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038 Mag II

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Overkill338, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Overkill338

    Overkill338 Wear clean sprockets incase ur in an accident.

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    I've been wanting a 461 badly, and yesterday I ran across the MS382. 72cc and 5.3hp and only weighs 13.6 lbs. So my wants changed. Now I have a chance to buy an 038 Mag II for $200.

    Can I convert the engine to the 382 parts? Will the top cover and starter covers swap? Last question, is the 038 capable with a 24" bar?

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  2. Drptrch

    Drptrch ArboristSite Guru

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    Hell ya it capable, Grunt Saw


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  3. Tinman204

    Tinman204 ArboristSite Member

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    Cant help with parts compatibility but I will say my 038 mag runs a 25" bar with authority.

    Its has lots of grunt, I can lean on it and just keeps going..

    Love that saw.
     
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    What he said.

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  5. Overkill338

    Overkill338 Wear clean sprockets incase ur in an accident.

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    Its crazy how the 038 AV has a different CC than the Mag and Mag II. If the saw is worth fixing, I'm going to buy it. I'll swap the 360 back to a 20" and use the 038 for the 25".
     
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    Tinman204 ArboristSite Member

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    I was originally looking for a 044/440 saw. I read some people's posts on the 038 mag saying it was heavy and slow so I was on the fence about it initially..

    Now that I've cut many cords with it (I noodle most of my wood with it to) I'm 100% happy with it. It's not a screamer saw, but man does it pull for a 70cc saw. It tractors through whatever I cut it with.

    Mine starts easy (3 pulls) and really it's what 1 pound more then a 044??

    And if you like a 20" bar try one on an 038, I have one for mine and it really balances nice with it.

    Like I said "I love that saw"
     
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    Get the covers from any 038.

    The 038M pulls a 25" bar fine in hardwoods.
     
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