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HUZTL/farmertec clones.... Is there anyone else interested in them??

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by noodlewalker, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. noodlewalker

    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    If you have the ability to build it, order the kit. I've rebuilt a couple of the blue ones already.
     
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    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    Why would we need buttons in a war anyway?
     
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    AuerX constantly confused

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    Lots of info out there on the Blue G372. Even assembled it seems the issues at this point are very minor. Not gonna pollute your thread with links etc. Info is not hard to find.

    Obviously if one assembles it themselves that gives options. Fuel lines for one seem to be of very low quality. But swapping out those on a assembled unit is not hard at all.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Just a suggestion-If you want one of these saws just look for the middle run of Super XL’s with the blue ignition module....many of these in homeowner’s hands died before the first chain was worn out. You can swap the ignition from an older or newer parts saw with one of the good ignitions.
     
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    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    Built a 372 clone today.
     

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    kitchen table, pipe wrench, saw parts, and a sandwich.... only in my dreams could I get away with that in my house.
     
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    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    Lol. My wife gave me that blanket for building saws. If they are brand new with no gas ever put into them she doesn't mind if I build them inside... As long as I use my blanket! Once I put gas in them they have to stay outside, or I take them to the shop.
     
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    Lol that’s awesome
     
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    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    Number 30 running
     
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    I've heard the rings might be as good as the rest of the saw. Are you guys running the rings which come in the kits?

    Roy
     
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    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    I typically build the kit as it comes, I have used meteor before but at the owners request
     
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    Mad Professor Addicted to ArboristSite

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    NO!!!!!!!!

    well are they cheaper than flower planters.....maybe???
     
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    Mine is running kit rings. Everything on mine is from the kit except the decomp. It runs good. Very happy with it.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
     
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    Copy: kit rings are fine.

    Roy
     
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    noodlewalker ArboristSite Operative

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    Sold it... 290 dollars free shipping.
     
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    Hey Folks,

    I'm considering getting one of these saws, trying to decide which model, and it's even neccessary/good idea. I am just cutting firewood for my own house to keep the family warm. Right now I am working through two huge red oak blow downs on a neighbors land. I have an echo 590 (20" bar), husky 545, and little joncutter 25cc top handle. These trees have several limbs in the 3ft diameter range. I haven't really started getting into the bigger stuff yet, and maybe should just throw the 590 at it and see what it can do. Or just leave the big stuff and look for smaller wood.... but with the g444/g372xp, g660 so cheap right now, it is tempting to get something bigger. Not planning on doing any milling, but likely will have more wood this size or bigger in the future. I can adjust carbs and do basic maintenance but am not experienced taking saws apart/building kits or anything like that. So, what do ya'll think? Just roll with the 60cc, or try one of these Huztls? if so, which one? thanks
     
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    The g444 and g372 aren't much stronger than your echo 590 so if you get one get the g660.
    If you have 3 foot wood to cut up the big one will be nice to have.
     
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    I have not had good experience with the 440, every one I have built has had issues. From the carb to the flywheel and coil. The 660 kit is much better, I recommend for the extra 25 bucks get the big bore as well. It will be all the saw you will ever need.
     
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    They do offer a 460 now, which I am fairly interested in, but have not built yet. They offer a big bore engine, which gives it the same displacement as a standard 660--- not sure how I feel about it--- but I am interested. My worry is that with the displacement of a 660, and the speed of a 440 it would not oil the bar enough, and be easy to over work the saw... But, as you described your situation could be a viable option... Any thoughts?
     
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    That was my thinking, 70ish cc not really a huge difference. I'm not really into collecting lots of similar saw to compare...just want to get the job done.

    Where is this 460? Not seeing it on hutzl.net. less weight with same power would be cool, but I'm not cutting all day so the extra weight isn't that big of a deal to me, plus I have smaller saws for smaller stuff. To be clear, I am looking at getting a pre-assembled model, not a kit. How difficult is it to drop the big bore kit in?

    is this the Big Bore kit you're talking about for the g660? https://www.huztl.net/Big-Bore-56mm...h-Pin-Ring-Circlip-p229848.html#goods_reviews does it make any since to get this and drop it into a pre-assembled g660?
     

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