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Old 23-02-10   #1 (permalink)
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Husky 262XP

I've inherited a well worn one of these - not using at the moment as it has a bent bar, no chain brake spring and a well worn sprocket.

It is a bit of a beats and I was wondering whether it's worth my time to get it back up and running - not even sure if you can still get the parts . It was made in Aug 97 so pretty long in the tooth - anyone still using one?
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Re: Husky 262XP

loads of parts on ebay , i would not mind one.
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Re: Husky 262XP

good saw imo
i would be interested if not
parts mainly still available
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i have a husky 288 that was made in 97 , can still get new parts and the saw is stil;l in use most days , great saws imo
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Quite a few people still use them and love them as a thread here a couple of months ago revealed. I love mine too; cracking saw on a 15" bar. I need one of them too having just pinched the tip. Doh.
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excellent saw! one of the best ever made! mine is still going nearly 10 years on. there are still alot coming up on e-bay
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When we stopped doing so much woodland forestry type work we switched to stihls ,which was gutting after the 262 power but mainly down to them lasting 5 minutes,it always amazes me when some one says they are still running one!
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I use a 262 and its very good!
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The 262 is a belting saw, Get it fixed and serviced and it will do you proud mate
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Re: Husky 262XP

cracking saw, the only problem i had with it, was the small end bearing went. fortunately i stop when it started to vibrate and got it fixed under warranty, got a 362xp now, feels a tad heavier but works well
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