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  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    I have said several times that bar length and chain drive links should be standardized.
     
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    longleaf Super OPE Member

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    Hows the 501 performance? I have read similar to a 545 husky but I've never ran one.[/QUOTE]
    I don’t know about the 501 I had some experience with the 500 which was similar but I think they increased the power. A 545 was stronger than the 500. I have herd the 501 is much better power wise. But the anti vibe on the 500 was terrible and even though it was light it wasn’t very comfortable as far as handling. Not as saw I would want to run all day. Plus it had a front chain tensioner which they may have changed also. That is one problem I have with echo is every class of saw is a different design. They may hit a home run in one class and have a big heavy turf in another.
     
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    sawmikaze ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    They work for what I do.

    But I'd never log with one.
     
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    I can understand that. When I cut logs for a few days to help a guy last summer I used a 562 and 372. 372 mostly as it was 20” plus oak and poplar. I didn’t care for the way the 661 run trying to mill. It’s plenty rich but they didn’t seem to be happy like a 395 on there
     
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    sawmikaze ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    For yard trees we make our biggest cuts with our 661s which isn't often..strong as balls.. none of my friends that log with one like it..idk..
     
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    The suburban mom crossovers aren't adding points to your mancard, bro!
     
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    I don't know about the 501, but my 500P is about the same size and weight as the 026- which is one creamsicle that I do like!
     
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    Whatever you do don't believe him when he says he will give you the saw for free if you get in his van. Don't take free saws from strangers in vans kids.:deal:
     
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    hseII AKA - Kim's Husband

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    My baby saws are all Ported 026s.

    After the 200T has had enough, that’s the next saw.

    You should try them with Norf Carolina hashbrowns.

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    P.S.,
    The MS461s are great too.


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    I let one guy use it and he said it was too floppy. He wanted a 660 and a 372 I had.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    How hard would it be to for a man to make there own nonfloppy AV spring?

    Just brainstorming here.
     
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    I’m not sure. I added stuff to limit travel on the 61 as far on the upper case mount.
     
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    Feels a lot like an 026. It does feel lighter to me. But you run it a while and run a 550 or a 346 a while you will see the difference in the anti vibe. My brother had a 500 and hated it just wasn’t comfortable to run. The sideways balance was off or something lol.
     
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    We need to develop an antivibe mount that is part spring and part rubber. Stihl/Hooskie combo. I think it would be a winner!
     
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    So like a 40 year old husky 266 and 281
     
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    Maybe. I aint never owned one. Lol
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Rubber cracks and degrades faster than springs I noticed.
     
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  18. RI Chevy

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    But.... A nice combo. Best of both worlds scenario.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Just offer soft and stiff springs like on 372/390. Simple.
     
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    There are some of the CS73 prototypes around the US being tested.
     
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