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« on: June 23, 2008, 07:52:37 PM »
Back about 5 months ago the local husky rep came by. I have known him about two years he was a contractor that got tired of the problems of being your own boss a job opening came up for a husky rep and he got it. Anyway about 5 months ago he came by and I showed him my 340 husky.It had a broken clutch spring so he took it and said i'll get this fixed for you. It's now 5 going on six months later with no word about my saw so I call him up. He says did I take your saw! Oh yea you did. He says I don't remember who I gave it to too fix and says I'll get back to you. So 2 weeks go by and I call him again he says he can't find it. He says I'll bring by a new 338 to replace it. I say wait a minuet my 340 had some porting and the exaust opened up because I race it at a couple fairs and this 338 wont even come close to the way 340 ran. I really just want my saw back but it ain't looking to good. In the mean time I hear that this guy has been kicked out of a local Husky dealership because he just doesn't know what he's doing. Every husky saw that goes out comes right back with loose parts and not running right because there not being set up right. So I guess i'm going to have to take whatever I can get out of this Idiot and swap it for what I want. Lesson learned never let your saws outa your sight if you can fix em your self.Kinda P@#ss me off >:(

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 08:28:52 PM »
That would probably be enough to negate the effects of my happy medicine. I mean.

I never heard of a scenario with an outside service rep this bad. If I were you I would go higher up. I know you'll be dealing with suits the higher you go, but if you pen the right letter, it might work. I would not just email, I would send snail mail to two different divisions. One here and a cc to the Swedes, with an email heads up.

This is downright unacceptable. This guy sounds like he's on crack or something.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 07:05:17 AM »
Porting on a 340, huh?

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 12:19:47 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 01:09:15 AM »
I'd whip his a$$ or he would have to whip mine.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 07:02:17 AM »
I called him again last week about my saw he hasn't returned my call

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 07:45:42 AM »
This kind of reminds me of one of my customer's experiences. He bought an old farm tractor, a Case I think, and took it to a guy the in the next town over to get some work done to it. He didn't hear anything, so after a month or so he drives over to check on it. The mechanic claimed he never had the tractor. This tractor was bought for cash with no receipt. There were no photographs of it and the serial number had never been written down. The mechanic never wrote up any paperwork either. My customer thus had no recourse against this mechanic. It was cheaper to just walk away than to pursue it in court.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008, 10:33:51 AM »
A reliable rep. should have insurance to cover the lose of your saw. Contact his service manager and have the Sheriff go over and look for your saw to return it if necessary. I've seen cases where this as rectified similar situations.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 08:56:00 PM »
Tell him that you`ll take a new 350 in trade, that shouldn`t be any problem for him as long as there are some left in the pipeline. He can just write it off as a demo.

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008, 08:57:11 PM »
I'd whip his a$$ or he would have to whip mine.
HAHAHAHA! I love that attitude, just hope that we`re never across the table from each other on a deal!  :D

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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 07:03:26 AM »
I would take a 350 in trade but I would have to find another saw to race with. I bought this 340 because it was in the top of the 2.5 ci class and the 350 is out of class.

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 02:56:55 PM »
well now i really do not want to whip anyone, but is the 350 husky any count as far as saws go. i just acquired one this past weekend. it looks to be a tad bit smaller than my 55 and also looks like .325 chain. any thoughts on this.

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2008, 04:05:14 PM »
Right on both counts Ely, smaller than the 55 and it is .325 chain. get some hours on it and adjust the carb and it should cut pretty good.

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2008, 04:07:43 PM »
I would take a 350 in trade but I would have to find another saw to race with. I bought this 340 because it was in the top of the 2.5 ci class and the 350 is out of class.
I gotta be honest, I was wondering why in heck you were racing a 340.

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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2008, 04:10:43 PM »
oh this saw is certain to have some hours on it. i need to do a few small repairs on it and maintenence also. i may have to appeal to you gurus on here for some guidance at one point or other.
i got it in a trade and it is a used saw so to speak. i would almost say abused.

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2008, 08:11:45 PM »
Jokers a couple of local fairs have as many as 5 classes of chainsaws

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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2008, 02:27:05 PM »
Jokers a couple of local fairs have as many as 5 classes of chainsaws
That`s cool! Takes alot of skill to race a small cube saw well.

What about picking up an older small saw with a removable cylinder, then you could really have it ported.

