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Husqvarna 257..For Sale Again !!

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  1. HoneyFuzz

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    This time it has to go fellas !! I figure if Carbine can get rid of a saw he wants to keep..so can I :) PLUS........Im saving up for a power extendable pole saw ....most likely and Echo :)
    So this saw is very nice ! Ran it a few times..and it cuts awesome . About 130 Psi compression when I checked it a while back . Has a brand new Oregon Pro-Lite 18 inch bar...and new chain as well . New Oil pump gear , fuel line and filter , fuel tank vent setup and spark plug . This is all clean..and ready for years of more cutting :) Im only asking $230...and that includes shipping in the lower 48 . Thanks guys !
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    Maybe we should just swap saws lol. That is a serious GOOD deal for someone on this saw, I like it!
     
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    Good idea LOL !!!! Like your saw too man . I think your deal is the better one !! Its tough....I really like the saw.....but it just sits on the shelf :(
     
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    That's the way most of mine do. Run most of them once in a while, but when I go to the woods I grab the 550. If I am into bigger stuff it is the xpw. If I am picking up tree service wood (typically real big stuff) I will grab the 064.
     
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    What size bar is on that gem?
     
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    18 inch bar. Im running .325 on it now. New clutch drum and sprocket. Also can switch back to 3/8 ..... Still have the stuff !
     
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    My buddy is in the market for a kick-azz 60cc saw. He has been pointed to this thread.
     
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    Thank you sir !! Hey.....if it matters...I talked to Randy (Mastermind) about getting this saw "worked" on . He said he could put some more zip into it..without converting it to a 262xp....just sayin :)
     
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    Hmmmmmm....... Nice saw... Nice price.
     
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    good deal right there-
     
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    Any offers ????
     
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    I want to. That's a great price. Every time a nice saw comes up here, I have one or two lined up.

    I have a new Stihl I pick up Thurs or Fri and a nice 254xp the week after :)
     
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    Did I mention that it has new gas and oil caps ....and a NOS clutch cover and brake ?
    Any trades/cash ideas ? I like the 50cc and down range . Been really getting into the smaller stuff..like top handles and Stihl 170/180 and stuff like that . Anything light and handy !
     
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    What's the diff between a 257 and a 257 XP? Power? Filters? Stickers?
     
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    Never was a 257xp . There was a 357xp though . The 357 is actually a hot rod compared to the 257 . The 257 was rated at like 3.7 or 3.8 h.p. With a mild powerband . The 357xp was rated at 4.3 hp I believe ...and it had the higher RPM as well . Kind of like comparing the new Husky 555 to the 562xp !
     
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    Do the top ends interchange?
     
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    My 257 weighs around 17 lbs I think. Is the 357xp a lot heavier?
     
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    I am gonna say that parts dont interchange between the two . The 257 shares parts with the 261 and 262xp . And fewer parts with the 254xp . But all 4 are on the same chassis . Someone on here will know if a 357xp interchanges with anything Im sure !! The brochure advertised weight for the 257 empty PHO is...12.3 lbs . And the 357xp is..12.1 lbs .
     
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    257 is open port...... 357XP is closed port (and a lot newer).

    It was the 254,257,261 and 262XP in the technical "family". The 254 was on a slightly smaller platform however.. The 257 was the only open port in the family which gave it a "landowner"- milder powerband (as Fuzz stated). My research does indicate a 262 top end will fit on the 257.......but it would need a carb change and some other odds and ends

    I replaced the fuel lines etc. on a neighbor's 257 last year. It was a nice solidly built saw, which seemed perfect for running an 18" bar for firewood......which the owner has been doing with it since the early 90's.

    Bottom line is this is a very nice example of a fine Husky chainsaw. Surprised it's still available.
     
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    So its basically a 254xp with a little less "snap". With the new covers (I know they were at least $30 a piece). This is a heck of a deal.

    And again, I already and committed to 2 saws in 2 weeks. I really wish I could get this one to. I am digging the slightly older Husq series saws. :yes:
     
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