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Author Topic: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM  (Read 12431 times)

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Re: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 05:36:09 PM »

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I will stick with my point that the 543 is a good saw if you are needing a small saw.
If your blocking up 2 foot hardwood for your furnace, step up and get a grown up saw.
Regards Chris

I'm sure it is a good saw - it just isn't what I expected a Husky xp to be at this point.

As far as I know, Husky bought Zenoah from Komatsu in 2006/2007 - but more may have happened, that I don't know about....
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Re: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2016, 09:04:37 PM »
Hi again Sawtroll
 I will have to say your one of the best informed saw guys around and I don't think you miss too much.
If you can grab yourself a 543 for a day or 3 you might keep it.
I think you already have more than a few saws already...sort of like I have more than I need but it's so hard to part with them.
Your correct about it not being like an earlier or even present XP saw. That is part of what sells them now. They are different and perhaps an alternative to some other saws.
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Re: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 02:39:06 PM »
Today i got my hands on a cold instore Stihl 241-was at a newish store 35k from me called Rural King a TSC type of place but larger. The new MSRP on the stihl is $620. I picked up a few echos but not the specific ones I think I like. I went in a TSC and really like the Jonsereds for price & specs!!! I read one review (Chainsaws.com) guy said he liked the CS 2240 until he found out it was made by Poulan, then he bought the 2245 & reviewed it as a good limbing saw. The label on the saw clearly says made IN! Husqvarna, Sweden. The TSC  store mgr said Husqvarna bought out the old Jonsereds chainsaw stuff and resurected the line with what are supposed to be new saws that don't equate straight over to the Husqvarna line of saws. All i looked at were made in Sweden saws.
I'd like to hear from TSC/Jonsered saw commenters?

Update! As of late last night(as in late for an old fart) I got a deal on a used but hardly used MS 241 C I'd been onto. Be a few days before I get it. Funny how old guys like me get ecstatic over an object like a chainsaw?  :D That saw has the original edge on original chain but paints scratched on the bar some.
Plans are to "get" some PS3 chains, I've been told a 7 pin rim sprocket too.
Saw muffler "gills" on the other saw place.
I've been told those funny little star looking thingies on the muffler face are covers for T27 fasteners. It's a pawnshop saw, started on 2nd pull after months in pawn, then the guy "discovered" it had a decompression valve after hard starting it.  :D  Said it starts better than any they've sold.
I'm sure open to ideas for the saw: chain,OE bar is 16",etc.? Did I say I don't like tool-less caps! ::) My Stihl blower, gas cap lasted couple years.
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Re: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2020, 09:20:29 PM »
I cant speak for the echo you are looking at! I bought a new cs 590 timberwolf and it has been a awsome saw so far! plentty of power esy to start etc! I bought it because assembled in the USA In illinois,boo! But besides illinois the Kioritz Powerheads have been around for years! So far for the cc class saw it is its a bull! I still prefer my old Jonsereds saws but gotta grow someday! jonsereds is gone! Husky, just isnt the same from what I see?
 I guess I better add My newest of 4 Jonsereds is maybe a 1986 model! Older the better!

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Re: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2020, 10:03:44 PM »
This thread is four years old, he has probably made his decision by now. ;)
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Re: New Saw Comparisons: Husqvarna 543XP to Echo CS 361P to Stihl MS 241 CM
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2020, 05:02:42 PM »
The other saw I have in the photo is a Dolmar 5105 H, which is a really nice saw also. It is a powerful saw, balances well with a 16" B/C and runs 3/8 chain with ease.

 Great one plan firewood saw, at a good price point. A little heavy for its size, but it is built with quality and durability in mind, for me the trade off in weight is a non issue.
The 5105-H is a 50 c.c. Class Hot Rod (13,800 rpm.) . The 543 is a Prograde 40 c.c. Class saw that requires 6-8 tanks of fuel to loosen up . It then is a capable performer for small felling & climbing &  bucking . The 241 is more of a 40 c.c.Prograde Class saw also , however a more than adequate fire wood saw ! I own both the Dolly & Husky , the op will have to handle both of the 40 class saws to see what fits his needs the Best . He probably has since this thread is an old !
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