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Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« on: March 08, 2011, 09:05:37 pm »
My NOS 962 is up to Timberwolfs place for a little touch up. He has a new 361 and new 036 to compare with. 1st results are in, both stock. 12" round wood, 962 vs 361= 962 wins by 2 tenths.  More torque than 361 but less RPM. 962 weighs 0.5 lbs more. 962 has 1mm bigger bore.

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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 09:12:15 pm »
Did TW get any video of his testing?  8)

Found a like new green 56cc about a hour one way.
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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 09:13:29 pm »
Yes, said he would put it up.

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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 07:21:43 pm »
962 vs 361 vs 036. All stock. 962 and 036 about even, 361 2 tenths off the pace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT-zNWDEvy4

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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 01:39:56 pm »
Price comparison up your way in NS new?
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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 01:54:38 pm »
361 was anywhere for $625-$700 plus tax= $$748-$805 tax inc.

962 not available, 156=$661 tax inc,  165=$690 tax inc.

Never did like the 361 stock. 036 on the other hand was one of my favorites.

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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 06:19:25 pm »
361 was anywhere for $625-$700 plus tax= $$748-$805 tax inc.

962 not available, 156=$661 tax inc,  165=$690 tax inc.

Never did like the 361 stock. 036 on the other hand was one of my favorites.
yes i agree. the 036 is probably my favorite saw.
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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 07:10:54 pm »
The 962 has the highest power specs, so it fits that it is a tad stronger.  ;)

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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 06:56:04 pm »
Here is the 036 after port work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGziUcrw0Fo

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Re: Efco 962 vs Stihl 361
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 01:44:46 pm »
Is the 962 and 361 going to get the same work over as the 036?

timberwolf =  036 shaved the base down 0.037 and domed piston  0.025 aiming to have the squish between 0.018 and 0.020 in. Port timing kept low with the goal of keeping lots of torque. Also took the venturi out about 1.5mm and cleaned up a few rough edges.
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