Well, my trusty old chain saw has finally died. It lasted 15 years. I
think that's not bad considering all the abuse over the years. One of the
seals finally went bad and it 'leaned out' by cutting down the gas mixture
to less than the required 2 stroke mix.
It was a Husqavarna model 50 with a 18" bar. It would run out of gas about
the same time I did under most circumstances. Really good saw and I'm not
real happy about it finally dying.
Any serious suggestions about a replacement saw?
Thanks to all and a happy holiday season.
On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 19:29:50 -0700, Jim Thompson wrote:
Ha! As I read your first sentence I thought:
"Hell yeah he answered his own question -- damn thing only lasted 15
years! Bet he wishes he bought a Stihl the first time!"
So, I guess it's all in the interpretation....
Of course, you checked to see if you can get a replacement seal? I had a
similar thing happen to a Homelite XL Automatic. I considered coating the
outside of the seal with silicone caulk, figuring that would also keep air
from entering. I never did get around to trying that, though.
I've had an Echo 660EVL for about 15 or 20 years, and it still runs great
and has lots of power, but it's awfully heavy. I think it's about a 4
cubic inch motor. It has a 20" bar but can take a larger one. The
equivalant saw is now called a CS-6700.
For trimming work I use an Echo CS-3000 with a cute little 12" bar.
This is Turtle.
Hey Heat man, The loggers around here use Sthil mostly but if they have a
$100.00 short on money for a new saw. They will use the Husky like you
stated. In their eyes the sthil is a little better tool.
This is Turtle.
No the thing usely is stopped up on the oil tube going to the chain. Just
1/2 fill the oil tank with diesel and shack a lot to wash it out. if not
disassemble and clean out the oil tube and oiler port at chain area.
You can prevent this by cleaning the saw dust and dirt around the cap that
you pull to put oil in it everytime you refill the oil tank. Clean around it
everytime you refill it.
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