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Huskybill

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You can’t buy new husky saws there. The 288 has more power than the 266/268 and it’s a tad larger but it’s a animal too.

I try to buy the larger saw.
 
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Tinman204

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I’d say it’s unlikely to come across a 288 in my neck of the woods. In fact I’ve never seen one for sale
Im thinking Australia is a lot like canada where i live.

Sparsely populated and not a ton of big saws for sale.

Keep your eyes open and Im sure you'll find something.
 
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Can you mail order one from Europe?
I’m unsure about that. I’ve never looked into it to be honest!

I would rather buy second hand from someone on this site that is vouched for though (assuming they ship).

Then again, maybe I should just start looking for ported 372’s!
 
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I’m unsure about that. I’ve never looked into it to be honest!

I would rather buy second hand from someone on this site that is vouched for though (assuming they ship).

Then again, maybe I should just start looking for ported 372’s!
If you get a well ported 372, I doubt you'd regret it. And you won't need a 90cc saw much either. They balance well, have the best AV, and will easily pull and oil a 36" all bar all day if needed.
 
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If you get a well ported 372, I doubt you'd regret it. And you won't need a 90cc saw much either. They balance well, have the best AV, and will easily pull and oil a 36" all bar all day if needed.
I really want a 372 but here in nz its around the same money for a nice 288 so I think I'll have me 1 of those first lol 4 to 500nz buys a tidy 288 to me that's a hell of a saw for not alot of moolah and there always around for sale too
 
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Not sure where you are in Australia, but Tony is in Victoria NSW and knows his stuff. I bet he can even hook you up with a good rebuild or a screamer if you want.

He cuts what you’ll be cutting and would be a valuable source for opinions. Also honest as the day is long.

Just sayin.
Mate, it’d be great to find someone local to have a yarn with! Blokes from Australia on this forum seem pretty scarce.

Cheers for the intro.
 
Tinman204

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That’s right, There’s heaps of 40cc stuff available but not much big stuff!
I live in the center of Canada where 90% of saws are 50cc and under so i feel your pain..

With some patience and a bit of luck I've managed to snag several 70cc saws all for very reasonable prices.

Most people around here have no idea the production that can be achieved with a good 70cc saw meaning the big stuff here often sits unsold.

Hopefully you will luck out.
 
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