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28 minutes ago, gary112 said:

The more "sporty" the better?

Yep . Once he gets it he will be sending them off to Spud ?

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I think the days of the 365 new are numbered at least in the UK, FR Jones have moved over to 565 now. Don't know if the same trick works on those?

Stihl then you're a solid 462 for that size, or else find a secondhand 461 if you want old school.

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I only use my 462 occasionally, but it's a really nice saw. Yes, it's quick on the uptake- but aren't Huskys supposed to be known for that? It's certainly controllable power, I really like it.

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On 03/05/2020 at 15:28, topchippyles said:

I am going to order one for the odd chainsaw milling i do, My milling bars will fit on them which swings it for me

Managed to get one and delivered on friday. Not a full time cutter like most of you guys so will mill up a dozen oaks i have on the deck in the middle of know where. Some great reviews and will post on how it operates 

 

Farmertec G388 Blue Thunder Chainsaw, Compatible With Stihl 038 Bars

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On 06/05/2020 at 05:30, topchippyles said:

Managed to get one and delivered on friday. Not a full time cutter like most of you guys so will mill up a dozen oaks i have on the deck in the middle of know where. Some great reviews and will post on how it operates 

 

Farmertec G388 Blue Thunder Chainsaw, Compatible With Stihl 038 Bars

How did you get on with it?

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5 hours ago, Bloom said:

How did you get on with it?

Would not hesitate to get a second one or the bigger models.Handles a 36" ripping bar and chain with ease and tons of power

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14 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

Would not hesitate to get a second one or the bigger models.Handles a 36" ripping bar and chain with ease and tons of power

This is good to hear.

It would be very interesting to see how it stands up to your use.

 

 I bought a "parts" kit a couple of years back on a black Thursday sale and it hasn't been as good as a saw as I'd hoped. Although I've read the complete saws use some superior quality parts instead of the Hutzl kit parts.

Are you running at 25:1 oil ? 

Please keep the updates coming.

 

Bob

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33 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

Would not hesitate to get a second one or the bigger models.Handles a 36" ripping bar and chain with ease and tons of power

Would be interested to see some videos/photos.

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21 minutes ago, Bob_z_l said:

This is good to hear.

It would be very interesting to see how it stands up to your use.

 

 I bought a "parts" kit a couple of years back on a black Thursday sale and it hasn't been as good as a saw as I'd hoped. Although I've read the complete saws use some superior quality parts instead of the Hutzl kit parts.

Are you running at 25:1 oil ? 

Please keep the updates coming.

 

Bob

Yes 25/1 oil as recommended bob.The guy who sells them keeps around 2/3 saws (different models) in stock and rest takes a few weeks to get send over.

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