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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2009, 05:07:36 AM »
 I bought mine before the 390, it's a decent saw, a little heavy. I'd rather be running a 7900 Dolmar, same power and a lot lighter.   Steve
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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2009, 03:03:17 PM »
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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2009, 05:09:58 PM »
Could be gizmo bought his 385 before the 390 was available.

I was thinking of new buyers......
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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2009, 07:56:54 PM »
I own a 2100 and it does just dandy for it's size group .



But how easy is it to start Al?   (Inside joke...)  :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2009, 08:10:35 PM »
I own a 2100 and it does just dandy for it's size group .



But how easy is it to start Al?   (Inside joke...)  :D :D :D :D :D

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Well right now not too bad but I'm sure it will act up again .I'll give it a good talkin  to again I suppose .

Now just what bunch of yahoos would make a hundred cc saw with that much compression and not put a decomp on it .They ought to be hung from the yard arm at high noon . :D

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2009, 08:16:11 PM »
I never used to use the decomps, until I ripped the starter out of the 394. We have a 2100 at the mill, when it runs, it really runs.
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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2009, 12:34:34 AM »
I was the same way Dave until I read it's actually easier on the saw to use them. Not just on the pull cord. Don't really remember why though.
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2009, 08:55:56 AM »
I never used to use the decomps, until I ripped the starter out of the 394. We have a 2100 at the mill, when it runs, it really runs.
A slight side track from Husqvarna but related to a decomp .

I have a 2100 Homelite ,from the days of tall timber and iron men . That old duffer has a slightly different decomp than most people are used to on a modern saw .

When I got this old thing the decomp must have been inoperable for years .Some west coast gorilla had nearly ripped the starter housing in two starting it . Who ever it was must have been bull strong because it takes me ,one foot in the handle and both arms on the rope to pull it over .Needless to say I repaired the thing .

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2009, 09:28:23 AM »
My 056 doesn't have a decomp and it starts easier than my Husky 55.

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2009, 09:32:08 AM »
We have a 55 at the mill that pulls over harder than my 394. Must be a 55 thing.
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« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2009, 02:28:05 PM »
I never used to use the decomps, until I ripped the starter out of the 394. We have a 2100 at the mill, when it runs, it really runs.
A slight side track from Husqvarna but related to a decomp .

I have a 2100 Homelite ,from the days of tall timber and iron men . That old duffer has a slightly different decomp than most people are used to on a modern saw .

When I got this old thing the decomp must have been inoperable for years .Some west coast gorilla had nearly ripped the starter housing in two starting it . Who ever it was must have been bull strong because it takes me ,one foot in the handle and both arms on the rope to pull it over .Needless to say I repaired the thing .

I resemble that remark!!!  :D :D

Starting my old Homelite 770G is like arm wrestling with an old silver back sometimes...

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2009, 07:01:40 PM »
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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2009, 09:11:02 PM »
Could be gizmo bought his 385 before the 390 was available.

I was really new to this sawing thing and had an Alaskan mill. I guess I really didn't give it a lot of thought.  My son's a school counseler close to a Husky place and i told him to buy me a 385. The dealer asked how much wood is he going to cut and my son said maybe 2 face cords a year. The store owner kind of looked at him and probably thought.........Here's a fish. Not so though. The guy threw in extra chains and I'm quite happy with my purchase. i bought it about 4 years ago.  Good power, works good in my mill which I just cut special slabs for me or my neighbors.   No regrets.

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2009, 09:34:03 PM »
I never used to use the decomps, until I ripped the starter out of the 394. We have a 2100 at the mill, when it runs, it really runs.
A slight side track from Husqvarna but related to a decomp .

I have a 2100 Homelite ,from the days of tall timber and iron men . That old duffer has a slightly different decomp than most people are used to on a modern saw .

When I got this old thing the decomp must have been inoperable for years .Some west coast gorilla had nearly ripped the starter housing in two starting it . Who ever it was must have been bull strong because it takes me ,one foot in the handle and both arms on the rope to pull it over .Needless to say I repaired the thing .

I resemble that remark!!!  :D :D

Starting my old Homelite 770G is like arm wrestling with an old silver back sometimes...

Gary
Why yes of course .Here I am a liitle skinny  old geezer of 220 pounds .Of course I have a tough time . :D

That nonsense aside ,some of those older saws were well blessed with compression .

Just last Saturday at the Ohio  gtg most likely the best chain filer on the east coast showed up with a 181 Huskey ,old school . Those that have never seen one in action cannot believe how those things boogie .They will leave those larger Huskey models in the dust excluding the big boys of nearly or over 100 cc's .

It's a crying shame what the EPA mandated stuff has done to our saws , :(

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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2018, 12:57:27 PM »
Bumping an old thread, but does anyone know if you can swap the jug for one from a 390 xp ? I saw one on Craigslist for $275 but don't know its condition.
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Re: Husky 385 XP
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2018, 01:44:01 PM »
Bumping an old thread, but does anyone know if you can swap the jug for one from a 390 xp ? I saw one on Craigslist for $275 but don't know its condition.
Yep any 390 part swaps on. Same case, everything really except piston and cylinder.
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