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Offline brokenbudget

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Re: 550 346 Comparison
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2013, 04:40:12 pm »
Speaking of those smooth bumpers #577 88 72-01,  I'm gonna order 4 of them.
1 for my new 550 and 3 for my 3 festival dedicated 550s.
Speed cutting in the 10"x10" cant the smooth bumper works alot better, especially for the competitors with little saw experience.
i like the smoothies on the 50ish cc saws for everything. makes bucking fire wood easier. for me anyway.
Yes you're right, bucking with a 50cc saw I don't expect to gain any thing with its dogs. For a limbing saw the dogs only snag and get in the way.

i find you tire out alot quicker with the dogs on a saw. you end up holding on to the (rear handle especialy) handles and are constantly pulling back on the saw. if they don't have the option for the bumpers, i make them into them.
when I grow up, i wanna be an adult.

Offline HolmenTree

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Re: 550 346 Comparison
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2013, 04:43:02 pm »
there's a clutch change for 2013 models too.
I was curious and just pulled the sprocket cover off one of the 49th week- 2012 550XP's I have here.
 Look what I found......... I guess I won't have to wait for a 2013 550XP, my dealer has 4 more of these 2012 550s in stock already. ;D
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