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    Got a new husqvarna 235 yesterday, but after reading some online reviews thinking I shoulda bought a 240e instead. Anyone have any experience with either one, also what would you recommend in the $200-250 price range? Thanks

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    for 200-250$ i would suggest you go out and pick up a qaulity used 026 stihl, you will be very happy with such a bullet proof saw. I run a 20 inch bar with a 3/8 chain on mine, pulls alright through up too 18 inch softwood, such as pine, or fir, does well in alder too. most prefer a 16 inch bar on those saws though... If you are totally bent on getting a husk, go with a used 346xp.

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    After reading a bunch of online reviews about the 235 I decided to take the chainsaw back to Sears, they didn't have a 346xp in stock so I am gonna check out the Stihl dealer here in Anchorage this coming week, to see what models he has available. Still open to more recommendations. Thanks

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    After more research decided to replace the Husqvarna 235 with an ECHO CS400. Price was a lil more but reviews were good on this particular saw, also liked the features. I think I made a good choice for my needs. Already have 2 older model Stihls and a Husqvarna, all 3 have been used hard and need to be sent to the shop for repair and tuneups. Used to have a Poulan but gave it to my brother. Had Craftsmans before, never really cared for them at all. Also salvaged a Jonsered that I am planning on rebuilding, it was a throwaway, guess the neighbors didnt take care of it so now it is in my container van. Anyway will see how the Echo works out for me this winter.

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    Looks you made your choice, but if others are looking....

    I ended up with a Stihl MS250 for $320 at Alaska Specialty Service (C-Mas present from the wife). Way more saw than I need, but its a Stihl and someday my son will be running it.. Current sale goes until 12/31.....
    http://www.stihldealer.net/productde...ndeaeerre.aspx
    If you buy the saw there they will sell ya the hard case for an extra $20...

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    I've always liked Stihl saws, but husqvarnas are good as well. You really can't go wrong with either one in my opinion. I do like Stihl better though.

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    Let's see... I got my first Stihl saw around 1992 (so I didn't have to borrow dad's Stihl anymore). It's still the first and only saw I've ever owned. Nuff said.
    Winter is Coming...

    Go GeocacheAlaska!

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    the echo's are reliable saws, but you will not have as good of power to weight ratio as you would from a huskavarna or a stihl, even a dolmar or jonserd, but the echo does offer a 3 year warranty if im not mistaken. Iv had nothing but good luck with echo's, as long as you dont mind the extra weight without the extra power. I suspect you have a good saw, if your into building saws though.. always better off buyin used and rebuilding with a baileys kit.

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