372XP or 7900?

moosetrek Posted By moosetrek, Sep 25, 2009 at 6:16 PM

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  1. moosetrek

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    OK so I just bought a used 372XP (thanks for all the help in the previous posts). Now I see an ad on CL for a Dolmar 7900 with a new 20" bar and chain for $450. Not sure of condition. So the question is, how much difference is there between the two? I have a great Husky dealer about 45 mins away, no Dolmar dealers anywhere nearby. If it's a night and day difference, I'll buy the Dolmar and sell the XP; otherwise I'll stick with what I've got and swap my 32" bar for a 20" and call it good. Just looking for the "big" saw for felling and bucking up to 24" pine. Thanks-
     
  2. zzr7ky

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    I would stand pat and buy a 20" bar. They are both beastie saws, but local service does have it's advantages.

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  3. smokinj

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    lol 24 in. heck get you a 50 cc saw! just kidding keep the husky
     
  4. wendell

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    Definitely keep the Husky. Dealer support is a good thing to have.
     
  5. Bigg_Redd

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    32" is a lot of bar, but why oh why would you put a 20" on a 372?
     
  6. savageactor7

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    Stay with what you have and be grateful...Dolmar can go reproduce itself and assume room temperature.
     
  7. moosetrek

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    Because I'm not sure the 18" would be enough... :) So a 24 might be a little better?
     
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    I think so. If all you want is 20" of bar you can do it with a much smaller saw. I think there is nothing in WY that you cannot cut with a 24"-25" bar.
     
  9. TMonter

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    I have both a 20 and 24" bar for my 372 and I find I leave the 24 on the saw most of the time here in the PNW. I run into a fair amount of timber where having the 24" just makes it nice.
     
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    So no probs with the 372XP pulling a 24" bar? Guess that's what I'll do then- thanks again.
     
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    None. Zero.

    Don't listen to the east coasters.
     
  12. smokinj

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    lol thats perpect for that saw 24 in. if he was going west coast style that bar would be 36in. and a back up 42in. and It would be the fastest one in town. and dreaming of a new 60 in.
     
  13. TMonter

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    Actually for most firewood cutters here in the PNW you see guys with 24" bars, but most of the time not much more than that.
     
  14. smokinj

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    just ribbing big red! lol
     
  15. moosetrek

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    so...It's not the length that matters...is it the width? :)
     
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    a great set up for that saw for sure would be 24 in. 3/8 chain and .050 bar done
     
  17. SolarAndWood

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    It would be nice to have that 32" around for special occasions.
     
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    darn right 20 in. as well but start with the sweet spot! oh that would be the 3 saw plan lol
     
  19. moosetrek

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    Finally got the 24" bar and headed out to the woods to try the 372 out. What a difference from the 55! Guess that extra 18 CCs really helps? The local shop checked it over (compression test, adjusted idle, etc.) and mounted the new bar/chain. Also ground the old bar even, all at no charge. Picked up a wedge, extra files, and a lot of advice... That's why I really like to shop the local place, service is the best. Went with a full chisel skip tooth, went through pine pretty easy. It's a nice feeling now that the question is't CAN I drop that tree, but SHOULD I.
     
  20. Brian VT

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    LMAO ! Good one.
    Can I have permission to use that line ? (minus the Dolmar part, of course :) )
    It took me a while to figure out the room temperature part. lol !
     
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