Need A New Chainsaw

Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun May 14, 2017 3:27 pm

freetown fred wrote:Damn W, where the hell are they sellin non E gas for $30.00 per--hoping that's a typo--here it's around 20 cents more then reg. which is $2.28 as of yesterday


Not a typo.

http://www.pure-gas.org/station?station_id=19057
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 14, 2017 3:53 pm

Damn!! as in, DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun May 14, 2017 4:24 pm

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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Sun May 14, 2017 6:49 pm

I run a Stihl 029 farm boss with 16" bar, 91 octane non-E gas, cheapest two stroke oil mix you can buy at wal mart, along with the cheapest bar oil at wal mart, clean it once or twice a year, never run it out of gas or anything, very good tough saw.
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: KLook On: Sun May 14, 2017 9:50 pm

Ah hell, I will jump in. I used to cut wood for a living every winter....almost..called keeping the wolf away form the door downeast... My dad ran Homelites for years, my brother went into professional logging and ran Jonsered while they were popular....then we went over to Husqvarna up until the present. I had a Sachs Dolmar at one time, great saw until I ran over it with a 1953 2 1/2 ton army truck.......Bottom line is all the companies make a great saw, just get one in professional grade. The big box stores negotiate with companies to make cheaper(just as good as) everything. They are cheaper......my Husky 61 has been running for 30 years and is a great saw, my brother ran the 261,266, 270+ lines and they are great except for the gas problems with ethanol. I realize you are looking for cheap and light and limited use but you get what you pay for with chainsaws....

Kevin
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 14, 2017 10:22 pm

Hmmm, a deuce & a half--outstanding Kevin. I had one of them MANY yrs ago--sucker would climb up the side of a barn if ya asked her!!:)
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: KLook On: Sun May 14, 2017 10:30 pm

LOL Fred, mine was lengthened by welding another frame to it and would hold over 2 cords of wood. probably 2 1/2....also had the original winch on the front driven by the pto off the transfer case. The motor was all original an even the wipers and lights etc. still worked......gotta love those vacuum driven wipers....I had her up to 60 on Rt. 1 between East Machias and Whiting, Me moving to another lot back in the 80's. Had new chains on the 2 driven rear axles and other then one winter when it snowed 6 ft. it went wherever I pointed it...... ;)

Kevin
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun May 14, 2017 10:34 pm

TrueFuel, straight gas or ratioed in cans quarts and gallons...
https://www.amazon.com/TruFuel-2-Cycle- ... B00F2ZH9UW
Plenty of airfields...
Might try HYA or CQX, PVC if I am in the area...
Don't think I can get into FMH... :lol:
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon May 15, 2017 7:37 am

CapeCoaler wrote:TrueFuel, straight gas or ratioed in cans quarts and gallons...
https://www.amazon.com/TruFuel-2-Cycle- ... B00F2ZH9UW
Plenty of airfields...
Might try HYA or CQX, PVC if I am in the area...
Don't think I can get into FMH... :lol:


AvGas is the best deal :D
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon May 15, 2017 7:55 am

Isn't Av gas still leaded? Don't a lot of newer saws have cats in the muffler?
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: coalfan On: Mon May 15, 2017 8:55 am

got 2 huskys and ah old school poulan and have no complaints with any of the 3 !! pends on what your needs and expectations are .
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: coalfan On: Mon May 15, 2017 8:58 am

oh and the huskys are not from big box stores they are from the local dealer here and run dam good never any problems at all !!
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon May 15, 2017 11:01 am

coaledsweat wrote:Isn't Av gas still leaded? Don't a lot of newer saws have cats in the muffler?


I did not know that but oh well guess it wouldnt affect saw performance especially after a quick mod :D
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon May 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Well the great chainsaw crisis has been averted, stopped to see Mr Saw Wiz. It cost me $5, I gave him $10 and runs like a champ now. Got a jug of StarTron, an enzyme based ethanol treatment that should treat 256 gallons (I should live long enough :lol: ) for $20 @ TSC.

Almost spent $450 on a new Husky. :clap:
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Re: Need A New Chainsaw

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Nice CS--simplistic is good!! :)
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