Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/stihl chainsaw


hi..i have a tree stump thats very large and very thick. it ruined a homelight chainsaw for me. my question is, if i go buy a stihl chainsaw, should i get a stihl light or a regular stihl? i will probably hire someone with a stihl, but just in i do  it myself, which version of the stihl is best? thank you!

If depends where you live, what type of cutting you plan to do, and how often you will cut.

The Farm Boss 290 is a great general purpose saw with sufficient power for most cutting situations.  However, if you are just doing routing trimming a lighter saw may be better.

If you want something you can use for a few years and then maybe resell as used then go with the 290.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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