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Offline HolmenTree

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560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« on: November 11, 2011, 04:49:41 pm »
Now as some of you know I'm one of the first to praise the outboard clutch on a saw. Better ergonomics ,balance with ease of handling. Less heat to the crankcase.
But look at all the  folks who have praised Stihl for having a inboard clutch on all their pro saws besides the 090 and MS200. Even the Husky 372XP owners beamed with pride with their inboards.
Now along comes the best thing since sliced bread 560/ 562s with.......................
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 12:07:37 pm »
My 560xpg is in the house now, and it surely have an outbard clutch - it enhances the handling of the saw for limbing etc, and generally is a good thing on a smaller saw. ;D
A hammer (or axe) and a screwdriver is all you need to take the clutch off, no biggie at all!  ;)

My dealer changed mine from .325 to 3/8 on the spot, when I picked it up.

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 09:54:03 pm »
Sounds good Niko! Those 560 /562 sure are beautiful looking saws. The 562 is available here in Canada now, we have to wait another year for the 560XP . So I'll probably just get the 562 right now, but I'd prefer the lighter 560XP .

But............ my honeymoon with my "brand new" 272XP is not over yet and it might keep me in love with it for another year , which then I'll just buy the 560XP in a years time. :D ;)
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 07:53:04 pm »
The worst problem with the outboard clutch is when you get pinched in a felling cut, and have to get another saw to cut it out. You want to leave the bar and chain in the pinch, but get the saw off in case the tree goes down wrong. With the inboard clutch, you take off the cover nuts and the saw almost falls off. With the outboard clutch it's a great big pain in the aXX.

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 07:59:58 pm »
I talked about this issue with some of my logger buddies and we all agreed in all the years we felled timber , we never once had to take a powerhead off a b/c while it was pinched in a cut.
I quess that's why they make inboards for non professionals. :D
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 08:03:39 pm »
You never got pinched in a felling cut, or you were always lucky when you dropped the tree?

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 08:10:39 pm »
I've seen plenty of the 49cc - 60cc outboard poulans and partners in these parts stuck in trees by homeowners doing firewood, dropping dead trees like ash etc.
  I get a good laugh and tell them to pull the powerhead off and I'll be over in a few. None of them has ever complained about getting the PH off.

 I have no preference. 

Matter fact I wanted 325 on a 55 set up with 3/8. Popped clutch off and switched in a min or less. Now I dont think I would have the tools to do that in the woods like a inboard though.
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 08:22:43 pm »
You guys need a miracle wedge. Never be stuck in a tree again. Will post a pic tomorrow. They are selling good in the shop.

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 11:46:07 pm »
You never got pinched in a felling cut, or you were always lucky when you dropped the tree?
I have pinched my saws in felling cuts many times over the years, but never had to pull the powerhead off.
 In the bigger diameter trees that sit back on the b/c I always was able to get a wedge in enough to release the saw. In the small diameter trees I could always find a pole or dead chicot and push the tree over.
When logging the skidder was always nearby.
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 12:01:07 am »
Here is a steel wedge I use that works really good opening a pinched backcut.
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