Firewood saw for a scrounger

firebuckeye Posted By firebuckeye, Jan 10, 2007 at 6:19 PM

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  1. firebuckeye

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    Hey guys,

    Would like your oppinion on a good saw for myself. I burn maybe 4 cord a year. I have been scrounging wood and its all different diameters. Some already to length. I just want a good all around saw. Basically the saw you guys would never leave home with out. I have a husqvarna 141 now and feel its to small. I was thinking 359 or 357? Any input or comments would be great.
     
  2. Roospike

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    The Husqvarna 359 and 357XP are awesome saws. I own a 359 and its a great mid size chainsaw with good grunt and will work very well with your Husky 141 , 141 for limbing and smaller stuff and the 359 / 357XP for the larger stuff.

    Make sure you look into having PPE , chaps , helmet (cutting down trees) face shield , steel toe boots.
     
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    Do you know of any problems with the 359? Is the 357 worth the extra cash?
     
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    Am a longtime husky guy...but lately have been keeping an eye on the Dolmars...if you have a dealer close by it may be worth taking a look at...the 5100 something or other is getting alot of attention...
     
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    I dont know of any problems 359 but we have had some miner problems with the 357. They are both good strong saws.
     
  6. Roospike

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    The big difference between the 359 and the 357xp is the 359 has a wider power band through its RPMs and the power in the 357XP is at its top range of RPM.

    The RPM of the 359 is 13500 / Weight: 12.1 / 59cc / Power 3.9 hp / cat muffler

    The RPM of the 357XP is 14000 / Weight: 12.1 / 56cc / power 4.4 hp / no cat muffler

    I think the 357xp is worth the $$ but again , both are great saws. If your only going to have the Husky 141 and a choice of the other two i would go for the 357XP. If your looking to ALSO get a 70cc-80cc chainsaw in the future also ( 3 total) then the 359 would be a good mid range saw.
     
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    says sold out? do you knowanything else about it.
     
  9. Roospike

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    Hummm , Give them a call , maybe there out for now or went up $20 . , Dont know . He is a dealer.
     
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