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About DCS6800i

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  • Birthday 23/11/1983

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    Dumfries & Galloway
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    Shooting, Curling, Drinking, Playing with saws...
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    DG2 0XS
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  1. Mostly for firewood and fencing/maintenance work on the farm but .. Stihl; ms210 036 Makita DCS520 x2 DCS6401 DCS6800i
  2. DCS6800i

    Ms261 flooding

    Yep, it is something else! Heavy by modern standards, but its real nice saw to use. Nice to know I'm not the only lover of that saw ๐Ÿ‘
  3. DCS6800i

    Ms261 flooding

    You lucky lucky git!! Cherish it for the rest of your days, they are mighty saws ๐Ÿ˜Ž my one is my pride and joy
  4. DCS6800i

    Ms261 flooding

    +1 Bought a saw a while ago which wouldn't run... did a good once over then stripped the carb - somebody had put a new diaphragm in upside down ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธflipped it over, she's been a great saw ever since ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  5. The 5600 has a plastic chassis and a clamshell crank, whereas the 6100 is a solid metal chassis/crankcase.
  6. The chains are the exact same, just more links/longer... the bars are different shape, size and pattern. For example a 3/8 0.058 in 18" for your 6100 will be a 64 drive link chain, but the same chain is 68 drive links for the 7910 18" bar... You don't change anything on the saw - leave it alone. The 6100 will 'take' the bigger bar but it certainly doesn't fit properly! (Been there done that with my 6800) I have 3/8, 1.5(0.058) on all my blue Dolmars running from 15" right up to 28". For the reasons you are thinking about - you only need 1 file etc for sharpening.
  7. Bumping this again. No verdict on longer term ownership??
  8. DCS6800i


    Yeah, the bearing doesn't seem to be a regular size either! I couldn't find an 'off the shelf' one that matched the dimensions. Little bit frustrating.
  9. DCS6800i


    Ive got the box. It's the 50(ish)cc saws can come in the box (quite often the saw pushed as a 'farmer saw') Dolmar 115i or makita dcs520/5200 and now the 5100 series... My 6401 doesn't fit but id need to check whether the 6800i would or not (pretty sure it won't) In a vehicle it's a good idea for safe storage, but my one lives in the shed - I tend to use it for keeping spare parts in. Like @shavey says, the bar stays on the saw and it pokes out of a slot - then you put the scabbard over the bar to protect the chain. There's room to put some tools/spare chains in around the saw, but not lots of space. It's a nice thing if you have it, but you wouldn't miss it if you didnt
  10. DCS6800i


    Nice! The Meteor replacements seem pretty good. Cheers for the catalogues ๐Ÿ‘ I'm still waiting on that clutch bearing to come in for my 6800
  11. I think I'd like to see Dolmar written in white and using the Makita font type. Is it just the lighting in those pics, or are the guards different shades/colours?
  12. Ahh, I thought you were needing a part, sorry didn't realise you were after the wrap around. @shavey definitely is the man ๐Ÿ‘ I love the saws but I don't really get the whole Makita-Dolmar relationship. Who owns who, if indeed one own the other... why is Dolmar happy to allow Makita to rule UK where they'd possibly sell better themselves in orange (more pro guys would take them seriously)... why have I seen some Makitas now in orange?... Not questions aimed at you, just some of the things I find strange and wonder about... glad you are sorted out ๐Ÿ‘
  13. What parts are you needing/are different? In my ignorance I thought they'd be identical, minus possibly carb and exhaust (due to different regulations)?
  14. Full exploded diagram and parts inventory here for dcs7901 (same saw but older). I use these guys a lot for my parts, very good service ๐Ÿ‘ https://www.mtmc.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductID=75629&strReferer=search&PPGR=0 If you know the parts you need, check through the diagram to see they are the same. Scroll down and buy ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  15. DCS6800i


    @shavey as promised It has been chucking it down here today, so not much I could get on with outside so started on the 6800... Everything went smoothly and it was a very straightforward build. I have made 1 balls up though... I have a 115i stripped for spares also, and lifted the wrong oil pump worm drive!! It is pressed onto the crank, like a bearing, and I only realised it was wrong after I had pressed it on!! I need to make an adaptor for my pullers to get it back off, as they don't fit... but minus the oil pump and clutch she is rebuilt. Took a bit of work to get her to fire up but the beast is alive!! The carb needs set properly, and obviously she needs finished before I can do that but I'm buzzing that she's running. (I hope the videos work - they were much longer but I had to cut them for the 7mb limit on here) VID_20181112_164530887~3.mp4 VID_20181112_164458906~5.mp4


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