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Rubi 05-02-2008 05:21 PM

Husqvarna vs. Stihl chainsaws: your opinions
I already own a Stihl MS260 Pro for which I have a 16" and 20" bar. I'm looking into getting a bigger chainsaw that I can run as a chainsaw sawmill. The models I'm looking at would be the Stihl MS441 or MS460, or the Husky 372XP or 385XP. Anybody own any of these saws or use one before? I'd like a little info on which brand I should go with. I like my MS260 because it has excellent power to weight ratio, but I've had problems with the chainbrake several times. The chainbrake engages for no reason, and I have to take apart the saw to get it to release. I'm not happy about this feature.

PolarisRich 05-02-2008 05:37 PM


Madcow 05-02-2008 08:43 PM

I have a 96 model 440 sthil with 20" bar. it has a ton of hours on it. have been very happy with it. the only problem i had was the oil pump took a dump. it is getting close to needing a carb. in all honesty it has more than earned its keep with very little cost.

Powersledder 05-02-2008 11:59 PM

My parents have both, they are really similar and both have proven to be very reliable. The Husky might weigh a little more but it is not noticeable, but the Husky seems to be built to a little higher quality. If it were me i'd go with the one thats on sale

RMKer 05-03-2008 09:47 AM

I have a husky 394 that's a tank with a 24" bar. I bought it about ten years ago ton's of power but heavy for the backyard logger.:D

Powersledder 05-07-2008 04:18 PM

Just pulled out the 'ol Husky 350 again, little heavier than the Stihl(smaller model anyway) but cuts fast and easy

OCR 06-13-2008 10:04 AM


Polaris_800rmk 02-04-2011 02:03 PM

Don't know if you decided on a saw, but I run husky xp's and love them. Great power. I also notice it doesn't suck in sawdust by the air cleaner. I have seen stihl pull in sawdust more often.

Polaris_800rmk 02-04-2011 02:06 PM

Oh man, just saw how old this thread is, somehow missed it years ago, oops, well that is the info I have if you are still sitting on the fence.

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