What Japanese chain saws are discontinued?

What is the best chainsaw??

First of all, speaking of chain saws, we recall the most famous brands: Husqvarna (which, incidentally, chain saws were forced to engage in demand for mopeds in the late ’50s was falling, so they had to find new uses for small-volume two-stroke motors), STIHL. However it is necessary to admit that in accessible segment they went on a way of cheapening a long time ago and not always the useful one. the same problems with oil pumps of budget Stils have already become a byword in the proverbial book. So it is not necessary to forget about the Asian manufacturers of the first link: in case of sufficient budget the Japanese Echo will be quite interesting, in smaller amounts Koreans DAEWOO and Hyundai will fit. Makita, being formally a Japanese brand, in fact sells German Dolmar saws under it, which are also quite interesting.

The Chinese brands of lower level, including those mimicking Europe (like the same Huter) are a choice for occasional use at home or in the country house, their chainsaws are cheap, but they can‘t boast of a resource.

Quality of a STIHL chain saw made in China: does it stand out from the German brand?

When it comes to the reputation of a company whose products are used almost all over the world, it’s hard to believe that the management would decide to deliberately degrade the quality characteristics. Even 7-10 years ago the inscription “Made in China” forced to put the saw back on the shelf. It was the right decision, because the quality was out of the question.

The build quality of Chinese STIHL saws is virtually indistinguishable from their German counterparts. This is due to strict adherence to manufacturing techniques and meticulous output controls.

The chain saws in China, like the German models, have the letters “TR” or “QC” stamped on the engine housing which serve as a Test Run or Quality Control symbol.

Chainsaws

Saws with gasoline engines from Japanese manufacturers are easy to operate and the technical equipment is quite clear. Such goods are sold at affordable even in the Russian Federation.

Japanese technologies of gasoline saws production are recognized all over the world. Manufacturers take into account characteristics important for the economy of a chainsaw engine such as compression, air intake and channel shape. Their engines therefore have a high power reserve, but at the same time they save on weight and reduce gasoline consumption.

over, chainsaws from Japan are environmentally friendly, safe and quiet in operation.

But a rather significant disadvantage of Japanese chain saws is the high price, not so much for the tools themselves, but for the accessories and maintenance.

The main advantages are:

  • Long product lifetime even under high loads and severe climatic conditions.
  • Compact weight, petrol saving and high performance.
  • Affordable price compared to European counterparts.
  • The equipment has a multi-stage cleaning system. It minimizes the emission of toxins into the environment.
  • Modern design that catches the eye. It’s nice to have such equipment in the arsenal of home appliances.
  • Quality approach in the production of both economy and professional saws.

The shining examples of chainsaws made in Japan can be attributed to the products of the Echo company. This company’s saws are very popular.

The most popular models are.

  • Echo 350. The engine has a pump that pumps fuel, and there is also a device for easy starting of the machine. The main difference from other similar equipment is the harmonious combination of weight, power and manufacturing technology. Large engine capacity is one of the advantages over competitors.
  • Echo 3500. Small but quite powerful chainsaw. Distinguishes itself from the competition with its reliability and stability. Easy to use and requires no skills to operate.
  • Echo 353. This model is most often used by farmers. High quality, environmental friendliness, easy operation of the unit give a great opportunity to use it in the home, ahead of the competition.
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STIHL chain saws

STIHL MS 250 2,3 kW chain saw

Ideal for domestic use, it complies with GOST 31742-2012 standards (rated power more than 2.3 kW, equivalent to 3.1 litres of fuel). с. 3/8-inch chain pitch) that cuts smoothly and without jagging, does not tear the wood.

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The guide bar is adjustable up to 45 cm. There is a chain brake, a cover that protects the operator from sawdust or pulled knots. But because of the same ribs on the engine rather quickly clogged with debris, which inevitably leads to its overheating. for frequent or industrial use is hardly a good option.

Fuel tank capacity of 0.47 l (for oil. 0.2 l). Weight. 4.6 kilograms excluding the weight of the chain and tire itself. Medium

  • The engine can overheat under heavy loads;
  • The crankshaft breaks quite quickly (relevant for models made in China, which are produced since the middle of 2016).

STIHL MS 211 chain saw with 3/8″ chain pitch

Engine power. 1.7 kW or 2.3 liters. с. With a pitch of 3/8 inch, this does not always allow you to make a proper and even cut, but for home wood cutting for firewood it is more than enough. Weight is only 4.2 kg without chain and bar.

Shtil is one of the most mobile and reasonably powerful chainsaws. There are and less work they are unlikely to fit, with the same model there is no problem. Up to 40 cm guide bar length, 0.28 l fuel tank, 0.18 l oil tank.

There is also a chain brake, the engine does not overheat under any load. The only negative side effect is the power, because the brake is often released on crooked trunks and branches, which means that the chain saw jams. Medium

  • clogs the carburetor, as it is not protected from the entry of sawdust;
  • The chain often jams;
  • The factory bobbin that fastens the guide bar breaks quickly.

