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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:14 PM

About a week ago I listed two Craftsman, a Homelite, and an Allis Chalmers chainsaws on craigslist; just to see what would happen I said that I would be willing to trade for a smaller Stihl saw. HERE is some backstory about why I wanted a smaller saw. A couple hours ago a guy called and said he had an 011 he would trade for the Allis Chalmers, he said it needed a carb cleaning. I looked up the specs quick and called back, told him I would trade. I figured that the saw would be good for what I wanted, and even if not I could probably get more for the Stihl then the AC.

 

An hour later he was in my driveway. The saw is an 011AV with a 16" bar.

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This is the saw I traded for it.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Good trade man... :thumbs:


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 06:50 AM

The Stihl looks hardly used!


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Looks like a nice saw. The Allis did too, but the Stihl is closer to what you wanted.
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Posted April 22, 2013 - 06:20 PM

You did good Ryan. The Stihl looks good and not used all that hard. So how does the new saw run?


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Thanks guys! You can see by the bar wear that the saw was used, but the power head shows it was very well taken care of; assuming the bar is original.

 

Late last night when I was pretty tired I spent about 5 minutes fiddling with the saw, it would fire when I put gas into the intake, so I ordered a $10 carb kit. Tonight, when I was more awake I messed with it more... after about 10 pulls it fired! 5 more and it fired again! A couple more pulls and it was running! Was I excited? Excited is an understatement! Since it was dark I put a 2x6 in the vise and did quite a few cuts. The chain was alright, but not great. I put the file on each tooth three times and it was sharp as a razor! I tried again on the board and it was cutting great! I got out the 029 Super for comparison and it was about the same! Although it was the same through a 2x6, it would undoubtedly be slower through a large log, but I will not be using it for that.

 

The way I see it, I got a GREAT deal! I trades a non-running saw that did not fit my needs, for a running saw that fits my needs!

 

As for the carb kit, I think most of the Stihl saws use carbs that are compatible with this rebuild kit, so it is not a complete loss. There will be other saws, and I am sure I will use the rebuild kit somewhere down the road.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:07 PM

I got a video for you guys! I will not use the saw on anything bigger then this, so I thought it would be appropriate to find a small log and not a large log.

 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:52 PM

Great saw and deal Ryan! Man, that saw sounds great too! :thumbs:


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:59 PM

That looks like a pretty good deal.  It sure does sound good.  Congratulations.

 

By the way, it doesn't look like you were enjoying that limb in the video at all.  lol


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 05:31 PM

So, you got yer fancy helmet, but fail to wear a long sleeve shirt and some simple leather chore gloves???? Tsk, tsk.... :poke: :rolling:


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:11 PM

So, you got yer fancy helmet, but fail to wear a long sleeve shirt and some simple leather chore gloves???? Tsk, tsk.... :poke: :rolling:



Could you not tell I had chaps on? Your making me look bad. :poke:

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I forgot to mention, it is missing the linkage that goes from the chain brake lever to what ever other linkage or mechanism the other side goes to. I noticed that earlier when I was testing it out. I will have to see if I can find one.

 

Malboro, do not tell that that this is another reason to have those couple other things. I already know...


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Okay, you are batting .500, better than  most . :D  :poke:


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Come on Ryan! Some protection! What is this! Lol. Goodluck with that saw, get the chainbrake linkage if you can. I find myself sometimes forgetting my PPE for a second. Also a saw is more likely to kick back limbing than bucking up trees.

 

I just got my self a new saw too. I needed something smaller than the 460 for limbing lol. So I traded a parts saw towards a brand new 261. She just came in the mail today!

 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Charles, that is a good looking saw! I bet it will be much better then the 460! How heavy is it?






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