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Author Topic: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today  (Read 3656 times)

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A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« on: September 21, 2015, 07:10:06 PM »
 thought it was a 288 at first and those I have seen a few of but not a lot.
I never saw or even heard of a 298 before.
I was in Huskies parts look up and it would seem they only made them in 86 and 87.
Not a lot of parts available for it.
I checked it over and it was good to go with a new plug.
Makes my 394 look like a toy, especially when you need to start it.
I weigh 130 lbs and if I didn't know how to start a saw I think my shoulder would have left my body.
Its in very nice condition and the owner asked about a possible trade.
Limited use in this part of the world...maybe I need it for a back up to my 394...lol.
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 07:58:37 PM »
Aren't they in the same saw family as the 2100? My bet is it's beast of a saw.. Hope you both enjoy and post some pics or vids...:) (I have one as a project saw on the shelf...waiting its turn. I really don't know much about them but plan to learn. )
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 05:59:24 AM »
The 298 was an attempt to make a lighter version of the 2100, but I understand that the changes weren't popular, and the production period was short.

It at least lacks the manual oiler, limiting the use of really long bars - and it had a lightened starter that was harder to pull, and often failed (the starter often was replaced by a 2100 one on warranty).
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 09:59:59 AM »
A lighter version of a 2100 eh....I can tell you with its aluminum gas tank and its sheer size that it is anything but light.
Its a lot heavier than my 394 although it looks only a bit larger.
Old school tech I guess.
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 10:34:32 AM »
The basic design is from the 1973 1100CD, and they surely aren't lightweight saws!
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 11:12:12 AM »
The best part about this saw ( to me ) is the sound of it idling.
It just has a nice crack every time it fires.
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 11:44:42 AM »
The best part about this saw ( to me ) is the sound of it idling.
It just has a nice crack every time it fires.
Chris

Many owners just love how those saws run!  :)
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 04:46:49 PM »
Now you tell me everyone loves them....
The young fella that inherited it never ran a gas powered chainsaw before.
I showed him how to start it and carefully told him how to take care of it.
I fear it will die a slow and painfull death.
He would have traded it for a much smaller and easier to use saw.
Oh well, it will be back. Just not sure what shape it will be in.
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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 01:13:07 AM »
Sure if it's just given to you, but the 2100/2101 were better saws in every way and the ones to have in that class of Husky. I couldn't imagine not having the manual oiler....but I guess it depends on the scale you're in. On and BTW, everyone didn't love them, hence their short production run.

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Re: A 298xp Husky showed up at work today
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 10:04:10 AM »
I agree that most of the "love" went to the 2100/2101, the 298 was an unsuccessful variant back then.
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