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MS 361 wrap handle?
« on: March 11, 2010, 07:22:55 pm »
Anyone know where I can find a wrap handle for an ms361? I have been searching with no luck so far.  Id actually prefer a 3/4 wrap, and I understand this is what Stihl considers a full wrap anyway.  Any direction would be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 07:46:58 pm »
Should be able to get one from your local stihl dealer. Also Madsens sells an aftermarket handle.

Factory stihl "full" wrap.
1135 790 3600

Factory Stihl "full" wrap kit.
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includes a 3/4 wrap top handle, a new deep dish side cover, a different top buffer spring, a short scrench, dual large dogs and roller chain catcher.

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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 07:58:09 pm »
Thanks a lot, I hadnt checked with the dealer yet but wasnt finding anything on the netm thought maybe they didnt make one for it, have to check with my dealer...thanks again
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 08:19:09 pm »
The best deal is the full wrap kit. The shortie scrench is so you can get the bar nuts off. I have a 3/4 wrap on my 044 and I love it. They also look cool. The large side cover is worth it (the chips fly easier). You can easilly sell the old side cover as that fits a lot of saws, as well as the original top handle/spring. The 361 dual spikes could be larger, IMO. Last I looked, the Stihl kit was $130-160 in the US. You can also get the dual dog and roller kit separately. Here is what they look like on the 361:

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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 10:13:26 pm »
i have several oem 3/4 kits for 361 & 460 saws,these are complete kits. handle,clutch cover,dual dogs, &  the catcher.

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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 12:10:52 am »
Thats exactly what I was looking for, definately want to grab the whole kit.  Thanks a lot guys, Ill see what its running around here, much appreciated.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 04:22:18 pm »
 Just yesterday in the sawshop I was looking at the new 362. It comes with a full wrap handle, larger spikes and larger side plate for about $50 more than the standard package. Quite a savings over piecing it together later. If anyone's buying a new saw and that's where you're headed anyway it makes sense to check it out.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 05:26:48 pm »
Ya that package would be huge if I could have got it when bought the saw, but no such luck.  Was the 362 pretty heavy with all the extras on it? I know theyre a little heavier than 361 is.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 06:51:22 pm »
 They are both a little heavier than the  361, and naturally the full wrap would be a little heavier, but the difference between the two packages was little enough for me not to notice. However,  I wasn't planning to buy one, I just was looking around while he found me a handful of parts :), and thought it would be good to pass on.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 09:46:51 pm »
Thanks, appreciate the info
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 10:41:18 pm »
I switched over to wrap handles on my felling saws just over a year ago....only way to go.

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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2010, 12:48:52 am »
Just yesterday in the sawshop I was looking at the new 362. It comes with a full wrap handle, larger spikes and larger side plate for about $50 more than the standard package. Quite a savings over piecing it together later. If anyone's buying a new saw and that's where you're headed anyway it makes sense to check it out.

That is real common here in the west. In Oregon many pro saws bigger than a 260 come in the 3/4 wrapped R version.

Note also that if you buy the aftermarket upgrade, you can sell the side cover and top handle to lower the costs.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2010, 12:33:09 pm »
can you get a wrap handle for a 2165 Jonsered? ???

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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2010, 08:32:45 pm »
 Wrap handles are definitely the way to go on a falling saw. Seems less popular in some areas though. I always noticed the bars offered were on the longer side out here as well, just what most people are looking for in their different parts of the country I guess.
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Re: MS 361 wrap handle?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 09:08:07 pm »
Some Stihl saws that are the factory R version also have higher capacity oilers. Rocky J knows more about that. So, if you're ordering a new saw, you might want to get the factory R, as opposed to adding the wrap handle.
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