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Offline nmurph

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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 05:21:49 PM »
I could get the new 365 XT 71cc with 20 out the door for a total of $570 with 18 $560.
The cheapest I can get one for is about $620 OTD with a 20" bar.

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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2012, 05:31:36 PM »
I want to get one to try out for that kind of money. But with about 4 372, 1 2171, 268xp with 272xp topend, 362xp setting on the shelf I just cant make myself pull the trigger on a 365xt even for that price.

Let alone all the other makes in same cc range on the shelf.  :D

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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2012, 06:43:32 PM »
The older 365's where similar to the 371 XP. They had a power peak of 9,300 rpm's where the 371 XP went to 9,600 rpm. That's loaded speed, not free revving. Free revving they will go close to 14,000 rpm's. I bought my 365 in "97" and haven't had a minutes trouble with it. It has cut a lot of wood. Firewood for the house, firewood for the sugar house and logs and cutting up on the landing, just about anything you could imagine. Been a good saw. The XP's cut faster but for 20 cords of wood a year the 365 will shine. The old 394 XP is a great saw for the landing. Power++

I was back at the dealer's again tonight to pick up my old Husky 44 (1980 vintage). The 365 had the black decomp button on top, so I'd say that it is the 71cc model. I am leaning towards picking it up for 600. The 2156 was 650 and the 2172 was 790. So the 365 looks like a decent deal if it's almost as much power as the 2172. The only thing I can't decide is if it is worth the extra weight for the power. The 2156/357xp looks like a slick saw with good power and low weight. Oh well, I probably can't go wrong with any of them.

If only I had enough cash to buy one of each.
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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2012, 08:48:26 AM »
If you are seriously considering the 357XP, you should look at the new 555 as well. Similar specs as the 357, and still "pro" constuction (despite the lack of the "XP" designation). THe 555 also has "auto-tune". A video posted somewhere showed the 555 beating the 357XP by a significant margin. And the 555 lists for about $100 less than the 357XP.

I own a 357XP, and like it a lot, but if I were in the market for a replacement in the same size range, I'd look seriously at the 555.

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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2012, 08:50:14 PM »
Thanks for all the input. I went back to my original thought and picked up a 562XP tonight. I am hoping to try it out tomorrow. It sure feels alot better than my old Husky 44.
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2012, 09:29:23 PM »
A husky 365 with a 20" bar is my go to saw and is just about ideal for heavy firewood cutting,simple to work on too. Frank C.
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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 09:53:24 PM »
Myself being a converted Stihl man of 30 years now running Husky, I own a 338,346,372,576 AutoTune, 395 XP saws. But the one I have the most fun with is a 20 year old "near brand new" 272XP with a 16" b/c.
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2012, 09:59:30 PM »
Concerning the 365's there are plain 365's, the 365 Specials, and 365 XP's (or XT), this is the way I see it . . .

The plain 365's were open port 365cc and were made up into somewhere around in 2000. In that year, they were changed to closed port. So there are a few late plain 365's that have the closed port cylinder.

The 365 Special began a few months later and in the USA had the same carb as the 372 and the closed port and side chain adjuster. The only difference in this 365 Special saw and the old style (plain ported) 372 was the bore of the piston and cylinder. (and the regular air filter instead of the HD filter).

Then came the 365 XP (or XT) which is a strato saw with 70.7 cc just like the 372 but with the baffles in the transfer covers as described previously.

All of these 365's are rather scarce at the dealers now.
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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2019, 06:07:06 PM »
I'm going to be that guy that brings up an old thread. 

I have a opportunity to buy a running 365 for 300 CAD (220 USD) . It's the 65cc version. Comes with two bars. 

I don't mind tinkering with it, it will kind of be a beater saw too. My main saw is an echo 620pw. Have a little stihl too for when I'm lazy. It also appears I might have the saw collection bug.

Is that a good price these days?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2019, 08:57:27 PM »
That is a good price for a running saw, I would snag it.
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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2019, 10:58:35 PM »
The wrold of chainsaws has gotten confusing.  I think it is chaos marketing. They want you to be confused. 
I was in a Husky shop last week.  The guy told me there are 4 grades of Husqvarna saws now.  He called them occasional use, homeowner, landowner and pro.  Spend the money if you depend on a saw and get at least a landowner grade saw, pro is better.  Some fall in between those two categories.  The new saws are leaned out to pass the emission standards.  That means they run hotter and do not last as long as the older models. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2019, 09:41:16 PM »
I'm with the old fart on this one. That's a good price for a 365.
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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2019, 09:45:41 PM »
Be very afraid of Autotune, its like that pesky fuel injection thingy they dumped on us in the late 80's so unreliable.

Autotune and Mtronic take 50% of the end user errors out of the equation, mix your fuel right and keep a sharp chain, your good to go.
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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2019, 06:39:03 PM »
I have one 365. I love it. I do normally reach for my 372 first though.

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Re: Husqvarna chainsaw advice
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2019, 11:24:16 AM »
I find 365xt all the time on CL for 3-400. So far haven't bought any lemons (kow). There awesome firewood saws.
Also find some 372xt or xp for around the same price. Great saws as well.
Recently I purchased a new 543xp to replace a stihl 250 and I have to say I'm now using that saw most of all. I love that little powerhouse. It was pretty good right out the box. At about 5 or 6 tanks it really started to wake up (break in) and pull hard. All I've done was lean out the main jet as much as the limiter would allow and put a real chain on it. It's no 372 but it weighs half as much and handles any logs up to 12" with ease.
If you have a Home Depot near by with a rental department it's worth making friends with the guy. They have makita 2165 and 2171 that get replaced every few years and you can usually score the for $100 or less.


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