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  1. Hi. Having some issued with a couple of years old ms250 running an 18 inch bar. It seems that sometimes the nose sprocket on the bar gets jammed solid, enough that the engine sounds like the chain brake is on and you have to switch off and get the sprocket moving. When this happens the sprocket area of the bar appears to be quite hot. The saw was using half a tank of oil to a tank of gas which seems the norm. I took it back to the dealer who sprayed the oil off the bar and declared it was normal. With the bar removed you can see the oil pumping out. I thought the problem could be a lack of oil so I purchased and installed the bigger oil pump thinking this would be the answer. It now dispeces about 25% more oil but I still have the problem. I am cutting ash currently and have had problems with beech (beech was quite sappy). Tried a new chain and 16 inch bar and the same problem. I think I have the chain tension right, if anything on the loosed side rather than tight. - added a picture of a cut that resulted in one of the nose sprocket jams. Any thoughts? Thanks
  2. sweet chesnut is heavy when felled as it is full of water. it burns alright when dry (not spitting) but burns quite quickly.
  3. what holds the chap up there? he has spikey shoes and that belt that goes around the tree - is that it?? he was nearly high enough for a parachute!
  4. jjones

    buyer beware

    there was one exactly the same (without the Husqvarna labelling/bar for sale at £110 (i think)) buy it now yesterday!
  5. jjones

    buyer beware

    looks like someone is in for a nasty suprise... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=120358220354
  6. jjones


    just a small introduction. (please excuse the carpet on the picture of the xmas tree! - lived here 9 years and it is doing marvellous job of absorbing sparks from the fire ; i am sure one day it will up and leave on its own accord). the wood on the fire is chestnut (i think) and was collected by my dad and me a few weeks back. it was downed last year during a storm. i get to be the groundsman, i.e swing the maul and load the pickup! i have worked in IT for the past 15 years and with the price of heating oil decided to utilise some "free" fuel. My dad has a small stihl saw and a pickup l200 so we have gathered a few loads. Really been enjoying the outside work but looking around these forums it seems the that you professionals are having a hard time with this "downturn" the same as us desk jockeys. the xmas tree came from a field my dad was working in and was originally 9 foot! I had to top and tail it give it a good trim to get it in the lounge!
  7. you can get hotter but pound for pound this should do the trick http://www.chilliworld.com/SP6.asp?p_id=71 slap some in your sarnies and leave him to them.


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