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 10-27-2006, 07:22 Post: 136362
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I have been eye balling the Stihl MS 192T for quite awhile. I need a reliable and servicable limbing saw for when I am out cutting firewood.

For the past 15 years I have been using a Homelite Super 2 which as been a real trooper but the plastic and rubber tanks, oil, and fuel lines are getting real old and the thing leaks like a siv. Parts are getting tougher to find if you can find them at all and it smokes like a freight train. It also has no chain brake which is a big deal safety wise. It has done a good job and I will continue to use it on dirty wood.

I have not tried the MS 192T out yet but it is VERY light and well balanced. I went with the 192 T primarily because of top handle equipped throttle trigger and it comes with an attachment anchor loop for a lanyard it you are climbing up a tree to do some work. Where I live is a forestry industry town and the guy at the Stihl Saw Shop had never seen an MS 192 T before be he even commented about how well he liked the feel and light weight.

I will follow up with more on how it performs when I get a few hours on it limbing oak tree tops for its big brother the O-66 I have used for the past 14 years to cut firewood. Weighing in at a tad over 16 pounds, the O-66 is a cuttin' haus but it gets mighty heavy after several hours cutting and limbing tree tops. The dealer even threw in a free 6 pack of Stihl 2.5 gallon size 2 stroke mix.

Stihl MS 192 T

http://www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/MS192T.html


I was surprised at the price as the MS 200 T cost over $500 while the MS 192T cost $279 which is about $120 cheaper than the HUSQVARNA 338 XPC Chain Saw.


HUSQVARNA 338 XPC Chain Saw

http://store.baileys-online.com/cgi-bin/baileys/1866






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 10-27-2006, 09:03 Post: 136365
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I buy Stihl whenever possible for my business. They operate flawlessly. They cosyt a little more but it well worth it. I have (had--one was run over by my buddy and one was stolen) two Farmbosses. Excellent saws. And I have a TS 760 cutoff saw--about 7hp--and weighs every bit of it. I had a Huskvarna (sp), but it wouldn't stay running after a $150 "repair".






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 10-27-2006, 12:53 Post: 136369
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We sell both and for longevity I'll take the Stihl. The fellows in the shop like husky(job security). They both cut about the same it's just the hours they will run and stay together. They call a husky tune-up a piston and jug. That means when we clean out the parts saw bins there are normally about 10 huskys to 1 or 2 stihls.






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 10-27-2006, 15:05 Post: 136371
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I bought a 024 sthil woodboss in 1989 for Hurricane hugo and have abused it since then. One fine peice of equipment. My saw looks almost like yours I am sure mine weighs more. Mine has a steel sprocket for the chain, I had it changed to accept the plastic type. The plastic only cost 4 or 5 dollars well worth it if you use the saw alot. Also I got a 24 inch blade installed instead of the 18 that came with it. I am sure you will be happy with it.






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 10-28-2006, 14:09 Post: 136386
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 10-29-2006, 21:48 Post: 136405
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I bought the MS 192T about 4 months ago - GREAT little saw, I have a stihl farm boss it runs great but it's too heavy for me to use for any period of time. Couple of observations on the 192. Already had the starter cord and spring in the shop because I was not starting it properly, and didn't take up the loose-ish cord slack before yanking it (to the point of compression on the engine) so the ratchet pulled out as I jerked it and the spring jumped out (dealer gladly fixed under warrenty - another reason to buy a stihl). The saw is so light (6lb) that I can use it with one hand ....... which means the other hand is often holding logs and is apt to meet the saw blade someday if I continue doing it. Bad me. Fuel tank runs out quickly. Overall a 9 out of 10, I love it. I also had the 14" bar changed out for a 12" so it's really little after all how many logs that I trim are really bigger than 12", most of my firewood is 8" or less.






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 10-30-2006, 11:24 Post: 136419
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The 192 was made for arborists to use in tree's so weight was a large concern not so much fuel tank capacity. It will get better as most people find it takes about 5 gallons of fuel to break-in a Stihl engine.






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 10-30-2006, 14:45 Post: 136424
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I had a little Poulan and got rid of it for the same reason Ann stated. If it is too light you tend to use it like a kitchen electric knife with one hand. You alway want two hands on a saw. Even with anti kick chain you never know.






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 10-30-2006, 18:32 Post: 136428
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I too wanted a 200 t but the price was silly high and I always buy stihl. I ended up asking a few tree services that were die hard Stihl and husky guys, and they all agreed that the Echo top handle 3400 or some such number saw was a much better value and ran great. I am no fan of echo but I bought one and it is great and cheap. For the limited amount of climbing I do, I will never wear it out. I think stihl had to come out with a cheaper top handle because of the loss of sales.






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I cut up a white oak tree top today and ran about 2 tanks of gas through the 192 T today. For such a little fella, it is a cutting haus! Filled my pickup truck bed up in no time. It does not burn near as much gas as my Homelite Super 2 but it is a bit lean and cold natured and can be a little tougher to start than the O-66 or Super 2 sometimes. I think as I get used to it, the starting will get easier.






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