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Husqvarna 592 xp vs Stihl 661
« on: March 19, 2022, 11:31:50 AM »
Deciding what one Iím going to get. From the videos Iíve watched the Husky smoked the 661

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2022, 11:49:51 AM »
Is speed important? A properly sharpened chain makes a world of difference. Which one feels more comfortable? Is dealer support important? 
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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 12:14:27 PM »
Good points Sawguy! 

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2022, 12:52:30 PM »
1) who has the best service 2) how much weight do you want to carry 3) how big of wood are you cutting  I went with the 500I because 1)there is only a stihl dealer near me 2) I didn't want any thing heaver then my 460 3) it has the power to run a 32in bar and cut 30 in plus logs with out bogging down
and still light enough to limb with.  what ever you get I hope it becomes your new favorite saw  

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2022, 01:27:17 PM »
Ive got a 592 and 572 on order, kind of want to send them to Powers in Maine and get them done, I hear the 592 stock is a romping saw. 2 of my customers are Stihl dealers and even getting saws at cost I can't bring myself to do it 🤮🌈

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2022, 02:44:03 PM »
Oh Barge, just stop it!😂
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2022, 04:04:04 PM »
Stirring the pot. :D
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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2022, 04:32:51 PM »
I guess we need to get them set up like battle bots and let them duke it out.  Sawzilla vs. SthilFellin.
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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2022, 12:51:28 AM »
Oh Barge, just stop it!😂
 You wanna watch these guys running Stihl saws... 🤦‍♂️😆🌈 


 

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2022, 08:58:56 AM »
😂😂😂😂
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2022, 09:59:03 PM »
I wouldnt bother with either one. Just get a 500i and you'll not regret it. Been using one for over a year to cut 4500 ft a day and love it.   I spend the rest of the day skidding and loading and hauling.  

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2022, 10:47:26 PM »
I had opportunity of running a 592 18 months or so back, a rep brought one out. To be fair my thoughts of the saw was probably disadvantaged because i had just sat down my ported and properly filed 395 and picked the stock 592 with a unimpressive chain on it up. 28" in hardwood i was not impressed, the power felt very similiar to stock 661 power. I got awesome stihl support here, and the husky dealers are a joke at best. So the 500i and lately a 661 in big wood gets my vote. Both ported of course, already carrying the weight so it may as well be as productive as possible

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2022, 11:58:21 PM »
500i guys spend all their time trying to keep their air filters clean. Never have to touch the 395xp. Don't know about the 592. I'd like to try one. 
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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2022, 12:03:54 AM »
Most would agree that an ms660 is a very tough saw. However the air filters was the worst i ever ran for packing with fines. It did not take away from the saw however. 500i air filter is better than 660, the sealing surface fits tighter and lets minimal fines past. 395 filtration is superior to any other saw i have ran for extended periods. But the 500i is not that shabby. I have tons of hours on them

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2022, 01:12:07 AM »
For a saw that was essentially introduced over 30 years ago as the 394, it has held its own. The spring suspension and air filtration was many years ahead of the competition. As good as the 046, 066 etc. and successors were, I could never tolerate the spongy rubber mounts.
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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2022, 02:15:33 AM »
Nobody is arguing the longevity of a 395. A 592 is not a 395 however. And spongy and rubber mount stihls do not coincide, most guys call spring mounts spongey. I prefer springs but in a color scheme that knows how to keep bolts from falling out...  ;D

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2022, 09:08:23 AM »
Uh oh, shots fired!😂
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2022, 10:20:46 AM »
By longevity I meant that the design has endured for a long time basically unchanged. I don't have a lot of experience with any spring mounted Stihl saws, but I know that running the rubber mounted ones even briefly will kill my hands, as will my old Husky 66. My 395 has two of its four recoil housing bolts. Works just fine. :D
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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2022, 11:04:06 AM »
Buddy of mine has a 500i almost converted me from being a husky fan lol its a ripper for the weight.

A note on husky screws they fall out all the time but I would put some screws back in your recoil cover. I've been lazy and run them like that and it ends up fatiguing the cover and snapping it eventually.

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Re: Husqvarna 592 xp vs Sthil 661
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2022, 02:58:15 AM »
Ive got a 592 and 572 on order, kind of want to send them to Powers in Maine and get them done, I hear the 592 stock is a romping saw. 2 of my customers are Stihl dealers and even getting saws at cost I can't bring myself to do it 🤮🌈
Did you get them yet! If so how do you like the 592! 


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