I had a bad day at work on friday 3 saws and a climbing saw in the back of pick up, all 3 ground saws decied to pack in or play silly buggers which were all going well before ; went to replace a spark plug in 1 only to find both my new spark plug boxes were filled with old plugs (be gettin chucked in the bin from now on) On the plus side i've managed to get 2 going again very little wrong with them.
So past few nites been looking throu some glossy online brochures for Husky and Stihl saws as i need a big reliable saw, and then looking at the price tags.
Been 3 or 4 years since i bought my last saw so not to bad really, looking throu the brouchres and seen the a few strange technical terms Auto tune, Mtronic etc that i've never noticed before.
In a good old fashioned saw shop the day (the kind with saws and parts off saws lying all over the place, total choas but he can go straight to anything he wants, his staff struggle thou) asking for prices and wot all these new phrases are/mean.
It turns out quite a lot off saws are now auto tuning meaning the carb never needs tuned so no H/L/Idle screws and even more scary some of the top end stihls (and some huskys are jist coming out) u actually plug it into ur computer for diagnostics and it will tell u wot is wrong with it and wot needs replaced.
To me that seems like far to complicated for something like a chainsaw, mibee i'm being old fashioned but even the auto tune seems a step to far to me. I'd imagine any carb probs and u jist buy a new carb £££ instead of adjusting/new diaphram kit.
As an add on does anyone have any experience/reccommendations of good 70+cc saws, ie Husky 372xp (a proper old skool saw, with a proper carb) compared to the newer more modern 576xp or how they compare to the comparable Stihl 441 (never under stand how the stihl model no's work)
The last saw i bought was a stihl 361 which i like and have done a lot off work with, althou not as good as a husky 357, but i sometimes think that the husky's are sometimes over engineered and over perform (especially the 357,great saw but does tend to go bang quite often) and i seriously doubt the 357 would still be going now whereas the stihls seem to plod on and last a bit longer. I also have a few older 371/372;s that get canibalised to keep my 372 going which i love when its going well, but jist not relaible enough now.
Decision time stick with a new 372 old skool saw, a slightly more modern 576/ stihl441 or going high tech and get a computerised 1(think they are similar in price) if only they could make a robot to push the bloody thing