I'm going to take a different opinion on this;
Been using the saw alot lately. We're up to 7 cords of Red and White Oak from the freak October 29th Nor'easter. Last Sunday afternoon 11/13 the saw just did not have any grunt. Cleaned the air filter and plug as best possible and still no get-up-and-go. It ran fine and rev'd up nicely but no cutting power. Decided to check online and see how much a clutch was. Jack's had it in stock for $4.92 plus $7.99 shipping. Went ahead and ordered the clutch, a new air filter ($5.81) and a new plug - Champion RCJ7Y ($2.49). With shipping the order came to $21.21. Not bad I thought. I did not have to call anyone, wait for regular business hours, or go out of my way to a Husqvarna dealer (not really an issue since there are plenty of them), and all from the comfort of my home on a Sunday night.
Well, I happened to be going to a job on Tuesday that put me right near the dealer I bought the saw from so I stopped in. Also gave me an excuse to look at the saw I want to get (Husqvarna 346XP) and then asked about the parts for my 8yr old Husky 141.
All were in stock. Clutch - $4.92, Air Filter - $7.29, Champion Plug - $3.50, total with tax: $16.68. Got home that afternoon, installed the new parts and the saw cuts like new! Erik cut a bunch of wood on Wednesday and then this afternoon we filled my pickup with some 24" rounds of white oak. Saw ran fine.
Still waiting for my order from Jack's. It finally shipped on Thursday 11/17.
Lesson learned. Power equipment dealers typically have the parts in-stock and reasonably priced.
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