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  1. Pressure testing kit recommendations

    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.
  2. Dolmar

    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.
  3. husqvarna spares

    Greenstripe if you want OEM. Or DIYspareparts.com both are good.
  4. cheap chainsaw

    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.
  5. Saw identification Help

    621? It's that era anyway.
  6. husky 346xp pot and piston kit

    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
  7. 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.
  8. saw under £200 inc vat?

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. Makita DCS430 piston

    Spares for Makita Dcs430 Chain Saw SPARE_DCS430 from Power Tool Centre
  11. Stihl 028AV Not Running

    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.
  12. Pallet Wood / NAILS!!!!

    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:
  13. Pallet Wood / NAILS!!!!

    There's a chap in Norwich who sells a BRILLIANT pallet breaking bar. I can find my old sales email if anybody is interested. With the bar, you can strip the planks off WHOLE in no time at all, and then saw them (or use the planks for bodge-work) easily. About £40-50 and mine has paid for itself a thousand times over.
  14. 357 xp air leak

    I had this exact problem in the exact same place at least once, maybe twice. The issue was caused by an aftermarket boot and fixed with a Husqvarna boot. The pattern parts boots (at least from Farmertec/Huztl) are wrong by enough of a margin to (sometimes) cause air leaks. Tried sealant to bodge-fix, but didn't really work well enough. The OEM part is ridiculously expensive for what it is (maybe £20? can't remember) and is available from Greenstripe. Maybe your issue isn't the same...
  15. oleomac 981 efco 132t

    Efco 181 is the same as Oleo 981 if it helps you to google opinions. Aborist site seems to quite like the Efco version. I've repaired and used a good number of Oleos and Efcos and I like them; no top handles, and none as big as the 181/981. The 'pro' range (156/162 etc) are really well built IMO albeit not in a super modern style. Achilles heal is the clutch cover which is more fragile than it should be (magnesium; should have been plastic IMO). I would imagine the build of the 181 is similar. The semi-pro saws (146/152 etc) are more plastic, but still run very well and stand up to abuse. The designs have been in use for some time now, and spares are fine albeit not as ubiquitous as Stihl or Husq. A bit general, but that's all I have.


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