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Husky vs. Stihl - Which has better torque?

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Maybe.

Neither saw would very much like the 24" bar in hardwood.  If you kept the revs up, the 357 might outcut the 036 but I don't know about the other way.  In any event, the comparison would be between the 357XP and MS361 now, and I'm guessing there wouldn't be a difference worth writing home about, except the Husky is heavier...

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Torque and performance are not interchangeable terms. Performance depends on a number of factors, only one of which is torque. Some saws have high enough torque that if forced into the cut the clutch will slip before the engine bogs. Would this be good low end performance? Though a saw can be dragged down further without stalling, and although it is cutting slower, would this be good low end performance.
you could ask which saw is best for milling; one with a torque curve biased to lower rpm or higher. Which saw will cut faster in16 inch or smaller wood. Which will handle longer bars better. Or you could ask, If I want to run dull chain and make the saw labour, will I be better off with a saw that develops max power at a lower rpm.

You did not mention what size category of Stihl / Husky saws you were asking had "better" low end torque. I think dyno tests would show that there is not a consistant pattern.

To get a good answer you have to ask a definitive question!
 
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Yes, but definitive questions do not engender (pages)&sup2; of discussion, and <i>that</i>'s what this site is about, right Frank?

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Originally posted by aussie_lopa
A dull 88 will cut dirty logs while dull easier than a 3120,i know that for sure
Aussie_lopa; how do you find relative cutting speed when they both have sharp chains.

Glen, that sure is correct. Sometimes the intent is to get specific information; then of course there are leading, misleading and rhetorical questions that have entirely different purpose.

Flipjack; I suggested that you might be trolling. If I am wrong I apologise, however I sense some discrepancy in the wording of the question. Quite a few of the posters seem to take a similar view. We are usually pretty helpfull to someone who is looking for information. We are also usuallly pretty helpful to someone who is looking for an argument! lol!
 
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Re: Re: Husky vs. Stihl - Which has better torque?

Originally posted by Crofter
Notice Flipjack hasnt been back to clarify what he was asking about. Mechanical engineer according to profile? Hmm... Think more than a few here smell TROLL!

Nope, sorry to dissappoint. I don't care who makes them. I personally go with Stihl because there are no husky professional dealers near me where I am in Virginia. I would have to order parts through the mail or ship the saw through the mail for work. My dad went through that nightmare with his 346XP and I don't care to repeat that experience. My personal belief is to go with what-ever you can get support for. If you can't get support, no matter who makes it, it will become a bad saw to you. These are tools, not Phallic symbols. If they become Phallic to you get over it and invest in Viagra.
 
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If you want torque go big. If you want rpm you can stay a little smaller.

Why do you need a lot of torque? RPM and a sharp chain will always trump torque. If your running longer bars you will need a larger saw but, once again chain speed and sharp cutters are the key. Semi or full skip will help keep the rpm up.
 
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