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Husqvarna 262XP 262 261
« on: March 15, 2011, 07:58:04 pm »
why is the 262 so popular? good hp to weight ratio? reliability? i'm just curious. ???
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Re: husky 262
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 08:13:33 pm »
Big power in a small package. As for reliabilty, depends on where you live and what you did with them. Down here in the limbs cranks and pistons were a good seller.

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Re: husky 262
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 08:19:10 pm »
They were light and powerful, the one I owned seemed to lack the grunt to run a 20" bar running
3/8" chain, it was fine with a 18".

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Re: husky 262
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 08:26:35 pm »
Over rated saw IMHO.  Stock or stock with muffler mod wasn't all that. I didnt like the way they felt in my hands bucking firewood.

Compared to a poulan for fun . http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/poulan-3750-60cc/

Granted the poulan may not last like the 262 day after day.
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Re: husky 262
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 08:43:50 pm »
works pretty good wiith a 272 top end!

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Re: husky 262
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 09:28:50 am »
works pretty good wiith a 272 top end!

Putting that together must be a lot of work, as they belong to totally different saw families.  ???

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Re: husky 262
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 06:00:03 pm »
works pretty good wiith a 272 top end!

Putting that together must be a lot of work, as they belong to totally different saw families.  ???

You must not have a big enough hammer, anything can be made to fit with a proper sized hammer.  ;D

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Re: husky 262
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 06:02:42 pm »
works pretty good wiith a 272 top end!

Putting that together must be a lot of work, as they belong to totally different saw families.  ???

You must not have a big enough hammer, anything can be made to fit with a proper sized hammer.  ;D

 ;) Yep I have heard of 272 crankshaft put in 3 cube husky saws at the races before.  The one I heard of sure didnt sound like your normal 3ci in the cuts.
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Re: husky 262
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 10:44:18 am »
All of the saws that have achieved "legend" status are overated. They are certainly good, and at the top of their class as well. But the idea that any of these saws far outshine their competition is mostly hype. I've seen guys post that the 262 will run with a 372. That's just silly.

262 is a great saw for sure. My favorite saw in the 60cc class is the Jonsered 630 Super. Dolmar 116SI is another real good saw. All good; ought to have one of each!!
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Re: husky 262
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2011, 01:47:14 pm »
I think what happened to me Spike was I read all the hype and was expecting to be just blown away by it in the cut etc.
 It is a great saw and well built. I was just expecting to much and it turned out to be just like the other 59cc-62cc saws I've ran. 
Something about the rear handle angle felt different in my hands, but would be something I could get used to.

Since I had so many saws in this range already and it was a trade in on a bigger saw a 3120, it didnt take me a hot second to find a buyer of the clean like new 262xp. It was like the guys 6th one or something he said.
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