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Husqvarna 365 Special, or 365 X-TORQ

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by procarbine2k1, May 19, 2011.

  1. procarbine2k1

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    Found a great deal on a NIB 365 Special today. I have a 372XPW, and I know its practically the same saw (less displacement of course). I guess I am the kind of guy who doesnt care if he has half a dozen of the same saw, if I like the model that much (can you have too many 365's or 372's?).
    Should I turn the 365 Special and grab one of the new 365's, or should I hold on to the Special and use it?
    Hope it ain't a fake! Chime in guys...

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    Get the old one. I'm guessing the new ones will be around for a while!
     
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    As of now, the OEM parts and aftermarket parts will keep a 365 special running for years. Not sure how many parts the new 365 shares with the old. In ten years if the X-Torq has the parts support the special has it probably doesnt matter which one to keep. But if I was choosing between the two you mentioned right now, make mine the special.
     
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    I'd probably take the Special, great saw! But I hear good things a bout the XTorq, like 70cc and a great price.
     
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    You guys dont think that there is any collectability to the saw do you? I wouldnt think so, but I would hate to sink a saw in wood that was worth more as it is. I use all of my saws, and if I think it would be better off, or worth more in someone elses hands... that is what I would do.
    I found a decent deal on it, I wouldnt say it was a steal- but definitely a good price. This saw would replace my 036 PRO. The 036 was already on the table to sell, but found a lead on another one. Think this 365 may have put a halt to that!
     
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    I'd go with the "Special" proven record and plenty of spare parts options , not to mention they run good,real good.
     
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    No collectability. Just a good saw.
     
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    My thoughts too, but I have sold a saw or two in the past I didnt believe (or much of anyone else) was collectable... that turned out to be.
    As rediculous as it is (since I have a 372), I am very excited to get it. I think it will be a good firewood saw for me, not that I needed another.
    I will try and keep this thread updated, hopefully it will be on my doorstep within the next week.
    This one will wear a 16" bar, the XPW bounces between the 20" and 24".
     
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    My 372xpw doesnt get much action anymore after I acquired my 365 special. A great firewood saw it surely is.
     
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    Special!!!!

    That saw is really a solid saw.. JMHO you cannot go wrong with it... should have Made in Sweden on it!!!! LOLOLOL I have one and have run it in some 30" Oak blowdowns after Hurricane Ike wearing a 20" bar and it pulled it with authority!!!! never missed a beat,,, after it was broke in I put a 24 on it for a little extra reach,,, and it pulled it very well ,,,,

    Just sayin!!!
     
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    Like its other sister saw the 353 you can't go wrong for a general overall saw, prefer them both over the 346 and 372 for they are much broader and utilitarian.
     
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    Just came in tonight fellas! I will try to get some pictures up later on tonight.

    I normally sell a saw, if I buy a saw (unless it is a collector saw)... so something is going to go.
    What do you guys think, should I keep this or keep the MS261? The 261 is my smallest saw, my other work saws are 70+ ccs. I dont use a smaller saw for limbing, I use what I bring to the woods. Most of what I cut is 12-20", all hardwood (mostly locust and ash). I love my 261, but dont really want to part with this 365 either (love my 372).
    The MS261 is just as incredible as the hype that follows it, but so is the 365/372. I need to pick one... Little bit of cash will be nice, picking up a skid loader this weekend (small amount compared to a skid loader, but does add up).
     
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    yea we want pics.. even if its a knock off :)
     
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    It is the real deal :). I was hoping someone would reassure my thoughts of selling the Stihl, looks like I will have to go solo and sell it anyway haha.
    Doesnt make the most sense for me to sell the 261, but the heart wants what the heart wants darn it! Ill pull the 365 off of the dresser and snag a couple here in a few.
     
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    It looks like the new 365XT is a little heavier and a little stronger than the old one.
     
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    I was hoping that the 562 would be out by now! But the XT does look like a dandy with a modest price tag.
     
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    The 560xp should have been out a couple of months ago here, but the date has been postponed at least two times......

    The 365XT really isn't an alternative - imo, it is just too heavy for the power.
     
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    I was just browsing the Husky website and I cant find any info on the 365, new or old version. It wasnt long ago that they at least had the old specs up. What is Huskys published specs and MSRP on this new 365XT?
     
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    3.6kW and 14.1 lbs, as far as I remember. I have no idea of the price - Spike better appear here, as he has some in stock.....:msp_smile:
     

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