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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:01 am

Another idea is a shorn flywheel key and the timing is too advanced?
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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by snoopdog » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:42 pm

My mom bought a dewalt for christmas and likes it so far, the ms290 I bought about 20 years ago was the best 300 dollars I have EVER spent.
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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by ddd75 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:55 pm

greybeard wrote:I have a low hrs Stihl ms290 that is absolute he// to pull the rope on when cold. Kicks back and will jerk the cord handle out of your hand. Once you get it running and warmed up a little, you can shut it down and can start it with ease afterwards. I don't think it has more than 5 hrs running time on it. Has had nothing but Stihl 2 cycle oil/gas mix used in it.
Dunno what the deal is on it...I have another just like it that has never given me any trouble.


mine has been like that since new.. i'll pull 2 tugs . just to tighten it.. not enough to rotate.. then on the 3rd, I pull it tight.. then do a full pull.. and its does it everytime like that.

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by jltrent » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:44 am

jltrent wrote:I repaired/rebuilt 7 Stihl/Husky chainsaws last week (4 total rebuilds.) Saturday at what I thought would be an easy repair on my neighbors Stihl 036 didn't turn out that way. Done a pressure test and leaking at the PTO seal, when I pulled the seal the bearing was bad. So I have every part of the saw a part, case split, with the bearing pressed out waiting for one I order to come in and will replace both sides while a part.

Here is what I found after pulling the oil seal.

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Got new OEM bearings pressed in with oil seals, new intake boot and the 036 Pro is ready to go. Cleaned the saw up put a new ES pro bar on with a full skip, checked compression 160 lbs. Ran like a top.

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by Hook2.0 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:53 am

When I get up that way, I’m going to need a new saw jlTrent. Maybe you can see fit to part with one in 16-18”
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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by jltrent » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:13 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:When I get up that way, I’m going to need a new saw jlTrent. Maybe you can see fit to part with one in 16-18”


I will fix you right up.

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by ohiosteve » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm

The 036 Pro I have is the best all around saw I've ever had and I've had a bunch.
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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by jltrent » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:40 am

ohiosteve wrote:The 036 Pro I have is the best all around saw I've ever had and I've had a bunch.



I was cutting that day with an 036, MS440 and MS660. For the size of the wood I used the 036 the most. I have several 026, MS260 saws and I probably grab one of those most of the time. I have a little 026 PRO that is probably my favorite of any then I like the Husqvarna 346xp saws I have about as good as chain speed is a little better.

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by wbvs58 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:34 am

I see you have the backup there standing against the shed for when you can't get any of them started.

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by jltrent » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:36 am

hurleyjd your thread kinda got off track and is probably my fault. Going from a battery powered saw to a MS660 is a little to general to the topic.

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by Silver » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:23 am

jltrent wrote:hurleyjd your thread kinda got off track and is probably my fault. Going from a battery powered saw to a MS660 is a little to general to the topic.


Might be a little off topic, but I sure enjoy your chainsaw posts, and admire your mechanical knowledge and abilities.
Maybe you should have a dedicated chainsaw thread of your own for us to follow. :idea:

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by jltrent » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:46 am

Silver wrote:
jltrent wrote:hurleyjd your thread kinda got off track and is probably my fault. Going from a battery powered saw to a MS660 is a little to general to the topic.


Might be a little off topic, but I sure enjoy your chainsaw posts, and admire your mechanical knowledge and abilities.
Maybe you should have a dedicated chainsaw thread of your own for us to follow. :idea:


The bigger the piece of junk the better I like em........bought this one and got it going yesterday. I bought another POJ online last night and two this morning at a local shop.

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I counldn't belive how good the piston looked when I got it
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Finished and runs like new.
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I got the Husqvarna 266xp back together yesterday, it has like new compression

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It is a 67cc cutting machine.

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I bought this online last night and going to put a 346xp pro ported top end on it. It should turn 14k+ when finished..

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by klm3030 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:09 pm

I've had a Greenworks 40v for about 3 years, perfect for running fencelines, starts every time and will wear you out before the battery dies, also have one of their pole saws, only way to go.
https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Cordl ... ainsaw+80v

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by jltrent » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:04 am

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Re: electric chainsaw

Post by sstterry » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:46 am

I wonder how long it took them to cut that with that crosscut saw?

Here is a pretty good review of the STIHL MSA 200.
https://youtu.be/-DCcji6gI1A

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