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  1. No need to apologise. Hope you pick the right saw
  2. If you search the forums you'll see plenty of posts covering this topic. Previous but one post: Suggest a saw (sorry) - Chainsaws - Arbtalk | The Social Network For Arborists R.TAPATALK.COM All my saws are old hand me downs and none are reliable. Stihl 039, MS181 and 08s, Husky 254Xp and 65 and a Chinese thing that runs better than it should. Time to spend a few quid but funds are limited. Huskys seem to offer more than Stihl for the money but am I missing something good. Dolmar/Mak...
  3. If you have a reliable repair shop or dealer I'd look for a good second hand saw. If you can find one I'd recommend a husqvarna 345xp. I bought one and its great. The stihl 026, 260 & 261 are always well regarded although I think one of the earlier 261 has a design issue.
  4. You make some good points. I had narrowed down to the 300kg f/m and a smart log holder. Which one do you have? The top where the log is clamped do you have the sort with one bar like the Maktika or with 2 bars that requires the log to be fed in rather than slotted from the side.
  5. Interested in this. I looked at a few videos of these in action and I thought the guard didn't look that robust. I was concerned that only one side of the guard remains in contact with the log resulting in a slight twisting action and over time this would result in the guard bending, one day coming into contact with the chain
  6. I've been looking at sawhorses and I like the Forest Master Ultimate Sawhorse https://forest-master.com/products/saw-horse/ultimate-saw-horse2017-03-22-16-01-21-detail However I've seen a Draper version of the Sawhorse https://www.drapertools.com/product/32274/Heavy-Duty-Log-Stand-(300Kg) Does anyone know if there is a difference in these 2 sawhorses? Or do you suggest a different sawhorse? Thanks in advance
  7. I have a Husqvarna 536 LiXP and I use the standard battery that came with it. It will go through 10" oak at a push. The battery on eco mode will run out in under half an hour and obviously the harder you work it the quicker the battery will drain
  8. I've since found a YouTube video of a 028 woodboss compression test and a 160psi is excellent so I am very happy. As this is and old saw and has probably sat in my uncle's shed for a long time is there anything that you suggest I check is OK
  9. Hi all a couple of years ago I rebuilt my grandad's stihl 021 - It needed a new crank case as, being plastic, the saw had chewed it up. Anyway I learnt a lot rebuilding that saw. So this year my Uncle passed away :-( and having no family of his own his estate passed to me, my brother and my sister. I've been clearing his house which has been sad. However I was delighted to find in his falling down shed a Stihl 028 super. It looked in great condition and as he was an agricultural engineer I took it home looking forward to trying out. Imagine my disappointment when I poured the fuel in and it flowed straight out all over my workbench! There was a crack through the tanks seam. I managed to get a replacement tank off a bloke in France (thanks ebay) and with a new fuel line and filter I have rebuilt the saw. I've just given it a pressure test and its showing just over 160psi. However not being an expert I don't know how good this is so please let me know. Thanks in advance.
  10. Anyone owning a shop please take a loo at this Facebook post https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1600338630093230&id=275936485866791
  11. A friend of mine is starting out using a saw fow cutting down smaller trees and cord wood. He's got £200 to spend. I wondered weather to steer him away from basic home owner saws and go for a second hand saw or get something like a stihl 181
  12. Try resting it - might be worth trying a sports injury physio to see what they recommend. I would avoid the cortisone until other avenues are explored Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. logsIlike

    Eucalyptus

    Don't you have to be careful with eucalyptus, I thought that it left deposits from burning in the chimney that are flamable leading to increased risk of chimney fire? Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk
  14. Decided to grow a pair! Left the nut on and hit it - came off perfectly, thanks Now to check wear on the bearings, rings etc...
  15. Go easy on me as I'm new to chainsaw maintenance...... I am changing out the crankcase on my grandfather's stihl 021. I have managed to take off the bolt holding the flywheel to the crankshaft however it still seems stuck on. From what I can find online it seems that you've got to hit the thing with a mallet and then use a flat head screw driver to free it up! I just wanted to be sure that this is what I'm supposed to do as I don't generally like hitting things if I don't have to Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk

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