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Quality chainsaw

Postby domfromoz » March 19, 2017, 3:45 pm

Advice required on where to buy a quality chainsaw.



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Re: Quality chainsaw

Postby parrot » March 19, 2017, 5:26 pm

I've been accused of wearing rose-colored glasses.......but:
I've had two chainsaws. The first, a Tuf brand from Global for 3000 Baht. That lasted 4 years. The second, I bought last May from Homehub for just under 3000 Baht. We have 2.5 rai with an abundance of mature trees.....so the chainsaw gets a workout.
You can buy a Hitachi for about 8000 baht......but comparing the cheap and the Hitachi, I honestly don't see much difference.
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Re: Quality chainsaw

Postby fatbob » March 19, 2017, 5:38 pm

Stihl is the only chainsaw to buy, last a lifetime. Available in Thailand.

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Re: Quality chainsaw

Postby wazza » March 19, 2017, 7:01 pm

I understand you are also limited in the size of the Blade Homepro / Global units are smallish , any large units, u need to show your ID etc and I believe a licence to hold it, ( about reducing forestry poaching etc )

Dont forget to buy a sharpening device !!

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Re: Quality chainsaw

Postby domfromoz » March 19, 2017, 10:14 pm

The heart says STIHL as I used them for years back home on the Apple Isle, but I now believe A 12inch bar is the biggest they allow here,
Plus its a one off job as the tornado bought down a very large tree on friday night,(by large I mean 5 feet through the butt)

I agree with fatbobs sentiments ,but at 78 A Stihl will well and truly outlast me.
Will see BiB tomorrow re a permit and work from there.

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Re: Quality chainsaw

Postby Hoopoe » March 20, 2017, 2:45 am

parrot wrote:I've been accused of wearing rose-colored glasses.......but:
I've had two chainsaws. The first, a Tuf brand from Global for 3000 Baht. That lasted 4 years. The second, I bought last May from Homehub for just under 3000 Baht. We have 2.5 rai with an abundance of mature trees.....so the chainsaw gets a workout.
You can buy a Hitachi for about 8000 baht......but comparing the cheap and the Hitachi, I honestly don't see much difference.


Between me and the brother inlaw ,we've had these the hitachi the blade lub goe's knackered , the Tuf i've still got albeit a new piston etc , still running & blade oil works fine ,

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Re: Quality chainsaw

Postby domfromoz » March 20, 2017, 1:14 pm

Well,that was interesting,BiB told us permit only required for bar length 12 inches and over
Shop says all ok as bars are now 11.5 inches and do not fall under regulations,the saw we looked at is 0.8 hp but he would remove the air restrictor on carb which allows 2.0 hp and then fit a 20 inch bar and chain for an extra 1800 baht.


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