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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2008, 02:51:54 PM »
Jokers a couple of local fairs have as many as 5 classes of chainsaws
It's most likely just a regional thing . Many of the more well known race things only have two classes,below 80 cc and above .

The last little "picnic " race I participated in we ran a top handle class for the bumble bees .Kinda neat . My piped mini Mac won but not by much .

Now there's deal for you .You can buy those little saws for song and ones like it .Hop the little pup up and go to town .If you screw it up you aren't out too much moola

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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2008, 06:20:37 PM »
Jokers a couple of local fairs have as many as 5 classes of chainsaws
It's most likely just a regional thing . Many of the more well known race things only have two classes,below 80 cc and above .

The last little "picnic " race I participated in we ran a top handle class for the bumble bees .Kinda neat . My piped mini Mac won but not by much .

Now there's deal for you .You can buy those little saws for song and ones like it .Hop the little pup up and go to town .If you screw it up you aren't out too much moola

I think at Medina event I seen 6 classes once and one of them was 40cc or 38cc and under too. The next year I take me a little poulan for the class and they put them in the 50cc under, so it didnt get ran.
Al, I am thinking about trying to hopped up my poulan 1800 or 2000 to try and run with your piped mini mac or your hopped 020 or 200T you said you were working on. I going with muffler though.
Top Handle racing  at its best :o Those ASz guys would have a fit  wouldnt they  :D because they all say they ain't safe for bucking wood, yet we raced them and didn't cut nothing off  ;D and I used mine for bucking and felling before I new what a top handle saw was. Did what I had to as a unexperienced harry homeowner. ::)

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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2008, 09:05:28 PM »
 smiley_monkeyfight  harry homeowner  :D :D :D Cutz ......too funny. :)
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2008, 02:59:42 AM »
 Seriously you can have a lot of fun cranking power out of a little saw and you can make them boogy .

One event in Michagan has a 3 cubic inch class to encourage people to particpate which is kind of neat if you think about it .

Not everybody has 5 grand to build a 'cycle engine hotsaw or 3500 to have a souped up Husky 3120 made for them ,Most people can shell out 50 bucks or less and tweek on a little saw though .For that matter most of those little saws people will give to you so the only thing you are out is your time .

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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2008, 01:53:33 PM »
I was at the Luther MI event ran by Dave Nieger and the Fife Lake  ran by the Helsel's last year and they have the 3ci, 5ci, and open for chainsaws. I went for the 3ci mainly to try it at cold start racing with my 5000 gas saw. I felt pretty good getting in the money both days with a 3 cube gas saw.
I even seen a PP346 45cc get in the money one day on gas 3rd. It is still one of the fasted 346 gas work saws I have seen to date.
If I could only do a saw justice on a cold start it would sure help my times.


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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2008, 10:12:45 AM »

I even seen a PP346 45cc get in the money one day on gas 3rd. It is still one of the fasted 346 gas work saws I have seen to date.
 
If it's the one I'm thinking about,it is indeed fast . I've yet to figure how they can get such little saws to cut so quick .

I've always called the 80 cc saws the pit bulls and the three cubers ,the Jack Russels .

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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2008, 11:20:17 AM »
I`ve got a "Walkerized"  ;) 346 that everyone, including the owner of that fast 346 thought was fast, now I`ve got one faster and it truly runs on pump gas and any oil, not just Klotz.  ::)

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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2008, 11:34:11 AM »
As you know Russ alot come into play COLD start racing. Not just the fastest saw, it takes a good operator too and a lot of luck.
I have seen the fastest saws not place due to mistakes in cold start, change overs, etc.
So just because someone says they have the fastest saws dont mean squat to me. Line up cold start-em and let the mistakes began so us gas saw guys have a chance. 8)

I dont think you have ever met the owner of this saw either. He lives 20 miles from me and is in his early 20's. He helped me out with my spring GTG.
Plus he his twice the operator I could ever be, he cuts alot of rounds on his families tree farm.

I run Klotz or Poulan synthetic when I cant find Klotz. Whats that matter on oil type?

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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2008, 01:52:51 PM »
 Now there are 346's and there are 346's .I talked to the owner of that 346 I was refering to and he tells me the fastest one he has ever seen is in Alabama but it's not a gasser .

Kind of funny,somebody makes a fast one ,then along comes one faster.It goes on and on . :D

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« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2008, 03:13:29 PM »
Thanks for filling in the details off-line Cut4fun, I was in fact thinking of someone else who has a fast pp346. As far as one saw being faster, and I`m talking strictly in a racing scenario, the best comparison would probably be hot start over the block to minimize some of the technique discrepancies that you allude to, single cut would be even better because it eliminates the changeover variable but still there might be a chain variable and so it goes....

