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  1. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Yep and I think if it's anything like the 501p is in the 50cc class it'll be a winner!
    I'd still like to try a 501p.
     
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    The 501p is one my most used saw. Light and zippy after a muffler mod. Agile enough to haul up into a tree no problem. It's usually the first saw I call for after I'm done with the 201t.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I just didn’t like the way some of the coils ran. I tried a euro coil on it, mtronic coil with regular carb, and all mtronic stuff. It never gained or lost much of anything.
     
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    Can a 460 unlimited coil replace a 461 limited coil? I've often wondered but have never asked or tried it.
     
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    Or that. I hope it isnt any heavier though. I might get a hang nail or something.
     
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    hseII AKA - Kim's Husband

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    Those plastics look to be much more aerodynamic & hopefully not as sharp as the previous modes: I understand the 500 & 600 series are Sausage makers.


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    hseII AKA - Kim's Husband

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    How does the 501p compare weight wise to a sporty 026/260?


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    Clemsonfor Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Man I'm gonna be that old school guy. I'm still going to run all my old saws. I like my carbs, and no computer. For decades from now I still will be riding to the woods in my 1980 k10 Chevy. With my MS650 and back up 372xp.

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    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    Yes, definitely. I’ve done that several times
     
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    Good deal man. I will pick a few up for my 461s. Thanks!!
     
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    Yeah because if you didn't watch it you'd cut your finger clean off on the sharp plastics. I heard it on the interwebz so it must be true.

    Spent a lot of time wif an 026 in my hands. Thats probably why I like the 501. Reminds me a lot of an 026. Weights about 10.5# power head. I think it weights around 13ish wif a 18" tsumura light and tough wif .325
     
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    Spent a lot of time wif an 026 in my hands. Thats probably why I like the 501. Reminds me a lot of an 026. Weights about 10.5# power head. I think it weights around 13ish wif a 18" tsumura light and tough wif .325[/QUOTE]

    Hows the 501 performance? I have read similar to a 545 husky but I've never ran one.
     
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    Never ran a 545 husky myself. Pretty comparable to a sporty 026. Mines not to far behind this 490:

    http://opeforum.com/threads/echo-cs-490-porting.1777/page-7

    The 501 has a better coil than the 490.

    Edit: to highlight correct vidja.
     
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    Guess I didnt realize what a convoluted flustercluck that thread was. Here's the @Red97 vid:



    And an informal comparison for fun:

     
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    That was a wrong Scandinavian video assumption on a youtube video where they compared an out-of-box 501 with 545 which was demonstratively re-tuned.
    Actually 490 cuts approximately like 545. 501 is better and without any mods acts very similar to 260/026 but has an actual low end torque like 261. Sure, as most ECHOs it takes some time to run in and a slight tune to reveal the full potential.
     
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    Yes
     
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    046/460/660/088 all work, also the 1311 coil off a metal flywheel 066 will work.
     
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  18. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    The 501P is an awesome design cylinder, the tricky part is the the carb, much like the 5105 Dolmar. They are only used on those particular models and have a small Venturi, for porting it becomes an issue. As far as stock, they are a little beast. My local dealer has a demo one that I have tried out a few times, sweet little saw. Controls are very simplistic also, very popular with the older guys.
     
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    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    I also look forward to echo getting the bars in line with the huskys as far as drive link count in the future, @Onan18 knows more about that.
     
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    Yea this is very handy between the Husky and Stihl. I can just run 20s on them both and just grab a few extra chains for cutting wood. And I don't have to segregate on the wall. All dulls go on a nail and all sharp go on a separate one.
     
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