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Makes sense, thanks.

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Re: Firewood Processing

365 may be a moot point, it's no longer on the shelf at the shop.

I did get to speak to the tech, who ran my 350, and said it should just need a fuel system cleanup, and the chain oiler needs attention (pretty sure I knew both of those things).

Says he'll work on it Monday...

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Makes sense, thanks.

What is X-TORQ, and what is bad about it?

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Here is a little explanation, folks like Joe could help out better.

https://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/chainsaws/




The X-Torq design has dual runners that pull normal air/fuel into the combustion chamber and another set that pull in just air. This strato charge is an attempt mandated by the EPA to clean up emissions as we all know we are going to destroy the earth and all life by running a couple gallons of gas a year through a chainsaw.


You really can't make a blank statement of all X-Torq saws are bad. For this discussion let's use "strato" saws. In the example of the pre and post 372, the 372 was a very robust and quick revving saw. The post, (I have one) just performs differently. The latter doesn't rev quickly, but does seem to make good torque and power. I seldom use this saw anymore but on the plus side it does have heated handles which I like a lot.

The 562XP is a strato saw, also an auto tune and it makes extremely good power, better than it's predecessor the 357XP but there are other issues that would cloud the discussion if I went into them. Husky has made changes in new models to abate this.

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Good Morning,

It is a pro level saw just not an xp.
It would be a fine saw for all the work you'd throw at it not to mention seems like a bargain $ for a brand new saw.
Trust me, once you run it you'll have a big smile and wonder why you waited so long after running the 350 (in comparison).

Some of us here can be kinda' saw snooty and will always push the best saw in its given cc range. Of course brand loyalty comes into play etc. but for the most part give honest opinions from personal experience with tool(s) under discussion.

You'll not regret the 365 if you go that route. I researched it quite a bit and read all positive reviews!

The most commented was GREAT SAW for the $$$$$. A 70.7 cc pro level saw for that price is an easy choice.

Also read it would / could out perform and older 272xp!

I know it would be buttery smooth over my old 272!


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I was at TSC yesterday and they have the saws RIGHT THERE when you walk in. $450 for a 455 Rancher. Man I wish I would have spent the money on one of those 3 years ago before I bought the Poulan Pro 5020. Still a nice saw and does what I need at 1/2 the price and WAY better than the 25+ year old Craftsman 40cc (I think) 20" I was using for 10 years.

SO after seeing the 455 at TCS I looked them up on the net to find you can get factory referbs for 1/2 the price. https://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-r...SAAEgLqwPD_BwE

That may be an option come this fall if they have them in stock. But I need to find time to get up to dad's land and cut the standing dead down and get it home.

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I was at TSC yesterday and they have the saws RIGHT THERE when you walk in. $450 for a 455 Rancher. Man I wish I would have spent the money on one of those 3 years ago before I bought the Poulan Pro 5020. Still a nice saw and does what I need at 1/2 the price and WAY better than the 25+ year old Craftsman 40cc (I think) 20" I was using for 10 years.

SO after seeing the 455 at TCS I looked them up on the net to find you can get factory referbs for 1/2 the price. https://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-r...SAAEgLqwPD_BwE

That may be an option come this fall if they have them in stock. But I need to find time to get up to dad's land and cut the standing dead down and get it home.
Oh Lordy don't buy a 455. For that kind of money you can get a 545 which is a pro line saw and in reality is a detuned 550XP.

https://www.husqvarna.com/us/product...545/966648581/

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Oh Lordy don't buy a 455. For that kind of money you can get a 545 which is a pro line saw and in reality is a detuned 550XP.

https://www.husqvarna.com/us/product...545/966648581/
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OK, so technically, this wasn't firewood processing, so much as preparation for firewood processing. But, the wood needs to go somewhere, and this was a necessary first step.

Anyway, didn't get a before pic, but several during and a couple of after.

