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Old 16-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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sthil ms261

hi to all I have bought this saw from my local dealer I got the 18" bar on it what are your thought of them I have had 5 fill ups so it should be getting to full power soon iam mainly using it for logging for firewood
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Hi and welcome to the forum.
I suggest you use the search, as there have been loads of threads covering the 261 recently...
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AAAGGGGHH ! Why did you by it Look for threads on 261 . Sorry . Just the messenger !
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Re: sthil ms261

In short - there are issues with the sprocket bearing, I haven't worked on one but it looks like the bearing colapses with use so look out for play on the sprocket or changing unexpected chain tensioning.
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Re: sthil ms261

I run one on a 16" bar and love it

just keep an eye on the clutch bearing though
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Re: sthil ms261

Great saw providing you change the needle bearing , i run mine with a 16" as in picture, cut 6 tonne of oak today with it, bags of grunt!!
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