Coffee 12-01-12

Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:54 am

I think you are actually judging unfairly.

I think you had a hard time getting parts because of what it is...a hedge trimmer...and not the brand. If you look up Stihl Chainsaws, parts are everywhere, but the ratio of parts for a hedge trimmer to that of a chainsaw are going to be skewed. Put another way, there just aren't a lot of people that buy hedge trimmers so that is why you could not find the parts.

I really don't think it was a Stihl issue per se.
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:59 am

Do a search for any Stihl chainsaw or trimmer, then do a search for Echo SRM-210 and tell me the same thing. Just calling it like it is.
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:37 pm

NoSmoke wrote:The biggest is that Stihl uses thicker rings and has two per cylinder which makes for more drag which slows down the rmp's some. This gives the saw less blow-by though and more compression so you have more torque at the lower rpm range. Husky uses only one and are thinner to boot. It make's for higher RPM's though.

Which method is better???

Neither really. The point of cutting wood is to go from point A to Point B the fastest, so you can do that by making a smaller chip, but a lot more of them quicker with the Husky, or you can utilize the extra torque of a Stihl and make less chips, but bigger ones; both will achieve the same amount of cutting speed. For me; I prefer the higher torque that keeps my saw from stopping "bogging down" in a cut, but that is just my preference, plus I tend to file my saw chain a bit more aggressive then the manufacturer does. But this is purely preference on my part.

As for longevity of the chainsaw itself...no matter what brand...that is accomplished by the operator. Always keeping the chain sharp will add years to the lifespan of the saw. When you allow a saw to run dull, it heats up the chain and that heat travels into the bar that is bolted to the saws chassis heating up the lower portion of the saw body. That heat is concentrated near the crankshaft of the saw which will eventually seize it. If you do not believe that this heat is considerable, run a dull chain for awhile and see how loose the chain gets. This is from heat expansion of the links, then let it cool down and see how much the chain re-tightens itself. Keeping a sharp chain stops all that nonesence and will greatly increase the life of your saw...and make a lot less work for you!


What a bunch of BS.
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:20 pm

Went to the back to look at the 150 tons of wood that Irene dropped, huge mess. Ambled over to the tractor shed to look at the Husqvarna chain saw. Looked at the thermometer 57F WOW. Went back to look at the woodpile and then back to the chainsaw and then back to woodpile. Went to the house and got cold one (damn that dogfish is good) and went out to the deck. Fell asleep dreaming of cutting wood. Tomorrow is a big day as it going to be 60F so I will repeat todays overwhelming workload.

Love that coal.
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:24 pm

coalnewbie wrote:(damn that dogfish is good)


Did you take a "90 Minute" break?
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:23 pm

the eye doc today & had my 2nd eye lazered===(that's right, I have two) came home w/ one working & one dialated--I needed to do ANYTHING---Sooooo, I been putting this one off for a couple yrs & figured I'd get at it. Damn, the destruction part is fun, torches, sawzall & a big ass hammer :clap: toothy Don't have a clue what I'll do side board & head board wise, but tomorrow's another day ;)
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:51 pm

SWEEEET! Nice coal hauler you've created there! :punk: I just realized I've got 2 as well! :D

I was up till 1am last night doing the Focus rear brakes ... AGAIN!!! You'd think I'd learn to just do the damn job once .... but I never do. Thought it could make it till spring on those brake lines. NOPE! Wife calls from Wal-Mart to tell me there's a puddle of brake fluid around the driver's side rear wheel ... and brake fluid all up the side of the car ... and all over the tire. MINT! :roll: Thank MA and their need to dump 50 billion tons of salt on our roads ... because morons can't slow down drive with common sense ..... but I digress.

Started the job at 17:00, so was a late start to begin with. Went all out this time - I'm NOT doing this a 3rd time! Got drums (have wheel bearings already installed), wheel cylinders, a spring kit, & new brake line fittings. Spent some extra time painting the drums so they're not a rotating mass of corrosion in 2 months. SO I had to remove the new shoes I had just installed, and start over from scratch to install the wheel cylinders and springs. The damn wheel cylinders only came out with an air chisel. Could barely get that in there ... never mind a socket! Heads were all rotted off anyway. It's amazing how strong those bolts are though. Took a good 30+ seconds with 115psi & at it's highest setting to break those rusted bolts! One bolt on each side never broke - the wheel cylinder did!

Anyway, it's done, & the painted drums look damn pretty through those fancy aluminum wheels it came with. :D


In other news, the weather people should be fired! They're about as inept as our government, it seems. Saw a warming trend in the forecast, so I let the stove go out Sunday night. Didn't relight last night because they said it was supposed to be warm today. Bullshit!! I woke up to a 59° house! Boy, does that suck when your used to 70°, let me tell ya! Just fired it back up this morning around 9:30. Going to take all day to get this place back up to temp. So far it's made it to 60° in here. Check out the graphs from my weather station - one is indoor temp, one is outdoor temp. You can see the steady decline in indoor temps from 70° to 59° as the outdoor temp dropped to 34° from 55°:
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:42 pm

SMITTY wrote:Started the job at 17:00, so was a late start to begin with. Went all out this time - I'm NOT doing this a 3rd time! Got drums (have wheel bearings already installed), wheel cylinders, a spring kit, & new brake line fittings. Spent some extra time painting the drums

Good work, Smitty. If your gonna do brakes, you might as well do them right. Glad your wife did not have to whoa-up in a hurry. Good idea on the paint. Yep, they'll last longer. I coat most all bare steel with Rust Reformer from Rustoleum, then primer, then enamel. I think it helps alot.

F-Fred, Nice lookin flatbed. I always liked the looks of natural wood on a truck. :up:
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:44 pm

Duplicate post :mad3:
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:48 pm

freetown fred wrote:the eye doc today & had my 2nd eye lazered===(that's right, I have two) came home w/ one working & one dialated--I needed to do ANYTHING---Sooooo, I been putting this one off for a couple yrs & figured I'd get at it. Damn, the destruction part is fun, torches, sawzall & a big ass hammer :clap: toothy Don't have a clue what I'll do side board & head board wise, but tomorrow's another day ;)


Great job Fred!
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:04 pm

SMITTY wrote:I was up till 1am last night doing the Focus rear brakes ... AGAIN!!!


Smitty's Brake repair.... :rofl: :mrgreen:
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:30 pm

009to090 wrote:
SMITTY wrote:I was up till 1am last night doing the Focus rear brakes ... AGAIN!!!


Smitty's Brake repair.... :rofl: :mrgreen:


Probably doesn't stop very well, but I bet it can make a tight left turn!
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:27 pm

Who needs a flat bed anyway?

(I honest to goodness took this with my own camera a mile from the house. The owners were mad about me taking the photo, but it was too stupid to pass up on.)

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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:49 pm

NoSmoke wrote:Who needs a flat bed anyway?

(I honest to goodness took this with my own camera a mile from the house. The owners were mad about me taking the photo, but it was too stupid to pass up on.)

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ONLY in Maine! How about tires on old mobile home roofs? That's common up this way! :rofl:
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Re: Coffee 12-01-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:25 pm

OK, not much of an update, yet still an update--spent most of the day scraping the frame & getting about 3/4 of it painted. I put up the front board & stakes, used 8" lags into the 4X4's--not sure where I'll go from here but I've got a bunch of miss match boards laying in the shed/barn that I need to use up--I know one thing, I'll be wearing more cloths tomorrow & be real glad my under the truck work got done today--it was beautiful after the fog burnt off. :D
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