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About spudulike

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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  • Location:
    North Hertfordshire
  • Interests
    Serious Saw repairer and performance tuner.
  • Occupation
    Chainsaw Maintenance and Porting spudsworkshop@gmail.com

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  1. spudulike

    Seems cheap even if for spares......

    Bit worrying the recoil rope being out like that but £100....either nicked or a bargain!
  2. spudulike

    I quite enjoyed this

    Damn....those lapels, surprised he didn't take off!
  3. spudulike

    Sprocket Removal

    Most sprockets spin off clockwise (left hand thread) unless there is a separate securing nut but this is generally found on vintage saws only. If you can't shift it - Use a big air impact driver - it will shift it PDQ.
  4. spudulike

    Stihl MS200t/201t - Spark test

    Stick your tongue on it, that will let you know if you have a spark!!!
  5. spudulike

    Stihl MS200t/201t - Spark test

    Kill switch engaged Pull the handle harder View the plug in a darker room
  6. spudulike

    Whats your exit strategy?

    Two main simple cash to investment options, pay in to a pension and get the tax relief or pay in to an equity ISA with taxed money and don't pay any tax when you pull the money out. ISAs can be cashed at any time, Pensions - you can drawdown 25% of your pension at 55yrs but it will impact on your final pension income. Most would take a drawdown to retire early to bridge between retirement and receiving the Government pension. It all just depends on how flexible you want your retirement to be and what works with your mind-set. The very simple rule is that the earlier you start, the earlier you can finish. Planning a pension at 40-45 years is 20 years too late.....unless you are a budding drug smuggler!
  7. spudulike

    Work suddenly went quiet

    Where is Mendiplogs when you need him!
  8. spudulike

    Work suddenly went quiet

    My repair/porting work bounced back quickly, seems Easter and the following bank holiday slowed things up with everyone taking holiday. Got back up to full speed straight after and now rammed, loads in and loads of enquiries again.......bugger!
  9. spudulike

    372 reving

    It shouldn't need loctite if the bolt is torqued down well. Some threads get a bit sloppy and if a screw keeps coming loose then Loctite is an answer but you should be OK. Just check in a couple of months time.
  10. spudulike

    372 reving

    Make sure that they are all cranked down hard but guess you probably have, glad you found the issue.
  11. spudulike

    372 reving

    Check the impulse line (rubber hose coming out of top if carb) is still connected both ends and if so, make sure the fuel line is OK - not so easy without a pressure tester but both of these have happened in the past. The impulse line sounds more like your issue and if it is loose, it may be worth fitting a new one. Worth making sure the piston looks OK - you can do this by removing the spark plug and using a very small torch to inspect the bore or just removing the muffler and looking at the piston through the exhaust port. You may be better taking it to someone decent, seeing you are South Devon, a fella named Barrie who owns a company called Gardenkit (and also on this site as Gardenkit) knows his stuff and is a good fella - he is just west of Sidmouth and worth giving him a bell if you are stuck.
  12. spudulike

    372 reving

    The "pig to start" is a worry, if a saw does this then it needs checking over. Usual start is checking the compression, checking the carb and then doing a vacuum/pressure check if the rest has been OK. Saws shouldn't suddenly change their idle speed and maximum revs and if they do, it needs sorting ASAP.
  13. spudulike

    Stihl ms200t rebuild

    I have PMed - in the OPs hands now!
  14. spudulike

    Battery chainsaw questionnaire

    Battery chainsaws, what will they think of next.....fuel injection perhaps🤔
  15. spudulike

    Buying a used saw

    I usually also make sure the top end is original Stihl, it will have markings cast in to the bottom of the cylinder and a stamp on the top of the cylinder if original. I still see many nice MS260s floating across my work bench in very good condition so they are out there if you look. If it is in good condition then £200 is reasonable.


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