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Duds13

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A new saw. Current saw is a Stihl MS271 Farm Boss. I like Echo for the 5 year warranty, which saw in their lineup would be a better (power, faster) saw than my Stihl? There's really nothing wrong with my Stihl, just looking for some more power but not looking for a huge saw. All I'm cutting is firewood. I take down occasional trees if they aren't huge and are in an open area where they won't get hung up. Thanks for the help!
 
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My main firewood saw is a Husqvarna 372xp. I’d definitely recommend that saw if the budget allows. I had a 590 echo that lacked to impress me and I sold it. To be fair it’s a lower priced saw. I’d look for more cc like a 680 echo. I have a 6100 Makita saw as well. I think it’s a little behind the Husqvarna in quality but it’s not a bad saw. The 6100 would definitely be an upgrade from a 271 but I’d still consider a size bigger saw.
 
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My main firewood saw is a Husqvarna 372xp. I’d definitely recommend that saw if the budget allows. I had a 590 echo that lacked to impress me and I sold it. To be fair it’s a lower priced saw. I’d look for more cc like a 680 echo. I have a 6100 Makita saw as well. I think it’s a little behind the Husqvarna in quality but it’s not a bad saw. The 6100 would definitely be an upgrade from a 271 but I’d still consider a size bigger saw.
One of my best buds is a logger and a big Husky fan. That's two votes for Husky
 
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Very good saw, but approaching $1,000 now, but it would blow away a MS271 Farm Boss. It’s like 5.4HP buy runs around 10,000RPM
The Makita (Dolmar) 6100 is much more reasonable priced at $650, but like 4.6HP but screams about 13,500 RPM.
 
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Very good saw, but approaching $1,000 now, but it would blow away a MS271 Farm Boss. It’s like 5.4HP buy runs around 10,000RPM
The Makita (Dolmar) 6100 is much more reasonable priced at $650, but like 4.6HP but screams about 13,500 RPM.
Ooof, yeah not looking to spend $1000. I'll take a look at that 6100. Appreciate the replies so far!
 
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Ooof, yeah not looking to spend $1000. I'll take a look at that 6100. Appreciate the replies so far!
I really like my big Makita 6401. Screams and cuts like a sumbiatch. Has amazing sound.

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Very good saw, but approaching $1,000 now, but it would blow away a MS271 Farm Boss. It’s like 5.4HP buy runs around 10,000RPM
The Makita (Dolmar) 6100 is much more reasonable priced at $650, but like 4.6HP but screams about 13,500 RPM.
The 6100 was a saw I refused to stock as a dealer. I would order one if somebody really wanted one. Otherwise I would push you toward the 6400/6401/6421. The reason was the 6100 uses the K095 mount which limits you to 20 inch bar or 24 if you searched for that bar which was somewhat uncommon. The 6400 series uses the D009 mount which can go larger to 32 inch or more. 24 inch was the normal bar I sold that saw with. Cost difference between the 2 saws was $20.
 
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About the best saw for the money has always been any of the Husqvarna 365 variants.
 
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The 6100 was a saw I refused to stock as a dealer. I would order one if somebody really wanted one. Otherwise I would push you toward the 6400/6401/6421. The reason was the 6100 uses the K095 mount which limits you to 20 inch bar or 24 if you searched for that bar which was somewhat uncommon. The 6400 series uses the D009 mount which can go larger to 32 inch or more. 24 inch was the normal bar I sold that saw with. Cost difference between the 2 saws was $20.
I have both for my 6401’s. Use the 20” 95% of the time.
I had 2 of them, bought them completely refurbed from Home Depot rentals. Sold one. I shouldn’t have done that.
 
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