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  1. Was hoping to buy a 661 in the next few weeks, would it be worth waiting for the 500i to come out? Still very new but out a year in the US and getting great reviews, meant to be as light as a 441 and an absolute BEAST. what do you guys think?

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Here is an Egan Straight Shot Muffler, makes a big difference to throttle response and cooling off the saw. Also sounds very nice and opens the saw up! I have purchased this but no longer need it as I've sold the saw without it! Any questions please ask


    Stow on the wold - GB

  3. Maxd

    Stihl ms170 chainsaw


    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Refurbished Stihl ms170 Runs smoothly and is clean, Comes with a 14" bar and chain along with a scabbard pictured. I have run a tank of Stihl Motomix through it and it has a full tank of Motomix and SynthPlus oil. Great for a first time saw. If you have any questions please let me know. Happy to negotiate.


    - GB

  4. I’m looking into getting a 365 of mine ported. I’ve spoken to spud but he’s to busy at the moment anybody know anyone else that ports? Preferably in the south west.
  5. Have anyone in the uk cut a gob over 50%+ to drastically charge the weight of a tree? I know it won’t work with certain wood like ash and most hard woods the risk of barber chair is to high! But on soft wood? I’ve seen a few westcoast guys doing it to trees! I just wondered if anyone in the uk does it occasionally?
  6. Is there a company that makes hemp chainsaw boots? Any suggestion would be lovely
  7. TJMJ

