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Huskys are tough!!!!
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:26:57 PM »
had a poplar tree about 16" diameter fall on my new 576Xp yesterday :'(. all it did was bend the handle and crack some plastic. i bent the handle back in place last nite. i ran it today and it was like nothing happened to it, huskys are just plain tough!
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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 07:26:39 PM »
Dropped a 8" diameter branch on my 372 from about 15ft up. Broke the spark plug off and customized the plastic a little. Everything else survived just fine. That was 6 years ago. Still running like a champ.
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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 08:33:37 PM »
I ran over mine with the tractor  :).  I managed to wire most of the cover back together, but the chainbrake was toast. 
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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 07:42:07 AM »
Hasn't happened for quite a few years, but I used to get saws stuck while the tree was going over. Then the tree sat on the saw. Stihls usually broke the back handle/tank. That happened to quite  a few 66s. I once sat a 30 inch hard maple on a 394. It broke the rewind cover bent the handlebar, and cracked the fuel tank where the front handlebar attaches. The dealer replaced the handlebar and rewind, and used some kind of putty to close the crack in the tank. I never had a problem with it.

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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 11:55:21 PM »
You guys really know how to test saws   Maybe you should get jobs in quality
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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 12:40:23 AM »
I just needed to learn what I was doing.  :D
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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 12:51:31 AM »
I dropped my little husky yesturday from about 7 inches off the ground into the grass. Now I know I am not beating my saw llike you guys but I am starting small.

Watch, in no time at all I will be abusing them just like a pro. :D

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Re: Huskys are tough!!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 05:50:54 AM »
All depends what gets hit first. I have,had a bad week here with saws, I won't go into it but have three out of five headed,to shop I guess  my years of trouble free operation caught up with me. I am a husky guy but I think the stihls are a bit tougher in this category.

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 03:08:51 PM »
Thank goodness I've not damaged my 372, but my oldest son once dropped a 28 inch pinon on my 7900.  He got it pinched, and the tree came over on it.  I ran (what passes for running with me) up the hill thinking the saw was gone, and found it buried in the dirt, still idling.  After cutting it out, the only damage was a dent in the muffler and a bent bar.   They make some tough plastic these days.


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