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GARY(OH/IN) View Drop Down
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    Posted: 09 Jul 2012 at 6:07pm
If you were buying the lightest saw available what would it be?
 
What do they weigh?
 
I have shoulder issues and can't handle lifting a heavy saw over and over.
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i bought a small STHIEL may cost a little more but you wont be sorry.i had been buying small saws from discount stores and i got 2 or 3 years out of them then i bought a STHIEL about 7 years ago and still running it like i said a little more cost up front but cheeper in the long run.i dont know what thay weigh but thay are ballanced and feel good in your hands and by being ballanced that takes alot of stress off of your arms and sholders you may want to look at a STHIEL 160 or 170 good luck Tom

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I have a Stihl 015R that I bought used (very low hours) for a good price. It's over 20 years old now and the only problem I have had with it is a gasket letting go in the crankcase so it wouldn't suck gas right.
 I can hold this saw in one hand and reach up overhead and I have shoulder problems.
 The only gripe I have is I can't buy a replacement gas cap because that part is no longer available.
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I have a 028 and 029 Stihl  that have been super runners for the past 15-20 years..A bit on the "heavy" side for your wants, but have seen the smaller/lighter Stihls do their thing for a smaller saw.. Son and son-in-law use my saws rather than the Husky and Johnsrud.( they have those in the shop 3/4 of the time)...
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I have a Stihl 180 that I really like.  It is a bit heavier than the 170, but it has more horsepower in the same package.  I even use it for cutting smaller trees rather than get my Stihl 310 out and starting it up.  I have other Stihl equipment, and they all start very easy, which is very important for me.  Hope that helps.  Dale
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Gary, are you asking about a chain saw for trimming trees or a miter saw for carpentry trim work? If it is a chain saw go with a Stihl as mentioned above. Their web site should list the weight of the various saws or your dealer will have a booklet with all the specifications. For a miter saw get s small Makita or Dewalt.
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll check out a Stihl tomorrow. Think I'll go to their site now.
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Yup, I am glad I am not the only one that considers a small chain saw a "trim saw."
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