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Offline Ron Scott

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2004, 02:57:28 PM »
I guess after seeing and talking saws so much with the loggers that work my jobs, the 372 XP always seems to come up as one of their favorites.

So I just had to have one, but never wanted to pay the price of a new one. I'm mainly a part time cutter of firewood and do some "clean-up" cutting and road cleaning on the timber jobs.

I see the need for having two saws so I now have a Husky 351 and 372 to back up each other. They should do me for awhile, but now that I've a 372 they tell me a 373 is replacing it.

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2004, 02:51:23 AM »
Where did you hear about the 373?
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2004, 08:37:45 AM »
One of the loggers on a job yesterday told me about the 373. I haven't varified it yet with a dealer though.
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2004, 03:41:26 AM »
I would be carefull, by buying a Dolmar(Makita) Iīve worked with a few, smaller and bigger ones. A 116si at our VFD was a real pain in the a..e!!! It had been changed for a 044.The same model I bought used runs fine. Even the primer at the smaller dolmars can make You some worries.
I own a few Sthil (around 16) and have always been satisfied with them. But if a dealer is benear You, which is selling Husky or Jonsered, it would be worth to have a look at them.
Ever heard about Solo? The 644SP could also fit Your needs,
for a good price.BTW the Stihl Saws seemed to be cheaper in US then in Germany :-/ www.solousa.com

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2004, 04:21:08 PM »
I followed up on the Husky 373XP "rumor" today at a major dealer in the area. He said that the 372XP will be around for awhile yet.

He said there is a new saw out and he has 4 of them on demo. He wasn't sure if it was going to be called a 373 or what. He was a little "tight lipped".

I'll have to "nose" around my loggers some. I may see it in the woods.
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2004, 04:24:04 PM »
I'm intrigured, a replacement for the ever popular 372? It sounds almost like a lie, but it may be so, if it is so I would like to see or hear about one and how it compares to the 372.
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2004, 06:51:38 AM »
Some of the guys/dealers at another site have no knowledge of a replacement for the 372. The only reason i could think of for Husqvarna to replace the 372, would be to try to get something out there with a higher price. At $560 or so, it's a lot of saw for the money.
I ran my 801 last night until I broke my new chain, then switched to the 372 and I have to say, the 372 is an awesome saw! I dropped and completely took apart an old apple, a pare and did some substantial damage to a walnut overhanging the driveway in very short order. And best of all, I wasnít even tired when done.
I am in the process of making some changes to my saw line up and had considered selling the 372, but no way that's gunna happen!
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2004, 10:48:06 AM »
Only way I'll replace my 372 is with another 372 or the model that replaces it 8)  Gonna be pretty hard to improve on it though
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2004, 01:32:28 PM »
The 372 is popular, what more is there to say besides if Husky ever stops making it they will lose a LOT of business to stihl. I like my 266 a lot too, its almost as much saw as a 372 with the mods done to it. Just make sure they keep makin the 372 or we will be an angry mob at their front door one day :D
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2004, 02:15:42 PM »
 this thing of power to rate can in my opinion be the wrong way to look at the needs of an firewood saw. i got an 026 and its plenty powerful but in this use the exstra 2 bls would be an advantage in
cutting firewood pieces . to me the 026excels for an arborist.
 my fire wood saw is an 962 efco at 12.5 lbs. its like having an 028 with 13 more cc.of course i could have gone with my 036 with the same results but 6 one half dozen the other.then theres always to 372power ported,and truth is it would probably be the easiest saw to get the job done with. its good problem to have to choose lol.

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2004, 07:57:38 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if Husky tried to replace the 372... after all, they've been phasing out the 55 rancher for what, about 12 years now? :D :D :D
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2004, 01:23:11 PM »
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I wouldn't be surprised if Husky tried to replace the 372... after all, they've been phasing out the 55 rancher for what, about 12 years now? :D :D :D


Naw, more like 3-4 yrs. But why wouldn`t Husky continue to make 55s as long as they continue to sell and they meet the emissions standards? They`ve sold so many that their R&D and tooling costs must have been paid back many times over. Seems like a good way to do business for a change.

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2004, 04:36:59 PM »
Russ, absolutely Husky should continue to make the 55r - it's the best selling saw around here for sure.  I just find it kind of humorous when companies introduce a "new and improved" and nobody cares.  Everyone loves the 372 - never hear a bad word about that saw, so predictably, the manufacturer will introduce a "better" one!  Time will tell, my friend. :)
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2004, 01:01:17 PM »
Hay I just bought the 361 up at Wallingfords they are by far the lowest priced around. Paid $480 with a 18" bar which is about $45 cheaper than anyone down here around Portland they were even cheaper than Osgoods in Fryeburg which was a big suprise. Good luck

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2004, 03:46:40 PM »
I bought my 272XP about a year before the 372 replaced it.  Think there was a cult following on the 272.  I was offered a brand-new 372 for my year old 272 but figured the guy knew something I didnít so passed.  Wonít pass this time so if you want to trade let me know. ;D ;D  A new 372 sells for less money now than what I paid for the 272 years ago  Ė canít help but think that things are looking bright in the Husky line up.

The 372 out accelerates my 272.  I can out cut the 372 but think that is more related to the chain or how I sharpen it.
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2004, 05:15:33 PM »
We bought 2- Husky 55 models a couple years ago for bucking stovewood and they work great. Has a decompression button also. My father had a Husky and a Partner that he ran both for ever. We mostly had cut stovewood and once in awhile we cut sawlogs with those old saws. They got alot of abuse by the hired hands that would be working with father when we were still in school. I remember father bought a Sacs Delmore (a German saw) which was light for cutting on the yard he thought. That thing was useless after you shut it off after the first use. You could only start it cold. I think it ended up in the brush pile :D

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2004, 06:51:05 PM »
i would have to say that the 372 is the cats meow i have loved this saw since i got it. then i opened up the muffler alls i can say is  8) 8) 8) i also have the husky 350 good saw and the ms460 nice saw but i grab the 372 16" bar allways my poor other saws  just dont get the use :( so once in a while i run a tank of gas through them but then i start to miss my 372 ;D

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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2004, 07:35:45 AM »
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i would have to say that the 372 is the cats meow i have loved this saw since i got it. then i opened up the muffler alls i can say is  8) 8) 8) i also have the husky 350 good saw and the ms460 nice saw but i grab the 372 16" bar allways my poor other saws  just dont get the use :( so once in a while i run a tank of gas through them but then i start to miss my 372 ;D


My othere saws always give me that sad puppydog face  :( when i walk past them with my 372 also.
Once you run the 372, all your other saws just ain't what they used to be.
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2004, 02:33:26 PM »
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My othere saws always give me that sad puppydog face  :( when i walk past them with my 372 also.
Once you run the 372, all your other saws just ain't what they used to be.


I looked at a new MS440 today and I think its actually wider than my jonsered. I dont know HOW but its also more boxlike than I imagined a saw should ever be in this day and age. JMO. I'll stay with my Jred, for now, unless I get an 075.then the little 670 will just growl at me every time I walk past with the BIG kahuna with me. ;D Actually, it as well as my other saws will just crawl up in the corner and hide as best they can from the 075.
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Re: Help Me Buy My Last Saw
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2004, 03:17:42 PM »
I put a new 20" bar and chain on the Husky 372 XP today. Also a new air filter. It's now a favorite saw.
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