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.325 Husqvarna X-Cut vs. Oregon Speedcut?

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  1. AuerX

    AuerX Constantly Confused

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    Anyone compared the two? Any notable differences?
    Thinking of refreshing my 340 16" with either one, and matching bar.

    TIA
     
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    Bjorn Well-Known OPE Member

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    Hallo. I have try both and they work good, but I use speedcut because I get the best Price.
     
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    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    @Philbert might be able to shed some light on the nuances.
     
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    They both narrow kerf?
     
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    Husqvarna X-cut SP33G and Oregon 95TXL both are narrow kerf. Stihl is following with RS pro in near future.
     
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    So I assume you would want a narrow kerf bar?
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    I have not compared them. But I think we are the winners when the top tier chain companies are competing like this.

    Philbert
     
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    Now is this the same as picco chain I hear being run on some 50cc saws? If not is that a better option?
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    'Picco' is just STIHL's name for 3/8 low profile chain. This is narrow kerf, .325 chain; made popular on a lot of Husqvarna saws.

    Philbert
     
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    Well I have a bunch of limbing coming up due to some large ashes being taken down on my property, so decided to just go ahead and order 2 18" X-Cut chains and a 18" bar as well. Gives me a hair more reach than my standard 16" on the 340.

    Hopefully a little less bending over haha.

    I bought from Amazon, and the links to that cant been shown here I guess.
     
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    Chains arrived, waiting for a X-Force 18" bar now. Interesting with the sealed bearing on the nose sprocket and such. No greasing..

    20191015_181319_HDR.jpg
     
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    USMC615 God...Country...Corps

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    The same chain that came with the 18” bar on my new 550XP Mark II. Haven’t cut with it yet.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Sprocket tip gets its oil from the saw’s oiler. That’s why you can wear out the sprocket tip quickly if the saw’s oiler fails and you keep running it.
     
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    Have the xcut on a 550 mk II 16” bar xforce, love it!!
     
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    Good to hear...I’m sure it’ll do well with my 18” bar setup. Hopefully I’ll get to run it in some wood this coming wknd.
     
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    I wonder how your new 550mkII will run in comparison to your 262xp.
     
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    Remains to be seen, not having run the 550MkII yet. It’ll have to get it to keep up with the 262XP...it’s a strong saw.
     
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