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jacob j.

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Ok-

So I got a tuned up 545 from "Big Daddy" Mitch. This is one cool saw. I put it up against a stock 357 in clean Madrone, both with new Oregon 21 .325 chisel non-safety.

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jacob j.

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In the first video, I was just putting a sort of medium pressure on each saw, mostly letting the chain feed itself and bring the weight of the saw down through the wood.

In this video, I'm flexing both saws pretty good.

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jacob j.

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You need a log holder thingie.

I always heard a 357 was a dog?

Nice shoes :)

Yeah, I need to get off my fat ass and make a log holder.

The stock 357 is sort of a dog, but not as bad as a stock 385. Modified, the 357 really comes alive.

The power band and handling of these auto-tunes is more forgiving than the traditional dirty saws.
 

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I threw a stock 357xp in with some stock and ported 50cc under saws one day.

Just to show how a 56.5cc stock saw compared.

saws ran in 12" hard maple.

stock husky 346xp 50cc, 3/8 7T 5.63 5.62

stock dolmar 5105 with 5100 muffler, 3/8 7T 5.59 5.50

ported 346 45cc #2 346 carb, 3/8 7T 4.75 5.22

stock partner 5000 , 3/8 7T 5.47 5.84

ported redmax 5000, 3/8 7T 3.68 3.97

ported 346 45cc #1 357 carb, 3/8 7T 3.66 3.78


stock 357xp, 3/8 7T 4.29 4.34
 

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Mitch does fantastic work, which goes without saying...

Thanks, JJ

I sure didn't do mirror finish port work on that saw, as if it makes a difference. Just the tricks I've learned on the stratos. Looking forward to your thoughts after she is broke in. Like I said, finding the woods port balance is subjective to user.

Not a bad start matching a 57cc larger platform saw to start...
 

jacob j.

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I swapped the 545 over to 3/8ths and chucked up a 20" bar and new Stihl 33RS on it and ran it with my 562XPW that has the same set-up:

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Here's some Doug Fir with decent knots in it: The 545 does great. The 562 is just ridiculous with a 20" bar.

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Here's some Doug Fir with decent knots in it: The 545 does great. The 562 is just ridiculous with a 20" bar.

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Which is why we have no more 70cc saws on the tree crew. Picked up a new 390XP and two more 562's.
 

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Which is why we have no more 70cc saws on the tree crew. Picked up a new 390XP and two more 562's.

I'm putting together a 390XPW for myself. That and the 562 and 545 are pretty much all the saws I'm ever going to need.
 

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562 large mount and the 555 is small mount.
 

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I think I'd like a 562 with a 555 air filter and top cover.
 

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I'm putting together a 390XPW for myself. That and the 562 and 545 are pretty much all the saws I'm ever going to need.

Just cause I like having a varity I do. But that 562xpw is pretty much the saw I'd every only need! Well, except last year when I had to double cut with a 36" on a big ol doug fir.
 
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