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Offline SawTroll

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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2014, 05:40:11 pm »
One thing I don't like about these two is that when you set them down, they tend to want to roll over onto the chain side. The 346 is a little this way.

It is a pain to remove/replace (especially replace) the B&C but the outboard clutch allows them to be much slimmer and lighter.

I have a Dolmar 5105 with a inboard clutch. It is very easy to remove/replace the B&C. But the 5105 when you add up the width of the inboard clutch and the wrap spring start assist on the starter, they are very wide especially when set close to my 545 or 550XP.
Husky is the only major brand that make decent handling 50 and 60cc saws by now, and has been for a while!  ;D

Your issue with changing B&C (and sprocket rims) just is a matter of habit. ;)

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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2014, 07:45:59 pm »
The 545 is a nice saw at a great pricepoint from some of our friendly dealers.  Even at retail it is a very good value.  A buddy of mine bought himself one and I thought it ran quite nicely.  I hooked him up with a nice 13" bar/chain setup and he is sold on the short bar scalpel saw setup.  I'm impressed with it and think it is a good evolution.

I'm not a fan of this two-tone crap, but unfortunately it is the only way to get a -g model.  Very disappointed with that.

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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2014, 10:19:02 pm »
I like em both.  Full wrap on 562 saves the paint.  Price wise I'd probably go 545.  From what I hear not much diff in power.
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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2014, 10:33:51 pm »
I like the 545. and the orange stays in place unlike the silver stuff husky calls paint. pay for a top quality saw, one should get top quality paint on it.
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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 08:08:51 pm »
The orange paint on Husky saws is a very hard, durable paint. Probably a powder coat.
The silver paint is like a rattle can paint, it rubs off pretty easy. Would interesting to hear the why & how this is...

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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2014, 07:19:26 am »
The orange paint on Husky saws is a very hard, durable paint. Probably a powder coat.
The silver paint is like a rattle can paint, it rubs off pretty easy. Would interesting to hear the why & how this is...
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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2014, 08:26:55 am »
never have cared for the silver 2-tone thing.

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Re: 550 or 545 ?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2014, 01:56:44 pm »
Guess I'm in the minority,  but I like the 2 tone look better.  8)