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    This is the 028 on Kijiji.

    He said he would take as low as 200.00. They don't make these anymore and I know Tom's air cooled closed 5 years ago (The sticker on the saw). But probably no older than my 025 trying to find the specs on the saw.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/o...saw/1282232959
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    Wish I had seen this for you yesterday morn...smoking deal...sold quickly !!

    Husqvarna 440 Chainsaw and Accessories
    $250
    Kemptville, Ontario

    1-Husqvarna 440 Chainsaw
    1-part full container of chain oil
    1-Craftsman chainsaw case
    1-2XL Husqvarna chainsaw chaps
    1-Stihl hardhat with ear protectors (face screen needs replacement)
    1-pair of Stihl size 11 chainsaw boots
    1-Fiskars extendable pruning saw/cutter
    1-3/8" cable with hooks on each end
    2-milk crates to carry it away in
    Seems to me the MS250 goes on sale twice a year for $225/$250..just have to wait it out.

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    MS 170 is a fantastic saw and you can get the last of the straight 170 model run for $199 at Home Hardware. I just went and bought a second one. Fantastic saw for smaller folk and women.Can't beat the price. I've pounded the crap out of the one I own. Have worn out one clutch and two 16" bars and am now on my third bar. The saw literally has over 1000 hours on it. Never had a problem with it, as long as you always use fresh ethanol-free premium fuel. I've owned Stihl 026(3 of them and IMO the 170 is a better saw), MS 250 (2) , 038 Magnum, 290, 066, etc and this little 170 is my favourite. Owned three Huskies and the dump is probably the best place for them. The worst piece of crap I ever owned was a $1000 272XP pro saw. Single piston ring lousy design. Non-stop problems and lousy warranty service from Husky. I use the 170 for cutting ice for beaver trapping too. Very easily cuts 80% of my firewood, up to about 14" dia. hardwoods. The 038 Mag or 066 are great if you're bucking a trailer load of 20" + hardwood logs and you can rest the saw on the log and just use the bucking tooth. Other than that who wants to try felling and lugging around a 20lb pig all day. You need something this size, however, if you're running a chainsaw mill. You'll kill anything less than 65cc, esp. if you're milling hardwoods. No need to run anything longer than a 14" bar on the 170. Anything bigger and you're robbing the saw of power, adding unnecessary weight, and increasing the chain and bar cost, and your sharpening time. Some things I've learned - ethanol kills chainsaws. Use only premium ethanol free if you can find it. Dicard mixed fuel more than 2 months old. Only mix up small batches at a time so it gets used up. Put a new carb kit on your saw every 200 or so running hrs (that is a lot of cutting!. The average person may be lucky if they cut 50 hrs per year.). The ethanol fuel hardens all the gaskets /rots out the inner carb mesh filter. If you leave it like this you will eventually get a starved/lean run and detonation condition that will toast your head. Use premium oil and I always run mine at 40:1 instead of 50:1. Smaller is better - use the smaller bar. Unless you're running a chainsaw mill or are out in Oregon cutting lodgepole pine, you don't need anything bigger than a 16" bar.

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    You probably can't go wrong for 200 on that saw. Do a compression test if your capable.
    I just bought a 026 for my brother on Kijiji for 150$
    Lots of saws come and go on Kijiji I got my 038 magnum for 50 bucks but that was a fluke.
    Just watch for resellers... try and buy of a owner that is downsizing.
    My guess is your 025 has lost compression from a scored piston from the overworking.
    Take off the mufflers and shine a flashlight on the cylinder wall too see if it is scored. If it is put it on Kijiji for 75 bucks for parts and put the money towards a bigger pro saw.
    I wouldn't worry to much about the age of the saw as long as it's a pro series and in good shape.
    The 38 mag I bought is probably 25 years old but is a weapon and really easy to work on and parts are very available.


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    Yeah I'm keeping an eye out for the sales. The 028 is considerably heavier then my 025 by about 4 pounds. I don't really need it until fall since we have my buddies 291 and I have 20 face cords out back. But for me feels kinda strange not having a chainsaw. Maybe have to put one of my Poulans back together for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Maybe have to put one of my Poulans back together for now.
    I PM'd you...

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    I'm glad you like that little ms170 Fenelon but there is absolutely no way that a tiny 30cc engine has anywhere near the power of a larger saw like one over 60cc. I'd love to see you using that beside me while I use my 036 on large red oak logs. No contest. That's why you've burned a clutch on it, it's having to work too hard, specially with a 16" bar. But suit yourself, for me that's a limbing saw. Even my old 14" Pioneer had a 45cc engine.

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    I agree with you Smitty55. Probably wouldn't stand up to my abuse. If I didn't need a new main saw the M170 would be a very sweet ATV saw.

    Quote Originally Posted by smitty55 View Post
    I'm glad you like that little ms170 Fenelon but there is absolutely no way that a tiny 30cc engine has anywhere near the power of a larger saw like one over 60cc. I'd love to see you using that beside me while I use my 036 on large red oak logs. No contest. That's why you've burned a clutch on it, it's having to work too hard, specially with a 16" bar. But suit yourself, for me that's a limbing saw. Even my old 14" Pioneer had a 45cc engine.

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    If you can hold out for a deal on the MS250, I'd be doing that.

    A friend of mine just got one on sale about a month ago ($320).

    Personally I have the MS251, paid full pop, and have zero regrets.
    "Camo" is perfectly acceptable as a favorite colour.

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    Smiity:
    As per my reply, I'm not using the saw for large hardwood logs. As said, it easily cuts anything I'm handling for firewood up to about 19", which is about 90% of what I clean up on my property. I stopped intentionally cutting large stuff years ago when I got tired of the sore back and shoulders from handling those big blocks on the splitter. I'll buck and split it now if its blowdown, but not by choice. Re: clutch - the saw is 5 years old and has an estimated 1000 hrs on it and it's on its third bar. It will be on its 4th full carb kit if it lasts till this winter. I've replaced the drive sprocket twice and the inertia brake bank spring three times. It has more hours on it than most saws would see in a 20 year lifetime. Worn clutch has nothing to do with the wood I'm cutting. It's simply worn out from the hours. That's what is truly amazing about this saw model - the simple fact that its still got good compression and still runs well. If I ever do have to buck really big stuff, that's what my 038 Mag or my 066 is for. I said there's no need to run a 170 with any bar longer than 14", as the saw comes with a 16" bar stock when you buy it and its overkill. I run a 12" bar on mine. No need for anything bigger when youre cutting stuff up to 19 ".
    I cringed when I saw the word Pioneer! I have very bad memories of those old P40s and P42. I once saw a Frenchman at the cut shack at Camp 34, up near Pierre Lake at Cochrane. He got so pissed off at his POS P42 that he snapped, then walked down the side of a gravel esker with a DuMarier cigarette on his lip and pitched the whole saw into the lake. There were 10 men on shore crying, as all you could hear during the 200meter walk was "collice, calvair, este, tabernack, collice ............" . He came back to camp from Valdor the next week with a new Jonsored.

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