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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2019, 10:19:39 AM »
I have z 359 husky and several smaller and bigger saws including a 372. The 359 is my best all around saw great power to weight ratio. 59 cc's are the bees nees for me...

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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2019, 03:32:25 PM »
MM--good choice on the MS362!  I have the earlier version: MS361.  It's my primary logging saw w/20" bar.  So far (7 years) it has always started.  To start on the first pull (after it's been sitting), I burp it a couple of times first by pulling so it turns over.  If I forget and give it a full pull, it takes 7 full pulls to start it.  Starting on the first pull sure saves on the arm/hand strain!  All the best, Rob.
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2019, 03:08:14 AM »
I've been mostly a husky guy but do have a 361. I find myself going for it about as often as the husky 562. I like both of them about the same. What's the difference between the 361 and the 362?
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2019, 04:03:23 AM »
I have a ms250 with 'ergostart' and yes its been great - when climbing up a tree dismantling then its REALLY good not having to fight with a saw hanging in a harness..

The wife can also pick it up and get it going in too secs which is handy..

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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2019, 08:44:59 AM »
I've got some big saws, some mid size saws, and recently got a little itty bitty saw for use around the mill and edger.  It uses a narrow kerf, fast, picco chain like a limb trimmer, and is great for trimming limbs, spikes off butt logs, the ends of boards before feeding into the edger, etc.  I also used it, just to see how it worked, to limb and trim up a decent white oak, maybe 18 inches on the butt and it did pretty good, with battery life to spare.  Not something I want to do regularly, but for small, limb trimmer sized branches, this thing is fast. 

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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2019, 09:03:32 AM »
It is a handy saw.  good for inside the shop or for little cuts. or awkward positions.  thanks for the video.  I use mine camping so it is quiet and not a fire threat like a gas saw.
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2019, 04:30:07 PM »
I now have some other work plus a week's sawmilling behind me using the new MS362.  Most of the logs were 22' so I did the bucking along with Bibbying one "too big" log.  Wow, it has the power to spare plus the "decompression" valve makes starting a breeze.  I have run well over a gallon of gas through it, so it should be getting "broken in".
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2019, 06:02:36 PM »
Congratulations on the new saw! I bought an 036 about 20 years ago. It was the smallest pro saw at the time and has a compression release, but Iíve never used it. The saw runs great and has decent power with a 28Ē bar. 
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2019, 06:11:14 PM »
My arthritic hand is what drove me to a new saw with the decompression valve.  ::)
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2019, 06:43:56 PM »
Sorry about your arthritic hand! Congrats on the new saw! I have a MS 290 and it's been a great saw for cut down a few small trees a year. A friend of mine wants to buy a saw and I was thinking about selling him mine and buying a new one. I was thinking about a new Still, but I don't want the m-tronic as well. I've seen a lot of great reviews on them. But I think I would just want to get one of the regular ones as well. I've never had to adjust my ms290. It's always seem to run and start great!  Fuel consumption? I don't care if they burn less fuel, I don't use all that much a year anyway. So the MS362 is the only one now that doesn't use the M-tronic? I might have to get one before they are all gone!!!

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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2019, 08:03:24 PM »
The Stihl brochure shows the MS362C (59cc) not M-Tronic and the MS362C-M that is M-Tronic, both being Professional saws. 

The new MS311, also 59cc, is listed as a "Farm and Ranch" saw and has a decompression valve.  It also weighs 1.3 pounds more because no magnesium is used.  The MS311 is ~$200 less.
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2019, 08:19:27 PM »
We run 4 362ís at work they have been great. Get used for several hours each day over last 2 seasons and have only required the bearing on the crankshaft replaces a few times each. Donít forget to check that bearing every few weeks, once they fail it will stall the saw at idle with the brake off.
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2019, 07:46:38 AM »
Are they M-Tronic?  If not I wonder about the mix being used or whether they are leaned out a bit too much? 

If they are M-Tronic, then I wonder even more.  smiley_headscratch
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2019, 01:40:09 PM »
TreeStsndHunter, are you talking about the bearing under the drive sprocket?
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« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2019, 02:30:31 PM »
Yes. 
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« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2019, 08:37:00 PM »
OK, that makes more sense and has nothing to do with the fuel mix.  "crankshaft" threw me off. 
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2019, 09:03:15 PM »
I thought that all Stihl chainsaws were made in the USA, but this one has this sticker:



Figured that I had better take a picture quick because it will soon wear off.  ::)
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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2019, 10:54:11 PM »
How did it run for you? They seem to rev quite a bit higher than the older style saws.
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Re: New Sawmill Chainsaw
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2019, 07:27:37 AM »
I've got a some standard commercial Stihls of various sizes, and an one M-Tronic.  The M-tronic seems to have more "snap", more response, and I like it.  Never had any trouble with it.

 
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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2019, 07:51:41 AM »
Good looking saw, Magicman.  I trust it is light in weight, also.  
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