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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2018, 09:40:19 AM »
Update, saw has 152 psi of compression when hot, tuned it more today, leaned the low speed transition and fattened the high speed slightly and it bogged less, but it was still having trouble in big pine this morning, which I imagine a 94cc saw shouldn't... Is 152 psi low? What is new, 170ish?
Current collection: Husky 3120xp,  394xp, 365, 345, stihl 017, homelite xl12.  Ford 8n with loader and forks. 1968 Chevy C50 dump truck

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2018, 10:09:08 AM »
    
Update, saw has 152 psi of compression when hot, tuned it more today, leaned the low speed transition and fattened the high speed slightly and it bogged less, but it was still having trouble in big pine this morning, which I imagine a 94cc saw shouldn't... Is 152 psi low? What is new, 170ish?

That's actually pretty good compression.  A lot of new saws are 150 or so.  About the only way to improve on that is a head gasket delete.  There are other ways to gain more power but at a added expense, like pop-up, or woods porting.  I would invest in a bigger saw before doing that.  Just make sure your chain is razor sharp. 

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2018, 11:37:21 AM »
The last owner said he paid his friend who had a saw shop to rebuild it but I doubted it because he seemed shady, good to know that's not bad. It may be a big bore top end, he didn't know, it does have an open port muffler and it looks like they bought any parts that wore, even has new oil tank, but it still seems to lack the raw torque that I expect from a 94cc saw, perhaps my expectations are too great of it?
Current collection: Husky 3120xp,  394xp, 365, 345, stihl 017, homelite xl12.  Ford 8n with loader and forks. 1968 Chevy C50 dump truck

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2018, 12:08:46 PM »
Is the cylinder OEM?  Raising compression will enhance torque.  But that alone may not be enough for any felt gains.

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2018, 12:44:12 PM »
Upstate, I never used a 394XP but it should definitely match my 395XP I had.
Your 36" b/c in .375 chisel is perfect. Just keep it sharp at 10 top plate angle. In softwood you'll need the depth gauges low at .030" - .040" even with new cutters. With my 395XP I used a square filed chisel  .375 chain and it really performs. But with round file or round stone dremel keep those cutters sharp. Bark cleanliness is everything,  I mill the best where the tree is felled, chain stays sharp much longer.

Leave the narrow kerf Picco chain for milling lumber off precut cants. Milling full width slabs with Picco chains is not the best I found. It stretches , goes off course when hitting knots, dulls faster especially with the bark.
With my 090AV I slabbed and squared up cants with .404 chisel. Used the 066 with logosol Picco sprocket drum and Picco 16"b/c to mill the lumber or beams off the cants.

Your  394XP- 36" .375 will do everything. When you get the cant making figured out. Stick a 16" - 20" bar on it with a .375 chisel chain filed down to witness marks for the narrow cut and mount that in your Alaskan mill.

Slab and square cants first. Then setup and mill your lumber later. No need for an edger.
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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2018, 02:32:12 PM »
You guys are great here, alot if exoerexper in one place! I'm not sure what type of cylinder is on it to be honest, haven't had the motor apart yet, it still is running and working, just reminds me of a snowmobile with a tired motor despite having 152 psi. Although 152 could still be a low number if the top end is some aftermarket high compression monstrosity lol
Current collection: Husky 3120xp,  394xp, 365, 345, stihl 017, homelite xl12.  Ford 8n with loader and forks. 1968 Chevy C50 dump truck

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 06:50:44 PM »
Alright, I know you guys like closure so here it is lol. My 394xp must have actually been recently rebuilt as the last owner had said, as it has really started to run well. I've run about 40 tanks through milling since and it's gotten noticeably stronger down low where it used to grab the chain to a stop in a wide piece and bog the saw down mid cut. I may still end up buying a new 395xp just to have before the stop making them, but my 394 has turned into much more saw then I thought it was, very weird as I've never had a saw or any equipment really take that long to come fully out of the cage. 8)
Current collection: Husky 3120xp,  394xp, 365, 345, stihl 017, homelite xl12.  Ford 8n with loader and forks. 1968 Chevy C50 dump truck

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2018, 03:40:56 PM »
Nothing better than a milling saw that does the job, but I must ask, what are you cutting, and what were you cutting?  You must be cutting a lot of it, whatever it is.

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2018, 08:05:54 PM »
I'm sawing a ton of white pine 2x6's, 6x6's, 4x4's, 2x4's, some beams and some slabs. Alot of it is lumber that will be used in a building resto, going to have to make some oak sill beams also. You're right, I've been using the heck out of this poor 394 lol
Current collection: Husky 3120xp,  394xp, 365, 345, stihl 017, homelite xl12.  Ford 8n with loader and forks. 1968 Chevy C50 dump truck

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Re: Husqvarna warranty in regards to milling
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2018, 08:08:27 PM »
And to be honest the 40 tanks isn't as much as it sounds like in a 394 milling, some slabs in a 12ft piece take an entire tank of gas by the time I let the saw idle down after.
Current collection: Husky 3120xp,  394xp, 365, 345, stihl 017, homelite xl12.  Ford 8n with loader and forks. 1968 Chevy C50 dump truck


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