Tasks involved:
  • Removed and broke up old rotted pallets (stored for the burn pile later).
  • Removed leaves and other debris with Trac Vac.
  • Cleared brush with old Craftsman walk-behind mower (around firewood storage area, then burn pile area, then spent too much time doing random other areas).
  • Chopped out some mini stumps with a pick axe.
  • Relocated the splitter, set it up right behind the trailer ramp.
  • (Trimmed a pine to access the spare pallet pile.)
  • Moved the new pallets into place.

Somehow, this took the better part of 5 hours over two days. Really doesn't look/feel like I accomplished anything in that time. Had some help from my 12-year old. Too much heavy lifting for the little guy (8).

Need more pallets to brace the sides...

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Everything I attempt lately always takes a lot longer than anticipated..it's easy to kill a whole afternoon and get squat accomplished sometimes..it is frustrating,especially when its been raining so much..

Happy Fathers Day to you ...your lucky you have a few helpers,I know I could use a younger stronger person around here often,even if to just go fetch a tool when your far from the garage..

I would make sure where those rotted pallets were has no nails left lying around!--almost without fail,every time I pick up a badly rotted pallet I had under my log pile,they come apart and nails drop into the leaf mulch and then I end up running them over with my tractor!..
I drag a speaker magnet over those areas now first..I used to just use the plow on the tractor to scrape off everything down to bare ground but the nails seemed to always get under the plow and end up in a rear tire..which is a real bummer when you have tubes filled with "something" for extra ballast ..can take all day to fix that mistake..


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Thanks Robert, it was a great day!

I was concerned about the nails too. Most of them stayed with the 2x4 stringers, which were still pretty solid. The bottom cross pieces were fully rotted (and hard to find any remnants. I did see/feel a couple of nails sticking up. I did a thorough raking to pull the parts up, and the new pallets are covering the same place as the old ones, so I'm not too concerned. Famous last words, I know...

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you don't "rebuild" a "Box Store" plastic cased saw, you toss it and buy another one - can't get parts anyway. That is the manufacturer's plan!! I would never own one. I can get parts for my Husky's - no problem. Pro saws - the cases are made of light weight magnesium!! not plastic. I have found that unless you do something really ugly to your Pro saw (Stihl or Husky) the bottom ends are almost bullet proof. have seen them even survive being run on raw gas (the cylinder - not so lucky! LOL) A "pro saw" is an investment and should last 20+ years with proper care. All my saws are all older (the newest is the 372xp - 2007 yr.) and run great - and I work them pretty hard. you don't trim branches with a big saw (lots of low speed cutting) - you are ripping logs at full throttle - all day long. if you stack, dry, and cover good hardwood, it will keep for a long time. I've stored (under a tarp) red oak for 5 to 6 yrs w/o a problem - burns fine!!

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Oh Lordy don't buy a 455. For that kind of money you can get a 545 which is a pro line saw and in reality is a detuned 550XP.

https://www.husqvarna.com/us/product...545/966648581/
Wow ok then thank you for the link and advice.

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you don't "rebuild" a "Box Store" plastic cased saw, you toss it and buy another one - can't get parts anyway.
Funny thing is, people do weird stuff like this all the time. I don't want to admit how much time I've wasted recently watching random rebuild and porting projects on Husqy 350s, just trying to get a better feel for what the shop is likely to tell me needs to be done to my saw...

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Many including myself will denigrate saws from the "Big Box Stores". Granted they are homeowner clamshell designs but will run a long time. The real killer on these is there is no dealer set up and they are set so lean from the factory due to EPA regs they are on the verge of self destruction right out of the box. Throw in the tamper proof limiter tabs and they can't be adjusted richer as most don't have the tools to pull and tachs to test.

So...........homeowner saws can run a long time if they are set up right.

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I guess I was lucky to get my (Lowe's-bought) Husqy 350 before the era of carb limiters and computers?

It still has the Lowe's sticker on it, but it's been serviced by a couple of Husqy dealers over the years. I've owned it for at least 10 years, hasn't seen tons of use, but tends to run well most of the time.

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