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About NFG

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  • Birthday August 1

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    SW France
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    Wine, gardening, photography, shooting, archery,
  • Occupation
    Retired nuclear engineer
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    Fontenay le Comte

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  1. Very good for your saw as petrol mix goes off after a few weeks and can harden some rubber. Also helps control my asthma too!
  2. Yes, really good saw there, I'd consider running on Husky power2 which is Aspen with blue stuff in it, expensive but you'll not regret it. Also get a SugiHara bar from Rob D on chainsawbars.co.uk, should cut well on 15" . Nice looking doggies too.
  3. I don't like being lectured about how I should live my life by a bunch of eco hypocrites that fly half way round the globe to cause disruption because it happens to be the fashionable thing to do. They can foxtrott oscar as far as Im concerned.
  4. NFG

    Stihl MS171 Problem

    Clearly, you are treating the symptoms and not the cause of the problem.
  5. How wonderfull to have the opportunity to indulge in the fruits of the forest! So, back on track the 460 is an very good saw, £400 a bit on the high side for 9 YO, unless it's been well cared for and in extremely good condition with some sort of guarantee, only you can decide. One option (suggested earlier) is to use what you have and learn how to look after and maintain your saws, which in turn will return a long life span, I don't think anyones mentioned it yet, but running on Aspen will also help. Then once you know what you really want make the plunge. I much prefer saws with lo tech like the 365x-Torq which I've run for nearly 10 years as a first class firewood saw. the Echo 620 is also a fine saw too.
  6. It's old hat, our TGV trains here travel at 300 Km/hr and I believe there is intent to take that to 360. The old sections of line the trains run at around 200. Pic of accelerometer taken a couple of years ago
  7. If you mean 200 Km/hr. Why so slow? French TGV run at 300 Km/hr on the right track
  8. NFG

    what is this?

    And cost three and eleven a gallon too?
  9. NFG


    Found one in a skip at the dechetterie a couple of years ago, cleaned her up, soaked the chain in oil as it was bone dry, gave the bar a good wire brush off and filled up with fresh fuel. Started 3rd pull, cut quite well once the chain was sharpened. Anyway, a friend was desparate for a saw as his AV38 had siezed up so he uses it for now. The Contra "S" - is that S for stop switch, if I recall?
  10. Hello I don't think the 151 was originally intended for the UK market, it is available in France and a few UK dealers stock it now. I'm no fan of small Stihls so I would go for the Echo.
  11. NFG

    what is this?

    With optional nuclear reactor?
  12. Good choice there, 365 is an excellent saw IMO and mine has served me well for several years, if you want to shed a bit of weight fit a sugi pro lite bar. Be interested to know how much more power the Spud port gives you, but mine seems plenty good enough for 20"
  13. Thats a reasonable size Euc there, surprised its hanging on as they are normally quite shallow rooted with fairly dense timber. When it does go, be sure to split the wood up as it goes like iron with time.


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