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Old 23-05-13   #1 (permalink)
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Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

Had my little Ms 150t for about a month now. Well impressed with the performance and weight ! Unfortunately this morning the metal loop what you put your strop on, popped out of the fitting and bent. Lucky the larks foot on the loop stopped the saw from splatting on the ground. It wasn't miss used in any way and I use a bungee strop. Only usual banging around the tree whilst climbing.

Just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem ?

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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

this is definatley going to be a problem. ours is too new but ill be keeping an eye on it from now on. thanks for posting.
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

No worries. Ye definitely keep an eye on it. Its abit disappointing but hopefully a one off
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

Mines fine had it a couple of months it gets used pretty much everday there is another thread on the ms150t and I can't say anyone else has had this problem.
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

Haven't had any trouble with mine, but I'll take a look at it tomorrow.

Do you clip it up short when moving around the canopy?
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

Ye I keep it clipped up so it doesn't get caught in any unions. I only noticed it had broken when it was passed down for re-fueling.
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

i say that loop looks very cheap / poor made imp dont look fit for the job
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

I never thought mine was cheaply made or flimsy. When you've finished cutting in between a few pieces do you drop it or lower it or place it straight on the clip?
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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

Yep happened to me yesterday! Wasn't impressed when I saw how it's fixed! Won't take much before the body needs replacing! Great saw though.


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Re: Stihl ms 150t poor build quality ?

How's about the chain brake that to me feels badly made when disengaging ,not like a firm click on the 200t... Sort of like a mushy hard to disengage pull like the old aluminium 020.
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