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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2011, 10:26:41 am »
Thats a tough one. Shelf it or run it. Hmmmmmmm  8)  I would have to run it, but making sure not to put it in a situation to tear it up though.
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2011, 06:04:20 pm »
Thats a tough one. Shelf it or run it. Hmmmmmmm  8)  I would have to run it, but making sure not to put it in a situation to tear it up though.
I'm thinking the same. After running Stihls for 28 yrs, Jonsereds 7 yrs before that and now running Huskies exclusivily for the last 3-4 yrs. I can now have the chance to see what I missed out on in the late 1980s and 1990s with this 272XP. The 044 was my prime saw at that time. ;D
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2011, 09:45:03 am »
I have a mint 272XP, maybe 10 tanks through it? I also have a NOS Jonsered 670 Champ with the tags still hanging on it. That baby's never seen fuel, and it never will.

It's easy for me to not run either of them because I have other examples of both models that I do run. So, there's no "I wonder what she'll do" curiosity that needs to be satisfied. I think that's usually the case for shelf queens like that.

Some guys no doubt think that it's a waste to have a saw that never gets used, and I understand that thinking. But part of the collector aspect of the hobby is finding mint saws and keeping them that way. And if you also have plenty of work saws, there's no harm in having a couple of virgins around.  :)
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2011, 11:55:58 am »
I know what you mean I have a MINT 1989 61 (shelf queen).  It was almost a virgin the dealer made a couple of test cuts with it.  Then robbed parts muff, carb, idle screw and spring for customers.  I had a mint 268xp w/28" Husky branded bar.  Bought on Ebay $225 inc ship about 4:30 am guy had just listed it BIN.  Saw looked like it had maybe 1-2 tanks thru it.  Wifes cousin stole it and a LOT LOT more while I was down with back problems.  Got many more saws to use.  It's like which one needs running today a DolMak, a Partner, an Efco or a Husky.
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2011, 09:00:47 am »
I have a couple more that fall into the mint category. A six tank 257, a 50Special, a Jonny 70E, and a 630 Super. Maybe a couple more I can't think of at the moment.

There are also a few saws that have seen some moderate use, but were well cared for by their previous owners and are cosmetically excellent. Plus a few saws that look mint, but were toasted and the owners chose not to rebuild them. One of my 262's falls into this group, along with a Jonsered 2145 that I converted to a 2153.

Since these saws have already had their cherry's popped, they do see some trigger time. But they get a more thorough cleaning before being put away.  8)

But it's my not too pretty project saws that I've brought back from the dead that do most of my work. Not so much because they're rough looking, but because I get a kick out of running saws that I built from various junkers. Often with no more investment than an aftermarket piston and a spark plug. Plus, project saws all need to have a couple of tanks run through them in order to get them sorted out to be sure they are OK.
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2011, 11:24:44 am »
I'm still waiting for the 16" Huskie powermatch bar to come in so I can post pics of my 272XP[ I swear they still haul freight by dog sled up here  >:(]
I have a strong feeling I will put this never used 272XP to work. I will run it with the 16" b/c, 8 pin 3/8 rim sprocket and save about a 1/2 lb by using the aluminum smooth bumper by eliminating the 2 heavy steel dogs [which aren't meant to be used for a heavy duty 16" pulpcutting saw anyways.] The modern 73 LGX sawchain with anti-vibe should help with the 272's rubber mounts over the old style chain it came with.

With this setup the 272 will be my main small timber cleanup and limbing saw. I'll probably just have my 346 for backup. My bulkier 372 with 22" will be my next worksaw in the lineup with the 395- 32" rounding out at the top. My 338XPT and Stihl MS200 are my climbing saws.
Now should I go out and buy a brand new 390XP- 28" to complete my lineup? :D 
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2011, 11:57:15 am »
I was going to say I have a couple 16", but wrong gage for you up there 050 to your 058 and my 362 372 likes them.

Powermatch and a GB Pro top.

Now if one of you guys with a used 346 or 372 want to trade me out of my 268xp SE with new afm 272 top end we can talk.  It just sets there on the shelf as a back up. Saw pics are in beginning of this thread.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2011, 04:24:04 pm »
Good lord look at the size of that stick  :o :o  a 272 is cutting in to.

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2011, 10:12:42 pm »
Here's the 1993 272XP with the long waited for 16" bar. I paid my dealer $72 for that bar so for sure I'm putting this saw to work to get that money back :o
Replacing  the dual dogs with the lightweight aluminum smooth bumper will save about a 1/2 lb plus there is a weight in the chainbrake lever that will save a few ounces when removed too. This should bring the saw below my 372's weight. The dogs are useless for limbing and cleanup work what I intend to use this saw for.

Like I said the 272 is 1 1/2" shorter, almost 1" narrower and about a inch lower then the 372. With the outboard clutch like the 346 the 272 should be an excellent good handling hyper limbing and blocking saw. 
The stiffer rubber av mounts will offer  better precision cutting then the spongy floppy 372.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2011, 04:32:09 am »
 8) That sounds cool Willard, like something I might have wanted to do myself  ;D - and I surely agree with getting rid of the large dawgs for that use!

 

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