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New Huskys, now what??
« on: March 26, 2015, 09:08:05 PM »
Hey guys, I am new to the forum even though I have been following it for over a year.  Over the past 8 months I have been planning on moving to the Palmer area of Alaska to retire, I am 47.  I will be building cabins for myself and other family members.  I bought a Woodmizer LT40hd.  It will be delivered to Anchorage this May.  Today I bought a Husky 562 and 395 because I am sure my 455 rancher won't hold up to the task.  This is not a stihl vs husky post.  My question:  is there anything I should do other than regular maintenance to keep these saws at top performance?  Oh, the wood I will be cutting is spruce for the cabins.  I will also be using a Great Northern Dovetail Cutter with the saws.  Firewood will be what ever trees are available.  Thanks in advance.   

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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 09:40:22 PM »
Coastal Gun,welcome to the forum. Congats on the toys to cut wood with!! I keep my stuff clean with an air compressure and only use high test gas. I also mix my gas 40:1 too.
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 10:54:53 PM »
Welcome! It may be a good idea to find a Husky dealer up that way since the 562 is an AutoTune and would need computer to hook up to if you were to have issues. Agree on the 40:1 also, high test non ethanol.  Clean them up every so often, keep the chain sharp. Enjoy your saws.  :)
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 11:13:55 PM »
As far as the 562 goes pretty much just keep the air filter clean (something I seem to forget to do cause the autotune adjusts for and still runs fine) run good gas and oil and it shouldn't give any trouble! The 390 if it's like the 385/2186 gotta check the screws my 2186 likes to rattle apart every so often good tough saw tho! Other than that I just try to maintain them the best I can and run them till they are worn out
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 11:16:13 PM »
Welcome!!!

Good news is there is no ethanol in any fuel in Alaska, so you don't have to worry about that. Yes 40:1 or 32:1 mix is always a good idea. The 562 will tune it's self, the 395 on the other hand will need to be tuned properly for that cold winter weather. Store the saws on a shelf or bench, never on the ground near moisture. A properly sharpened chain is one of the more important aspects of saw use and maintenance, far more important than most think.

You have yourself some nice saws there, that 455 will make a nice backup saw, so I'd keep that in good running condition as well. You can never have too many saws IMHO. :)     
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 11:38:12 PM »
I agree with the others about the oil. I put 3-2.5 gal bottles of mixing oil in 5 gal gas been doing it for years now. it really helps when your running a saw hard like spitting logs.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 12:09:50 AM »
I agree with the others about the oil. I put 3-2.5 gal bottles of mixing oil in 5 gal gas been doing it for years now. it really helps when your running a saw hard like spitting logs.

Sounds like a lot.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 12:15:15 AM »
I agree with the others about the oil. I put 3-2.5 gal bottles of mixing oil in 5 gal gas been doing it for years now. it really helps when your running a saw hard like spitting logs.

Sounds like a lot.
That would make around 16 to 1 if I did my math right? That seems excessive
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015, 12:49:32 AM »
the oil is 50:1 ratio so it should be around 32-34:1     3x6.4 oz bottles=19.2 oz in 5 gal of gas   20 oz in 5 gal of gas would be 32:1 smiley_thumbsup
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2015, 01:08:50 AM »
Umm, That may be a bit too much oil. I break mine in at 40 to 1 and run them how I would any other day. After a couple tank's it's 50 to 1. Has worked for me knock on wood
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2015, 01:11:35 AM »
coastal gun  watch the recoil bolts and muffler bolt on the 395 other than that it a good solid saw thats the only problems my brother has had with theirs. If parts are not handy where your moving to I would go ahead and get spare bolts to have. I dont know anything about the 562.
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2015, 01:21:09 AM »
Just buy some blue threadlocker... have it on hand and pay attention to which bolt's are loosening, they really are good saw's, X2 on the muffler bolt's make sure to buy a couple of the cylinder to muffler stud's and locking nut's just to have on hand. They are just square headed bolt's I think 8MM thread
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2015, 07:54:41 AM »
Umm, That may be a bit too much oil. I break mine in at 40 to 1 and run them how I would any other day. After a couple tank's it's 50 to 1. Has worked for me knock on wood

I mix my oil this way because of the abuse my saws take I generally burn 2 tanks of gas in 15-20 mins ripping logs the saw gets extremely hot. I also tune a little rich because the saws run a little cooler. I saw 2  395s burned up on the same log yard im working at now 1 was in the 3rd tank of gas the other made it about 30 days both were the operators fault not the saw. needless to say he does run saws any more. you cant work a saw that hard in the woods. I burn more gas in 2 hrs than I used to burn a day  when i was logging. Not saying this is for everyone but I know it works.   when i started using a saws some of the old ones were 16:1   we use 1 1/2 qt of sae 30 motor oil to 5 gal of gas ran same oil for bar oil  :o things have changed alot in the last 30 yrs though
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2015, 09:13:39 AM »
Thanks Guys, A lot of useful info.  I appreciate the help.
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2015, 10:32:09 AM »
Keep an eye on the 2 long bolts that mount the carb on the 395 as mine came loose when milling lumber.
Member Joe indie here a while back posted all the parts# for the Stihl locking head torx screw bolts he replaces  his customers Husqvarna's  screw bolts with.
Funny Husqvarna  never caught on and used those bolts.
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 11:23:27 AM »
I will second what thecfarm said
Coastal Gun,welcome to the forum. Congats on the toys to cut wood with!! I keep my stuff clean with an air compressure and only use high test gas. I also mix my gas 40:1 too.

I see soooo many saws that look like they are 10 years only to have the proud operator say that it is a new saw.

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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2015, 12:19:18 PM »
the oil is 50:1 ratio so it should be around 32-34:1     3x6.4 oz bottles=19.2 oz in 5 gal of gas   20 oz in 5 gal of gas would be 32:1 smiley_thumbsup
You would be correct my brain doesn't work so well that late at night lol
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Re: New Huskys, now what??
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2015, 02:08:29 PM »
CBLA, are you asking for the pictures of my new saws before I cut anything?  They are brand spanking new, at least until Sunday after church. ;D

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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2015, 02:15:36 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2015, 05:25:07 PM »
Pics would be nice...
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