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    Default Husqvarna 3120XP vs. 395XP vs. Sithl 660-880

    Who can talk to me about the differences between these saws.

    Husky 3120xp
    118 cc
    8.4 hp
    23 lbs

    Husky 395xp
    94 cc
    7.1 hp
    17.5 lbs

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    Stihl 880
    121 cc
    8.6 hp
    22.3 lbs

    Stihl 660
    91 cc
    7 hp
    16.5 lbs

    It is worth stepping up to a 3120XP/880 from the 395XP/660 tier? Whats the real difference between the 660/385xp tier and the 880/3120?

    I currently run a 460 as my biggest saw (75cc, 6 hp, 14.5 lbs) and it does everything I want it to. Looking at saving for a bigger saw a while down the road and want to get some opinions.

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    I much prefer a 066 for my big saw. A 046 would be my 2nd biggest, always.

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    But why, barring cost, not an 880/3120?
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    It's just more saw than I would ever need.

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    FWIW most people including myself who own over 100 cc saws very seldom use them .The 084 Stihl in my shed belongs to Tom the tree man . In the last 4 or 5 years the only action that saw has seen is my running it at GTGs' .Fact I'm very surprised with as much inactivity it gets that it runs so well .

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    They're big, bulky, heavy and gas hogs, IMO. Good for giant Redwoods or saw mills.

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    I agree we had a 3120 in Vt and it was just to much for the occasional want, it surely wasn't a need item.
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    Nick, your 460 probably is all you'll need with 24-28" b/c.
    My 372-24" will take over what my main saw 562-20" won't do. My 395-32" has been collecting dust in storage lately along with my two 066s and 090AV. I always wanted to own a 3120 though, saw was first introduced in 1989 and I don't think Husqvarna will ever bother to replace it. They designed it the right way right from the start and never had to improve it.

    I'd probably use my 395 more if I had a 28" b/c on it.

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    The fact they don't get used much is why they almost last forever .

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    The 3120 is just too heavy/more saw than you need for tree work. The 395 rocks! Its a cutting beast without being too heavy, and it starts easily too. I have a 28" bar on mine and I think it is an awesome saw if you have alot of wood to buck. It runs circles around the 372 but the 372 gets most of the use cuz it is smaller/lighter. You will be happy with the 395 if you are looking for a big saw. When I see tree svcs with a 3120 on their truck, it makes me wonder, I mean the 395 will run a 42" bar no problemo but I only need that bar once a year.

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