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Old March 27th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #81
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I'm think i'll be in highland on the 15th of april, if you still have the saw i'd pick it up from you.

Kind of a ways away, but still
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Old March 28th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #82
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Old April 13th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #83
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I just picked up a Stihl 028 AV and a 031 AV. Don't really know much about either. Sounds like the 031's were a little troublesome. I'm going to try running them and see what one I like better. Previous owner said he was having problems with either of them running very well.
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Old April 13th, 2017, 09:13 AM   #84
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I just picked up a Stihl 028 AV and a 031 AV. Don't really know much about either. Sounds like the 031's were a little troublesome. I'm going to try running them and see what one I like better. Previous owner said he was having problems with either of them running very well.
Start them with the back cover off and make sure the choke is closing 100% on start, and then opening 100% with the trigger pull. That seems to be the biggest issue... the rod that opens and closes the choke hangs up on the air filter so either it starts like crap and takes dozens of pulls (choke doesn't actually close) or it runs low on power and smokes (choke doesn't fully open).

I have tried to bent the rod on my 034 about a dozen times to find the sweet spot and I've resulted in just removing the rear cover when I have to start it cold and making sure the choke is 100% closed. It always opens 100% now, but doesn't close when you move the black lever to choke position.
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Old April 13th, 2017, 10:57 AM   #85
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Old April 13th, 2017, 11:52 AM   #86
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Now i want another older saw, you people don't help my addictions
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Old April 20th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #87
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I ran a husqvarna 353 with a 18" bar for 10 years, no issues other than routine maintenance. Great saw until I ran it over with my chidder (chevy skidder).
Was on a time line to get the job done, couldn't wait for parts, so I bought a husky 550xp running a 24" bar, total different animal, I actually wear ear plugs running it. My only heat source is wood. On average I cut prolly 20 FULL cord of wood a year. My 353 was a great saw, I would highly suggest one to anyone looking for a good mid-duty saw. I like the higher rpm and power of the co series but unless your cutting a shitload of wood the $400 difference would buy some nice wheeling rig parts. If your ever In the up, lemme know I can turn ya loose on a few trees with the xp
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I picked up a Stihl Kombi System Today.

KM131 With Pole Saw, trimmer and Edger.

This thing runs nice. 12" Bar took down limbs with ease. And the trimmer works quite well.
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I picked up a Stihl Kombi System Today.

KM131 With Pole Saw, trimmer and Edger.

This thing runs nice. 12" Bar took down limbs with ease. And the trimmer works quite well.
We have a couple of these for trail maintenance. They are nice.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 03:13 PM   #90
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Just picked up a Homelite XL tiny chainsaw and hatchet for $15.00 at a yard sale. Not a saw expert. Any idea of age or value?




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Old April 22nd, 2017, 01:18 AM   #91
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I just got one recently too. They sell pretty well on ebay.


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