Stihl MS251 needs a repair and it will cost about £250 to repair. My old 024 is still going well, but I like to have two around.

Weighing up my options (not an intensive user - 5 full days a year). New Sthil likely to be £490.

Quite tempted to go Makita petrol but they are not quite the bargain they were.

Even more wondering about Hyundai/ Erbauer type for the usage. Not that keen on chucking stuff away after 2 years though
£250 to repair??
What's wrong with it?
Run it over??

Melted the plastic casing, new sprocket and few other tubes. I think it must have been run when jammed or something

Runs Like a Deere

Mixed Farmer
I have a cheap £85 saw from Amazon along with 4 other branded ones, had it for about five years now and not had any issues with it.

Quality is as you would expect for £85 and it feels every bit as cheap as it is but its lasted and done a fair bit of work.

Its not my first saw that I would pick up, fuel tank is tiny and the vibrations are pretty bad but when it is the only one I have handy it still does a turn and other than a bar and chain has required nothing in the time I have had it.

Lincs Lass

north lincs
You’re missing a 3120xp, 395xp, 372xp 365 special and a 346xp

I like to have N+1 chainsaws when N is the number my wife knows about 😂
I was tempted with a 372 fairly local. Nearly bought one new when I got the 365 but they said they we would be finishing making the 372 so didn't bother ,wish now I had .
All ways fancied a 357xp but they are still fetching so silly money


Echo saws have a 5 yr warranty for domestic use
So don't buy it on business account
I've been told that since the new importer took over, you now have to get it 'serviced' by an official Echo dealer to get the extended warranty, which may not be worth the expense as they're generally pretty bomb proof anyway.

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