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Sorry to cover old ground - but is the best filter the Stihl HS2 with the felt pre-filter for milling with a MS 660 on the Panther Mill?

 

Is everyone like me and blows the filter off after every decent cut with airline?

 

Maybe some remove it and blow from inside filter outwards?

 

Thanks

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Sorry to cover old ground - but is the best filter the Stihl HS2 with the felt pre-filter for milling with a MS 660 on the Panther Mill?
 
Is everyone like me and blows the filter off after every decent cut with airline?
 
Maybe some remove it and blow from inside filter outwards?
 
Thanks

Yep, clean air filter after every large cut.
They’re only about a tenner.
Get a spare.
I’ve seen guys put grease around the bottom seal to stop dust.
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Just change them regular they are cheap enough. Rob D stocks them.



No one’s saying not to change them regularly. That’s not the question the app is asking. Thankfully Saul has given the Op an actually helpful answer.
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Just now, trigger_andy said:

 

 


No one’s saying not to change them regularly. That’s not the question the app is asking. Thankfully Saul has given the Op an actually helpful answer.

 

 

You will never make a moderator so stop quoting like one (tool) 

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Sorry to cover old ground - but is the best filter the Stihl HS2 with the felt pre-filter for milling with a MS 660 on the Panther Mill?
 
Is everyone like me and blows the filter off after every decent cut with airline?
 
Maybe some remove it and blow from inside filter outwards?
 
Thanks



As Saul says a good clean after a large cut. In the field I carry Air Dusters as I get half used cans free from work. Great for clearing the lose dust before removing the filter.

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I don't do milling but a pair of tights makes a good sock that will keep your filter clean and have the advantage of making the saw run a little more rich thus stopping it overheating in the longer cuts.

BTW.....You don't wear the stockings, you put a piece of tights around the air filter!! I know the Monty Python song....no smoke.........;) just saying!

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20 minutes ago, spudulike said:

I don't do milling but a pair of tights makes a good sock that will keep your filter clean and have the advantage of making the saw run a little more rich thus stopping it overheating in the longer cuts.

BTW.....You don't wear the stockings, you put a piece of tights around the air filter!! I know the Monty Python song....no smoke.........;) just saying!

I would have thought trig would be into tights he quite feminine in a funny sort of way 🤭

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I buy aftermarket air filters - MaxFlow. They are streets ahead of the Stihl ones, but expensive. Remember to retune your saw after fitting one 👍

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I buy aftermarket air filters - MaxFlow. They are streets ahead of the Stihl ones, but expensive. Remember to retune your saw after fitting one

Sounds interesting,
What do you mean by streets ahead?

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