Written on: 29/12/2009 by Treeclimber57 (8 reviews written)
We use several saws in daily use (as an Arborist). We have primarly saws from Husqvarna and Stihl, with a few Echo's in the mix.
We run Stihl's from the 200T up to the MS660 (we used to have 2 X MS880's and years ago had an 090 as well) However this is about the smaller end of the lineup.
The 026 and newer MS260 is an excellent saw with power to weight ratio, and one you can run all day long, every day of the week. Like any saw, they do require some care and maintenance, but nothing beyond what might be expected. These saws are used daily by the whole crew (nine guys), all of whom are professionals. The two most favored saws in the mix are the MS260 and MS361. While personally I prefer the MS361, the MS260 will run a close 2nd. This is a fine saw, and if handled properly will last you for years (we have five of them in the mix).