STIHL MS 260 professional chainsaw with 40 cm guide bar

The power of 2.4 kW, the bar. adjustable from 40 to 50 cm. I consider it an improved version of the STIHL MS 250, but without the additional protective shroud, so when working with sawdust does not clog anything. The only strange thing is that the manufacturer provides for the use of chains with a pitch of 0.325 inch.

It has almost no direct effect on the output with this power, but still the probability of tearing the wood is minimal. The volume of the fuel tank. 0.46 liters, for oil. 0.26 liters. A chain brake is available, and you can adjust its position, but only by a couple of centimeters, that does not play a special role.

The ElastoStart and Ematic systems are STIHL brand-name add-ons. One makes the starter easier to start and the second automatically lubricates the chain. And these are not just marketing gimmicks, but really useful functions. Medium

  • adjustable bar length;
  • Optional systems ElastoStart and Ematic;
  • Optionally available with a branch cutter attachment (used for cutting branches).
  • Chain pitch is 0.325, compared to 3/8″ on the less powerful STIHL models;
  • The chainsaw is rather noisy for its 2.4 kW power.

Typically Japanese design, perfectly ground blade with hardened tooth, clean cut. Saws well. Good for making precise and square kerf cuts.п.

This saw has to be experienced. Work with them without rushing or straining.The less heat in the tooth, the better the cut. The force is exerted by the backward motion, as in Japanese pruning saws the direction of the teeth is towards you.

Finest tooth pitch, cleanest cut, quality steel

The tool is capable of sawing through a toothpick. Saw. A must for the aircraft modeler. Not recommended for plywood and other laminated materials.

I want to share how useful this tool was for installing a new kitchen countertop in a corner where the walls are not converging at a 90 degree angle. I needed to cut a wedge from a laminated worktop purchased at IKEA with a thickness of 38 mm read Testimonial at the link

Professional chainsaws

Oleo-Mac GS 650 18″ 5025-9001E1

  • bar length 45 cm
  • 3/8″ chain pitch
  • motor displacement 63.4 cube. see
  • Number of speeds: 1
  • Features: Anti-vibration, chain brake
  • weight 6.3 kg

Inexpensive and good professional chainsaw. there is no contradiction in these words? Not when it comes to the Oleo-Mac GS 650. Despite the fact that it is made in China, the build is very solid, as confirmed by the reviews of picky Russian users. Saw tooth stop is made of metal, crankshaft. The chainsaw is made of forged steel, and the cylinder is nicosilic-coated. All of this guarantees a long service life of the machine.

The model is equipped with a quality anti-vibration system with 2 springs and 4 rubber shock absorbers, so that your hands will not shake after working with it. Features like the mains inertia brake and the side chain tensioning increase the safety when working with the saw.

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The Oleo-Mac GS 650 18″ is easy to start in all temperatures and cuts quickly and confidently through trees up to 60 cm in diameter. Its speed is high and it has more than enough power for felling trees or making longitudinal cuts.

Pros: powerful, easy to start, low fuel consumption, adjustable oil pump.

Husqvarna 365 SP 9670828-18

  • bar length 45 cm
  • 3/8″ chain pitch
  • engine displacement 65.1cc. see
  • Functions: Anti-vibration, chain brake
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One of the best chainsaws for professionals, partly because of its strength and partly because of the LowVib vibration control system. Build quality is traditionally high, as on other Husqvarna models (both the brand and country of manufacture are Swedish). No odd noises, the saw is solidly built, and starts great in all weathers.

It features an adjustable oil pump, a quick-start system, a quick-release air filter, and an Air Injection air cleaning system that helps reduce filter wear. Chain can be quickly adjusted thanks to side-mounted chain tensioner.

The power reserves of this model are more than enough to fell trees and cut lengthways through logs, and the unit is perfectly balanced to be not only comfortable, but productive as well.

Pros: powerful, indestructible, robust.

STIHL MS 880-47

This chainsaw is by no means a budget saw, but in terms of “vitality”, power and functionality it pays for itself quite well.

The clever design and shape of the STIHL MS 880-47 chain saw makes it easy to operate and makes working with it safe. It is easy to start thanks to the decompression valve. Lateral chain tension eliminates contact between operator’s hand and chain saw. A quality brake allows you to stop the saw at any time.

According to user reviews, this STIHL chain saw is very easy to cut big trees, thinning brush and is perfect for any job that involves cutting timber.

Pros: easy care, long service life, excellent anti-vibration system, no-failure winter and summer operations, automatic lubrication system.

A Japanese-made saw from Aliexpress. Comparison with Bahco PC-9-9/17-PS.

Hello! I decided to have a look at what Japanese saws are like and what they are made of. I did not buy the expensive one because of the green toad, and decided to try the budget version. According to most reviews, “saws like clockwork”.

On the expanses of Aliexpress I found this option.

It’s a good steel CK5, two-way performance with a longitudinal / transverse cutting, and a comfortable handle. Well, the price tag, as usual, is much lower than the original (12.5). It is possible to purchase a replacement saw blade separately.

