After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

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After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby jltrent » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:40 am

........it couldn't take it anymore........

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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby Ky hills » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:51 am

jltrent wrote:........it couldn't take it anymore........

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When I saw the title, first thought was on another subject then thought no somebody might be getting a new tractor :hide: . On a serious note that last hammer strike could have hurt some knuckles.
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby jltrent » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:04 am

Ky hills wrote:
jltrent wrote:........it couldn't take it anymore........

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When I saw the title, first thought was on another subject then thought no somebody might be getting a new tractor :hide: . On a serious note that last hammer strike could have hurt some knuckles.


It went flying and I didn't know what it was, as my son dug around in the weeds/grass and found it, then I looked at the hammer. Yesterday baled over 200 5x5 bales, but in the time of it, the rake tore up, tedder tore up, and was trying to fix them and had to go get another hammer.
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby Ky hills » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:09 am

jltrent wrote:
Ky hills wrote:
jltrent wrote:........it couldn't take it anymore........

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When I saw the title, first thought was on another subject then thought no somebody might be getting a new tractor :hide: . On a serious note that last hammer strike could have hurt some knuckles.


It went flying and I didn't know what it was, as my son dug around in the weeds/grass and found it, then I looked at the hammer. Yesterday baled over 200 5x5 bales, but in the time of it, the rake tore up, tedder tore up, and was trying to fix them and had to go get another hammer.


Sounds just like hay work or any other farm work here. Seems I spend as much time broke down as getting things done
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 am

A man like you who does a lot with tools, needs a high quality hammer! It makes a huge difference! But you know that.

BTW: My old chainsaw finally gave up. The dealer said there was no compression because the engine wore out. Does that sound right? And what do you do with your old saws, when the rings wear out. Stihl MS250.
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Postby hurleyjd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:56 am

Bright Raven wrote:A man like you who does a lot with tools, needs a high quality hammer! It makes a huge difference! But you know that.

BTW: My old chainsaw finally gave up. The dealer said there was no compression because the engine wore out. Does that sound right? And what do you do with your old saws, when the rings wear out. Stihl MS250.


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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:57 am

jltrent wrote:........it couldn't take it anymore........

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a man that breaks a hammer like that... uhhh... will tear up an iron mule :lol:
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby jltrent » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:36 pm

Bright Raven wrote:A man like you who does a lot with tools, needs a high quality hammer! It makes a huge difference! But you know that.

BTW: My old chainsaw finally gave up. The dealer said there was no compression because the engine wore out. Does that sound right? And what do you do with your old saws, when the rings wear out. Stihl MS250.


That is a clam shell saw design (smaller version of the MS290) and I have rebuilt several 025, MS250s. If the compression is weak a new Meteror piston and rings will usually get them back in good shape. If the piston is scored clean the the cylinder up with acid, sanding, new piston/rings and find out what caused the problem and fix that. Those saws in good shape (compression can be low) sell good on Ebay.

These are as good as OEM and I think make better compression..........

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stihl-MS250-02 ... 4281!US!-1
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby M-5 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:56 pm

I would weld the head back on and keep on pounding with it
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:59 pm

I knew that was coming from you.
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby greybeard » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:01 pm

jltrent wrote:........it couldn't take it anymore........

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I wouldn't even bother welding it..
Just grind the end of it flat, focus a bit more, swing a little harder and use it like that. :lol:
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:26 pm

jltrent wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A man like you who does a lot with tools, needs a high quality hammer! It makes a huge difference! But you know that.

BTW: My old chainsaw finally gave up. The dealer said there was no compression because the engine wore out. Does that sound right? And what do you do with your old saws, when the rings wear out. Stihl MS250.


That is a clam shell saw design (smaller version of the MS290) and I have rebuilt several 025, MS250s. If the compression is weak a new Meteror piston and rings will usually get them back in good shape. If the piston is scored clean the the cylinder up with acid, sanding, new piston/rings and find out what caused the problem and fix that. Those saws in good shape (compression can be low) sell good on Ebay.

These are as good as OEM and I think make better compression..........

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stihl-MS250-02 ... 4281!US!-1


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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:54 pm

Don't throw it away! It's still a good nail puller :D
But then you're from west of the Blue Ridge like me so you would know that. :D

Some days it seems you spend more time working on things than with them.200 rolls is right respectable.How long did it take to pry you out of the seat and fingers off the wheel?Is your neck stuck at 60 degrees to the right?
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:07 pm

M-5 wrote:I would weld the head back on and keep on pounding with it


I have a ton of rakes and shovels hoes that have conduit pipe handles I welded on them .
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Re: After many years of being beaten on and abused.....

Postby jltrent » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:42 pm

JW IN VA wrote:Don't throw it away! It's still a good nail puller :D
But then you're from west of the Blue Ridge like me so you would know that. :D

Some days it seems you spend more time working on things than with them.200 rolls is right respectable.How long did it take to pry you out of the seat and fingers off the wheel?Is your neck stuck at 60 degrees to the right?


Just got out of the tractor from baling since 11AM today. My back hurts, neck hurts, left leg hurts from clutching, my head is still roaring from the noise. This use to be fun.....what happened?
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