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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 09:33:20 PM »
If your 372 has issues send her to Wicked Work in TN, just be ready to hang on to her when she comes home...
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 09:34:29 PM »
hhhmmmm
we the willing, led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. we have done so much for so long with so little, we are now capable of doing anything with nothing.

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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 09:39:22 PM »
Of course the exhaust will have a southern accent to it when you get it back...
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 09:47:44 PM »
If your 372 has issues send her to Wicked Work in TN, just be ready to hang on to her when she comes home...
Here's my 2006 OE 372XP (non X-Torq) I have for sale right now. You won't need to send this one away for mods.
Lot's of power with excellent compression and tight main bearings. Never had the cylinder off.
 

 
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 09:53:57 PM »
I also sold my 2008 395XP and mint 1993 272XP last weekend to one happy customer. Also sold my 550XP the week before.
 

  

  

 
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 10:00:08 PM »
And lastly yesterday I sold my old reliable favorite saw, sure hated to see her go.
My West German 1989 Stihl 044AV 10mm.
 But I did sell it to a young local kid who promised me he will bring it back regularly for sharpening and servicing. :)
 

 
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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 10:02:29 PM »
Has that 272 ever seen wood? Wow!
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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 10:09:18 PM »
Has that 272 ever seen wood? Wow!
Didn't see wood for over 20 years until I bought it 4 years ago. I couldn't help myself and cut a few trees with it and then put it into storage until now.
Here's the piston when I sold it a few days ago. Ring is not even worn in shiny yet plus not one scuff on the piston's oil ridges.
 

 
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 10:35:06 PM »
going out of business sale? lol
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 10:58:55 PM »
going out of business sale? lol
I gotta buy a new fleet of saws for a tax write off. Plus sell the old ones before their worthless.
Going all Stihl again after trying out Husqvarna for the first time in the last 10 years.
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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 11:13:17 PM »
You need a tax write off and I need a kiln - Lets do Lunch!!!  :D
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« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2018, 06:07:42 AM »
Willard - I see you managed to find some good cleaner that worked obviously very well for you - what did you end up using?
Hope your wore you PPE when doing all of this - you know the Gloves and Apron..  :D
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2018, 11:56:18 AM »
Willard - I see you managed to find some good cleaner that worked obviously very well for you - what did you end up using?
Hope your wore you PPE when doing all of this - you know the Gloves and Apron..  :D
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Randy- I had to install an exhaust fan in my small workshop to deal with the fumes haha.
I'm still experimenting but this is what I used so far. The Simonize rim cleaner seemed to work dissolving sap and gum on the covers. I sprayed all the covers with it inside a plastic tote (pictured) and let them soak for about 8 hours.
Then the elbow grease came in. Nylon pot scrubber, plastic bristle brush, air gun.
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But I tell you the hardest thing to clean on a saw is 3 year old dried on spruce gum. That stuff is tough!  No wonder why the natives used it for thousands of years to glue together their birch bark canoes :D
 

  

 
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« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2018, 12:35:05 PM »
Have had my huskie 562xp over a year now and it quickly became my go to saw.  Been feeding a CB 6048 for 12 years and in door wood burning boiler for 15 years before that, you can not go wrong with either the 562 or 372 or their clones for that matter.  My stihl saws are back up now.  As for 562 starting problems go to google for many videos on propper starting cold, hot, or flooded 562 as I had to do.  No problems now.
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« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2018, 10:24:38 PM »
Have had my huskie 562xp over a year now and it quickly became my go to saw.  Been feeding a CB 6048 for 12 years and in door wood burning boiler for 15 years before that, you can not go wrong with either the 562 or 372 or their clones for that matter.  My stihl saws are back up now.  As for 562 starting problems go to google for many videos on propper starting cold, hot, or flooded 562 as I had to do.  No problems now.

I'm set to go now, managed to borrow both a 562xp and a 372xp so I'll literally get to run them back to back for good comparison. I'll have to measure this bar but the thing has to be 36" long!! I'll post my experience once I get the 562 in hand.

Thanks for all of the feedback.

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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2018, 10:27:27 PM »
That will be an interesting test for sure, look forward to your test results. 
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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2018, 11:16:36 PM »
If possible cut the same amout of wood with both saws on different days to see which one makes you the most tired/ fatigued.
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2018, 09:54:52 AM »
If possible cut the same amout of wood with both saws on different days to see which one makes you the most tired/ fatigued.

I doubt I could tell, I'm still sore from a day of clearing brush and dragging trees around lol. That's not a bad idea but I hate to run somebody else's saw for very long.

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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2018, 11:23:34 AM »
You're going to be more tired swinging a 372XP around versus a 562XP.  But straight bucking firewood the 372 will out produce.
Here's my 2012 562XP I'm getting rid of, still excellent compression and tight main bearings.
I got 2 people coming over today who want to take a look at it.
 

 
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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2018, 08:45:07 AM »
You're going to be more tired swinging a 372XP around versus a 562XP.  But straight bucking firewood the 372 will out produce.
Here's my 2012 562XP I'm getting rid of, still excellent compression and tight main bearings.
I got 2 people coming over today who want to take a look at it.
 

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This is why I want a side by side comparison, the first thing that starts giving me trouble is my back (bending over for a long time kills me). I'm interested to see if getting threw the cut quick with a heavier saw with less bending time helps or if the weight difference cancels out the quicker saw time? Like mentioned before I got the 450 for the woods,  this one will be for straight firewood where it's all in one neat pile  (no lugging it around).

What are you asking for your 562?


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