Husqvarna 42 Special

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Old 09-14-14, 05:45 PM
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Husqvarna 42 Special

Looking at getting a used one of these. Has anyone either broken or fixed one and has an opinion on them?

I'll use it for firewood. I know they're 43 cc which is about right for small timber felling and blocking.
 
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Hello marbobj,


Friend of mine owns one that's used often in his business, The only issue I know he's had is the recoil rope eyelet popped out requiring a new housing......
 
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Thanks for the response 31YTech. That's encouraging. That eyelet wouldn't be too big an issue. I was wondering about the power from the saw. A guy would think it would be the same from those the same size, but there is a big difference.

There's a lot bigger saws out there, but swinging them around for five or six hours is a full days work. The 43cc or in that range works for me pretty well.
 
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I have two Huskys and have had no problems at all with either one. I highly recommend. Keep your chain sharp. Be safe.
 
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Will try that first Wirepuller. Sounds like this would be a good saw for what I need. I saw some guys porting them out and picking up a lot of performance. You guys do any of that?
 
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I was wondering about the power from the saw

Guess I should have worded differently, My friend owns a land clearing/field mowing/stump grinding business. He has one of these Husqvarna 43cc's and two Stihls, He couldn't wait to get his 42 back when I ordered the new recoil housing.

Therefore I'd think their a pretty good saw or he wouldn't be using it, I myself have never used one since I work for a Stihl dealer. I own a 034 for heavy work and a 017 for light work......
 
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I was just juggling two different thoughts in the post. Appreciate all the information. Stihl is a great saw by all standards. Those were the saws the hedge post guys used to clear hedge tree lines in Southern Iowa. I was using my 306 Poulan then. It's been a good saw- 35 years - still running, BTW.
 
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