Re: Top Speed
Chainsaws made by Stihl, Homelite, and McCullough are manufactured to much higher tolerances than Chinese motors. Better metal is used and better bearings, rods and pistons are used. They rev higher, produce more horsepower and last longer. The carburetors are much better, especially if you get a Mikuni. Mine has a Chrome cylinder liner to extend life. I have found used chainsaws at garage sales, flea markets, and pawn shops for much less than you would pay for a Chinagirl. I've had my Homlite for 20 years with no problems. You have to be a little creative to figure out how to mount the engine, I fabricated mounts from flat hinges. It's not a "plug and play" arrangement, so most are interested. But if you march to a different drummer, the results will far surpass the kits. Good luck and let me know if I can help.