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Re: stihl 241
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2015, 05:09:16 PM »
Info fom the US Husqvarna  site and   Stihl USA shows the 346 with .6 HP more, close enough to a half hp  as  I was being conservative with the weights as the 241specs show 9.9 LBs and the 346 as high  with 11.3 LBs.


Something is up with those specs, they aren't like any I've seen before, and show a much larger differense than there actually is.
Most actual weight comparisons show about 10.6 lbs vs 11.2 - about .2 lbs over the common factory specs for both models.

.5 kW = .7 hp, but we are of course dealing with already rounded off numbers here, so no maths will be really accurate.  :)
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2015, 07:27:13 PM »
I agree Niko specs have changed.
It appears the 346XPG and 346XP E-Tech TrioBrake are all that's  available  over  here in North America.
So of course the weights  will go up and the h.p. goes down with the E-Tech TrioBrake....3.62 h.p.
Appears the 550XP has taken over
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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2015, 07:45:14 PM »
Niko to add to my last post,
When my MS241CM  comes in  I'll  compare  weights  to my 2008  346XP NE.
Of course I'll  make sure the 346 is absolutely clean of sawdust and bar oil debris ;)
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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2015, 08:57:23 PM »

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Appears the 550XP has taken over

Of course it has, power is a bit up, weight barely down, if at all in reality.

Husky some times use hp(i), and some times hp(m) in the specs - so it is better to stay with the kW numbers for comparisons.  ;)

Is gets really messy when marketing people (or others) use on decimal kW numbers, and calculate them into two decimal hp numbers.....

Another note is that the 2.7 kW 346xp often outcuts other saws rated at 2.8 or 2.9 kW. Max hp isn't the final answer, when it comes to practical cutting, it just is an approximate indication of the saws capasity.
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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2015, 10:22:25 PM »
I agree the KW ratings are the standard for accuracy.
I did add a 1/2" muffler outlet to my 346 last year and the muffler mod really woke up the saw. The 7 year old saw only has about 20-30 tanks through it and it's  a real powerhouse for a 50cc saw.
But with the extra power I have double the noise, not a good thing doing residential  tree removals in quiet suburban  neighborhoods.
Plus fuel economy and tank refueling  is a PITA too. ;D
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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2015, 04:35:53 PM »
The first thing you will notice with the 241 after running 50cc saws is how much work you can do per tank with the 241cm. Quite amazing. Its undoubtedly one of stihls finest models.
That's  good to know. For me that would be longer  cutting times without refueling while I'm  up in the tree.
I'm  ordering my 241 this morning.
Here's  my update on my MS241CM purchase. .......there is none :D
I backed out the last minute as I was at the dealer to pick up a muffler gasket for my 562XP.
I did a mod to its muffler and broke the gasket, dealer had to order one in.
So I went home and grabbed my 346XP to replace the 562 for the rest of the week. On the
job I realized I forgot how much power this little saw has.
 I gave it a muffler mod last year with  an extra 1/2" outlet hole and the little  guy rips! ;D
So got the MS241on the back burner  for now,  either put some hours on the 346 (extra noise is not that bad) ........or sell it :)
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