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Found 53 results

  1. 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?
  2. George Butler

    Which small husqvarna saw?

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Byndy

    Husqvarna 565 vs 572

    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?
  6. josharb87

    Stihl MS462 vs Husqvarna 572xp

    A quick preview of today’s fun and games, let me know if the video doesn’t work
  7. jamallio96

    Husqvarna 560xpg .325 rim sprocket

    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
  8. Joewhitelegge

    WANTED husqvarna t540xp crankcase

    Hi folks Looking for a husqvarna T540XP crankcase Thanks Joe
  9. Drew87

    Modding Old Saws

    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
  10. 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
  11. ag Ed

    Husqvarna fuel, aspen?

    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
  12. deezyboy

    28 month old 560xpg

    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 🤦🏼‍♂️
  13. rootedwill

    First day on the Husqvarna 572XP

    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.
  14. Old Mill Tree Care

    Which is the worst blower?

    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!
  15. openspaceman

    Husqvarna 266

    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.
  16. josharb87

    Husqvarna Universal Axe A2400

    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.
  17. josharb87

    Husqvarna Universal Axe A2400

    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
  18. ecovandal

    Husqvarna 550 xp Chain brake

    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
  19. PeakRanger

    Husqvarna 435 advice

    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.
  20. A while back Husqvarna launched the Husqvarna 550xp Chainsaw. Has any tried this chainsaw yet and what are your thoughts?
  21. 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?
  22. Thomc

    Been silly...

    So... I replaced the crankcase gasket on my 346xpg a wee while back - started on the third pull when I got it back together, it had only been lying in bits for a year.... 👊 However, I used the wrong bolts to attach the front handle at the bottom of the saw. They were too long so have worn two little holes through the crankcase, spilling chain oil everywhere. Not a great look down your legs... Does anyone know where I can get the two crankcase halves? My dealer quoted £190 new, I didn't like the sound of that! There's a half crankcase on eBay for £30 at the moment but I'm holding off to see if I can source the two together, even off the same saw. Thanks!
  23. Hi all, In an effort not to start a huge Husqvarna vs Stihl debate I've got a question. FR Jones' professional chainsaw sale looks very appetising, specifically I'm looking at a 261 for the extra 8cc and 9hp over the 241 (which is only £30 cheaper). My local Stihl dealer quoted me 25% off catalog price for the 261, £565. At FR Jones they are £479; bargain! How does that price compare to dealer prices on a Husq equivalent, 550XP is the closet match I found and FR Jones have it for £469. My closest dealer/maintenance place is a Husq dealer so I originally planned to use him, for ease of maintenance/repair as he's only 2 miles from my place. I doubt I'll be able to get a price from him as low as FR Jones but might be worth paying the bit extra as he is my local guy. Here is the controversial bit, from reading other posts it would APPEAR that the 261 is more reliable than the 550. What are people experiences with these saws, ideally people who have used both? I have a 66cc Stihl 039 already that I got for cheap, it's got a 20" bar and will be my "bigger" (I didn't saw "big" ) saw. The 261/550 will be my main saw (probably with 16" bar) and used for ground arb application, processing and felling. Also, do dealers usually provide warranty? Want to have a rough idea of the industry standard before rolling in and taking a dealers word for the truth right away. Play nicely now gents.
  24. tonybsa

    Husky or Stihl Brushcutter

    I am currently searching for a replacement brushcutter since my FS410 was stolen by the light fingered scum. I was set on another FS410 or FS460, but having read a few reviews etc I am reconsidering the Husky equivalent a 545RXT. I will be running it with a shredding knife attachment on thick scrub/brambles etc. So your views and opinions please?
  25. Hi all I've been wearing pfanners for the last few years now and I've sworn by them since day 1 of having them but I'm beginning to realise they're probably a bit hot especially in Adelaide's heat The new husky technicals and technical extremes look really good but I can't get a pair to view before forking out the cash. Any opinions on the new husky pants? Are the extremes worth the extra dough? Do they seem durable? Do they have good ventilation or do they look like theyd be hot AF? If not the huskys what about the SIP arborist pants? Thanks. Look forward to your feedback

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