know a locksmith that can sharpen a chain with a file, he taught me how and
i did it but have forgot now, no power sharpener or $ charges needed, just
practice, which chainsaw owners get, thus the need for sharpening routinely,
sometimes out in the forest where no power sharpening shops are
On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:39:23 -0400, "Charlie Bress"
I had a Poulan for 30 years but it finally wore out a couple months
ago. It was just a little one with a 14" blade and I cut down a lot
of large trees with it. When I went to look for a replacement I
didn't like the balance of the new Poulans. The only one that had
decent balance was the ECHO. I believe it's a CS-130, or whatever it
is Home Depot sells for around $200. I used it to cut down one tree.
The chain jumped off the bar 3 times and the change tangs that run in
the bar got damaged and I had to file them to keep them from sticking
in the bar. In the 30 years I had the Poulan the chain only came off
maybe twice. In the 4 hours I used the Echo it came off the three
times. In looking at the bar and chain on the ECHO they are clearly
lighter duty items then on my old Poulan, practically like a cheap
toy. The bar is thin and the chain is also very thin. I thought the
ECHO was a good saw based on looking at what I could on the Internet
before I bought it but I'm not at all impressed. Plus the automatic
oiler has already stopped working and there is no manual oiler so I'll
have to pull it apart to see what's wrong with it and probably already
need to buy a new bar and chain. It's a piece of crap.
Sorry for all your trouble. Maybe you just got a lemon Echo or the
chain saw was too small for your job. We have used Echos for 18 years
to prune every one of our coffee trees every year. Perhaps coffee
trees are softer wood or have a smaller diameter, but Echo works well
I have no connection to Echo, promise.
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