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  1. Hi everyone and firstly a hello to you all; just joined arbtalk having read a few threads from “the outside” and I am looking forward to being part of the community. I am hoping someone here might be able to help me- I want to repair my dad’s old Husqvarna 50 (barrel and piston are damaged due to running without enough / with no 2-stroke mixed...). he’s owned it from new but was going to throw away. Problem is I can’t tell if it’s a “special” (45mm I believe) or a regular 44mm 50. If anyone can give me a steer I’d be very grateful and it can help me get the correct new cylinder etc. (also- I notice that most aftermarket cyclinders have a decompression valve but the original does not, can’t see a problem with that unless anyone knows better?) thanks, merlin Ps was taken apart by a local dealer to assess the damage
  2. Hi All, I've been lurking here for a long time, reading interesting discussions. However, I've got a question I'd be interested in people's views on. I've got a couple of 346XP (newer version) chainsaws, one bought in 2007 and the other in 2009. Having recently bought a 536LiXP, I decided to sell the older 346XP to a friend who was just starting in forestry. But, 6 weeks later it stopped dead while he was cleaning up a tree stump, and the engine wouldn't turn over. My assumption was not enough mixing oil, but we took it apart last night and found the piston had broken (see attached images), with no sign of overheating damage to piston or cylinder. So... I'm refunding him his money, as I sold it thinking it was working but promised that if it died in the near future I'd pay him back. And now I'm not sure what to do from the following options: 1. Have a go at repairing it myself. Problem here is I don't really need it (which is why I'd sold it) - I have a working 346XP, a larger petrol saw too and am trying to use the electric one as much as possible. 2. Keep it for spares for my other 346XP. But then I may not use any of the parts for years... 3. Sell it as it is for someone to repair or use for parts. It was in working order in all other respects. 4. Sell parts from it on ebay. (more money that option 3, but a lot more work) Any thoughts greatly appreciated! Thanks, Mike
  3. Rebuilding a couple of my old Husqvarna top handle saws, got bearings n pistons but will need new drive sprockets an not paying US prices on postage, anyone know of the comparable parts? K
  4. I have a new huskvarna 562 and 550, and I want to know exactly what proportion of gasoline oil to mix for them. In different topics they talk about it differently. Thank you.
  5. Hi! I have a stock Stihl MS180 (2-mix) chainsaw. I need a little more power. I would like to mod the carb and the muffler only. Please write me, how to do it, and attach pictures too! I would like definitely change the original chain to a faster chain. .325 would be great?
  6. Hi everyone. I am a landscaper, I get a lot of firewood to chop, looking for a new small saw to help with that as well use for smaller pruning etc to compliment my bigger saw when it is unnecessary. I’ve looked at the husqvarna 120 Mkii or the 135. (I know the 135 mkii is out end of March) Is the 120 a good saw and do the job? Or is it too lightweight for even firewood and pruning? Or should I pay the extra and wait for the 135mkii? Thanks. George
  7. Im looking to buy a battery top handle to replace my stihl ms201. Ive got my eye on the stihl msa 160 and the husq t536lixp. What experiences do you guys/girls have with them?? Im not sure which one to go for!!! Which one would you recommend?? Cheers
  8. Hello, I am new to this forum, as it was suggested by my local tree surgeon. There are a few STIHL/HUSQVARNA dealers around me, but what I want to know is which one would have a good selection of products on show? I am in 2 minds to either go with cordless or petrol. Cordless seems like a good long term investment, as the battery is compatible with many optional tools in a range. But wondered if the power is there. Thanks Danni
  9. What is the different between the 572 and the 565? Which parts are same and which are different? Is the 565 optimal using in forest? How is it works? Could you tell me a similar model? Is it more powerful than the 365 or the 372?
