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Thread: Husqvarna 3120XP vs. 395XP vs. Sithl 660-880

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    There is a 880 for half the cost of new in Ohio on CL right now. Look it over to see if it passes inspection.

    I had several 066 660 084 3120 stock and modded. Here is what I am getting at. Depends on how much you use the saw and for what type of cutting.
    I like the build of the 084 088 880 over the 3120 personally for a work saw. I also like the 3120's too, just some things I prefer on stihl.

    There was a guy I knew running stock 660's rip cutting hardwoods with way to long of bar IMO. He said he had burned 2-3 of them going by dealers instructions on set up.
    I sold him a woods ported 084, set it up where it was 4 stroking out of cut and cleared up in cuts and run 32:1. Feed back I got was the saw was ripping with a 50" plus bar and ended his problems.

    I think his 660 problems IMO dealer instructions and not knowing how to tune your own eq, running 50:1 , 40" plus bar ripping hardwoods, carb was probably set from dealer with stops to run right at max rpm.
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    ... guy walks into the Husky dealer about four years ago, needs a bar and chain for a near new 3120. Garage sale score .. fifty bucks !!!!!! ... guess the people felt bad selling just the powerhead

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    Nick, if you have a hookup on the 2 Huskys you mentioned, go for it. Stihl are world class tools, but Husqvarna are too. If you can get one on the cheap, do it. A 395 is a big old brute. Meaner then a 660. Not an 066, but a current 660. Try that 562 and you'll throw your finger in the air at most other saws on the job site.

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    Ditto regarding a 660 as oppossed to the old 066 .The EPA and others I think forced the hands of the manufacturers .They aren't quite the icon they once were .

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    I hate running a 660 just a dog all around. I have never owned one but have run a friends a few times to know that I would never buy one.

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    You gotta put the dual port muffler on the 660. Otherwise you are leaving horsepower on the table
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    Biggest saw we own is a 660. It was ported by Mastermind and has a muffler mod too. It rips plain and simple. I always wanted an 880 but never could justify it.

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    The Stihl 076 is a great saw if you can find one in good shape. Five stars for starting reliability after sitting for a long time, and for durability. 111ccs is enough. I also have an 880 and an 090, but the 076 just seems less hassle, except for no decomp on it. Some have the button.
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    No decomp sucks, but WTH. My 066 doesn't have one...

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    So you guys think a 395 is better than the new 660's? I've used both, I really like husqy for the mid and large sized saws. For the climbing saws, there is just no comparison.

    We were using a 441 for a week on a project off-island. The saw had plenty of power, but it felt heavy as hell compared to my 372xp. I would take my 372 over that 441; though I really like the weight to power of the 460.

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