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View Poll Results: Chainsaws: What Brand do You Use? And Why?

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  • Stihl

    34 41.46%
  • Husqvarna (from a Dealer)

    30 36.59%
  • Japanese (Tanaka, Shindaiwa, etc.)

    0 0%
  • Chinese (any Big Box Store Brand; Husky, Jonsered, Earthquake, BlueMax, etc.)

    13 15.85%
  • Other: I know I missed a few, Just post it below

    7 8.54%
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Chainsaws: What do You Have?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?


    A Sawzall with a demolition blade is a thing of wonder.

    We use Mikwaukee “The Ax” blades.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    I can just come over with the tractor and smash it apart if you like .
    Can you use the non PT wood to burn? If you want it I'll haul it out there for you. Otherwise I have to fanagle something to get rid of it since we have no town dump.

    Perfect excuse to add one of these to the artillery.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-A...369B/308961332

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    A Sawzall with a demolition blade is a thing of wonder.
    I've been trying it. Not impressed. Saws seem to dull easily. And it just isn't ergonomic for this sort of work.
    A chainsaw cuts so much faster.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    Can you use the non PT wood to burn? If you want it I'll haul it out there for you. Otherwise I have to fanagle something to get rid of it since we have no town dump.

    Perfect excuse to add one of these to the artillery.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-A...369B/308961332
    No on the wood but you can dump it at the farm on the burn pile .

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    Can you use the non PT wood to burn?
    why not burn the pt wood as well, makes pretty colors in the flames.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    No on the wood but you can dump it at the farm on the burn pile .
    If I section up the entire deck, can you really take it? Would save me a hell of a hassle of bringing it to Manchester or Suffield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    If I section up the entire deck, can you really take it? Would save me a hell of a hassle of bringing it to Manchester or Suffield.
    Sure , just call me when you want to start dumping it .

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Tell me about wood splitters. What should I be looking for?
    Tired of splitting by hand.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Tell me about wood splitters. What should I be looking for?
    Tired of splitting by hand.
    What are you splitting size wise ? species, knots ?

    I have been borrowing Stoneman's 33 ton Cub Cadet for several years, personally, I wouldn't get any thing smaller,
    I have used it to it's limits with 24" long x 36" dia. oak with knots.

    if you are splitting shorter rounds, a lower ton splitter may be ok





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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    We have a kinetic splitter from DR Power.
    Those are exorbitantly priced! I was thinking of a used hydraulic splitter. ~$1500 new, ~$5-800 used.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Those are exorbitantly priced! I was thinking of a used hydraulic splitter. ~$1500 new, ~$5-800 used.
    that's what I thought too. my neighbor uses one, it may cycle faster, but he doesn't get the total job done quicker

    if your only using it in your yard, and electric might work for you

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    How does he manage to fuck that up?
    his wood stove only takes 16" wood, max,

    mine takes 24", and has a larger door, I don't have to split anything under 12" diameter

    yes, I can split a 3 cord pile faster than he can, my rounds are 30% longer when he runs into a knot, he has to cycle it twice

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I have a Timberwolf TW-P1 with a 4 way splitter and, even though it's only a 20 ton, it's done all splits just fine.

    Only on rare occasions does the 4way come off however in the right conditions it'll push a cord and hour.

    After owning a splitter with a 4way, I'd never want to be without one.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    This is for a weedwhacker, but pretty much the same motor. Out of the blue after like 6 years of ownership and the thing starting fine, it suddenly starts poorly, and the primer bulb stays in when you push it in. I started some disassembly, but its preytty much just fuel line in and out of the tank and bulb. Anyone seen this before? Just a typical dirty carb/carb rebuild?

    I have never seen the primer bulb not return like this.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Tank vent?

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Tank vent?
    Damn you guys are good! I tried priming with the gas cap off and it seems to work okay!

    Thanks man.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Vents are odd. I replaced the vent on the chainsaw and the one that arrived was different from the one that was on there but was assured it was the proper thing. It wouldn't run past idle. Put a different vent on similar to the one that was on there and it runs again.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    hmm, I was given a Stihl weed whacker, just cause the guy couldn't start it and went out and bought a cordless electric.... wonder it's as simple as the vent

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    The latest Stihl string trimmers are actually four strokes: they use premix because they don’t have a crankcase per se.

    Ours needed a new plug after five years. But we use no-ethanol fuel.

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    It's a Stihl FS 55 R

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    I gave the FS180 a good carb cleaning a while back and and checked the vents and reinstalled everything. it would start and seemed to starve for gas after a few min. i checked that the vent operation was good without the vent screw. I then barely inserted the vent screw. It works like a champ. yup. always check the vent on these things

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Many years ago when I bought my FS250 trimmer, it ran like crap right off the showroom floor. I took it back and they ended up replacing the gas cap. It's been great since!

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    It's a Stihl FS 55 R
    I can’t figure out from their spec sheet if it’s 2 or 4 stroke! Apparently they call the 4 stroke the “4 Mix.” So if it doesn’t say 4 Mix I guess it’s a 2 stroke.

    https://www.stihl.com/4-mix-engine-l...ing-power.aspx

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    I can’t figure out from their spec sheet if it’s 2 or 4 stroke!
    I came to the same conclusion

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    Re: Chainsaws: What do You Have?

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Still doesn't run correctly after new tank vent, new o-ring for the gas cap, and the carb work. I'm really learning to hate this saw but I am determined to figure it out.
    I believe I've finally gotten this 235e figured out!

    Because he couldn't get it running correctly, the PO replaced the original Zama carb with an unknown, unmarked carb...which still didn't fix the issue.

    A few months ago I found the tank vent was allowing fuel to leak out so I replaced it...which still didn't fix the engine performance.

    I then installed a carb rebuild kit from Zama into the unknown/ generic carb and while it still didn't fix the issue, there was a change. The saw ran poorly but in a different way.

    This inspired me to purchase a new Zama carb...to the tune of $65.

    Installed the new Zama carb and voila! The the stinking thing runs and cuts without issue.... finally!

    So, I believe the entire issue started with the failed tank vent and while I could have easily purchased a new saw, I was always convinced the issue was repairable.

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