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  1. AlfA01

    AlfA01 Powered by Olive Oil and FETA Cheese..

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    So, I woke up bright and early this morning and was ready to hit the field and pick some olives, but it was raining. So, I says to the wife, "lets go run some errands and while we're out I'll stop by Husqvarna and see if my parts arrived."

    The shop was full with customers so I set out to view the chainsaws in stock. Low and behold, like a ray of sunshine on this gloomy day....boom! a brand new 371XP was sitting on the shelf.

    I waited patiently until the crowd thinned, and picked up the parts I ordered, then decided spontaneously to pursue purchasing this magnificent beast. Not one to pay full price, I set to dickering with the owner of the shop. He has messed up three of my last four parts orders and had really chaffed my willy, so he decides he'll give it to me at the same price as a 346XP.

    So, out comes the debit card and into the old green Kia this fine saw went.

    Now, what to do with it? Should I keep it stock? Should I put my MMWS cylinder on it? Or, should I pass it along to one you guys? Decisions....what to do?

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  2. GlocknStihl

    GlocknStihl Derelict OPE Member

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    I see so many pics with chains hanging off the bar. Am I supposed to be loosening the chain when not in use?

    How does the 371 compare to the 372? Personally, if you dont NEED it, I'd sell it to the less fortunate who need a big saw.
     
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    CR888 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Once CAD has got full hold of you, its not an option to walk away from opportunities to acquire legendary NOS saws at heavily discounted prices. Well done sir!
     
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  4. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Keep it! And keep this relice stock.
     
  5. Czed

    Czed Mastermind Approved!

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    Keep it
    Great saws i had a new one like that
    Back then.
    Several 372s now
    Of course ported even better
    My zoo city 372s are excellent runner's.
     
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  6. AlfA01

    AlfA01 Powered by Olive Oil and FETA Cheese..

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    It was the only one on the shelf with a loose chain, so I don't think there is a method behind it. Just don't tighten your chain when the saw is hot and leave it that way.

    It can possibly tweak your crank after cooling and the metal contracting. Never seen it happen, but it does make some sense to me that it's possible.

    Same saw, but this was the predecessor to the 372OE. This one is from the last year of production.
     
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    Czed Mastermind Approved!

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    If it has the adjustment on the body
    Younger guy's probably
    Only know side adjust
     
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    Czed Mastermind Approved!

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    Any day I'd have that 371 over a 572 462 whatever new saws out there
     
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    He coughed up the hard nose bar and Oregon 3/8" chain with it.
     
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  10. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Shelve that HN bar. The saw ain't that old lol.
     
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    Ronaldo Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Love those 371XP's.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-S320VL using Tapatalk
     
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  12. AlfA01

    AlfA01 Powered by Olive Oil and FETA Cheese..

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    I'm right there with you buddy! Been running my carb saws and letting the AT's sit.

    Yep, forward adjust.
     
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  13. AlfA01

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    I wanted it for stumping and cutting dirty wood, not for this saw.

    We see these quite often here on Husky's I've noticed lately. I think the bar is newer than the saw.
     
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    Some of us know what you pay for a 346 so you have to ask yourself; self do I have a big mouth?
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Damn fine saw, do with it what you want brother! I’d run the hell out of it! What’s the point if you aren’t throwing some chips with it? ;)
     
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    I run every saw that I have, and none of them stay stock! If I like how they run with what I can do to them, great, if not I send them out to someone.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Believe it or not that 371 weighs less than a 462 dry pho. (13lbs vs 13.2lbs). According to the specs... which ain’t always true. Just interesting I thought.
     
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    I was in the OP's position a couple years ago. Bought a NOS 357xp locally. I'd never run one before and wanted the chance to try it, but couldn't really justify owning another 60cc saw and I didn't want to take the $$ hit by putting it in wood. I still wonder what that saw ran like.

    I do have a line on a 2159 though, one that's already been broken in. So hopefully that will scratch the itch and if I decide to pass it on after running it a while I think I' should be ableable re most of the cost.
     
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    I Love my 371 mild WP, MM. 371's are lighter than 372OE. Can't remember how much. It's like stihl 046 and ms660 046 IS lighter.
    Shep
     
  20. AlfA01

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    Good point. I grabbed with the idea of just passing it along. Same old story with all my other saws, I like it too much and don't want to let it go now. Lol
     
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