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Marc Lewis

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Ya my 372 xp was the same when it started to get dark you could see the sparks light up around you. Fantastic saw though wouldn't change it

 

 

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I once set a dead elm alight with sparks from a 372. Burned for 2/3 days during hot and windy weather. Poured gallons of water on it, but it did no good. Just kept re-lighting in the wind. Really was very dry, but rotten wood. Right next door to a school outdoor holiday Centre. Was rather embarrassed about it. I've noticed this problem on 2 husky 372's

 

Get those spark arrestors back on now!! haha good story

 

Thanks all

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Set a dead elm alight this morning with my 576. The spark arrestor was in!

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doing some oak with 372 and lots of smoke from stuff almost on fire recently, lot worse on dry windy day - not that having many of them now

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Hi marc, job's going well, working for a couple of different companies at the mo. one local and one near frome. enjoying self employed life!

Hope you're keeping busy mate.

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I have been thinking about this today, can it hurt to run the saw in for a couple of hours, and then set the auto tune?

 

Modern tolerances are very tight, but a couple of hours of gentle use to let the piston ring (or rings) bed in must be good.

 

Not running through the full rev range, or just idling may not be the best thing, but running v hard straight out of the box does worry me.

 

H-A

Just do as the manual says - I have seen varying results reported after not doing that, and some of them were not so good....

 

What should be avoided is excessive WOT out of wood, and prolonged cuts (like milling). Just do normal crosscutting at WOT in wood.

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frees up the flow of the exhaust gasses some . Runs better and slightly cooler . Your not going to set anything alight in this climate ! ! !

 

My take on it as well - and you can always put it in later if conditions that mandate it occurs. :biggrin:

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Set a dead elm alight this morning with my 576. The spark arrestor was in!

 

There's probably more sparks that come off a chainsaw's bar than the muffler. Only with the bar, you have the added benefit of there being oil next to the sparks(and now in the wood). I think more people set wood alight with the muffler being too close to it than anything else.

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I got two new 560xpg this week, one the Old Man has and he's just started felling without doing the cutting for few mins setting the auto tune. I'll set mine as the manual says.

 

Will let you know if any difference in running after a bit. Both are on 15" 3/8 though I'd really like to put an 8 tooth sprocket on mine.

 

Cheers

D

- Took the spark arrestor out of both but put wee brass screw back in as it was blowing exhaust fumes straight onto chain brake handle and towards face.

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