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Offline 660magnum

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Re: First Project - 357xp
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2012, 09:35:41 am »
3500 to 13,500 are good numbers to go with on the 357XP.  Idling below 3500rpm gets to be too unstable. The clutch starts to engage at 4500-5000. The 12,000 is Fine for the high speed if you feel better with it there as long as the chainsaw "two strokes" in the cut? The high speed above 13,500 is getting a little lean for cutting all day? These numbers are approximate because the tach numbers jump around a little bit and will vary according to the temperature.

There is no rpm limiter on the coil of the 357.
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Re: First Project - 357xp
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2012, 11:37:47 am »
Excellent news.  Thanks.  I'll give it a bit more fuel just to be on the safe side. This saw probably won't see too heavy use, but then who knows what hurricanes will hit next. 

Would you recommend that i do some test cutting with the tach still on the saw?  Will that benefit me at all? 
Jon
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Re: First Project - 357xp
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2012, 11:39:03 am »
Out of curiosity, what is a good running 357xp worth on the used market?  I'll probably end up keeping it, but the final decision will be made after i start using it. 
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Re: First Project - 357xp
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2012, 01:28:46 pm »
Out of curiosity, what is a good running 357xp worth on the used market?  I'll probably end up keeping it, but the final decision will be made after i start using it.


$300 -350 depending on how clean it is.
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Re: First Project - 357xp
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2012, 01:30:39 pm »
Excellent news.  Thanks.  I'll give it a bit more fuel just to be on the safe side. This saw probably won't see too heavy use, but then who knows what hurricanes will hit next. 

Would you recommend that i do some test cutting with the tach still on the saw?  Will that benefit me at all?
I recommend you go out and make a few cuts with it and then check the rpms with the tach to make sure it is stable.
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Re: First Project - 357xp
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2012, 11:18:43 am »
Well, i cut with the saw for about 30 minutes straight yesterday, in a downed oak.  I brought my 562xp along as well, so i could do some comparison. BUT, i never picked up the 562.  The 357 ran AWESOME!  I was very impressed with how strong it was. 

I haven't run my 562 for a few weeks, so i can't yet compare them back to back. But, i thought i would be disappointed with the 357 in comparison.  I wasn't at all.  The saw is fantastic. 

Based on this bad comparison, it seems that the 562 has a little more power and is a little easier to handle (slightly smoother, and slightly better balanced).  I didn't get into any wood bigger than, maybe 15", so i am assuming the difference would be much more drastic in larger wood. 

As far as the tune - I richened the saw slightly before i started running it (previously tuned to 13,500).  For the first few small cuts (6-8" wood) the saw 4 stroked a little in the cut.  It seemed to lean out a little once fully warmed up (in just a few minutes), and ran perfect.  It would 4-stroke a little at WOT out of the cut, and clean right up as soon as it went into the cut.

I found it much easier to hear the saw 4 stroking with earmuffs on while cutting than i did while i was tuning it.

I really thought the saw would be trouble, with all the reviews about the wonky Walbro carb, but it ran and idled perfectly.  It was VERY easy to start.  It had sat for 2 days after tuning it, and yesterday morning, it fired on the first choked pull, then started on the first un-choked pull.  Hot starts were very easy as well. 

Very happy with this saw. 

Big thanks to everyone that helped. 

Now, i'm thinking about doing a muffler mod.
Jon
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Husqvarna 357xp
Husqvarna 562xp
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