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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2014, 09:37:36 am »
I switched to the 242 family from the 254 family. Wood production went up. Not as tiring to use fo 9 hours in pulp.


Holy ****!  STOP THE INTERNET!  Someone actually believes that a smaller, less powerful saw can be more productive?!  And this person has real world experience?!  Please don't share that with the "I have no need for any saw <70cc" crowd over at AS, it will start a riot!
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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2014, 12:18:49 pm »
LOL... I switched to smaller saws (346xp) back in 01 and my production went up.  ;D  I ain't in the 70cc+ majority!

I think I'll be on the look out for one of the 242's or variant...

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2014, 12:49:09 pm »
LOL... I switched to smaller saws (346xp) back in 01 and my production went up.  ;D  I ain't in the 70cc+ majority!

I think I'll be on the look out for one of the 242's or variant...

I'm not either, actually there are a lot of people there that aren't!  ;D

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2014, 03:00:36 pm »
So were there different 242 variants (242, 242SE, 242XP, etc)?  In people's posts, I see  the different model variations mentioned (sometimes in the same post).  What are the differences (if any) between a 242, 242SE, and 242XP?  I realize there were other models (42, 238, 246, etc).  I'm just specifically asking about the saws with "242" on 'em....
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2014, 05:28:17 pm »
So were there different 242 variants (242, 242SE, 242XP, etc)?  In people's posts, I see  the different model variations mentioned (sometimes in the same post).  What are the differences (if any) between a 242, 242SE, and 242XP?  I realize there were other models (42, 238, 246, etc).  I'm just specifically asking about the saws with "242" on 'em....

The 242 never was marketed as SE, only as 242 and 242XP (similar story as the 254, some number tags may still have said SE). Also, the main differense was not between a late 242 and an early XP, but happened in 1994 or so, a few years into the XP designation period.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2014, 01:42:54 pm »
IPL list with some dating.  Was there any other models we were looking for?

Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1988-10)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1992-03)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1994-04)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1994-12)


Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1984-01)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1985-05)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1985-11)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1986-02)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1986-10)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1987-04)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1987-11)

Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1987-06)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1989-05)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1990-01)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1994-04)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1998-05)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1998-06)

Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1994-12)
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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 02:01:52 pm »
Since you include the 44 and 444, you could just as well include the older 140, 240, 340, 40 and 344 as well (some of those model numbers have been recycled on plasic cased saws later).....

None of those mentioned above are related to the 242, but they all are to each other.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2014, 02:12:30 pm »
44 444 got in there by mistake LOL

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2014, 03:11:01 pm »
I'm surprised that the 042 and 242 were built during the same time periods.  Early 42's look to share most parts with the 242's of the same years, while later 42's look to instead share parts with the 246's produced during the same years.  The later 42's are grouped with the 246 on the IPL's.  Some late 42/246 saws had cat mufflers (yuk).
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2014, 03:21:21 pm »
IPL list with some dating.  Was there any other models we were looking for?

Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1988-10)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1992-03)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1994-04)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1994-12)*
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1995-02)*
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1998-08)*
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (2001-10)*

Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1984-01)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1985-05)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1985-11)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1986-02)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1986-10)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1987-04)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1987-11)

Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1987-06)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1989-05)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1990-01)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1994-04)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1998-05)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1998-06)

Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1994-12)*
Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1995-02)*
Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1998-08)*
Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (2001-10)*

IPL's with * are 'combination' IPL's for the 42 and 246.

I added a few IPL's to the list.
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

 

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