My latest "weapon"

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by spittinfire, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    My wife was as excited about this purchase as I was so I had to share it with someone!

    Since my old one(25-30 years old) finally stopped I needed a new weapon against a possible zombie attack. I think this should work...

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    You have to test your weapon right? Make sure it's reliable. Here is the results of it's first outing.

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    18" bar, the bigger tree I downed today was 16-17" at the base and this thing cut right thru it. I knew the saw I was old but I'm surprised at how much less I'm working to cut things. I was debating between this model and one a bit larger but I think this one will do everything I need it to.

    NOTE: I IN NO WAY SUGGEST USING A CHAINSAW AS A WEAPON!!!
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Gotta love a Stihl they are the best saws on the planet. I am sure you wouldn't need to sharpen the chain until you killed at least 500 or more zombies.

    That MS250 is a great saw lots of power and torque in a light easy to handle package.
     

  3. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    When dicing zombies... you don't need chain oil!


    BTW: You can drop off the firewood at my house!
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    IMHO, Stihl is one of the best, if not the best chainsaw out there.
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Where I live, there is one paved road in and out, lined with large trees on both sides. I have been meaning to get a good saw for about a year now.

    We had a professional tree dropper who lived in the neighborhood. The one time we were blocked in due to a wind storm, he had the road cleared in about an hour and a half. Then he moved and took all his great toys with him. :(

    That is a good looking saw and doing a quick Googling I can see that would totally fit both my budget and my needs.

    Thanks for the info Spitty.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    JD, I think you'd be happy with it. I was originally looking at the MS270 or 280 but after going to the local dealer I discovered they are the same price as the MS310 and basically the same size. After handling the 310 I found it to be more saw then I wanted to handle while cutting up smaller stuff but the 250 didn't bother me. If it keeps cutting like it did yesterday, I'll be happy.
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Spitty why didn't you get the manly saw? The MS 880 MAGNUM. 121.6 cc of German engineered Zombie hackin tree eatin man power it takes up to a 59" bar man with that you can cut through at least 4 zombies pressed back to front.

    Chain Saws - STIHL MS 880 Magnum™ Chain Saw - Professional Use - STIHL USA


    I bought an Echo for the HOA and I like it as well. It is a good say and on any day it takes 2 pulls to get it started no matter how cold or warm it is.
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I needed something the wife could handle as well so I had to compromise.
     
  9. divinginn

    divinginn New Member

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    Good answer.:D
     
  10. divinginn

    divinginn New Member

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    I have been eyeballing that very same saw,just need to dust off the wallet and buy it.
     
  11. Mark F

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    Stihl for sure, Husky close second, Echo #3. My Husky starts easy even after sitting for a year or two, with gas in it.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    When I was shopping I only looked at Stihl and Husky. After handling them both I quickly decided on Stihl. I dont know why but I just liked the feel of their saws better.
     
  13. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You made an excellent choice.
     
  14. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    I like husky's personally. Tons of torque, hard to bog down.
    Stihl does make a great saw. High revving, reliable
    The Stihls do feel lighter.
    Chevy..Ford...
    Id say you made a nice choice----Gate
     
  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I have ran all three and I concour with Mark F.

    Huskys are great long lasting saws as well as Stihls. I went with the echo because it was the right size and right price. Saws are like cars take care of them and they will last forever.

    The one brand I will never ever buy is a Polan/ McCulloch. My dad bought one for light duty stuff around the house. After the first time we ran it it has never ran again ever. Tried taking it back but they wouldn't take it.
     
  16. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I have an older Echo 550EVL. It used to be a badass, but its getting kinda tired now.

    I definately agree Stihl makes the best saws available.

    As for Husquvarna, my mother in law has a 14" baby husky and after using it once, I damn near made it dissapear. Its pretty tough.