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550 v/s 261 stock saws
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:04:47 pm »
Looks like Ed Heard EHP is having a little fun testing some stock saws. Husqvarna 550xp and a Stihl MS261. 

So what do you think of them in stock form?  Wood type, size and chain used?

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Re: 550 v/s 261 stock saws
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 07:27:35 pm »
Just seen Ed has responded to my questions over on his site. So he dont have to double post. Copy and pasted.

Cut I never measured the block but guessing 14 inch or so , its just a block of what I call swamp ash down here , it lives very close to water and is  not a very hard type of wood , the wood seems pretty much the same so a good test block. The chain was 3/8's on both with same bar length , oregon on the husky and stihl chain on the 261 but I hand filed both chains so I'm sure there equal as far as chain goes. 

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Re: 550 v/s 261 stock saws
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 07:48:42 pm »
261 is all a part and I'm sure will not run the same here shortly  ;D

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Re: 550 v/s 261 stock saws
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 08:26:25 pm »
Good cutting woods ported 261 compared to the stock 550, 3/8 on both? 

Hope to see the 550 woods ported in the same stick.  ;)

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Re: 550 v/s 261 stock saws
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 08:31:15 pm »
not many will see the 550 ported until 23rd  ;D, just kidding but not really sure when I will get time to pull the trigger on the 550

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Re: 550 v/s 261 stock saws
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 07:35:37 pm »
ran the ported 562 in it tonight , 10.38 sec .

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Re: 550 v/s 261 stock saws
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 11:23:47 am »
 I would say as far as stock just pick your brand/dealer and go with is because they looked very close...
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