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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2021, 01:39:25 PM »
This was pushing my limits but it looked so clean I went for it. Glad I did!
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2021, 09:23:55 PM »
Prowlin around and picked up a complete 394 with good spark, bad compression. Can’t have both, right? :D  The other has some good parts and both have cases with all bumper pad tabs intact. That’s sweet!


 
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2021, 10:21:59 PM »
Pulled the plug and muffler and took a look. Piston and cylinder actually look good. Maybe just bad rings. Thought what the heck, give it a shot of fuel, and the darn thing fired up! Happy camper!
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2021, 09:30:07 AM »
What kinda compression did it have?  Good snag!

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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2021, 09:34:05 AM »
Don, what is your favorite big bore Husqvarna?  Why?

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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2021, 11:17:04 AM »
My answer would be the kind that works & you ain’t gotta mess with ;D
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2021, 11:50:40 AM »
Rings are relatively inexpensive .New rings, old cylinder will wear in in time ..

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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2021, 12:56:44 PM »
What kinda compression did it have?  Good snag!

Kevin
By the feel of it I guessed around 100. Felt the same as the 288 I got a few weeks ago. I put the gauge on it before I left this morning just out of curiosity from your question and it sits at 120#. Not bad at all. As Al commented, I think a set of rings is the ticket since the jug looks good from exhaust and plug hole at least. It'll get the good going over when the time comes though.
This one didn't really cost anything, just horse trading what worked. 
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2021, 01:24:18 PM »
Don, what is your favorite big bore Husqvarna?  Why?
Good question. The 2100's sit at the top of the list, and not just because Kevin says so :D. I've met a few fallers from back in the day of this era that used them and reading about the history and reputation of them and I became quite intrigued by them. Especially after firing one up and giving it a few runs. There is no better chainsaw sound as it sits idling on the floor as well. Could listen to that all day :D.
The 185CD as well is a beauty in this regard but not as well known I suppose but has the same traits as the 2100. Very strong saw.
The 394's are right up there as #2. What a beast. I don't have the experience using these big cube saws that a professional would, my life has been with 60-70cc saws like my 262xp but I feel from what I have done with them so far they will keep up with or outrun the 2100 when tuned right. But that's just my limited opinion. The one I have running really rips.
Regardless it's a very interesting venture so far. Surprising what's out there.
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2021, 06:34:07 PM »
Don, what is your favorite big bore Husqvarna?  Why?
Good question. The 2100's sit at the top of the list, and not just because Kevin says so :D. I've met a few fallers from back in the day of this era that used them and reading about the history and reputation of them and I became quite intrigued by them. Especially after firing one up and giving it a few runs. There is no better chainsaw sound as it sits idling on the floor as well. Could listen to that all day :D.
The 185CD as well is a beauty in this regard but not as well known I suppose but has the same traits as the 2100. Very strong saw.
The 394's are right up there as #2. What a beast. I don't have the experience using these big cube saws that a professional would, my life has been with 60-70cc saws like my 262xp but I feel from what I have done with them so far they will keep up with or outrun the 2100 when tuned right. But that's just my limited opinion. The one I have running really rips.
Regardless it's a very interesting venture so far. Surprising what's out there.
Lol....the 394 replaced the 2101....so it's a kissing cousin you could say with some serious chops. I've never run one....waiting for some likeable guy up in BC to give me dibs on one...ahem....lol!

The 394 has to be very similar to my Jonsered 2094 and that sucker is the only saw who will ride next to my 2100's....it's that good. Nothing you have will outrun the 2100 in 3' timber or bigger...not my 2094, not your 394 or your 262xp. But under 3' scale there are many saws to outrun the 2100/2101. Save the big dawgs for the big wood. :D
 
I would polish the jug at least so your fingernail can't catch on any transfers and throw some new Cabers in. After a couple of tankfuls, you should be sitting @145lbs or better. That would be plenty of compression for that saw to work properly.

Randy(mastermind) has some YouTube videos on polishing jugs. I follow what he calls the 'wigglesworth' method. It's totally non-aggressive and you can quit at any time before you get too far into the plating.

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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2021, 06:37:04 PM »
I've really never timed them but I think my 2100 and the two Partner P-100's cut  about the same .In theory they should be close as they are the same bore and stoke .As for the Husqvarna it was never popular here so mine is the only one I know of in this area .Compression static is 165 so I think except for the v stack intake with a K and N filter it's stock .I've never had the cylinder off  to check but weather souped or stock it's got enough as it sits .If it ain't broke don't fix it . ;)

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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2021, 09:48:14 PM »
not my 2094, not your 394 or your 262xp.


I re-read my post and it kind of reads like I think my 262 would keep up to the 2100. I totally meant the 394, just worded it a bit wrong, bad grammer me.
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2021, 12:11:43 AM »
Not to annoy the Swedish saw afficionadoes but I have a souped up Stihl 038 magnum that will out run a Husqvarna stock 2100 on small stuff .When it gets to above 20-24  inches the contest changes .A saw just like a man has to know it's limitations .That said I like the Swedish saws .   

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« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2021, 09:25:23 AM »
That was the point....smaller saws than the 2100/2101 will outrun it easily in smaller timber. Lugging around a heavy 2100/2101 with a smaller bar in smaller timber is a ridiculous waste of a good saw design.

Husky saw a change in timber scale needs in NA and came out with the 394 and then the 395. The 395 stayed popular all this time and is considered a 'big' saw. Now you have the 592 with autotune....if it ever hits the shelves.

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« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2021, 11:08:32 AM »
“Not to annoy the Swedish saw afficionadoes but I have a souped up Stihl 038 magnum that will out run a Husqvarna stock 2100 on small stuff”

Doesn’t annoy me one bit. Have a couple friends that are Stihl guys. This latest 394 cane by horse trading some Stihl stuff for it. They are good saws.
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2021, 02:33:13 PM »
Maintenance plays a big role in how good a tool is perceived to be.  A poorly maintained 066 or 394 will annoy the best of us.  

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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2021, 03:48:50 PM »
Maintenance plays a big role in how good a tool is perceived to be.  A poorly maintained 066 or 394 will annoy the best of us.  
Yep! I’ve had saws that spent time airborne back in my younger days.
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2021, 09:43:53 AM »
Not trying to drag this thread too far off topic, but I am curious as to what a good condition, functional 394xp is selling for at this time.  It does not appear to have been used hard.  Bar side faces are well worn off from use.  Can't see any paint remaining on the bar.  But no blue or heat indication on any part of the bar.  24" bar.

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« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2021, 10:45:31 PM »
Not trying to drag this thread too far off topic, but I am curious as to what a good condition, functional 394xp is selling for at this time.  It does not appear to have been used hard.  Bar side faces are well worn off from use.  Can't see any paint remaining on the bar.  But no blue or heat indication on any part of the bar.  24" bar.
There's a few variables in my opinion. Is the saw all stock or does it have some cheap after market parts that change the picture quick? A friend rebuilt a nice 288 with a cheap Chinese jug and piston and didn't last long.
Around here it would go for around 7-800 Canadian or more if it's a real good one.
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Re: Another Gem
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2021, 07:30:47 AM »
Thanks for the info.  


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