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Old 19-04-12   #11 (permalink)
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Re: 560xp Vs MS362

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Re: 560xp Vs MS362

5 mins with a 560 and you will think that, I've hammered it over the last two months and it just seems to get better !
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Re: 560xp Vs MS362

tha guys at work with them hate them, i was offerd a brand new one but asked for the hand me down 361 instead witch is being replaced this year with a 560xp
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So how many of the people saying 560 have actually used both over a long enough period to come to that conclusion?
If i was asking a chainsaw question , these would be the lads i would be looking for a reply from
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..............who needs to - just go for the one that says husqvarna on it
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So how many of the people saying 560 have actually used both over a long enough period to come to that conclusion?
In response to this, I've used a couple of 362s extensively over the last two years and then bought a 560 when they first came out. The stihl is not as good as the old 361, but it pulls a bigger bar (ie 20 inch) with ease which can't be said for the 560, which seems to struggle with an 18 a bit when worked hard.

If you're looking to run a smaller bar then get the 560, otherwise I'm not so sure it is that much better. We are still having a few issues with 560s... (but they are absolutely fantastic saws when they are running properly with a 15 inch bar).

I used my old 361 for the first time in 12 months the other day - that would still be my first choice as an all rounder if they were still available.
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In response to this, I've used a couple of 362s extensively over the last two years and then bought a 560 when they first came out. The stihl is not as good as the old 361, but it pulls a bigger bar (ie 20 inch) with ease which can't be said for the 560, which seems to struggle with an 18 a bit when worked hard.

If you're looking to run a smaller bar then get the 560, otherwise I'm not so sure it is that much better. We are still having a few issues with 560s... (but they are absolutely fantastic saws when they are running properly with a 15 inch bar).

I used my old 361 for the first time in 12 months the other day - that would still be my first choice as an all rounder if they were still available.
Ditto that about the 560 with an 18" bar until ---I had the hotter plug fitted by my dealer . This is a recomendation from Husqvarna Technical. Now its fine .
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