General Which chhainsaw should i buy?

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ShatsBassoon

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Looking to pickup a new chainsaw. Also want to get an Alaskan sawmill so I can cut some slabs.

I'm looking at either the Husqavarna 572xp or the Stihl 462

They're comparable in size and power. The husky can handle up to a 28" bar (recommended) whereas the stihl can accommodate a 32" bar. I don't see myself needing anything that big anytime soon.

I can get the Husky for $1000 and the Stihl for $1400
 

Lars

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They’re both great names but you should get one that takes a 36” bar and only use that size bar like a man!!
 

ShatsBassoon

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Honestly you will get the exact same results from either saw, or at least so similar that I would buy the husqvarna. A bit heavier but more cost efficient.
That's what I'm leaning. I just read a review comparing the 2 saws and husqavarnas new chisel chain settled the debate
Review and Test of the New MS 462 Chainsaw | Forestry.com
When testing both these new chainsaws, we can not help comparing them. The discussion with Lars-Erik cooks down to that:

“- If it wasn’t for the C85 saw chain I would go for the MS 462.”
Lars-Erik thinks both chainsaws are comparable when it comes to rage and power. MS 462 is lighter and he feels this when working with the saws. 572XP, however, works very well with Husqvarna C85, the new 3/8 chisel saw chain.

We also notice this when doing cookie cutting in the same aspen log. Husqvarna 572XP with C85 saw chain do the best cut around 2,2 seconds. Stihl MS 462 cuts in about 3 seconds.
 

Lars

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That's what I'm leaning. I just read a review comparing the 2 saws and husqavarnas new chisel chain settled the debate
Review and Test of the New MS 462 Chainsaw | Forestry.com
When testing both these new chainsaws, we can not help comparing them. The discussion with Lars-Erik cooks down to that:


Lars-Erik thinks both chainsaws are comparable when it comes to rage and power. MS 462 is lighter and he feels this when working with the saws. 572XP, however, works very well with Husqvarna C85, the new 3/8 chisel saw chain.

We also notice this when doing cookie cutting in the same aspen log. Husqvarna 572XP with C85 saw chain do the best cut around 2,2 seconds. Stihl MS 462 cuts in about 3 seconds.
Idk, I wouldn’t trust a guy with the name Lars
 

Cody

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Go with the husq

They are the superior of the two

I have two stihls chainsaws. I got a full size and the little mini 18" I also have a stihl gas polesaw. But my husq is where it's at. It has a better weight and that fucker loves to start. Brand new stihls with fresh gas and treated properly will still fuck off sometimes when cold
 

JorgeMasvidalsBeard

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Looking to pickup a new chainsaw. Also want to get an Alaskan sawmill so I can cut some slabs.

I'm looking at either the Husqavarna 572xp or the Stihl 462

They're comparable in size and power. The husky can handle up to a 28" bar (recommended) whereas the stihl can accommodate a 32" bar. I don't see myself needing anything that big anytime soon.

I can get the Husky for $1000 and the Stihl for $1400
I don't know a lot about chainsaws, but I know the answer is always Stihl.
 

Tiiimmmaaayyy

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Can’t go wrong with either of those brands. I prefer Stihl, my brother likes Husqvarna. One of his is the Husqvarna with the big bar. It’s a back breaking sonofabitch. I would suggest you don’t buy one bigger than you will need.
 

Cody

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You’re a manly man, you only use a 36 inch bar right?
Depends if I'm in the tree or on the ground. When it comes to stihl it's usually which one will start

I'm not ashamed of my 1k mini stihl when I gotta climb up that tree and need to maneuver
 

Lars

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Can’t go wrong with either of those brands. I prefer Stihl, my brother likes Husqvarna. One of his is the Husqvarna with the big bar. It’s a back breaking sonofabitch. I would suggest you don’t buy one bigger than you will need.
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Lars

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Joke all you want, but maintenance costs are extremely low on that model. Granted, that model requires quite a bit of muscle and testosterone to operate so I expect myself and Bizarro Moreno @Sex Chicken are probably the ones who can use one.
Excuse me

I only swing a 36” bar

What’s that, you don’t “swing” a chain saw?

Me and Cody @Bones Nose do