  10. A quick preview of today’s fun and games, let me know if the video doesn’t work
  11. Hi guys! The rim sprocket on my 560 is totally fooked, and I am seriously struggling to find replacement sprockets online! Could somebody point me in the right direction? J
  12. Hi folks Looking for a husqvarna T540XP crankcase Thanks Joe
  13. Hello Arbtalk,, Just a quick Post, to Ask if anyone has knowledge of / If its possible,, to replace a Husqvarna 2100 exhaust .. With another equivalent.. OEM Is a rectangular shape,, but is there another option of exhaust replacement.? Would I gain or lose anything with the swapping of Exhaust.?? Open to All.. T.I.A
  14. I have had my 572 xp-g for several months now and I still can't get Husqvarna to reply to any of my messages or phone calls regarding where I can get the double dog kit for the new legendary saw. I was surprised that the saw is being sold with out because all the marketing material shows it with double dogs and chain roller. Anyone else noticed this or did your 572 come with double dogs and chain roller? love and peace M
  15. i was in my local dealer the other day and got chatting, got onto the new husqy fuel as they'd just got the first batch in, the claimed the 2 stroke stuff was just aspen rebadged. anyone else heard this? same sort of price as aspen and red can for 2 stroke and blue can for 4 stroke so it would make sense. my local husqy dealer is far closer and i much prefer them to my local aspen stockist so will happily move to them for fuel is it's the same juice at the end of the day
  16. My 560 has been faultless (apart from cutting through a fence and piercing the fuel tank 6 months ago) recebtlt started a procedure where I noticed we had lost a front exhaust bolt, and a second one was vibrating loose, had no choice but to carry on using it and then started to ‘warble’ when cold until it had re-tuned itself (I assume) after ten mins of running and then ran fine. took it in to my local dealer and was told when stripped down that the entire saw was beyond economic repair. Gaskets leaking, threads have been stripped requiring heli-coiling, electronic wires have been chewed through etc etc and the bill would have been well over half the cost of a New saw. No scoring on pot or piston and he commented how cleanly it had been burning (thanks aspen!) but beyond that it was an expensive bodge. 28 months use of 5 days a week Arb work, so by no means thrashed around in the woods but has still inevitably done some work. PITA as I loved that saw but at £660 for just over 2 years use it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth, like that ex that was bad for you in general, but at the same time, oh so good 🤦🏼‍♂️
  17. Today we got our hands on the Husqvarna 572XP, from first start it was running in a slightly held back manner however our dealer informed us that this is a "running in setting" on the carb. Just short of a tank of juice it really opened out, cutting full (20inch) bar depth in oak with no real struggles. As far as first impressions, it's light, plenty of power and very comfortable to use. I'm keen to test it next to a 372XP on the same bar and see how they compare, it certainly feels a lot different to a 72. After running 550's and 560's we know what to expect with the auto tune and to be honest the 572XP does adjust a lot quicker than the 560's. The build quality looks to be of a higher standard than the recent models released, although time can will tell on that front. Anyone else got their hand on one yet? Would be keen to hear other opinions! We will be putting it through it's paces over the next few weeks and will add the ongoing feedback to this thread.
  18. Well I can tell you that it is the Husqvarna 125b. I bought one several months ago, it gets used about 10 minutes a day and has been run on Aspen fuel. Then it stopped working. Seized engine. The dealer said it would be a warranty but our trusted Husqvarna said no, it must be fuel or operator error. Well that is just nonsense but they won't budge. Not only am I massively disappointed, I am furious! This is exactly the kind of service that has made our country crap and the global laughing stock. Furthermore, one of my trucks was broken into recently and chainsaws were stolen. They are insured and the claim is going through and I will have the opportunity to replace with the same, or I could choose a different brand. So Husqvarna UK, should I now switch to a different brand for ever more. I have been loyal to your brand for a long long time and understand how things work, but this blower situation is beyond the pale. I'm not expecting anyone to reply to this, except Husqvarna. One mightily disappointed customer!
  19. I was clearing out a shed in a commercial yard and came across this for disposal It was in a box all in bits but I couldn't figure what had caused the damage to the HT wire and wire to the switch, they looked burnt at first . Then I noticed the teeth marks on the starter housing. I'm wondering if it had been used with veggie oil and that had attracted the rodents. Then I took the plastic cover off the coil: It looks like the PVC insulation on the live wire to the ignition coil has chafed through. Can anyone tell from the serial number when it was made, my guess was 1979 as I had some 266s around then but this one doesn't seem to have much use prior to being dismantled. Apart from the damage to the starter casing it seems only to be missing all the chain brake mechanism and band.
