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Husky 372xp or Stihl ms441

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Scootermsp, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Scootermsp

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    Looking for a 70cc saw to cut firewood for OWB and right now I'm on the fence between the two. Anyone have the plusses and minuses of one over the other? Thank you
     
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    Weight and handling points in the direction of the Husky - and it is a legend that is about to be discontinued because of EPA.....

    I am sure either will serve you well though!
     
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    What's wrong with using the search function ?

    372 is lighter, power is equal stock (372 can be easily and heavily modded), both are smooth to run, both have good air filtration (the 372 probably a bit better), dealer support is usually better at Stihl.

    I recommend the 372. It's a legend. Let the strato saws develop a bit first, they need a diet.
     
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    372. anything else is a disappointment
     
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    the way things are going in europe, I see a future where a non EPA saw will be no longer allowed in the woods. I hope I am wrong though.


    +1 !
     
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    372-5.3hp or 5.4? for the 75cc model

    441-5.5hp

    How is it that the filtration is better on the 372?
     
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    Max hp and max torque are just two snapshots of the power curve(s), the numbers doesn't tell the whole story on the capability of a saw.
     
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    That makes the 372 look worse then. It doesn't have enough area under the curve. It's the 70cc 361.
     
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    They are both great saws...
     
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    I had this exact predicament a while ago.

    I went with the 441. Decent local dealer support (and I like how it looks!).

    I would encourage you to give them both a run. Then... eeny, meeny, miny, moe......
     
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    do you really think that a 441 would have different results versus air injection? be honest now.... and dont give me this "an air filter works better when its blocked" BS
     
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    LOL........Step away from the bottle my friend.......Ever see the filter from a dirt injester Husky.........Oh ya try running your saw with the winter flap open once........
     
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    But you never have to clean the airfilter on a Husky.............................I love it.....Puts money in my pocket........hehe



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    winter??? whats that???


    have you seen my profile......................


    winter is for suckers!


    regardless, do you think that the 372 with winter flap gone would suck more than the stihl in that vid... i think not. damn your dirty husky filter pics!!! they still look better than 1 min of that stihl youtube vid. dont know about you but i cut for more than a minute

    lol STK
     
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    The 441 HAS pre-filtration that works pretty much the same as the Husky setup.
     
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    dont you mean crawl?
     
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    Yes.

    That video is simpy... neat.

    You can't even hear the Stihl change pitch throughout the vid. Great Saw!
     

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