I have used both and for light, occasional use you will do just
fine adjusting the chain the old fashioned way. I applaud your
choice of saws. I've used a bunch of Stihl saws and have loved them
all. Is the 'easy start' the cylinder decompression button? On the
bigger saws this is something that's really nice to have.
On May 18, 2005, at 10:39 AM, Ron Horwitz wrote:
> I am getting ready to purchase a Stihl chain saw.
> There are two offerings at the same power/bar level.
> One is a regular start, tool adjusted chain tension,
> the other is an "easy start" with a tool free chain
> adjuster. The prices are roughly $240 vs. $290. I
> only plan light use, primarily cutting already fallen
> trees into more bite size pieces, rather than felling
> a forest. I don't think that I can justify the extra
> expense, unless some wise chain saw user tells me that
> the ability to adjust the chain by turning a
> thumbwheel will make my life so much easier.