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  1. Hey Rob, Everyone seems to say you're the chainsaw guru around this neck of the woods- can I beg a little advice please? I'm intending to pre-order a couple of Tsumura Pro Solid bars off you for my 560XP, (15" & 18" @ .325 / .058.) Could you recommend me the best value for money chain to run on them please? I'm doing sweet chestnut coppice & smallish broadleafs. I'll eventually set myself up to buy reels and make my own but it'll have to be pre-made loops for now. I don't want cheap crap but I'm wary of over-speccing as well. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ben
  2. Thanks peeps, You've confirmed what I feared- when buying from a random private seller you really need to know your 2 stroke engines. Whilst I've swapped out just about every auxillary component in various Husqies over the years, anything inside the block is still a dark art to me. Back in the day I used to clean out carbs and reset them on the tach but I've never learnt how to fettle autotune so even that's out now. I was hoping to get a refurbished one from a dealership. S J Daws is the obvious place around here but they didn't have anything, hence posting on this forum. So I bit the bullet yesterday and just phoned every single place Google said sold saws in Kent. They're all pretty much set up as lawn mower & horticulture shops so I drew a blank until I chanced upon Mowtastic. They've got a cupboard full of trade-in Husquies that have only seen light use! Anything he gets that's obviously had a hard life goes straight on eBay for spares or repairs but these ones will get a full refurb from the engine techs and go out with a 6 month warranty. He didn't want to talk price until they've been through the workshop but I'm seriously considering just getting a pair of used 550 XPs off him if they're reasonable. I'll have to wait a bit as they're snowed under opening the new shop in Harrietsham but it's my only option so far and Chris there has been really helpful. You buggers better not buy them in the meantime 🙂
  3. I'm going to have to go self employed cutting chestnut coppice as piece work for a bit. I've always worked for large organisations so I'm having to buy my own kit for the first time. I'll take advantage of the clearance deals for a brand new mk1 Husqy 550XP as my daily saw but I'd like to get 1 or 2 used saws as backup in case of problems. I can't afford downtime. I'm worried half the saws on Ebay will be stolen or just knackered. Not that there's many pro .325" Huskys on there anyway. There's nothing on the Arbtalk classifieds. What are my options? I'm only after something for occasional, backup use that will take the same chains as the new 550. I'm in Kent if that matters.

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