I’m new here but not new to a chainsaw…or CAD. I grew up using a 032AV and an old Homie to cut 15+ cords per year for firewood. Still cut 15+ cords per year but my saw of choice for the past 5+ years is my 044.
I have a 044 and my brother has a 6 month old 441. Both 20" bars, 3/8-7, etc. Basically the exact same set-up and both saws are stock. We put them against each other head to head in a big old walnut tree…the 044 won in the big stuff by 3 plus seconds every time. We even switched users/saws, used a stop watch, etc. This was not what I (or my brother) expected and now I have to find out why.
My question(s): Does this seem right to anybody here? Do the EPA muffler and carb restrictions on the 441 make that much of a difference? Anybody else have an idea why the 044 was faster? The 441 “feels” like it revs faster but the 044 “feels” like it has more torque.
The anti-vibe on the 441 definitely reduces the vibration better than my old 044 but it just feels “soft” to me when I lean into the big stuff. Might just be I’m used to the 044...just my 2 cents.
Thanks in advance for your ideas.