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

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

  1. 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

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    Thats the best kind of saw !
  3. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    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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  4. 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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  5. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Nice deal Mike................ keep um coming!
  6. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Awesome - can't beat a free saw - especially that saw!! Congrats and good luck!

    Cheers!
  7. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    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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  8. 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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  9. n6crv

    n6crv Feeling the Heat

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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!!
    Don
  10. Id do 25, but with shipping and handling it's gonna run you about 450.
  11. Everyone should have at least one 90+ cc saw!

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  12. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    looks like she cuts good ,real smooth:cool:
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  13. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    I hope I can just get buy with my 7900, Dangit .
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  14. Itty bitty saws like the 7900 have their place too ;)
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  15. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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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
  16. 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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  17. n6crv

    n6crv Feeling the Heat

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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.
    Don
  18. 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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