stihl...I am now considering getting the Stihl MS250 which has a bigger 45.4cc engine and an 18-inch bar for 30 bucks more at $299.95 What do you think about this saw compared to the other two?

............J, Ok, you found your saw:cool:,,,,now go cut some wood and let us know,Dan
 

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Ok now to complicate things and back to Stihl...I am now considering getting the Stihl MS250 which has a bigger 45.4cc engine and an 18-inch bar for 30 bucks more at $299.95 What do you think about this saw compared to the other two?
Jkon left us hanging................
 
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