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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 06:27:30 pm »
I only had one 435 rear handle in for a tuning and I was impressed with it.   

Cool on the nice pics. Redmax saw for sure.  Wasnt there during my 1st post. 



Not really Redmax - but Zenoah GZ4300.   ;D

Still wonder how the Redmax  Zenoah built 4500 would compare to the Zenoah 4300  Husky 543.

Paper specs maybe not much,  but I'm talking in  THE REAL WORLD OF USING a saw.  ;)

Sure - but at least on paper the 4300 beats the 4500 on all acounts, as I remember it....

Like I said. I dont care about paper specs. I want REAL world testing.   You remember what that is.    ;)  You know like first hand running and cutting with a chainsaw.   :D :D
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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 09:41:46 pm »
Randy is sending me a stock 241 for comparison.   ;)

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2014, 12:54:20 pm »
I havent read a bad word about a 241.  Will be good to see what you think.
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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2014, 05:07:33 pm »
I'd like to see a comparison to the Hitachi CS38EL (which should be equal to the Tanaka ECS 4501).

What is funny is that the CS38EL is rated at 2.84hp but the ECS4501 at only 2.5hp on the us site, contrary to other international sites where it is listed also with 2.1kw ~ 2.8hp.
US site: http://www.tanakapowerequipment.com/main-navigation/products?d=335&p=907

Austrian site: http://www.hitachi-powertools.at/?seite=kettensaegen&sprache=DE&produkt=CS38EL

But I am also awaiting the first comparison of the 543 & 241.

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2014, 10:20:57 pm »
Did some testing in wood today with the 435.  After several cuts for warm up it was evident that the 543 would smoke it, even stock.  435 held 7500-8300 in the wood bar buried while the stock 543 was 8700-9500.  Didn't even bother to get video due to the light fading. 

I did however get more vid of the 543 after a could more tweeks.  Will edit those and get em up.

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2014, 06:48:36 am »
Anything new? Really axious about this saw!

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014, 11:24:12 am »
In 14" wood this saw is 1-2 seconds behind a well broke in 550xp with MM and dead even with a 5105 with MM.  Same bar and chain.

Obviously stock it would be a bit further behind.



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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2014, 02:42:35 pm »
What did you mod?

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Re: Inside the Husqvarna 543xp
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2014, 01:06:38 pm »
So does it feel light in the hands for trim work?

Mitch you got a 242 to test against?  Spike was saying his new 543  tested out good from get go against his stock 242 and was going to test against a worked over 242 in future..

Not a runner.  Closest thing I have is my personal 435.  I have always liked the 435 and wanted this one for a replacement.  To be honest, I wanted to throw it in a dumpster for the first coupe tanks. 

LOL!!

Yeah, it's beyond lame when it comes out of the box. Carb was pretty fussy to get it to run good at first. Not just top end, but throttle response as well.  By the second tank, it was keeping up with a stock, and NOT broken in rebuilt 242. My modded and well broken in 242 stomped it. I'm only on my 5th tank, and it's finally waking up to some of the hype.

Mitch: What are you getting for RPM's? Specs are 14,500, and I'm told that after break in they are running them @ 15,000+ and it's a whole different animal. Mine doesn't want to hit 14,500 let alone 15,000 yet. If I try and go past 14,300 it falls flat on it's face. Guess I need to run the thing some more, but I've been in some bigger wood lately, so I've been running bigger saws. I've griped about this before, but breaking in saws is a pain for me. Kind of the "too many saws; too little time" problem.

My honest opinion so far: It's a nice little saw and I love working with it. But until it can equal a good running 242XP, which it might when fully broken in, it falls short of the target. (which for all purposes IS the 242) Unless it hits that target, then I feel you give up too much power for the savings in weight vs the 550, or even the 545. This is particularly true for us saw geeks, because is something like the 550 ever going to be "too heavy" for any of us? But if this thing can hit 15,000, then we'll have one fun saw on our hands.
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