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So...When I buy the 372xp

Post in 'The Gear' started by Bacffin, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Should I buy it with the 24" bar and get the 28" separate for the versatility?
    Should I get the skip tooth for the 28" even though it is rated to handle 28" full.

    I got this bug bad !!!

    Thanks,
    Bruce
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  2. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    I just went with the 576 and opted for 20 and 28. I had a 24 on my 359 and just feel a 24 is a bit cumbersome for the smaller bar length. 20s are great firewood processing bars; fast, easy to move around in smaller stuff. Just my 2 cents. I ordered the 28 on the saw and bought the 20 afterwards. Lots of options for 20 inch bars. I went Oregon prolite with full chisel.
  3. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Thanks.
    I have the 455 rancher with the 20" on it and the 435xt with the 16" on it.
    Still playing around with bar combinations.
  4. KarlP

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    Another vote for both 20" full compliment and 28" skip tooth.
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  5. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    So what do I do with the 455 if I put the 20" on the 372. From what I am reading, the 372 is nicely balanced with the 24" bar on it.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    go 20" and 28". Forget about that 24". Not too much you cannot cut with a combo of 20" and 28". Trust me.

    I have LOTS AND LOTS of bars and chains. The one that pretty much stays on my saw constantly is the 28". Don't have to bend over for branches, it'll cut a MONSTER tree with relative ease (28" times two equals 56", have you ever cut a 56" tree before?)

    The 20" gets broken out for cutting up some deadfalls, but I REALLY love the 28" for my everyday bar......
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  7. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    I run a 24" and 32" full comp on my 372, but that may just be because I have the 61/268 to run a 20".

    It is nicely balanced with a 24".

    Tough call here, especially because you have a 20" on the 455 already
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    20" full comp,28" full skip is what I'd go for. 20" handles 80% of my everyday cutting chores.
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  10. Nixon

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    Personally , my 372 rips with a 20" bar . It was good with the 24" ,but just seemed happier with the 20" . Mind You , it's ported ,and running an 8 pin sprocket.
    Husqvarnas seem to like to breath a bit , Stihls seem to like to grunt .
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    Another vote for 20" full comp & 28" skip. You wont even bother with the 455 unless you pinch the 372. We'll see how bad you've got CAD when you start looking to off the rancher in favor of a 346XP or something similar.>> A C
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    Amen.
  13. DexterDay

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    Yep..... :)
  14. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Put a 16" on it.
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  15. StihlHead

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    You would dare go that long??? >>

    Anything shorter than a 24 inch bar on a 372xp would be a waste of torque, IMO. PNW long bars talking here, but really a 28 would be just fine on that saw, full comp or skip. Then again, the 372 I had was a 74cc model, and not the 71cc.

    If you are in a twist about it, I would go with the 24. You can always get a 20 or a 28 down the road depending on your wants/needs.
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  16. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Hi Guy's!

    Have not been around in a while but still in the game! Ended up with the 372xp and got all 3 bars, 20" 24" & 28". May the best combo win!
    BTW, this saw is an animal:)

    Thanks for the help!!
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    Congrats
    You can tackle the big stuff & have the 20" for most of your needs.
    The picture is on the way ? :)
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  18. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Sure Dave, what bar would you like to see on it?:)

    I have been working on the dirty 5 cords of pine I skidded over from the neighbors house last year using the 455. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/had-a-visit-from-the-pine-tree-fairy.92531/

    I only used the 372 to buck up one 20' red oak so far from the hardwood grapple load, but it blew through it. Just an awsome saw :)

    ~Bruce

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