I bought a "388", it worked ok and I milled the beech wood you see on my avatar with it.Did you buy a kit saw with parts missing like many here have?
We all learn and move on from our mistakes even though some won’t admit it. It takes a real man to admit it.Well, I learned two things from that 1k of dollars shoveled out the window; I'll never buy a Farmertec kit again, and I'll never buy a flippy cap saw.
How about a 2 cylinder solo, that I'd have to pay someone to constructI've never bought a kit before, preferring to get old saws and rebuilding them myself using mostly OE but some aftermarket parts. I figured that if I tried making one from a kit I'd end up messing it up or having missing parts or parts that don't fit, etc.
Through experience I know that the flippy caps made by Stihl are much better than the Chinese versions, but neither are that great...We all learn and move on from our mistakes even though some won’t admit it. It takes a real man to admit it.
I rebuild the older pro husky saws I know they were great quality saws.
The old 162, 262, 266, 268, 372, 181 were tough to beat.
The husky saws I call big block saws. 280,380,480,285,298,1100,2100,2101.
I have the 353, 570, 575, 385 in my line up that run great.