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Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:27 pm
by Daniel
I've got an itch that can only be scratched with some serious horse power! Was thinking about getting a 372XP, but then thought why not go the whole hog and get the 390 which weighs 700 grams more and has a fair bit more power.

Anyone any experiences of the 390? Are the pro grade husqvarnas still made in Sweden? My existing one was, but that was made in '00.

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:45 pm
by ballibeg
My 372 does the lot for me on its 24 or 18 bar and whilst 700g may seem light after a few days on the saw it'll take it's toll.

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:15 pm
by Daniel
That's exactly what I was planning on running, getting the biggest available bar supplied with the saw from the shop (good value that way) and then going to Clark's at Parkgate and getting in a 18" bar for normal usage.

The same could apply to the 390xp with a 28" & a 20" bar if I go down that route. I think I need to handle both saws before I'll know what I could live with weight wise.

Is yours an X-Torq model? Do you think that improves them?

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:47 am
by ballibeg
Mines not the x torque being nearly 6 years old. Not tried the newer model.

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:26 pm
by Daniel
I remain to be convinced about the new technology that they add to chainsaws now. A friend had a 500 series with autotune, and it gave him no end of trouble.

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:18 am
by Daniel
Dave - Settled on a 385XP - pre x-torq. Initial findings are I'm very happy with it. Thanks for the advice.

I've got a bead on a S/H 357XP in a local chainsaw supplier, but very cautious, as there's pretty renowned carb problems with that model.

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:09 am
by ballibeg
Great stuff. Let us know how you get on with it.

Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:09 am
by ballibeg
Great stuff. Let us know how you get on with it.

Re: Husqvarna 385XP

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:51 pm
by Daniel
Used it yesterday. It pulls like a train! I think the 24" bar is plenty.

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Re: Husqvarna 390XP

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:02 pm
by ballibeg
Keep it sharp and DON'T lend it out!!!