my old trusty 029 super chainsaw cut it last log the other day. now i am shopping around for a new one. normally this would not be too much of a problem as my father was a logger back in the day and back then we knew which saw was best and durable enough for the job.
but the 041s, husky's and johsreds that we knew are long gone in their place are all new shit of questionable durability and reliability!
what i am needing is a medium sized saw of around 50cc or more displacement, 16 to 20 inch bar--not too large and heavy but big enough to get through the wood. start quick and run reliable. none of that going dead/hard to start shit. lastly it can't cost a mint. remember i got to buy important shit like ammo!
saws i have been looking hard at are husky 455 rancher. i have had good luck with husqvarna stuff and i can get a really good price on this model. the new ones worry me because the EPA made husky lean them out too much. and i have seen on the internet rumor net they can get mixed reviews. could be just green-horn mistakes though. i can fix the lean problem myself but it may void the warrenty--lol
the dolmar 5100 looks pretty good the price is OK--but i am cautious about a brand i have never run before.