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281XP weakest points?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by andijs, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. andijs

    andijs ArboristSite Lurker

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    I am planing to buy used Husqvarna 281XP latest model with plastic chainbrake handle and without decompresser valve. What is common problems for this saw from your experience? Can you advice to check something specific before buying?
     
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    They're junk. Let me know where it's at so I can dispose of it for you.

    Good solid saws and easy to rebuild. If it idles fine and you can test it in wood it should have good power.
     
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    The husky 181xp,,,

    Pro’s great saw, plenty of power top to bottom. Like I said before she’s a tad bigger than the 266/268 but pushing more cc’s

    Con’s it’s not the 288, lol

    I have a gut feeling we’re going to see husky upgrade the 181/288 to auto tune next.
     
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    aswan ArboristSite Operative

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    It’s a 5 year old thread
     
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    TRTermite ArboristSite Operative

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    Always someone to point out the threads age. I still like reading them as they are new to ME:baaa: but then again I will prb'ly read it again next week. and wonder if I haven't heard that somewhere..
     
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    aswan ArboristSite Operative

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    Wasn’t being snarky, just pointing out that the guy asked the question 5 years ago
     
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    TRTermite ArboristSite Operative

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    Didn't take it that way Nor was I intending to step on toes I do like old news at times... Unless I am the center of it.
     

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