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#1 CRE1992 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Well Ryan has been posting about his chainsaws so I figured I should post mine also! :dancingbanana:

 

I will say it, I am a Stihl guy. I have 4 chainsaws, pole saw, and a badass weedwacker all of which are Stihl.

 

I started off with a MS 460 Magnum which I taded/bought off a friend. Then I saw a craigslist ad for a MS 650 Magnum at a pawn shop and bought it cheap. Then I realized that I was killing my back walking around with those saws trying to limb trees I had cut down. So I ordered a brand new MS 261 which I got last Thursday. Then this past Sunday I had just made some money bucking up some logs for a friend, which afterwards I checked craigslist and found a Stihl MS 361 10 minutes away so I went and bought it.

 

(I also have 3 Huge huskies  :poke:  a 288xp 88cc, 395xp 94.5cc and a 298xp 99cc ... All of which I am selling :thumbs:)

 

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Nice Big Red Oak I cut up.

 

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Here what my wood pile looks like right now mainly oak, but I have 3-4 more cords of split oak have been added to it. Funny thing is I don't even have a wood stove.

 

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Nice saw collection. Wish I could score a pile of oak up here but it's kinda hard to come by.

 

If you ever need service manuals for those Stihls, I have them.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Nice saw collection. Wish I could score a pile of oak up here but it's kinda hard to come by.

 

If you ever need service manuals for those Stihls, I have them.

 

Thanks! And There is a lot of oak around here, but also a lot of other stuff that is junk.

 

Are the manuals paper copy's or PDF's?



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 01:02 PM

The manuals are PDF's.

 

Message me your email and I will forward them.

 

I grew up an hour or so north west of you and I sure do miss all the oak we had.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 04:14 PM

Here is a sales and service manual I have for Clinton chainsaws

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I do not own a single chainsaw

 



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 04:47 PM

I also like Stihl saws but i only have one It is a monster of a saw.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:12 PM

I also like Stihl saws but i only have one It is a monster of a saw.

 

And what model would that be 076, 084, 088 880?



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:13 PM

Some nice Stihls there. I have one, an MS250, which is all I need for light property maintenance. 



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:28 PM

And what model would that be 076, 084, 088 880?

It is a MS290



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Nice saws! I am glad I influenced this post! :D

 

I have one question; why have a bigger saw, if the small one has enough power? (not saying this is the case with your saws) It seems to me like it would not be any better, since they would have the same RPM I can't see it making any difference.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Nice saws! I am glad I influenced this post! :D

 

I have one question; why have a bigger saw, if the small one has enough power? (not saying this is the case with your saws) It seems to me like it would not be any better, since they would have the same RPM I can't see it making any difference.

 

Well Ryan, to be honest I like being able to grab a saw and not have to change the bar to put a longer one on it, or a shorter one. I have a 16" bar for the 261, a 20" bar for the 361, a 25" or 28" bar for the 460, and soon a 36" bar for the 650. Its also nice to have a back up saw or two or three. Also I do not cut small trees all of the trees I have been cutting are rather large oak trees. And as you know yourself its nice to be able to pick up a lighter saw as the day gos on.

 

A smaller saw may have enough power to turn a 25" bar, but it will not do it as effiencently as a larger saw because they never run the same rpm when cutting wood thus cutting slower. Revving it while holding it may allow them to hit the same rpm but when cutting wood they wont. Also its nice to run a longer bar that way you do not have to multiple cuts to cut a round. Look up some videos on youtube. Also running a large bar on a small saw can lead to a quicker failure of the saw, and it may not be able to oil the bar properly resulting in further problems.

 

It also has nothing to do if the rpms are the same for two saws of different sizes until they hit wood., for the most part any saw can be tuned to run a lot faster than stock. RPM at wide open throttle is completely different when cutting wood than it is when it is just being revved when held. Different saws have different torque curves, the pro saws typically have different torque curves than homeowner saws, typicallly at higher rpms.

 

If this seems confusing to you post on arborist site they would be able to explain it better to you.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Charles, I understand exactly what you are saying. The bar oil is something I never would have thought of!

I have watched a lot of chainsaw videos (9 out of 10 make me cringe) and I know what you mean. I tried to explain to neighbor George that his 021 can not handle a 20 inch bar. He says that the guy at the dealer said it will be fine... I know that guy and he just wants money.

The reason he wants a big bar is because he has a 30 inch pine tree he wants down. Chances are, it will come down with my 029 Super.

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 06:57 AM

Whats your thoughts after using the MS 261? Marylou needs a new limbing saw the PL4 Homelite's getting old LOL.
I did pickup a couple Jonsereds there leaving.(junk compaired to the Stihls) Also got an old Titan and Homelite last week.

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Great bunch of saws.  Thanks for posting them.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 01:04 PM

Whats your thoughts after using the MS 261? Marylou needs a new limbing saw the PL4 Homelite's getting old LOL.
I did pickup a couple Jonsereds there leaving.(junk compaired to the Stihls) Also got an old Titan and Homelite last week.

 

The 261 is a really nice saw, however it is pretty price it costs about $560 new. Its quick and has tons of power. Its also very light. If you want something that wont break the bank, look into an older 260 or 026 both great saws, but the 261 has come along way from them as it is the next generation. I had mine converted to a 3/8" rim as they come from the factory with a .325. I did that becuase everything else I have runs 3/8 .050 chain and its just convienent to not have to change anything when sharpening your chains or swapping bars.


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