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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Just picked up another Stihl...

So, after years of using my 021 for camping duties, I decided it was time to step up in the world since we're moving and the house we're buying back there has 2 wood fireplaces and a wood burner in the basement to assist/bypass the propane heat. The 6 acres is mostly wooded where I plan to selectively log. I'm sure I'll be finding other areas to get trees from as well since I figure I'll be going through 4-5 cords per fall/winter. In any case, obviously my 021 is not up to that task, so what better reason to get a real saw


I found an 046 Magnum with some woods porting work done on Craigslist and couldn't pass it up








It came with a 32" Oregon bar but I figured a 28 would be more practical for my purposes so I picked up a 28" Rollomatic and Stihl chain along with a new air filter and prefilter.


Then I tore into it. The plastics were diiiirty




So I did a quick clean job




After that I pulled the spark plug and it looks good




There's a bit of buildup in the muffler which I'll address soon. But the piston looks good






The flywheel has some damage from a bad drop awhile back, but has been functioning just fine. I'll prolly sand off some of the rough edges and call it good.






Anyways, then I had to start tinkering with it. The bare aluminum on the handle was bugging me so I rubber coated it with some black spray on crap.






Haven't decided what comes next, but I'm sure I'll think of something!


And of course I just HAD to take a pic of my small saw family







Just thought I'd share cause I'm bored and it's dead at work...
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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I got some wood for you to try that new thing out on
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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Stihl's are the shit.

On a side note. No pics of Weif naked holding the chain saw to cover up the naughty areas?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #4
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Very nice saw. Let us know how it pulls with the port job. A youtube vid with sound would be nice.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:33 PM   #5
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #6
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Stihl's are the shit.

On a side note. No pics of Weif naked holding the chain saw to cover up the naughty areas?



Nope, not with this one. Too many people were harassing her since they apparently don't understand the finer points of repeat business

Oh well, I stihl get to see her playing with the saw
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #7
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chain saws are probably one of the coolest powertools you can own.

I love cutting stuff up with them.

nice collection you are starting there.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #8
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Very nice saw. Let us know how it pulls with the port job. A youtube vid with sound would be nice.

I'll see what I can do I just wish I knew more about the history of what exactly was done and how it was ported. Oh well.

I'm already thinking down the road to the BB kits to crank up the power to 660 level
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Old December 27th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #9
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STIHL is the name I trust when It comes to outdoor power equitment, Husqvarna is just Poulan painted orange.

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Old December 27th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #10
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That saw is a freaking monster!!!
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Old December 27th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #11
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nice saw. a 32" bar is just rediculous. im not sure even a ported 46 would pull that. you will like the 28 better.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #12
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Old December 27th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #13
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Nuzzy you obviously have good grasp of BIGGER chainsaws. I need an oppinion on something was looking at buying in the near future.
I have been looking to buy an MS460 or bigger saw. the reason being as they can pull the bigger chains and you can buy Carbide chains for them. I bought a peice of an old Farm and it has many trees with wire and metal chunks growing out of them. I have toasted a few chain over the years and its getting to where I should buy the bigger saw. what do you think?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #14
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Nuzzy you obviously have good grasp of BIGGER chainsaws. I need an oppinion on something was looking at buying in the near future.
I have been looking to buy an MS460 or bigger saw. the reason being as they can pull the bigger chains and you can buy Carbide chains for them. I bought a peice of an old Farm and it has many trees with wire and metal chunks growing out of them. I have toasted a few chain over the years and its getting to where I should buy the bigger saw. what do you think?
Be carefull buying big saws, you can go TOO big. I have a couple 075AV Stihls, monsters at 111cc. But my favorite for cutting is one of my little 031AV's, with a 20" bar, and a skip chain.
I have the big saws because I am somewhat of a horsepower addict, but they serve no practical purpose beyond ripping large chunks of hardwood, so I can lift them onto the splitter. The 075's are just too heavy to use for bucking. Even for me ( 6'2" @ 220 pounds.) Maybe I am too old ??
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #15
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nice saw. a 32" bar is just rediculous. im not sure even a ported 46 would pull that. you will like the 28 better.


They rate stock 046/460 up to a 32" bar and I know guys running 36"s on modded ones without problems. But I don't really see any need to run the max size bar I can just because. I'd rather have a smaller bar that oils better and has less drag. I almost picked up a 25 for it and may down the road anyways

I played with some wood today and was pleased I still think there may be more in it but I'll wait until I get my dual port muffler cover and then stick a tach on it to retune
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #16
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Nuzzy you obviously have good grasp of BIGGER chainsaws. I need an oppinion on something was looking at buying in the near future.
I have been looking to buy an MS460 or bigger saw. the reason being as they can pull the bigger chains and you can buy Carbide chains for them. I bought a peice of an old Farm and it has many trees with wire and metal chunks growing out of them. I have toasted a few chain over the years and its getting to where I should buy the bigger saw. what do you think?

If you feel a bigger saw would make your life easier, by all means have at it!! The MS460 is a great saw and with some muffler mods can scream. It's a good weight too for it's power. If you need a little extra, the 660 is only a pound or so more and has a full 7hp which will cut just about anything you could ever need. But your arms will be a bit longer at the end of the day

If you aren't set on Stihl, and can get away with slightly less convenient parts and service since there aren't as many sellers, I have yet to hear a bad thing about the Dolmar 7900. It's dry weight is lighter than a 460 and has an extra .3 or .4 hp if I'm remembering correctly.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #17
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i guess i know it will pull it, i just get used to a short bar, then when i stick on a long bar i get dissapointed in the perf. also, it sucks when you have to fill the oil more often than fuel.
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i guess i know it will pull it, i just get used to a short bar, then when i stick on a long bar i get dissapointed in the perf. also, it sucks when you have to fill the oil more often than fuel.

No kidding!

It's kinda tempting to throw on a 20 just for shits and grins.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #19
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No kidding!

It's kinda tempting to throw on a 20 just for shits and grins.
I run my 056AV (94cc ) with a 20" bar. It makes me giggle.
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