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The 372's I saw were not wrap handles. I tried out the 372 and it felt like a toy compared to my old stihl, lots of power compared to the 036, but I wouldn't say equal to the old stihl. Definately turns up but slows down in the cut, which the old stihl didn't do. I didn't really notice a difference in weight between the 372 and 576 but the 576 seams to have more torque. Both were smooth as ice, I guess the engineers of the old stihl didn't worry about vibration. I did feel that I could fell with the huskies, which I never did with the old stihl. Now I gotta try the 385, I guess I am used to a big tough saw and I'm thinking I can handle the 385 easily for what I do. I guess I never new how brutal that old stihl was to run. Wondering if the 385 feels like it has a lot of torque like the 576 or feels more like the 372. In the past I always felt like the huskies turned up faster than stihl but stihl had more torque, I guess I am finding that still true. I did like the 576 real well.
All I've ever run on my Husqvarna and Jonsered saws has been .058. I think it's interesting, I never thought of it as a regional chain before.
Oregon .050 chain in 3/8" for example is .058 between the cutters and side links. Stihl .050 -3/8" chain is .063 between the cutters thus making a wider cut. With the Oregon .058 chain the drive links are even , a little stronger and you have a wider drive link tang to scoop more chips and bar oil over the .050. You may think .008" is nothing but it does work better.Stihl makes .058 chain for the Husky / 'sered crowd also.Regional thing? I think the 'sered / Husky market is bigger in the east- central North America where there are more endusers. Of course for competiton purposes you gotta seperate the apples from the oranges with Stihl .050 and Husky .058.Willard.
Well heres my .02. I bought a 372xp brand new off shelf because the guys at the saw shop said it would cut circles around the stihl 460. This is totally untrue. With same chain the stihl waxed the husky. I even swapped the chains on the two saws, same result. I think husky saws are cheaply made, hard to start, and just overall not equal to stihl saws. They are cheaper to buy though. I was not happy with the purchase and traded it in the same day I bought it for another 460. When I returned to saw shop to trade, the husky rep was there. I told him what happened and why I was not pleased with his product. He said the husky saws need 5 gallons of mix run through them to operate properly??? I dont have to do that with stihl. I would run a hack saw before I would buy another husky. Good Luck.
A lot of Husky saws came with .58. They should all just switch to .50 Steve
Many saws later I have to report I have been completely satisfied, only had one problem with one saw over all those years and that was the last 359 I bought which needed carb replaced.
Quote from: ladylake on October 30, 2010, 06:26:09 amA lot of Husky saws came with .58. They should all just switch to .50 SteveWhy?
Cut4Fun -Any idea of the date range or serial number range of the 357s which had the problem carb? I've got a 357 that acts a bit strange at times.
If I remember how to use my secret serial number decoder ring, those are 2008 serial numbers. My Husky 357 is older than that, so that's probably the source of some of my problems.
Quote from: John Mc on October 30, 2010, 07:10:58 pmIf I remember how to use my secret serial number decoder ring, those are 2008 serial numbers. My Husky 357 is older than that, so that's probably the source of some of my problems.Those were great little saws for the $250 or so they were selling for. I've had 3 and there all still going, gave one to my brother for a firewood saw and even his teenage son hasn't been able to kill it yet
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