And now I got a chance to make a mini comparative review with a Japanese saw. BAHCO PC-9-9/17-PS. Saws come in this form.

Blades protected by plastic pads

Both saws are collapsible. Blade can be replaced as needed and disassembled for more compact storage.

The principle of fixing the blade they have the same, but implemented a little bit differently. At saws from Ali the blade is fixed by a screw with a plastic head, at Bahco the usual screw. It is easier and faster to disassemble the saw from Ali. Bahco can’t be dismantled without a tool.

In the saw with Ali, the blade is fixed better, without backlash.

The Bahco has a little play.

Both saws have rubberized grips. Tool does not slip in the hand. From my subjective point of view, the handle of the Ali saw is more comfortable in my hand.

Now let’s move on to the saw blades. The Bahco is a little bit bigger. Blades are not interchangeable.

The thickness of the blades is the same. 0.5mm. I felt that the Bahco blade is more flexible than the one at Ali.

Tooth heights for crosscutting are different. The Bahco has a slightly coarser tooth, which makes it faster and easier to cut, but the cut is a little rougher.

Tooth heights for longitudinal sawing are also different

Let’s see some sawing. If in the “European” saw the process is carried out by moving away from yourself, the Japanese saw implies the main emphasis on the movement on itself. The saw blade can thus be made much thinner and the quality of the cut is improved. Let’s see who can do better.

Pine bar (Ali top, Bahco bottom)

Pine beam 44 (Bahco above, Ali below)

Oak (Ali top, Bahco bottom)

Got to saw a wok such chips) (Bahco above, Ali below)

Trimmed dowels. Both saws scratch the surface. The Bahco saw does it more aggressively.

Longitudinal cut. Bahco did a better job.

I am satisfied with my purchase. It is not inferior to more expensive and famous rival. I liked sawing with these saws, t.к. They provide a clean, fast cut with little effort. On Aliexpress you can also find interchangeable blades, they have different shapes, lengths and heights of teeth. The same handle can be used. And time will tell which blades will last longer, the original ones or the new ones.

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Japanese chainsaws

Warranty 36 months.

1.7 kW 38.2 cm3 tire 15” chain 0.325”-1.3mm-64, 4kg

Keyless chain tension adjustment

The warranty is 36 months.

2.09 kW 43 cm3 bar 16” chain 0.325”-1.3 mm-66, 4 kg

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

Warranty 36 months.

Tire length (inch): 18, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.4 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Warranty 36 months.

Tire length (inch): 14, Number of chain links: 53 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 1.5 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 14, Number of chain links: 53 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 2 л.с.

Keyless chain tensioning adjustment

12 Months Warranty.

Bar length (inch): 15, Number of chain links: 66 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 2.56 л.с.

Keyless chain tensioning adjustment

12 Months Warranty.

Tire length (inch): 15, Number of chain links: 64 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.51 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 14, Number of chain links: 53 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 1.75 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

Warranty 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 16, Number of chain links: 66 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 2.16 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

12 Months warranty.

Bar length (inch): 14, Number of chain links: 52 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 1.9 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

Guarantee 36 months.

1.2kW (on clutch!) 26.9cm3 bar 10” chain 3/8”.1.3mm-40 2.9 kg

Keyless chain tensioning adjustment

Warranty 12 months.

Length of bar (inch): 15, Number of chain links: 64 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

12 Months Warranty.

Tire length (inch): 14, Number of chain links: 52 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 2.3 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

Tire length (inch): 16, Number of chain links: 56 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 2.3 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

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Bar length (inch): 18, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 2.8 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Warranty 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 18, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.5 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of chain tension

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12 Months Warranty.

Bar length (inch): 18, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.8 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

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12 Months warranty.

Bar length (inch): 12, Number of chain links: 47 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 2 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

Tire length (inch): 15, Number of chain links: 64 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.51 л.с.

Keyless chain tensioning adjustment

Warranty 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 18, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 5.6 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

Guarantee 12 months.

Tire length (inch): 20, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 5.7 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of chain tension

Warranty 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 14, Number of chain links: 52 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 2.3 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of chain tension

12 Months warranty.

Tire length (inch): 16, Number of chain links: 64 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 2.8 л.с.

Keyless chain tensioning

12 Months warranty.

Tire length (inch): 16, Number of chain links: 64 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.5 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

12 Months Warranty.

Bar length (inch): 15, Number of chain links: 64 pcs., Chain pitch: 0.325”, 3.8 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

Tire length (inch): 23, Number of chain links: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 3.8 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

12 Months warranty.

Tire length (inch): 18, Number of chain links: 64 pieces., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 4.7 л.с.

Keyless chain tension adjustment

Guarantee 12 months.

The length of the bar (inch): 20, The number of links in the chain: 72 pcs., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 4.7 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of chain tension

Warranty 12 months.

Bar length (inch): 25, Number of chain links: 84., Chain pitch: 3/8”, 5.6 л.с.

Keyless adjustment of the chain tension

12 Month Warranty.

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