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  1. Thanks! This looks good value too with 2 batteries. Never bought dewalt before... Also Makita seem to have changed 10.8v battery format and don't offer a wrench in the new shape.
  2. 18v is overkill for 99% of the stuff I do, and I have airtools for that stuff. The 10.8v stuff is absolutely perfect size for all day use, and powerful enough for most mower/saw/strimmer etc. Just wondering which format to go for since I don't know if there's anything to choose between (say) Makita driver or wrench apart from the drive format?
  3. I know this isn't directly chainsaw, but I'm working on chainsaws, pedestrian mowers, ride-ons etc. I need a new cordless impact wrench or driver (either 1/4 hex or 3/8, depending). 10.8v. There's air tools in the workshop for proper stuff. My question is this; impact driver with 3/8 adapter vs 3/8 wrench with 1/4 adapter? I can't afford both wrench and driver at the moment. Any opinions would be great!
  4. Don't bother with the cheap generic Chinese ones on eBay and Amazon, they are shite. They're fine while they work, but they break almost immediately. I've used 3 now, and all have been made of cheese or similar.
  5. Adamam


    They are very well built and excellent starters. They are big and heavy for the CC/power. The 68cc version (120) is the same apart from pot/piston and thus is a better bet weight-wise. Some parts are virtually impossible to get; pot/piston for example. Antivibe buffers are painful to find and are usually knackered unless already swapped.
  6. Greenstripe if you want OEM. Or DIYspareparts.com both are good.
  7. If you have access to a mains socket, there's no way that an electric saw isn't going to provide far, far more torque than a £50 petrol saw. My ancient, super-cheap B&Q 2000W saw has cut through all sizes of timber (and pallets, and doors, and sleepers etc etc) with no complaints at all.
  8. 621? It's that era anyway.
  9. I think the 45mm Meteor is closed port from memory; sort of big bore 346xp/353 mash-up. I've used a couple and they've been great. Look at the pictures; Husqvarna 346xp 350 351 353 Big Bore cylinder piston kit 45mm w/ gaskets Meteor - Wolf Creek Saw Shop
  10. Adamam

    Husky 353

    Jonsered 2152 is the same saw and (for a Jonsered) are common and seem to go for less than the Husqvarna version. Presumably because fewer people have heard of Jonsered. I have one on eBay at the moment. There are a few others too, all look in good condition.
  11. I have a suspicion that there's a fair/massive amount of psychology at play in the positive reviews of the Huztl saws; Give Bob a 60cc Chinese Brand XX saw to try and he says "rubbish! underpowered crap!". Give Bob a Chinese copy of a Stihl 036 and he says "Oh! Is good! Almost exactly like a Stihl!" Not that the fake Stihls/Huskies are necessarily bad, but I'm sceptical about whether they are much better than a bog standard Chinese £60 saw (which people are perhaps too happy to rubbish). That said, I might buy a kit for giggles.
  12. I use a 2 litre Legacy MK4 for this although the fuel economy isn't amazing; low 30s. That said, it's quite smart and extremely strong compared to some of the suggestions. Volvo V70 diesel is another obvious option with a massive boot.
  13. Spares for Makita Dcs430 Chain Saw SPARE_DCS430 from Power Tool Centre
  14. I've used a couple of Chinese carbs and they've been absolutely fine. Have you checked the impulse hose? They're quite prone to failure on 028.
  15. Cargo Cycles Mine has seen a tonne of action, and has been run over with a forklift twice. It still works perfectly. You can strip the planks off a pallet in a fraction of the time it would take with crowbars etc. 90% of the time the planks come away without damage. I don't know if you would recommend one if you have no interest in using recycled pallet wood in building projects because of the cost of the bar, although it would still save a load of time. I see that there is a cheapo 'Rough neck' bar also available from various shops, although I doubt you'd get years of service out of it. Youtube video:


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