Chainsaw thread who got what?

Discussion in 'Forestry' started by Stock, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. towbar

    towbar Well-Known Member

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    Going to try the ego power cs1600 as I have the battery already.
     
  2. Treemover

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    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.
     
  3. Stock

    Stock Well-Known Member

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    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..........................................................................................
     
  4. Nighthunter

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    Have a mmws (mastermind work saws) ms 241, ms 462 and a ms 880
     
  5. Seedsower

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    Are they related to stihl saws?
     
  6. Nighthunter

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    all stihl
     
  7. Seedsower

    Seedsower Well-Known Member

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    What's the mms about then?
     
  8. powerfarmer

    powerfarmer Well-Known Member

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    Do you have to be a mastermind to work them?
     
  9. Nighthunter

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    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.
     
  10. Seedsower

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    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
     
  11. Nighthunter

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    Was it checked for a air leak?
     
  12. ford76

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    Any1 using the dewalt battery saws.
     
  13. Seedsower

    Seedsower Well-Known Member

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    What air leak are you thinking of?
     
  14. Nighthunter

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    crank seals,
     
  15. Seedsower

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    I believe it was. My local repairer takes his job very seriously
     
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  16. TheDarkLordChinChin

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    What about the decomp valve? That can cause an air leak too.
     
  17. Alfie

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    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







     
  18. JohnBoy

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    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.
     

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