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Author Topic: Stihl 038AV Magnum II  (Read 217 times)

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Offline JJinAK

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Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:39:23 pm »
So in one of those friend of a friend who is moving and selling off everything kind of situations, a guy has a Stihl 038AV Magnum II w/ a 32" b/c.  I always thought these were a pretty popular item, but I have no idea what they're worth.  Supposedly a lightly used/good condition saw.  The number thrown around so far is $150.  I certainly don't need another item, but.......




I know this is a loaded question, but any thoughts on the value?
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Offline ZeroJunk

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Re: Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 01:17:18 pm »
In that condition it would probably go for $400 on Ebay.

My brother in law bought one in similar condition at a yard sale for $20 .

So, there you go. ;D

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Re: Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 02:09:14 pm »
If it has good compression, the first thing I would do is throw down 150 bucks and go to the house, these were in my opinion one of the best saws that has came out,

only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 04:13:13 pm »
I'm referring to a professional end user saw here:
Stihl 038 Magnum at 72cc first introduced in 1985 was Stihl's good attempt to offer a good middle weight saw.
But the celebration ended quickly the next year when the 064AV was introduced, 85cc and lighter then the 038 Magnum.
The 038 Magnum ll kept the flame burning up until 1988-89 when the next level 70cc class pro saw was born, the 044AV. 
But I do admit you won't find a more solid reliable powerhouse of a saw for casual everyday  work then the 038 Magnum ll.
It still lives on sold in other parts of the world as a MS380/381/382.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

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Re: Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 05:10:03 pm »
Thanks for the information.

I really don't "need" another saw, but......
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Re: Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 05:21:55 pm »
150 judging by what it looks like is a good price .Very  reliable saw .I have two,an early model plus a Brazilian made model which is later . I'd prefer it over an 044/Ms 440 but that's just a personal preference .

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Re: Stihl 038AV Magnum II
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 03:20:57 pm »
I have an '89 038 Super which is two cc's less in size I believe. I once cut thru 25' of a 36" oak trunk with it and eventually wore out the 36" bar I bought it with. As I aged I downsized to an 18" bar. I have never had any problems my local shop couldn't handle. I think mine is worth $350 so if you can get that one for $150 I think you should. If nothing else use it for a few times and then sell it for a profit.