She's not too pretty, but it runs...

Post in 'The Gear' started by mikefrommaine, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. mikefrommaine

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    And the best part? Free to me!

    I bought a few saws last week from one guy. Sold all but this one for more than I paid. So in the end for a twenty minute drive and answering a few emails. I got a free 394xp. A little dirty but everything works and it has got good compression.

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  2. bioman

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    Thats the best kind of saw !
     
  3. MasterMech

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    What do you think of it vs. the MS660?

    Looks like it's wearing a 20" bar? That's hardly a workout for that beast....
     
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    22" bar.

    Haven't had it in wood yet. But the 385xp I had was noticeably weaker then the 660 when the bar was buried. Their is not a huge noticeable difference weight wise.

    I've had a little bit of interest in this saw. But I'm thinking I might give it a good cleaning and maybe some new top covers and put it on eBay.

    Or I may keep it as beater to play around with an Alaskan mill.
     
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    Nice deal Mike................ keep um coming!
     
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    Awesome - can't beat a free saw - especially that saw!! Congrats and good luck!

    Cheers!
     
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    A free 394xp.... Yep, we'll worth it ;)

    I'd definitely keep it as a beater (don't listen to me. I can't get rid of a saw to save my life)

    Congrats
     
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    It sure is easier to buy saws then to decide which ones to sell.

    Looks like I might be selling this one though. I've got someone interested in a package of 3 of my saws for a good profit. I guess these chainsaws operate on the 'bigger idiot' economy.

    Not to worry though I've got a line on a couple more saws. I'll turn this freebie into two freebies.
     
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    Mike, I don't want to see you having to go thru all the work of changing the covers and making your other Saws feel bad. So out of the goodness of my heart I will give you $25.00 just to relive the pressure on you LOL. If that sounds like a good deal just let me know and I might even pay for part of the shipping.
    GREAT find!!
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  10. mikefrommaine

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    Id do 25, but with shipping and handling it's gonna run you about 450.
     
  11. mikefrommaine

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    Everyone should have at least one 90+ cc saw!

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    looks like she cuts good ,real smooth:cool:
     
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    I hope I can just get buy with my 7900, Dangit .
     
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    Itty bitty saws like the 7900 have their place too ;)
     
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    Maybe it should read, Everyone needs a 90cc saw or a SPLITTER!!

    Nice saw Mike - I would certainly like a big'un like that
     
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    I was cutting them in half so I could get them on the splitter!

    I had a little time to cut this afternoon. I have had my eye on 20" yellow birch. Figured I could get by with just one saw so I brought out my 361. It worked great for felling it. But I wish I had brought a big saw for bucking and a little saw for the limbs. Guess I'm just spoiled now.
     
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    Mike, were you using a stock chain? When I had a lot to split like that I found that if I sharpened the cutters to 15* that it did not dull the chain as fast. Just reshaped a old chain that was really about ready to get tossed just to see if it worked. If you have a lot to do you might want to try it. Not really sure if it has to be 15* or somewhere around there.
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    It's the chain that was on the saw when I got it. Husky brand. Full skip chisel chain. It worked very well after a quick sharpening. Seemed to clear the noodles very well. Couldn't slow it down if I tried.
     

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