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    Default Pole saw comparison...

    I am looking into getting myself a new pole saw.

    Stihl HT131 or a Husqvarna 327pt5s

    School me on what you like or dislike about the pole saw you use.

    Any failures? Any other opinions are welcome.

    Thanks.

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    I've only ran Stihl, and I have no complaints.

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    I have a ht101 and chose that over a Husky because it was a telescopic design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    I've only ran Stihl, and I have no complaints.
    Thats the only one I have ever used also.

    What have you broken on it so far?

    Quote Originally Posted by flushcut View Post
    I have a ht101 and chose that over a Husky because it was a telescopic design.
    The Husky is telescopic also.

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    What have you broken on it so far?
    Other than letting a limb fall (a rookie move!) on it and bending the shaft, nothing.

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    Get the Echo, if it is available near you. Ive had em for years. Echo products are virtually bulletproof, and usually underpowered, and that adds up to a good stick saw.

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    Ever had a Stihl?

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    No, but I don't think I'm gonna find a stick saw that cuts fast like a topping saw, so, the echoes last for yeeears

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    The Echo is a god choice. Just put a new engine in mine. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Cheap to repair as well. I have had nothing but issues with every Husky pole saw I have ever touched. Stihl is nice, but repairs are pricey.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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