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Pulled the triger on a ms362

Post in 'The Gear' started by Kevin*, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Every time I walk into the dealer I am tempted by that 562XP. Hmmm, I might be able to buy iot, try it, and flip it if I don't like it. NO DAMMIT! YOU NEED ANOTHER SAW LIKE YOU NEED A HOLE IN YOUR HEAD! But it's just so technologically advanced, and that new orange and grey color scheme is just so sexy.... It won't hurt to try it, your wife won't mind. Just do it. KEEP WALKING MORON!! $700 WILL GO A LONG WAYS TOWARDS THAT WELDER YOU ACTUALLY NEED!! But I gotta know if it's better than an MS361/2 right? INFIDEL!! EVERYONE KNOWS THE MS361 IS THE BEST SAW EVER MADE!! Oh really, convince me... SHUT UP, GET YOUR CRAP, AND GET OUTTA HERE BEFORE YOU SPEND A YEARS WORTH OF WOOD ON ANOTHER SAW!!

    Anybody else's internal voices keep 'em on the straight and narrow? ;lol;em
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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh...well thats embarrassing. I thought you were quoting the voices in MY head.
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  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    +1
    I want a 362 & a 562
    Don't need either.
  4. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    The 192c-e is a rear handle. The 192t c-e is a top handle. Same saw with different handles. The 192c-e is under homeowner saws.

    http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/homeowner-saws/ms192ce/
  5. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Which puzzles me as it's not really....
  6. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    I see said the blind man, in my defense stihl site is not working well & I don't have the patience to wait forever . but any how I really like mine ,its a screamer & great starter (knock wood) I will have 362 soon .was going to get new stove ,now not .So I got money & I only got 2 saws ,I really NEED that 3rd so I can reach collector status :p
  7. StihlHead

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    That is only because of the oiler limitation. You can get around that with the 460 pump parts. Also with a 28 a skip tooth chain will run just fine on it (and many people do just that here in the wild west). I know that makes people with Shrimpy Bar Disease cringe back east and call us CRAZY, but that is the way it is here. A high number of 361/2s here were/are sold new with 28 inch B&C on them. An 18 inch bar on a 361/2 is a waste of torque IMO, so at least put on an 8 slot rim if you are going to run that small a bar on it. Take advantage of that inboard clutch and make it run like a Husky; a higher revving saw.

    Hi, I am StihlHead and I have PNW longbar disease...
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  8. StihlHead

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    As for stolen CL and Ebay saws:

    There are several nice 362s here on CL in the $400 range. You do not have to buy new, and most of them are not stolen. I ask for receipts, and they usually have them. As for stolen saws, that was the main reason I sold off over half my collection. It was just way too much theft bait. I also write down all the serial numbers from my saws in case they are jacked. Do y'all have your serial numbers on your saws written down someplace? Also etch or write your driver's license number someplace that is not obvious but can be seen later by police or pawn shop, like inside the air filter cover, or better, under the engine top cover. That way they can be recovered pretty fast, if at all. You can also list your saw serial numbers on CL and report them to the local police and to Stihl. Make it harder for them people!
  9. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    lol - I am going to get that third saw and then a 4th. Hoping I can stop at 4 and avoid this disease that they keep talking about on this board. It is hard to justify the 362 since I have the 261 and 660, but what the heck, these things seem to hold their value. Always NEED a backup to the backup's backup.
  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    One of the rare times that I am gonna disagree with ya StihlHead. An 18" buried to the hilt into white oak on a MS361 is pure magic. I will actually take the rakers down a bit more than recommended and the saw will throw chips that makes it look like a snow blower.
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  11. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    You're past the point of no return now...you should just embrace it. Be a happy drunk...not the one that worries about drinking too much.
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  12. StihlHead

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    I have a 066 and a trio of 026s, and I run my 361s the most. With an 044 I rarely run my 066 any more.

    Hi, I am StihlHead and I have CAD...
  13. MasterMech

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    Everybody together now, "HI STIHLHEAD!"

    :p
  14. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    This a safe place but full of enablers.
  15. Tuneighty

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    I only have 2 tanks of gas ran through my new 362 and so far its a dream. I am already dropping hints to the wife that a second saw is definitely needed. I figured I would get the big one out of the way first.

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