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husky 385 vs stihl 361
« on: December 04, 2012, 07:42:22 AM »
So i am thinking about trading a 361 which weighs 12.3 lbs, 13,500 rpms with a 20 in bar and five chains for a 385 which weighs 15.4, 13,000 rpm with a 18 inch bar, 3 chains and a 32 in bar with one chain.  I currnetly have a 2171  with a 20 and a 32inch bar that I love and my dad has the 361.  we are both 6' and 200 lbs.  I was thinking that I could give my dad the 2171 and trade his saw for the 385.  we mainly cut wood for our houses 30-40 cord and then we have a saw mill where I have cut a few 36" to 50" trees for our shop classes ( we are shop teachers).  what do u guys thinks.

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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 08:15:04 AM »
 
 You'll find way more cutting speed and wieght with the 385, mine with a 28" bar full of fuel and oil is 23#.   It has a way nicer powerband than the smaller Huskys.   Steve
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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 11:19:09 AM »
I think ya oughta ask your Dad if you are trading off his 361.  :) :)

You wouldn't get my 361 away from me without an argument ;)
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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 02:25:54 PM »
I'd not trade for that deal, though I'd consider buying a 385/390 outright.  The smaller saws have their place.  A 361/16" with 9t/.325" would be nice for limbing and smaller wood.

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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »
I'd not trade for that deal, though I'd consider buying a 385/390 outright.  The smaller saws have their place.  A 361/16" with 9t/.325" would be nice for limbing and smaller wood.

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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 03:22:24 PM »
does the 385 even compare to the 2171 in weigh or cutting speed?

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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 05:45:15 PM »
does the 385 even compare to the 2171 in weigh or cutting speed?

Well a 2171 Jred is the same insides as the old non x-torq 372 xp 70cc. The 385xp is 85cc.
For ref the 361 is 59cc.

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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 08:49:26 PM »
Unless you're going to be cutting the larger trees ALOT - I'd keep the smaller saws and just buy the 385 outright like someone else mentioned.  The extra weight you'll be gaining from the 385 is going to make a world of difference after cutting with it all day and you'll be wishing you had something lighter.

As far as trading off the old man's saw without asking him first - that's a no-no unless you wanna start a good 'ol knock-down drag-out fight.    :D
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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 01:18:34 PM »
  Stihl .325x9  rim  0000 642 1239.
  MS361 plus short bar equals good performer.
  We have several crane service guys running this combination.  They are in stock.

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Re: husky 385 vs stihl 361
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2012, 05:44:07 AM »
Most likely you know what you have with your saws in terms of condition and care.  I recently acuquired a 361 and it would be hard to trade me out of it (although I would like to have a 2171 :))    385 is a good powerful saw but I am just as tired after running it as my 2100.  (kinda heavy)

This to say keep what you have and get the 385 if you can buy it reasonable as has been suggested.  It sounds like you cut enough wood 30-40 c/yr plus a saw mill so a 385 could help spread out the hours on your other saws.


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