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    Haven't seen or heard any 385 or 390 blow...

    Haven't seen or heard any 385 or 390 blow bearings here. Seen some hard abused ones....

    Have a custemer here with one 575, two 576 that never past 3 moths. He has been running 7900 now going on...
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    385/390 is a wonderful saw! 394/395 I just...

    385/390 is a wonderful saw!
    394/395 I just tested a bit but it seemed to be a step up and closer to 3120 in its performance. I miss the "umpf" thats in 385/390 if that makes any sence to you..
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    I doubt that the 372 will be a vast improvement...

    I doubt that the 372 will be a vast improvement from 575/576. We'll see...
    Bottom end bearings, top end bearings, running hot, cracking, there is a number of issues with 575/576.
    Case on 572 look...
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    572xp is on the way as is the 462c-m.. Might...

    572xp is on the way as is the 462c-m..
    Might hang tight a bit and see when they come to a circus close to you.
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    The customers I have that get most out of their...

    The customers I have that get most out of their bars and chains is the ones that rotate chains, 5-10 on one bar and rim.
    By rotating you have even wear. If you run bar with replaceable sprocket it...
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    O like 1,6/.063 It libes well, as do 1,5/,058...

    O like 1,6/.063 It libes well, as do 1,5/,058 compared to 13/,050.
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    I sell bars and chains in 1,5 for several husqy...

    I sell bars and chains in 1,5 for several husqy users.
    One today with a 036 and 1,5 guage..
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    I can order Stihl chain in .325 and 3/8 in 1,3...

    I can order Stihl chain in .325 and 3/8 in 1,3 1,5 1,6 guage
    Same with Oregon.

    If you want same pitch and guage (even length in some cases) on saws from different brands, its fully possible.

    I...
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    Not sure I understand this correctly. All brands...

    Not sure I understand this correctly.
    All brands have all the different gauges to all saws. 1.3 1.5 1.6 no matter...
    You just need right chain to the bar.
    Mfg's like Oregon, cannon, Iggesund,...
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    You can run Stihl chains on any bar as long as...

    You can run Stihl chains on any bar as long as the bar and chain are correct pitch and guage.

    I use springs parted out fron junk to put on bar bolts.
    Often the oil hole is placed OK, if not its...
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    Sounds as you have good sharp chains and figured...

    Sounds as you have good sharp chains and figured out a way to keep them so.

    I noticed a big difference in filing little and often over waiting and take more. The cutter get tempered as its used....
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    The Oregon files here will not make a dent on the...

    The Oregon files here will not make a dent on the hard chains. Not sure we have same files as they sell different files on different markets.
    Stihl and pfered files work better on harder cutters.
    ...
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    Don't excuse yourself if you want to add...

    Don't excuse yourself if you want to add knowledge to you life, Robert...
    I happily explain as best I can.

    Yes, that is what I mean.
    The cutters are angled so they cut when pushed.
    Turning...
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    I whipe it with the cutters, not against it. I...

    I whipe it with the cutters, not against it.
    I use cloth, old cheets, anything really that crap can stick to and I can have hanging were I file or near.

    I wash it in fuel. The nasty stuff we have...
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    Most important in filing is to know what it...

    Most important in filing is to know what it should look like and feel when you do it.
    Angles, sufaces and edges. All this is impossible to learn if you don't have a good file.
    I twist sometimes as...
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    One of my first saws I ever cut with was 263Cd...

    One of my first saws I ever cut with was 263Cd and 180S
    Fun stuff..
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    I think the piston shown is overheated. Could be...

    I think the piston shown is overheated. Could be from lack of oil, then it will be scoorings almost all around piston.
    Heat damages like this is often from crystallized or carbonized oil. Often you...
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    I have a bit info about these saws. If you have...

    I have a bit info about these saws.
    If you have any questions, just fire away.
    I replyas best I can.
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    162 was a wonderful saw. Only saw I don't have in...

    162 was a wonderful saw. Only saw I don't have in that family is the 66.
    I ran 18" on the ones I had.

    Big brothers 266 and 272 was also great saws!
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    There was a point to this, or several actually....

    There was a point to this, or several actually.
    First was to save starter housings as they broke a lot on the 50Rancher and others. Later ones (50/51/55) had decomp optional. Dealer ordered with or...
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    163S has points. One of the last good saws with...

    163S has points. One of the last good saws with points. Then came the CD versions that had no points.
    I have a couple of them and the other 60cc models in the 160 family.
    Rear handle is pretty...
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    The White cover 61 was introduced in market '77....

    The White cover 61 was introduced in market '77.
    It had a long run and was one of the most popular saws in the 162 family..
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    Many think the protective layer in fuel tank is...

    Many think the protective layer in fuel tank is crap and remove it.
    Best trick I know is a hand full M6 nuts and half a tank straight fuel. Shake and shake...
    163s was introduced 1970.

    61 is a...
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    There is sticks for arc welders as well if you...

    There is sticks for arc welders as well if you know what material it is.
    That is the trixy part... Material and how it will react to heat.

    I gave up on all that guessing and testing and just glue...
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    When fins are broken on intake side its not as...

    When fins are broken on intake side its not as risky as on outlet side.
    This one I would run without much thought..

    Had many saws I run with broken fins.

    Cooling is better on intake side as...
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