No idea what forum to put this in. Admin might need to re-visit the ole quantity vs quality issue.
I'm in need of a new saw to use for cutting small spruce and medium size birch. Both my old used, hand me down saws are crap. Seems like every chainsaw has its issues and quirkiness though.
Couple of questions:
Is there a correlation between bar size & engine size? Is bigger, better? Like, would it be smarter to get a 42cc 16" saw or will a 30cc 16" do just fine? Does the weight of the saw matter, regarding cutting ability? Are there certain brands I should avoid? Anyone use or have opinions about Craftsman chainsaws (I generally like Craftsman tools)? Definitely not looking for a top of the line saw.
FYI, I'm not trying to blow PFD money on a saw and would like to spend around $200 and would like a 14-16" saw, but would consider an 18". Both my old, crummy McCulloch saws have issues and I need to buck-up some medium size birch, asap. I'd also use the saw around our Big Lake area property for cutting up black spruce. Anyway, I'd love some input about what to look for in a chainsaw and brand recommendations.