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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2015, 01:24:56 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.

As far as I know, there are no differences apart from the limiters in the transfer covers of the 2166. They really made it too easy to upgrade the cheaper saw this time, and gain quite a bit of power.

The same is of course the case with the Husky 365XT vs. the 372xpXT.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2015, 01:41:04 am »
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.


The HD filters on the 372 mainly is a US thing, and not universal. I would take a "low top" any day over here, but cutting conditions vary.

They soon discovered that the difference in the transfer covers were too easy to fix, so the price of the 365XT/2166 went up after a (short) while - but there still is a difference. If it is worth the difference to not have to fix the transfers is up to the costumer. The 365XT/2166 is the only saw model I know of that is this easy to upgrade though.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 02:14:11 am »
The Husky 261 with its dished piston (vs the 262XP with the flat top piston) was/is also easy to upgrade.  It does also have a different clutch and sometimes a different carb (depending on the year of manufacture)......................but the piston change is where the lion's share of the difference lies.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2015, 02:42:54 pm »
The Husky 261 with its dished piston (vs the 262XP with the flat top piston) was/is also easy to upgrade.  It does also have a different clutch and sometimes a different carb (depending on the year of manufacture)......................but the piston change is where the lion's share of the difference lies.
The muffler also is important, there is a major difference between the 262xp and 261 there.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2015, 03:51:07 pm »
The Husky 261 with its dished piston (vs the 262XP with the flat top piston) was/is also easy to upgrade.  It does also have a different clutch and sometimes a different carb (depending on the year of manufacture)......................but the piston change is where the lion's share of the difference lies.
The muffler also is important, there is a major difference between the 262xp and 261 there.

Another very easy thing to change.
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2015, 07:42:07 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?

Scott (peanutbutter and jelly for breakfast) B

Two saws... had to pick one... one a 2166 and the other a 2172? Me? I would take the 2172 after I convinced the store guy its the same as a 2166 other than a couple of fins and its only worth another 100 bucks because of the decal's... Why spend the extra 100? Because my time is worth money and if and when it comes to resale I'll get some of that difference back. That plus my time makes it a better deal to just go for the 2172... :) They are good saws. Wish that same guy had a 2171 though, and then it would be a "no brainer"... or if it was a 2165 for less than the 2166 I would take the fresh 2165 and send the top end to Bob, because it need to be appreciated; and make another "cyclops".. ;D

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Re: CS 2166 or CS 2172
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2015, 11:36:23 am »
The Husky 261 with its dished piston (vs the 262XP with the flat top piston) was/is also easy to upgrade.  It does also have a different clutch and sometimes a different carb (depending on the year of manufacture)......................but the piston change is where the lion's share of the difference lies.
The muffler also is important, there is a major difference between the 262xp and 261 there.

Another very easy thing to change.

Yes, but it has to be done!

 

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