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362 Modifications
« on: June 27, 2020, 11:28:38 PM »
Just bought a new 362 C-M with a 20" bar (using on a full skip chisel). I've only used Stihl saws with no modifications but am wanting to upgrade this saw a bit and was wondering what others have done. I am planning on putting a full wrap handle on and oversized dogs. What do you all put on yours? Thanks.

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Re: 362 Modifications
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 05:51:54 AM »
Is there a reason for the full wrap and whatís the reason for the bigger dogs? You must question both of these things.

I personally have no need of either, but Iím just cutting for myself. 

Donít get me wrong, there have been times that Iíve thought about a full wrap, the reason being is that I was in the wrong position, but Iíve since learned not to repeat that.

The bigger dogs, to me, were just something cool to look at but not necessary in my great state where people let me cut their stuff for me to have. 

I hope the best in whatever decision that you make and keep the rest of us ďrookiesĒ informed.
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Re: 362 Modifications
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 07:22:00 AM »
I put a "THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO CIGARETTES" sticker on mine. I think it improved it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 07:35:30 AM »
Itís not safer but SO much more fun!
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Re: 362 Modifications
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 04:21:31 PM »
Open up the muffler so it will breathe better and run cooler. It will pull full chisel chain fine on a 20" bar, i wouldn't run skip tooth unless you went with a 24" bar. 
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Re: 362 Modifications
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 02:39:54 PM »
Great, thanks.

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Re: 362 Modifications
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 07:50:48 PM »
Trouble with oversized dual dogs is you lose 2 inches of bar. 20" is now 18".
Back in the day timber fallers in 2nd or 3rd growth out on the coast were souping up 044 046 with woods porting etc and running 28" and longer with full wrap handles  big dogs

With a 362CM 28" b/c it will be stressed with only a muffler mod being levered by oversized dogs.
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