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Offline HolmenTree

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I've been pondering lately about my "new" 1993 272 whether to keep it or not. I'm not a collector or don't think I'll ever be one.
Just ran it the other day for a few cuts in a poplar and even though it's not even broke in , it just doesn't spool up like a 372 . Notice the vibe too, but do have a brand new Set of soft mounts for it.......
Paid only $300 for it a few years back and it never cut a stick, only fired up for a few minutes once a year for 20 years.
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Have not checked in for awhile, and found this right off the bat. Got my own beer and chocolate chip cookies, sat back and enjoyed!! A little taste of cooler weather has me eyeing some standing dead post oaks on the farm, and getting the itch. The smell of a hot saw and sawdust on an October day can wash away a lot of years.

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Yup can't  beat cutting wood on a cool fall day. One fine memory of mine was one frosty morning when I spotted a young bull moose staring at me from the far end of the landing.
It was rutting season so he had no fear in him. Not till my partner fired up the skidded did he decide to vacate the area.
Other times I encountered a bear looking for trouble on a
warm fall day when my saw just ran out of gas and he was between me and my gas can.
Other time was on a chilly December day when  I was cutting road.
I was squatting down refueling my saw when I looked up and spotted 5 timber wolves a few hundred feet away coming to a stop from a full run to take a breather and check me out. We looked at each other for about 5 minutes.  Then off they went again on a full run with no more interest in me. I figured they had bigger plans as that young bull moose was still roaming the area.
Cutting wood next to mother nature certainly has offered me many blessings of experiences, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  :)




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Great site, but where are all the oil threads?   :D

Bob has become my local saw shop, just wish he was closer to N Carolina. 

Is there any noticeable difference in handling in the 272 with the outboard clutch vs. the 372?  My guess is that the better vibes of the 372 makes more of a difference but I've been wrong before.

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The b/c on the 272 is about an inch closer to center then the 372 making much nicer ergonomics and balance.
The 372 anti vibe is smooth but spongy in my opinion. The rubber mounts on the 272 works well with longer bars.
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It's a toss up.

You just wouldn't believe what horrible things some people say about a 272 with the sprocket on the saw side of the clutch?
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Using the 272, there's not much difference in power.

The difference is in the AV and the balance as has been said
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A few years back I compared measurements of my 372 and 272 with the measuring tape.
I found the 272 was significantly more compact in size then the 372 ,shorter, lower and  narrower.
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