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Impressive Husky
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:27:52 PM »
We picked up a Wallenstein wood processor this year and added a Husky 390 XP with a 24" blade. I own 4 other Husky's including my favorite 371 XP. This 390 XP simply amazed me with power, performance and fuel economy. Processed appr 30 cord of wood on a single chain without filing.
Can't wait to drop my 36" bar on it next year to cut ice !!!!
If you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a Husky guy.....

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 09:03:46 AM »
I'm a husky guy too, my 395 impresses me every time I use it, the power with a 24" bar is amazing, 3' bar is not lacking power.

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 11:50:57 AM »
Another Husky homer here as well. 
I have a 390 that I really like. 
Plenty of power and fairly fuel efficient for a saw its size. 
Work hard. Be rewarded.

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 01:55:15 PM »
My 395XPW (well I cut off the W, so I can power my sawmill), is hands down the best saw I have owned for the size, weight. I have milled about 40mbf in the past 10 months with it, and it is going gangbusters!  I have a dual port muffler on it, which seems to really let it breath nice. I am turning a 22Ē dia circle sawmill blade with it, through a vee belt drive adapted to the clutch drum and a driven pulley on the circle saw arborshaft(Turbosawmill M8 warrior ultralightweight). The saw has no signs of letting up any time soon, if I wear this one out, I will be getting another.  I have run the 661 and this saw is better, IMO. 
JD AMT 626, Turbosawmill M6 Warrior Ultra liteweight, Granberg Alaskan III, lots of saws-gas powered and human powered :D

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 04:22:56 PM »
Wow, Mad Murdock that sounds like a sweet mill you've got !! Any chance you can post a few pic's ??

I also have a question for all...the exhaust ports on the 390 are straight out the side of the muffler. When the saw rests in the idle position on the Wallenstein processor, the saw is completely vertical, with bar straight up. This means that while I operate controls on mill etc, the exhaust is straight in my face and after a few hours it gets old really fast. Does anyone know how I can modify the exhaust so that it will blow towards the base of the saw ?? Even a 45' angle on the discharge would help a lot....

Thanks in advance....

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »

I have several pics in my gallery. Also there is a thread or three in the sawmilling topics on my mill. It is a nice mill. I can average between 150-200 bd ft / hr in most wood. I also wrote up a review on Turbosawmillís website. You can read it here with pics http://www.turbosawmillusa.com/reviews/
JD AMT 626, Turbosawmill M6 Warrior Ultra liteweight, Granberg Alaskan III, lots of saws-gas powered and human powered :D

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 12:17:18 AM »
Thats an interesting mill Murdock. I have long retired from milling but if I had those oversize valuable logs you have there I probably would be still at it.

I have Alaskan milled with my old 395 I just got rid of. But it was just a shadow of what my 090AV's could do. I always had the 090's govenor disabled and set the H speed rich. Never had a problem and it out produced the 395XP  2:1
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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 12:01:11 AM »
I been running Husqvarna chainsaws since 1979. I used the 2100ís, 266 &240 saws. Now Iím using the 385xp, 575xp, 353xp. At first they seemed slower than my other huskies. But once they cut twenty cords of firewood using that husky 50-1 premix they turned into animals. I guess there broken in now. I run nothing but Husqvarna saws.

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 12:24:29 AM »
I too have all husky saws, nothing against other brands, but I have exellant dealer support for them if I ever need it. Mine are older, but still capable of more than I am, so no need to change.
A 266 is my biggest, and really getting to big for me any way, my most used is a couple of 346's, which takes care of 90 % of my needs, a 455, just because it was cheap, I do use it though, and a little 235, just to keep on the log truck in case I need to cut a limb or something, seldom really gets used, and am seriously contemplating swapping it for an electric saw.
Old LT40HD, old log truck, old MM forklift, and several huskies.

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Re: Impressive Husky
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 12:40:47 AM »
Im not partial to any brand of running saw, but if i gotta fix it i much rather a husky over a stihl, especially any farmboss clamshells.  Theyre just over complicated and difficult to get the carb/intake back on. Takes forever to pressure test them after a rebuild.  Husky61 is my favorite to tinker on.  I dont always love lugging my 395xp around but ill never sell it.  

Would love to get an MS200T tho.  
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