  20. Husqvarna Universal Axe A2400 I think its important to explain that i actually preferred wooden axes, hand made, theres something about a quality wooden axe that can’t be described. Unfortunately, wooden axes don’t lend themselves too well to arborist treatment, they’re not designed for hitting wedges, not just hitting wedges but really smacking them in hard, They're not normally designed for splitting knotty arb waste, the strength in the wooden handles varies, some wooden handles have lasted me a year or more, others a week. So i decided to get one of these husqvarna axes, specifically, the A2400 with its composite, fiber re-inforced, 70cm shaft (Plastic to me!) Soft grip areas and heavy head (2400 = 2.4kg) with a non stick coating its proved to be extremely durable with the abuse I've given it - hitting in felling wedges, splitting gnarly wood, in fact, id go as far to say as its the best splitting axe I’ve used! They come with a really good plastic cover for the axe head, should you need it - quite important as its sharp when new, and really holds the edge well. It feels like theres less vibrations passed to your hands when abusing it, although this view isn’t backed up with any facts, but important to consider. Cost wise this series of axe starts at £35rrp for the hatchet up to £65,50rrp for this or the S2800 splitting axe. This is similar pricing to your average wooden handle axe, but long term far cheaper. Pricing is also significantly cheaper than Husqvarnas wooden handled axes. This also makes this professional grade product affordable to the home owner in my opinion. Axes in this Husqvarna Axe series: Universal Hatchet 900B Universal axe A1400 Universal axe A2400 Splitting axe S1600 Splitting axe S2800 I'll be rating this axe at 4/5, Its biggest asset - the plastic shaft, is also loosing it a point, in an age where plastic is starting to become demonised, its important in my opinion that Husqvarna look for a "greener" plastic.
  21. Husqvarna Universal Axe A2400 I think its important to explain that i actually preferred wooden axes, hand made, theres something about a quality wooden axe that can’t be described. Unfortunately, wooden axes don’t lend themselves too well to arborist treatment, they’re not designed for hitting wedges, not just hitting wedges but really smacking them in hard, They're not normally designed for splitting knotty arb waste, the strength in the wooden handles varies, some wooden handles have lasted me a year or more, others a week. So i decided to get one of these husqvarna axes, specifically, the A2400 with its composite, fiber re-inforced, 70cm shaft (Plastic to me!) Soft grip areas and heavy head (2400 = 2.4kg) with a non stick coating its proved to be extremely durable with the abuse I've given it - hitting in felling wedges, splitting gnarly wood, in fact, id go as far to say as its the best splitting axe I’ve used! They come with a really good plastic cover for the axe head, should you need it - quite important as its sharp when new, and really holds the edge well. It feels like theres less vibrations passed to your hands when abusing it, although this view isn’t backed up with any facts, but important to consider. Cost wise this series of axe starts at £35rrp for the hatchet up to £65,50rrp for this or the S2800 splitting axe. This is similar pricing to your average wooden handle axe, but long term far cheaper. Pricing is also significantly cheaper than Husqvarnas wooden handled axes. This also makes this professional grade product affordable to the home owner in my opinion. Axes in this Husqvarna Axe series: Universal Hatchet 900B Universal axe A1400 Universal axe A2400 Splitting axe S1600 Splitting axe S2800 I'll be rating this axe at 4/5, Its biggest asset - the plastic shaft, is also loosing it a point, in an age where plastic is starting to become demonised, its important in my opinion that Husqvarna look for a "greener" plastic. View full review
  22. Hi, I've acquired a 550xp Husqvarna. Lovely saw, in fact it's dragging me away from the 357's I normally use. However the chain brake isn't working due to the damaged raised, threaded plug that sits in the chain brake recess acting as a locking hinge, . I've tried various repairs with different araldite type fillers to 'remake' the raised plug but they only work for a short period of time. I'm thinking the best way of doing it is to drill out the enlarged hole and put in a metal tube with a flange on the exhaust side and put a thread in for the chain brake screw. The problem is I don't have such a thing lying around my shed . Does anyone have such a thing, or direct me as to where I could find one or maybe someone could suggest a better/easier repair. All ideas are welcome. The first two photo's attached show the problem and the last what the actual part should look like. Many Thanks
  23. Hello to everyone, as you'll probably see, I'm new here. Just a quick query, how does the Husqvarna 435 compare to Stihl of the same 'ish price tag? I've used older Husqvarna saws, but a long time ago. Just been using Stihl chainsaws recently. It's for occasional use, no heavy logging but obviously I need it to generally cover a range of basic functions. I'm looking at a 'new in box', factory sealed example. I must admit I'm tempted to wait for a second hand Stihl, but would appreciate your thoughts. Many thanks everyone.
  24. A while back Husqvarna launched the Husqvarna 550xp Chainsaw. Has any tried this chainsaw yet and what are your thoughts?
  25. Hi there guys just a quick question about getting new clients, obviously there is the conventional ways like website advertising and word of mouth etc. But I'm looking for anyone with tried and tested less conventional ways of reaching people in need of tree works?

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