The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

AVAILABLE


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: new saw stihl v Husqvarna  (Read 1484 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline g1xer

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:00:47 PM »
Hi all
Looking to add a new saw as my 041 is getting to be hard work in big timber (getting  much more vibes from it ) so its gonna be a stihl ms362
 https://robertkee.ie/product/stihl-chainsaw-ms-362-c-m#
 or a husqvarna 560xp 
https://www.gplshop.co.uk/husqvarna-forest-garden-products/chainsaws/husqvarna-professional-saws/husqvarna-560-xp-g.php
as i already have a stihl im going in favor of stihl but the husqvarna is a bit cheaper.I think these saws are about the same spec wise. Is one nicer to use than the other? which is best? any pros or cons for both? interested in views from anyone with experience of either also wondering if anyone has used www.gplshop.co.uk in the past, they will ship anywhere
Thanks for any information
                 G1xer

Offline DelawhereJoe

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 952
  • Age: 38
  • Location: delaware
  • Gender: Male
  • Trapped in Delawhere
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 02:11:47 PM »
I was in the same boat a few years ago, my 041 was a non-av saw, I decided on the Stihl ms 362 c-m as all my bars and chains would fit the saw. Even the bars from my 024 & 026 would fit the saw also, the pnly think the saw would need to run the .325 was a different rim sprocket.
WD-40, DUCT TAPE, 024, 026, 362c-m, 041, homelite xl, JD 2510

Online lxskllr

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 301
  • Age: 50
  • Location: MD USA
  • Gender: Male
  • dummy with saw
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 03:36:09 PM »
I have a 362cm, and a 362 that I haven't yet started. No complaints about the 362cm. Starts easily, and runs with good power. Never ran a Husky for comparison, but the 362cm is a solid saw.

Online HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3717
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 05:09:31 PM »
g1xer, being in the UK you have the MS462 available.
Unless you don't want to spend the little extra money I wouldn't even consider the 362, the 462 is the same weight  give or take a few grams and over 10 more cc displacement then the 362.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4888
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 07:33:48 PM »
g1xer, being in the UK you have the MS462 available.
Unless you don't want to spend the little extra money I wouldn't even consider the 362, the 462 is the same weight and over 10 more cc displacement then the 362.
when the heck is that darn saw going to be available in the US?
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Online HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3717
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 08:28:06 PM »
Soon I hope John, mean while my old tired 562XP -20" is doing the 60-70cc chores in my fleet.


Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline John Mc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4888
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Monkton, Vermont
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 09:31:16 PM »
Soon I hope John, mean while my old tired 562XP -20" is doing the 60-70cc chores in my fleet.
That looks like it's been around the block a few times.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.   - Abraham Maslow

Online HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3717
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 11:02:13 PM »
Soon I hope John, mean while my old tired 562XP -20" is doing the 60-70cc chores in my fleet.
That looks like it's been around the block a few times.
Yes it does, bought it new in 2012. Was my main go to saw ever since with only 2 broken spring mounts.
Other then it doesn't like hot weather it has been mechanically perfect running without any breakdowns or repairs.
Still lots of compression and strong power for a stock 60cc saw with a muffler mod.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Online HolmenTree

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3717
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • "Been there, done that........and still learning"
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 11:07:11 PM »
But now it is time for a more powerful 72cc saw that likes hot weather and weighs the same as the 60cc 562XP.
The 562 will then back up the 462 as a spare when there is no time to sharpen or swap out a chain.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

Offline teakwood

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Gender: Male
  • Switzerland
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 08:22:16 AM »
g1xer, being in the UK you have the MS462 available.
Unless you don't want to spend the little extra money I wouldn't even consider the 362, the 462 is the same weight and over 10 more cc displacement then the 362.
when the heck is that darn saw going to be available in the US?
we are all waiting for that thing!!
National Stihl Timbersports Champion Costa Rica 2018

Offline g1xer

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 08:49:17 AM »
g1xer, being in the UK you have the MS462 available
 
Love a 462 but for what i do its overkill and out side my budget. im just trying to find which is the best option and most easy to use and the smoothest for long days. Dont want to regret getting the wrong one

Offline btulloh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1230
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Midlothian, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • I never met an air conditioner I didn't like
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 10:19:21 AM »
I bought a 362cm a couple years ago.  Really like it.  Runs good.  No issues.  Good feel and balance. Good mid-size saw.  Just my experience.  Probably get the same story from Husky users too.  

A good dealer is important.  That may make a difference in your choice.

MS462 sounds intriguing, but . . . not one of the choices when I bought the 362.  Sounds like it's not a choice right now in the US.
HM126

Offline FloridaMike

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 72
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Floral City, FL
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 12:24:04 AM »
I think the Stihl MS500i will beat the MS462cm to the US (this spring per Stihl's web site).  So I plan to buy the first of the two that actually hits the shelf.

Offline teakwood

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1131
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Gender: Male
  • Switzerland
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 08:33:59 AM »
I don't think that the 500i will be available in America in the spring. Sale starts in spring in Europe and i would be amazed if they open the market in the US at the same time.

