If you are going to buy used from a dealer stick with the Stihl.
You will have an easier time finding a good used Stihl. At all the shops I have been to this is my observation. Looking for a used Husqvarna and most of what the dealers have are saws that have been ran and worked pretty hard. Now the Stihlís you will find some that are worked just as hard, but you will also find quite a few really good used saws that are hardly used or very lightly used. It seems (and this is what I have noticed) that a lot of people go looking for a saw and they buy the a stihl because everyone told them there is nothing better. The saw doesnít live up to their expectations, or they improperly maintain the thing, or they just realize they paid TOO much for something that really didnít need. Whatever the saw goes back and the dealer gets it back in to shape and you have a really nice used saw.
Keep in mind that even though, for the price of a good used Stihl, you can get yourself a brand new Husqvarna of equal size.
74 - Ford 4000
99 - Husqvarna YTH 150
07 - Huskee Supreme SLT4600H
05 - John Deere GX345
Chainsaws, Husqvarna: 340e, 345e, 345e, 346xp, 445, 357xp Dolmar: PS-5105 Stihl: 028av, MS280, MS260 Homelite: super EZ auto, Super XL auto McCulloch: Pro-Mac 10-10