Discussion in 'Forestry' started by Stock, Feb 11, 2014.
Going to try the ego power cs1600 as I have the battery already.
I dont like the modern huskies or stihls. The alloys are too soft , plus anyone i know using them has to have 3 as they are that unreliable.
Echo may have less power but are simple robust and now a good range of sellers.
Id buy any of the older carb saws, but any us made of husky is rubbish.
For me a chainsaw should start and run, only needing sharpening.
New saws need fully synthetic 2 stroke which is double the price.
I have used aspen and would recommend it to help with carbs, especially if your leaving it sat for 6 plus months.
I've a 390 with a meter bar on it and it aint a light piece specially when you are using it all day............................................. and drawing petrol to it if you are cutting big stuff..........................................................................................
Have a mmws (mastermind work saws) ms 241, ms 462 and a ms 880
Are they related to stihl saws?
What's the mms about then?
Do you have to be a mastermind to work them?
A saw builder over in the USA, that builds racing and work saws by modifying and porting them.
Look up mastermind work saws on YouTube.
My 660 had a full engine rebuild with genuine parts a couple of years ago and the piston got scored again recently.
It would have done at most a weeks work as I only use it for big stuff.
I always mix the petrol myself with stihl 2 stroke.the saw doctor cant explain it
Was it checked for a air leak?
Any1 using the dewalt battery saws.
What air leak are you thinking of?
I believe it was. My local repairer takes his job very seriously
What about the decomp valve? That can cause an air leak too.
The Echo 550 EVL is getting a bit tired here, no surprise I suppose as it's 25+ years & probably closer to 30 so it's had a good run. It had a few repairs over the years but now it doesn't want to run unless it's cutting when it heats up, as soon as the chain stops it doesn't like to idle & often conks out. I'm thinking of buying a new one as I don't want an unreliable saw when felling trees !
Looking at another Echo as they have a 5 year warranty & I will be buying from Atkins. Anyone got an opinion on either of the these, I guess the 4510ES is a new version of the 450 but cheaper & more powerful https://www.echo-tools.co.uk/product-category/chainsaws/ ?
Will I notice much of a difference between either of these 45cc ones & our old 550 which is a 55c I think, looking at the 45cc ones as they will be a bit lighter to handle (& cheaper)
ECHO CS-450 CHAINSAW
ECHO CS-4510ES CHAINSAW
Yes and no, you'll notice less weight and less power, but what difference either make is a more personal thing.
We have a few saws, 60cc, 45cc and 30something.
The 45 doesnt get a whole lot of use as it's a relatively older machine and quite heavy for it's size, it's a backup saw, gets the sh*tty work cutting sleepers and the like.
The other two are poles apart and most lads who've never run a small saw would scoff at the little ms180, but I love it. sure the 60cc saw will out cut it, but not by as much as you'd think and the weight but also the size are a huge boon. A lot of what we cut is branches, or fallen trees and the maneuverability of the small saw between branches makes for a very rapid dismantling of a tree.
You'll only notice the lost power on bigger cuts, but you'll notice the reduced weight on every cut.