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Stihl 362CM ?
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:29:29 PM »
I see Stihl has the 362CM listed on their site.

Has anyone here run one yet?

I had a 036 pro that was a great saw, but it was stolen a few years back.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 10:45:43 PM »
I've had one since Dec 4th. I like it quite well. The new air filter is much better than the ones on the 361/2.  It's a lot of fun to run. 
 

 

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 10:58:14 PM »
can you get it in heated handles ? I got a couple guys that want them but with heated handles

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 12:07:14 AM »
Check with your distributor.  They exist according to mediaCAT that lists heated handle versions of the CM.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 09:04:36 AM »
Wish I could get that air filter on my 361!
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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 01:58:44 PM »
Thanks for the reply guys.

Nice saw, the newer Stihls with the M-Tronic have much improved air filters, that I have noticed on a few of the demo Stihls I have had this year.

I would be looking at the Artic version as a few mentioned they are in the system, locally we do not have them yet though.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 02:01:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply guys.

Nice saw, the newer Stihls with the M-Tronic have much improved air filters, that I have noticed on a few of the demo Stihls I have had this year.

I would be looking at the Artic version as a few mentioned they are in the system, locally we do not have them yet though.

Unfortunately, I haven't seen an "Artic version" in person.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 02:13:50 PM »

Unfortunately, I haven't seen an "artic version" in person.
Nor have I.  BTW, you can convert the carbed 362 to the new filter by buying a few parts.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 02:07:07 AM »
Thanks for the reply guys.

Nice saw, the newer Stihls with the M-Tronic have much improved air filters, that I have noticed on a few of the demo Stihls I have had this year.

I would be looking at the Artic version as a few mentioned they are in the system, locally we do not have them yet though.
I am buying a ms 362 strait no numbers behind it is it a good choice

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 02:46:01 AM »
The cm version hardly is lighter and neater to handle, so the model remains as uninteresting as it always was. This is a model that only hard-core Stihl fans (and uninformed people) are interested in!  :)
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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 05:49:37 AM »
Nice looking saw Higgins.  I lean towards Husqvarna but I do like Stihl's 50cc 261 C-M.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 10:28:52 AM »
The cm version hardly is lighter and neater to handle, so the model remains as uninteresting as it always was. This is a model that only hard-core Stihl fans (and uninformed people) are interested in!  :)



You have stated that there isn't any Stihl dealers in your area so how would you know ?

Here is a quote that says it all

“You know that because you actually run a saw, not just basing it's handling off armchair conjuncture. Bless ole Troll, great source of book/catalog knowledge, but how do you give a credible review when you have never used one ....."

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".... guess you need to do more than read specs, and look at pictures !"

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2013, 11:28:59 AM »
The cm version hardly is lighter and neater to handle, so the model remains as uninteresting as it always was. This is a model that only hard-core Stihl fans (and uninformed people) are interested in!  :)

That's quite a generalized statement. Everybody knows (see what I did there?  :D), generalized statements are the product of so-called "uninformed people". Since, I, for one, have stated my desires to actually compare the new Stihl C-M with your beloved 562xp and ponied up my hard earned cash to do so (delivery should occur this week or next), I would like to ask; who, sir, appears to be uninformed and a "hard-core" fanboy of a particular brand?

I understand we have a tendency to grow particularly fond of one brand/model or another. But, when consumers are genuinely looking for the "best" product to serve their needs, bias only hinders the process. For those who actually have relevant knowledge to share--it is more valuable to a potential buyer if facts are stated, rather than subjective opinion.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013, 11:39:20 AM »
There are Stihl dealers, but they all are hardware stores/box stores that have no inherant service. What I once said is that the good ones (or decent ones) are gone.
With the current breed of Stihl saws, they simply weren't able to compete with the Husky and Jonsered dealers, I assume.
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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2013, 11:47:27 AM »
I see Stihl has the 362CM listed on their site.

Has anyone here run one yet?

Chris

Yes, there are a few of us who have run the new 362C-M I have about 15 tanks of fuel through mine. So far it seems to be an excellent saw. I have not had any problems with the saw and have been impressed on how well it runs, even in the cold (down to -26F). It starts on the second pull, almost every time. I personally like the feel, the balance, and the power. I've said before, it is a fun saw--the more fuel I put through it the more fun it gets.

I am particularly interested to see how the Stihl performs in the heat of summer. The Husky 562XP (which I have ordered) reportedly suffered from use in heat. (I should disclose, the previous statement is based on owner statements taken from this forum, last summer). Although, I have not had an opportunity to test for myself, so please take that with a grain of salt. The rev boost feature found on the 562 interests me. Other than that, the husky and Stihl appear to be a very similar animal.

Regarding weight, the Stihl is published as .43 lbs heavier (12.57 vs 13.0). To me, this is negligible. To someone else, it may be a deal breaker. But, at the end of the day, we're talking a weight difference similar to a cup of water. Perhaps, when I have both units together, I'll do a scale test.

If you are specifically interested in the MS362C-M, I'm sure you will be very happy with it. It has better air filtration than the standard 362, the m-tronic seems to work well, the saw feels as though it has more power (subjective), and mine has very good fit and finish. Over-all, being that it is a new product, it is a bit early for me to fully endorse it. But, so far I am pleased.

Personally, I don't care what shade of orange the unit is, so long as it is dependable, reliable, and makes me money. I'm sure the 362C-M will replace your beloved 036, nicely.


I hope this helps and good luck with your search.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013, 11:49:04 AM »
There are Stihl dealers, but they all are hardware stores/box stores that have no inherant service. What I once said is that the good ones (or decent ones) are gone.

I'm going to look into this statement and see if it is acurate.
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013, 12:02:48 PM »
Nice looking saw Higgins.  I lean towards Husqvarna but I do like Stihl's 50cc 261 C-M.

The 261 C-M is a nice one.

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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2013, 12:08:13 PM »
There are Stihl dealers, but they all are hardware stores/box stores that have no inherant service. What I once said is that the good ones (or decent ones) are gone.

I'm going to look into this statement and see if it is acurate.

I already answered your PM with some added info - just go ahead, it is accurate!
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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2013, 01:03:35 PM »
There are Stihl dealers, but they all are hardware stores/box stores that have no inherant service. What I once said is that the good ones (or decent ones) are gone.

I'm going to look into this statement and see if it is acurate.

I already answered your PM with some added info - just go ahead, it is accurate!

Then why would post there wasn't any Stihl dealers ?
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Re: Stihl 362CM ?
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2013, 01:09:54 PM »
Brand Bashing does nobody any good so let's keep it clean and accurate. I want to hear more first hand experience with the MS362's.  :)
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.


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