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Offline doo_hicky

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372xp or 576
« on: December 17, 2013, 02:07:03 pm »
I may in the market for a larger saw next year, I currently have a 353.  I'm looking to get either a 372xp or a 576xp.  I did look at the specs and the 372 is about a pound lighter and roughly 2 cc's smaller.  This will be my saw for cutting locust firewood.  I'm not entirely sold on the auto tune model yet.  Electronics can and will go bad.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks

Mike

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Offline Adirondackstihl

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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 02:15:35 pm »
372  ;)

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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 02:19:55 pm »
Replacement parts are much cheaper for a 372 because of number of units out in the field compared with the 576
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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 02:26:30 pm »
Both are very good saws. The 576 is a strato design, makes good torque and is easy on gas. There are both AT and Non-AT versions of the saw out there so if you have a look round you may find that both versions are available to you. Don't be afraid of AutoTune it works great.

You might also think about the XT version of the 372 very nice powerful saw. You may be able to save yourself some $ by buying a 365XT. It is exactly the same saw as the 372 same piston and cylinder same displacement 71.5cc. The only difference is the transfer port covers, which can be changed out for 372XT covers or modified to be the same as the 372 covers in about an hour! You then have a 372XT in sheep's clothing.
 
Everything you read above is true and should also figure into your choice

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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 02:48:48 pm »
cool thanks for the input guys!

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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 06:04:54 pm »
get a 390 xp for a few bucks more.  : )

Or build your own saw bb 372 kit.

After what I learned from Killiansredleo and others on here I won't buy a new saw.  : )

Get a blown up 365 special or blown up 372, put a Big Bore kit on it, dual port the muffler, no base gasket and a stihl piston, ( have to look up which one)  and hold on.

Of the two you listed, 372.

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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 07:35:01 pm »
The piston is from a Stihl 064, 52mm, 12mm pin and taller compression height than that supplied with a Hyway BB kit for a 372. You must remove about .006 from the inner sides of the pin boss to fit the piston to the Husqvarna rod small end.
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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 08:39:34 pm »
Me personally I would go 576. They have a much nicer powerband than the 372.

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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 09:03:38 pm »
And the 576 balances a 24" bar better than a 372
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Re: 372xp or 576
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 10:32:46 am »
Agree on the balance issue. I have a lot of 372 saws and because of the balance issue, I have resorted to Sugihara light weight bars, $$$$ but makes the saw feel better in your hands, but still not as good as a 272XP.
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