Look what happened to the 462, it was released in spring 2018 in Europe and we are still waiting for the dang thing 
National Stihl Timbersports Champion Costa Rica 2018

Offline g1xer

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2018, 07:56:08 AM »
Just been doing research on saws and im wondering if because of my use for the saw might a 365 be a better option?
I can cut for a week and the nothing for a month then for 2 to 3 days and leave it for 2 months, This is because of other jobs that i do that take me away for times.The 560 being a pro saw might not like being letft up for long periods but the 365 a semi pro and without autotune might be a better option?v Iknow its a bit heavier but it also has a few more cc?

Offline DelawhereJoe

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 952
  • Age: 38
  • Location: delaware
  • Gender: Male
  • Trapped in Delawhere
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2018, 09:20:43 AM »
With some work you can turn that 365 into a 372 and get more power out of it. Are you set on Stihl or Husqvarna, Echo puts put some good saws at fair prices there cs 800p an 80cc saw runs about $850 and there 60cc pro saws run about $550 .
WD-40, DUCT TAPE, 024, 026, 362c-m, 041, homelite xl, JD 2510

Offline Skeans1

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 842
  • Location: Rainier, OR
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2018, 10:22:12 AM »
Just been doing research on saws and im wondering if because of my use for the saw might a 365 be a better option?
I can cut for a week and the nothing for a month then for 2 to 3 days and leave it for 2 months, This is because of other jobs that i do that take me away for times.The 560 being a pro saw might not like being letft up for long periods but the 365 a semi pro and without autotune might be a better option?v Iknow its a bit heavier but it also has a few more cc?
I have a 562 I use in production falling when I hand fall, theres times I can run it 6 months straight and like this year it hasnt been started at all but when it has set for stretches its never given me an issue. The 372 is a fine saw Ive just never cared for them that much unless theyre hopped up. A Stihl is a no go for me I like my hands and not shaking at the end of the day who needs a shook up beer before you open it or no feeling in their hands?

Offline maple flats

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1927
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Oneida, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is what you make it!
    • Share Post
    • Dave and Joan's sugarhouse web site
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2018, 11:16:12 AM »
I can't address which brand to go with. I run all Huskys but that is because when I got my first non homeowner saw the local Stihl dealer was someone I did not trust. Once I had a Husky, I stayed with them even though the Husky dealer later also started carrying both brands.
To that, my suggestion is to go with the dealer you like best and if both brands are carried by that dealer, flip a coin. I do see advantages with sticking with one brand but I can't tell which brand is better. Personally I think both are likely good brands. Just go with a better saw rather than a throwaway model. Better does not mean it needs to be bigger, get the size you need in a quality saw.
As for Husky saws, I own 4 and all work well. Before I got my first Husky back in 2004 I went thru one Poulan Wildthing (their homeowner saw) every 12-14 months and got tired of needing a new saw that often. I bought them for $129-139 US dollars. I then bought a Husky 359 for $375 and it still works like new, as do my others, the best being a 543XP with a 20" bar and a 365 with a 20" and a 34" bar.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 9581
  • Age: 69
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2018, 11:34:18 AM »
I don't know where you get the idea a 365 is a 'semi' pro saw, it is virtually identical to the 372 but has a smaller bore. Properly cared for it will work with the best of them. Sounds like your experience with Stihl is limited to the old 'laydowns', the current crop are as smooth as any. At any rate go with what you are comfortable with.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

Offline Skeans1

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 842
  • Location: Rainier, OR
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: new saw stihl v Husqvarna
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2018, 12:17:47 PM »
I don't know where you get the idea a 365 is a 'semi' pro saw, it is virtually identical to the 372 but has a smaller bore. Properly cared for it will work with the best of them. Sounds like your experience with Stihl is limited to the old 'laydowns', the current crop are as smooth as any. At any rate go with what you are comfortable with.
If you mean the current as the 441 and 661 I have yes they are better then the 66 and 44 were but they still vibrate too much for my hands. Take a 395 your hands will not bug you near as fast as a 661 or 66 will.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Husqvarna 372 or Stihl 441?

Started by KC8QVO on Chainsaws

26 Replies
34293 Views
Last post February 09, 2012, 04:11:08 PM
by treedragger
xx
Stihl ms 660 magnum or husqvarna 285 cd

Started by Comunga on Chainsaws

5 Replies
471 Views
Last post September 27, 2018, 06:27:22 PM
by olcowhand
xx
Stihl MS261c or Husqvarna 555

Started by GriffLog on Chainsaws

7 Replies
5304 Views
Last post April 10, 2017, 03:56:27 AM
by NITRO313jh
xx
Stihl MS 261 CM, Shindaiwa 491 S or Husqvarna 550 XP

Started by Dr. Cornwallis on Chainsaws

8 Replies
6078 Views
Last post April 10, 2017, 02:13:49 PM
by bladerunner
 


Powered by EzPortal