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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 06:31 PM

I asked for chainsaw recommendations a few weeks ago (HERE) and I mentioned that I had asked a guy, Ray, who owns a tree service business if he had one. He said he had two and one needed a fuel line, the other a pull cord. He called me today and said that he got a fuel line and put it on, and also fixed the other. I went over to take a look and one was an MS250, the other an 029 Super. He wanted $150 for the MS250, and $200 for the 029 Super. The MS250 had a 20 inch bar, which was to big, so I would have had $200 in it after buying a bar it could handle and chain; the 029 had a new fuel line, carb freshly cleaned, and a new chain. The 029 Super had my name on it (literally) so I bought that one. :D

 

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As you can see it has a small bar on it, only 16 inches. I will probably end up getting a 20" and a chain; I think having the smaller bar will be better for certain jobs. He also gave me a file, and a 2 gallon mix bottle. It is in pretty good shape, does not have much wear, plus it runs, starts, and cuts great! I don't think I did bad for $200, despite the small bar.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 06:42 PM

Glad to hear you got your chain saw you been wanting , good luck and be safe with it , Al


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 06:44 PM

stihls are great  i have one as well the only thing that bugs me is the bar oil leaks out like crazy dont know why but i was told the slightest speck of diry under the fill cap will cause them to leak 


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Nice looking saw Ryan, you will get a lot of work out of that one.  The bar might be a bit short at 16" for blocking firewood but great for limbing and overhead work.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Great saw you have there, Ryan. It'll do what you want!


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Ryan, that looks like a great one.  I think you did just fine.  I like a shorter bar for smaller stuff.  I had a mini mac with, I think, a ten inch bar that was really handy.

 

Congratulations on your new saw.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 07:09 PM

That is a good chain saw Ryan and if you take reasonable care of it, it will last your for many years to come.  Congratulation! 


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Looks like a good saw at a good price. Stihl is a good saw made for heavy use.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 08:10 PM

Ryan my Dad has that saw (029) and loves it. Congrats!

 

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 08:16 PM

stihls are great  i have one as well the only thing that bugs me is the bar oil leaks out like crazy dont know why but i was told the slightest speck of diry under the fill cap will cause them to leak 

Congrats on the new saw Ryan!

 

 

My ms250 does the same thing. I need to figure out whats going on or take it in to the dealer. I'm thinking it's a crack in the oil tank but who knows. It didn't do it when new. If I leave it with oil in it then it l leaks out and makes a mess inside the case. Seems to lube alright when it's running. 


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 06:40 AM

Congrats on the new saw Ryan!

 

 

My ms250 does the same thing. I need to figure out whats going on or take it in to the dealer. I'm thinking it's a crack in the oil tank but who knows. It didn't do it when new. If I leave it with oil in it then it l leaks out and makes a mess inside the case. Seems to lube alright when it's running. 

i think mine is the ms250 as well     what i was told by a friend of mine that has a stihl is that if the oil fill cap has any dirt on it where the cap meets the oil tank it will all leak out. every time i fill it i use a rag to clean both surfaces but it still comes out and turns my case into an oil bath for my chainsaw

 

i think im going to start pouring it out back into the bottle when im done untill i can get it looked at as well    Brian  keep me posted if you get to it first


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:12 AM

I hadn't heard that about the cap. I'll check mine!


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Several months ago I built a wooden stand to hold two underbody truck boxes I had. I wanted a shelf in the middle, so I put the 2x4s in place, but I had no plywood. Even though I did not have plywood, I was able to put two of my chainsaws that are in cases across the 2x4s. I also had two other saws, and they had a place next to the stand on top of a container that has electrical stuff in it. A couple months ago my uncle gave me some plywood, but I never put it in because of the cold. The Stihl that I just bought had no place, and I did not want it sitting on the workbench, so I cut some plywood and put my shelf in. Now, I am able to fir all 5 saws on the shelf!

 

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 05:41 PM

I hadn't heard that about the cap. I'll check mine!

 

i chatted with my local stihl dealer and they said the bar oiler comes out the oiler when not in use, nothing you can do about it.   so if you want to save your bar oil you have to pour it out of the chainsaw.


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 05:43 PM

looks good ryan

 

I really like those truck boxes too


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