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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?

That's because they don't really know what they are talking about, and aren't used to it.

It does matter how the outboard is attached to the crank  though, some are more convenient to work with than others.

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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?

That's because they don't really know what they are talking about, and aren't used to it.

It does matter how the outboard is attached to the crank  though, some are more convenient to work with than others.
Alot of these people who complain weren't even born when the 266-272 were introduced.  :D
I don't hear alot of whining from owners of the Husqvarna 346XP,562XP, 395XP and the Stihl MS200 outboard clutches. ;D
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Personally, I don't see what all the fuss is about.  Like compairing apples to oranges to me.  Outboard clutches is all I've ever used and had no complaints.  Now maybe so if you changed out chains all the time in the field.  I'm just a firewood cutter, so I don't do that very often.  I always file my chain on the saw anyway.  Had a 372 for a short time, and used it for 1 year.  Had a chance to make considerable money on it so it went bye bye.  I have used 268, 272,s and presently have a 61/272 blend.  Its even a slightly smaller package.  The only thing I have against the inboard clutch is they tend to clog up more when trimming out saplings/grass around the base of a tree prior to cutting.  Minor to me.  Holmen, that 272 is a keeper.  Wouldn't sell it if I were you. ;)

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Thanks wild262
I'm getting an attachment to the 272 again, I think you're right I should keep it.
Seeing I run shorter bars I'm going to install the new soft rubber mounts I have for it, should help the vibe condition. Also installed a OEM HD air filter on it too.
Now about the poor throttle response I'm thinking it's original carb diaphragms should be replaced and also put some hours on the saw and break it in.
I missed out on these saws in the early 1990s as I was then a dedicated  Stihl man with my 044 and 066.  Today I own a 395 so I know what the 394 was back then, now I gotta get to know this 272.
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