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Hi all,

 

I've gotten to a stage where I need a fairly decent sized saw, approx 24".

 

It will be used mainly for a few fells, chogging down and then logging firewood every so often at the yard.

 

I'm thinking either a Husky 372 or Stihl 460/461...

 

Can I have your wise opinions on either of these 2 or an alternative... I'm wanting half decent power, reliability and not too heavy...

 

Ta,

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Or go with the Husky as the 460 has a lot more vibes to it . :biggrin: Power head only weights Husky 13.4lbs..... Stihl 14.6lbs .

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The 372 weighs nowhere near 13.4 lbs.

 

Neal and I have been collecting chainsaw powerhead weights for a while now: Neal Murphy's Chainsaw Weight Gallery Photo Gallery by WYK at pbase.com

 

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The 461 weighs 5% more and has nearly 10% more cc's. But I feel it pulls stronger than the 10% cc difference.

 

But you have ported these and ground out at least 1lb of aluminium:lol:

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The 372 weighs nowhere near 13.4 lbs.

 

Neal and I have been collecting chainsaw powerhead weights for a while now: Neal Murphy's Chainsaw Weight Gallery Photo Gallery by WYK at pbase.com

 

154935748.lNhIAfmT.Phone1611.jpg

 

154935632.FK1ybbhm.jpg

 

The 461 weighs 5% more and has nearly 10% more cc's. But I feel it pulls stronger than the 10% cc difference.

 

Sorry Wes only quoting from the factory specs ...should know better ! :biggrin:

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Both great saws you won't be disappointed. I would buy on which dealer would give you the best deal.

 

Just throw one more into the mix a husky 365 is a good shout too

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Both great saws you won't be disappointed. I would buy on which dealer would give you the best deal.

 

Just throw one more into the mix a husky 365 is a good shout too

 

And just about every one knows now just by grinding off a couple of fins on the transfer covers ....shazam ! you suddenly have a 372Xtorque with 365 written on it :biggrin:

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Sorry Wes only quoting from the factory specs ...should know better ! :biggrin:

 

No harm done. That's the main reason we started the gallery - because the factories outright lie.

 

Someone on another site once told me the Dolmar 7900 was 13.6 lbs and decided to argue with me coz - well, arguing on the internet is totally cool and stuff. I had just used one a friend of mine had at the time(back in 2009), and I thought to myself there was no way in hell that thing weighed less than my 372. So I weighed it:

 

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And that basically started the gallery and ended the argument.

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But you have ported these and ground out at least 1lb of aluminium:lol:

 

I compensate by adding 1lb of supercharger.

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