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Posted: 1/12/2005 10:17:58 AM EDT
I am looking in to purchasing a mid-sized chainsaw, and I friend has a Stihl 029. What's the verdict on this saw, and what would be a good price for it (good/used condition)?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:28:26 AM EDT
That's a pretty small saw, in my opinion. I'd pay about $100-125 for a saw that size, in good condition...were I looking for something that size. Personally, I don't have any use for something that small.

My advice? Get a saw larger than you think you'll ever need.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:33:10 AM EDT
I have the newer 290, which is the same thing excpet the 0 is at the end and not the begenning.

It works great for what I need it for, excpet it does almost choke out on 5 - 6 inch pine trees. I'm using a 18 inch bar, so if the bar on the one you are looking at is smaller, it might not be an issue.

What do you want it for? That is really needed info before we can really give you an answer.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:34:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:40:47 AM EDT
I have an 029 that I bought at an estate auction for $25.
It had the plastic carry case and was minus the bar and chain.
I cleaned it up, put a new bar and chain on it and it runs fine.
I use it for smaller work and as a back-up.
I wouldn't want to tackle big stuff with it.
I figure I have about $50-60 wrapped up in it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:51:51 AM EDT
they're good saws.....just depends on what you wanna use it for

limbing/trimming tress.....it's great

cutting several ricks/cords of wood.....get something bigger
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:56:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 11:08:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 11:54:39 AM EDT
Here's the deal. I all ready have a smaller Husqvarna (36 or 38) I use for limbs, small trees, etc. Its a great saw, and has been 100% dependable. However, it just does not have the torque for larger jobs. The 029 seems to be a tad bit larger, with a 16" bar. I really don't need a huge saw, just something a little bigger than my Husky. Plus, chainsaws are like AR's, you can never have too many!

If I can get the Stihl for $75-85, I'll buy it. If its over $100, I'll pass.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:00:34 PM EDT
I have an 025, and it has never let me down. I can imagine they only get better from there.
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