    Stihl 08s Help

    New member here. Have just come into ownership of an old 08s,turns out the entire chainbreak assembly is missing (everything apart from the hand guard) does anyone have any photos of an 08s chainbreak assembly? Or dose anyone know where I can find the parts? Thanks in advance
  8. Oakridge tree care here can anyone give me feedback on the ms500i i currently use a ms 660 is there much difference
  9. Hi all, In an effort not to start a huge Husqvarna vs Stihl debate I've got a question. FR Jones' professional chainsaw sale looks very appetising, specifically I'm looking at a 261 for the extra 8cc and 9hp over the 241 (which is only £30 cheaper). My local Stihl dealer quoted me 25% off catalog price for the 261, £565. At FR Jones they are £479; bargain! How does that price compare to dealer prices on a Husq equivalent, 550XP is the closet match I found and FR Jones have it for £469. My closest dealer/maintenance place is a Husq dealer so I originally planned to use him, for ease of maintenance/repair as he's only 2 miles from my place. I doubt I'll be able to get a price from him as low as FR Jones but might be worth paying the bit extra as he is my local guy. Here is the controversial bit, from reading other posts it would APPEAR that the 261 is more reliable than the 550. What are people experiences with these saws, ideally people who have used both? I have a 66cc Stihl 039 already that I got for cheap, it's got a 20" bar and will be my "bigger" (I didn't saw "big" ) saw. The 261/550 will be my main saw (probably with 16" bar) and used for ground arb application, processing and felling. Also, do dealers usually provide warranty? Want to have a rough idea of the industry standard before rolling in and taking a dealers word for the truth right away. Play nicely now gents.
  10. Hello so I have a STIHL blower bg56/86 not sure, so I tried to pull it over and got one rotation out of it then the pull cord snapped I’ve had it in bits and the crank and everything looks good I’ve got the exhaust off and the carb off and it still won’t pull over but with out the spark plug in it pulls over fine no odd noises or anything I’m stumped as the cylinder looks clean, it feels like it has way too much compression and just snappes cords I’m stumped please help
  11. Hello! I have bought a Stihl MS 500i a little over a year ago and just after I bought it I hurt my knee. When I called Stihl directly they told me that if I sold it on eBay the warranty will expire as the machine is registered under my name only. Plus I don't know what would be a fair price to ask for as it won't be under warranty. Any thoughts would be highly appreciated as I simply don't know what to do. Many thanks in advance!
  12. Hello Everyone I've inherited an MS181 Iv'e had it for about 18months. It was probably sat for 6months before I managed to get it going. I've replaced the air filter, Spark plug, fuel filter and it runs ok. But from cold it always only ever starts on half choke no matter the weather and soon as you touch the throttle it just bogs and dies. It's ok when it warm up but as soon as you pull full throttle it bogs & dies. I've cleaned the Carb out about 4 times adjusted the High, Low and idle screws and same effect. The next option is new Carb Kit for diaphram etc and then potentially a new carb. A new is carb is about £60.... I know its not much in the grand scheme of things but this saw might be 7 years old and I have no idea if it was looked after before and a new 181 is £250.00. I'm looking at a new potential Top handle for the future MS150/194 or 201. Is it worth spending the extra money on the 181? or just scrapping it and given up on it? Any help appreciated. Take it easy Liam
  13. Hi I have a 2017 stihl 201tc, bought with a broken air filter cover, have replaced this and put air filter all back in, the saw now struggles to start or run. Any advice or tips on what to look at next
  14. Hi all, I have an old Stihl 064 Chainsaw that is in need of some parts. I thought parts for these were fairly easy to get hold of until I recently searched the internet. The saw is a great workhorse, that was, until somebody drove over it in the truck. But it has survived remarkably well. Also, what happened to ‘Mister Solutions’ ?? Any help appreciated to get the old girl going again. Thanks.
  15. My Stihl 211CE has the so-called Ergostart, a sort of wind-up spring for wimps. Unfortunately it doesn't engage any more so pulling the cord does just that and nothing more - can't start the saw. Typically saw is just over a year old:( Stripped it and there's two plastic pawls held by a spring that should fly-out and engage when you pull the cord. However, despite cleaning and oiling there's no way the pawls want to fly out when the cord is pulled; they don't seem heavy enough to overcome the small amount of friction in the spring. So can't start the saw. Anyone else had problems? I'm wondering if I can mod the pawls so the spring doesn't retract them, so they're permanently engaged, ie do away with the wind up ratchet so it starts like a normal chain saw? Maybe I just hope the Stihl supplier where I bought plays ball and fixes it FOC? Poor design I reckon, saw has not had much use.
  16. Not sure if this is the correct forum for this but if anyone can assist I’d be very grateful... I have a Stihl TS410 Circular Saw which won’t start, It had no compression when I got it so I’ve replaced the head, piston, piston rings and bearings as the piston was badly scored by the snapped rings. It has new fuel in it and a good spark, now good compression, I’ve checked all fuel pipes and everything that I’d removed to do the piston fix but it still refuses to fire. I’ve swapped the carb for a known working one but still nothing. But it has got fuel coming through to the air filter, I’m assuming that this is happening because of trying to start it so often. Does anyone have any ideas? I’ve exhausted all my avenues so far... Thanks in advance
  17. Anyone know where i can get a sprocket for a stihl 020AV Super in the uk? Stihl part number is 1114 640 2001 3/8 picco, TIA
  18. Hi! I have a stock Stihl MS180 (2-mix) chainsaw. I need a little more power. I would like to mod the carb and the muffler only. Please write me, how to do it, and attach pictures too! I would like definitely change the original chain to a faster chain. .325 would be great?
  19. Im looking to buy a battery top handle to replace my stihl ms201. Ive got my eye on the stihl msa 160 and the husq t536lixp. What experiences do you guys/girls have with them?? Im not sure which one to go for!!! Which one would you recommend?? Cheers
  20. Hello, I am new to this forum, as it was suggested by my local tree surgeon. There are a few STIHL/HUSQVARNA dealers around me, but what I want to know is which one would have a good selection of products on show? I am in 2 minds to either go with cordless or petrol. Cordless seems like a good long term investment, as the battery is compatible with many optional tools in a range. But wondered if the power is there. Thanks Danni
  21. Hello Members. Bought a new MS 661 today - for use with an Alaskan mill and slabbing. Not for me but an experienced son. Also getting the MS 880. Collected it personally and asked for advice on mills and the options available. Well, was basically told that such a saw was not designed for such use and I would be back with issues, not normally, covered by the warranty ? Seemingly, such a saw does not like being used in this way and will be 'shaken' to death ? We will also have issues with the fuel mixture, bolts coming loose and the air filter ? It was suggested, helpfully, that we consider changing the bar for a smaller pitch and use a rip chain. Oh, and the best option for us, is to buy a Lucas Mill ! What are the thoughts of others please..... Thank you, Mark.
  22. Bought yesterday, with the 12" bar a single 200 (4AH) battery and quickest charger. Wow, what a beautiful saw! Lighter than I expected, just so nice to use. Picked it up and went straight to work, removing a sycamore from a roadside wall. Didn't bother with ear defenders, didn't need them. The saw feels extremely controllable, no gyroscopic effect except for a very slight vertical nose lift. Did the sycamore down to about fifteen feet, and topped a small cypress, still had three lights on the battery. It does demand mindfulness as the saw could potentially un-break itself on branches, so was hyper-aware of break and throttle position when picking it up. The torque, relatively slow chain speed, quietness, complete lack of vibration etc. made the working experience more "studied" - more deliberate, I would say. Easy and instant communication with groundie was a blessing. I find I'm developing a kind of pseudo-fetish for the 160t, I keep going to the shed just to pick up the saw and hold it, marvelling at the design and technology. Would recommend.
  23. We will very shortly have our new Panther Mini bars in so you can run the Stihl 3670-71PM3 1/4 .043 chain on the Husky T525, T536Li XP, MS150T, MS150, MSA160T and Echo CS-2511TES. These are all dedicated bars for the specific saws and all run 56 drive links of the Stihl chain - the idea being to simplify things so that all the 10" bars for these little saws run the same drive link count of the same chain. *NB on the Husky T536Li XP and 536Li XP you will need to change the drive sprocket from 3/8 lo pro to 1/4 https://www.chainsawbars.co.uk/product/husqvarna-14-sprocket-for-536li/ For the Stihl bar go here https://www.chainsawbars.co.uk/product/e10-j1-42k-cv-1-10-panther-mini-echo-cs-2511tes-1-4-043-56-drive-links-expected-20th-may-2018/ For the Husky bar go here https://www.chainsawbars.co.uk/product/e10-d2-42k-cv-1-10-panther-mini-husky-525-536li-t536li-xp-1-4-043-56-drive-links-expected-20th-may-2018-copy/ For the Echo bar go here https://www.chainsawbars.co.uk/product/30050083403-stihl-rollamatic-e-mini-10-14-043-57-drive-links/ They look pretty snazzy. I've tested one for a month or two but I'm not doing the sort of hours cutting that someone full time on the tools does... we don't have them yet but you can pre order online.
  24. ag Ed

    Suspect clutch?

    I've got a stihl ms181 c-be in from a customer to sharpen and thought I'd try to diagnose an ongoing nagging issue on it It starts cuts and runs fine but with any pressure put into the cut (such as using the dog) and it just stalls the chain, slipping the clutch I assume It's only a couple of years old or so and not in daily use but imo it's underspecced for his level of usage (a very large garden/small estate and doing a lot of firewood as the primary heatsource of a large 15th century house) I reckon the clunch I'd knackered, thoughts? Oh and it's on a 16 inch bar which I feel is a bit big on a 30cc saw
  25. My trusty Stihl MS 260 has a warn cylinder, I do most work on my saws myself but having never replaced a pot and piston, is there anything technical I need to know about? Is it a straight swap or do I need to set anything? cheers


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