There is nothing at all wrong with running Klotz but because of it`s distinct red coloration and smell, oh, and compatibility with funny fuel, it has been used to hide nitro and other oderiferous fuel additives that increase a saw`s output. This is exactly the reason that at my GTGs we provide fuel for the worksaw classes. Helps keep everybody honest but a certain amount of scrutiny is still necessary. People can run whatever they want in the open class, even a 3 cuber on nitro if that floats their boat.

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Kind of funny,somebody makes a fast one ,then along comes one faster.It goes on and on .
yup, the nature of the game...........Cut4fun is right though, the consistant winner is going to be the person with the best technique regardless of how good their saw is or isn`t.

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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2008, 12:37:38 AM »
 
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Kind of funny,somebody makes a fast one ,then along comes one faster.It goes on and on .
yup, the nature of the game...........Cut4fun is right though, the consistant winner is going to be the person with the best technique regardless of how good their saw is or isn`t.
I didn't see it in action but talking about technique I did see a young fellow at Chardon Ohio  they say ran a muffler saw  against piped saws and did well enough to place in the finals .I did see the finals,kind of old home week so to speak ,and the young man did extremely well .That is talent .That kid at less than half my age has forgotten more already than I ever knew . :D

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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2008, 07:00:13 AM »
Well I finally got my saw back after 7 months. It took a Stihl chainsaw dealer to find it for me. This dealer just took on the Husky line of saws in addition to the stihl saws he has sold for years. My saw was at a small husky dealer that was closing his doors and going out of bussiness. The saw was just sitting on a shelf and is still not fixed. All I need is a clutch spring and it'll be good to go. I have never seen such a worthless full of bull person to represent a saw company as this guy that took my saw  >:(. If he worked for me he would have gone a long time ago.

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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2008, 08:09:53 AM »
glad you got your saw back, I had an 044 ripped off from my garage a while back, not a good feeling..... it's like losing one of the family :D

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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2008, 09:42:14 AM »
Yeah I'm glad you got your saw back. That's a great feeling to recover stolen property, I know this all too well. Yours was basicaly stolen IMO so it must feel as good to you. it's a whole different feeling than losing something yourself and then finding it later. Both good, but the recovery of stolen goods just taste a little sweeter to me.

I guess you don't know anymore details than what you gave, like what the creep told the Husky dealer, or if the Husky dealer was also negligent etc.?

Not that it matters. You have your saw. The world turns. ;)
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2008, 02:43:42 PM »
Well I finally got my saw back after 7 months. It took a Stihl chainsaw dealer to find it for me. This dealer just took on the Husky line of saws in addition to the stihl saws he has sold for years. My saw was at a small husky dealer that was closing his doors and going out of bussiness. The saw was just sitting on a shelf and is still not fixed. All I need is a clutch spring and it'll be good to go. I have never seen such a worthless full of bull person to represent a saw company as this guy that took my saw  >:(. If he worked for me he would have gone a long time ago.

You got any video of the Husky 340 making its cuts racing?  Was it for a 2.5 ci and under class?

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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2008, 06:55:07 PM »
Yeah I'm glad you got your saw back. That's a great feeling to recover stolen property, I know this all too well. Yours was basicaly stolen IMO so it must feel as good to you. it's a whole different feeling than losing something yourself and then finding it later. Both good, but the recovery of stolen goods just taste a little sweeter to me.

Ditto!  That is a great feeling. ;D
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Got in my car and went there.  She was in their Store ripping them off.  I told their Store Manager, asked him for a Coat Hanger, went to her car and got my Lobster Tails Back. :D
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2008, 07:07:53 AM »
Cut4fun I don't have any pictures. But I've been winning the 2.5 and under class for a couple years now. My favorate small fair has a chainsaw cutting competition. You warm your saw up for one minuet and the judge taps you on the shoulder you make one upcut then all downcuts and try to cut as many cookies off an 8x8 in one minuet before he taps you on the shoulder again. Then they count the cookies and measure the front and back cut of the unfinished cookie and whoever cut the farthest wins. What I like about it is it's not who can get his saw started or off the ground the quickest. You start with the saw running as close to the beam without touching it as possible. It is the fastest cutting saw that wins.


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