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CS 2166 or CS 2172
« on: November 22, 2015, 07:41:55 am »
If you were to walk into a dealer and these two saws were sitting on a shelf....which one would you walk out with and why?



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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 07:52:23 am »
I don't own either but would say the 2166 as it is cheaper and if I remember right you can pull the transfer covers off and do some grinding on the inside of the cover and have a 2172.
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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 07:55:48 am »
If you are not into modding saws then I would saw the 2172 as there are more of them out there for parts down the road and a better resale value down the road.

I would buy the one you feel most comfortable with.
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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 08:49:14 am »
Only thing I know of different is the transfer covers on the 2166. Grind that away they are a 2172. Same cc saw.

I've seen 2166 new as cheap as $600. Most up to $699.  Little over a $100 saved to $200 depending on the deal.  That was with 20" b+c
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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 08:53:45 am »
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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 10:37:22 am »
2166 for me.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 11:24:41 am »
Thanks.....I have seen the specs showing both saws being pretty much identical.
It's far too confusing to see the same 'motor' being made different by adding a bit of material around the transport!  Really, why bother?



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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 03:19:55 pm »
Manufacturing ease is my guess. Why have another whole cylinder assembly and piston when you can have them both the same. Probably got a break from Mahle on them since more quantity. The air filters are different on the 365 and 372 so I can see a harder choice for them.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 03:44:16 pm »
Crapola.......now I see maybe a need for a 2258!


Yes, it is a smaller package, less horsepower....but I already have a 2186 and a ported 2095.




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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 07:24:26 pm »
2258 is a fine little saw. I had a 555 which is the husky version. Did fine with 20" of 3/8" chain in hardwoods.

 

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