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1 hour ago, 5thelement said:

How much trigger time have you put on a 500i?

About 3 minuets when I briefly tried one if I'm honest . . However all my saws are ported so I do have some knowledge of quick saws . ( My Crocky ported 395 is bonkers ) 

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3 minutes ago, Stubby said:

About 3 minuets when I briefly tried one if I'm honest . . However all my saws are ported so I do have some knowledge of quick saws . ( My Crocky ported 395 is bonkers ) 

Most people I know who use ported saws have had them tweaked after using them for a decent amount of time first, most 500i users I know haven’t used much more than a 261 previously, but still claim the 500i to be the best saw ever made. Nearly every chainsaw injury I have heard about since its release have involved this saw, like I said previously, it’s 90% too much saw for 90% of its users, the Honda Fireblade of the chainsaw world.

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1 hour ago, 5thelement said:

Most people I know who use ported saws have had them tweaked after using them for a decent amount of time first, most 500i users I know haven’t used much more than a 261 previously, but still claim the 500i to be the best saw ever made. Nearly every chainsaw injury I have heard about since its release have involved this saw, like I said previously, it’s 90% too much saw for 90% of its users, the Honda Fireblade of the chainsaw world.

One thing I have found - inertia chainbrake simply doesn't work. Tested it on purpose quite a few times - Stihl could have a problem here...

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