The only outrage I'm seeing is 30 Bucks for what should be a 6 dollar part.
Adjusters break when we do something dumb.
I have broken them too.
The Husky warranty ain't gonna be any better if that's what you're thinking.
Your Stihl dealer forcing the issue on commercial use is interesting though.
Ya might have a chat with the guy about it...
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Buncha noisy damn saws...and a small one.
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Nuts not tight.
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The warranty thing may be a result of the economy. I was in our Stihl dealership today, and they said the economy was not being very nice to them either.
On a side note I set a record today. Walked out of the Stihl shop with a bill totaling less than $5. First time for everything.
Gotta go back Friday, he said he had an 066 that had been left for repair last year, but never picked up. Said he'd take $275 for it. Have to see what it looks like, but unless it's real rough, I'm afraid it will be in my herd.
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What makes you think Husky will be any different?
You've got a Stihl, ride it out.
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Replace the adjuster and go on with life and learn from it. You can get new ones on ebay for under 12.00$ most the time. I have bought several.
Not the dealer or manufacturers fault you made a mistake. Im not trying to be an ass, but thats how it is.
i can understand part of your rage here you feel slighted by him charging so much for a bar adjuster and install on it , i work part time as a saw mechanic for a local dealer when he gets behind , you have to remember that he has to pay himself and feed his family just as you and i do , and even when i go to the shop and work 9 times out of ten i dont take cash money he orders some parts i need for a project saw and he foots the bill at dealer cost .
i undestand the frustration with down saws . i loaned out my 064 a while back now it has 60 psi comp (wonder what happened there the tank was empty when it got brought back ). and my new oem p and c on my 066 got trashed due to a lower end crankbearing letting go .
i used to be the same as alot of people who would trash talk a dealer , until you sit on the dirty side of the counter you have no idea how much stress a dealer /mechanic goes thru in a days time ,
most of the time when someone comes thru the door something is tore up and they need it fixed and now days most people are on such a tight budget that a new set of mower blades could be recognized as a luxury item .
im not the owner of the business but i take complaints daily . heres a good one . put a battery in a mower , thats all the woman wanted , a week later a spindle bearing goes and its the shops fault, and we were called everything but a saint because of a spindle bearing going out and tearing up a belt.
just trying to let you see some of the stuff from another point of view .
we all have businesses to run and equipment that fails from time to time or something breaks . its like my ole pappy told me years ago ," son you have to take the chit with the shine ." and truer words have never been spoken .
If you are used to the 660 I think you would be surprised
by the 390, the lighter weight, the smothness of it and the
mighty power it has. And if modded, noone should need more power
really. I bucked an entire day using the 3120, fun for a start,
heavy after a while. OK, a 660 or 395 is much lighter but still..
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Hope the 390 doesn't kickback on ya too... then you'll have to switch to Dolmar or Echo.
Kickback is like what Tommy said... "Operator, not saw..."
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I understand kick back is gonna happen. And for you smart guys out there it's just as much the wood being cut as the operator many times. If you don't think so than you cut douglas fur and have never layed your chain into a piece of honey locust. I've calmed down from the orgignal pissed off paragraph and analyzed everything. It's not so much the adjuster but the issueas as a whole. I have 2 husky's, not because i'm not a fan but because the dealer is 15 miles away while the stihl shop is one. I haven't had one issue with any of the husky's i've bought now granted they've only been a few 359's and 2 372's this year to speak of. It just seems like every other saw from stihl has an issue! Heres just a few
1.... Air leak on a 270, needed new crank case seal. One week old
2......192 in the shop for 2 weeks of the first month i owned it. Finally after 1 carb rebuild and a new carb it was fixed.
3... Got dad a 211 for his b-day, huge crack on the bottom of saw. No saws in stock had to wait for part.
4... 361 in shop several times for metering arm adjustments until a new carb actually made it run tolerable.
5 200 t was set right but either somebody stole the airfilter while on display or stihl forgot to install one. I'll let this one go.
6 the crappiest bar nuts ever. to tight they back out the stud, to loose the adjuster thing can happen. Carry 2 in pocket at all times.
7 Any body who buys a 260 without intentiond of modding it would be better served just buying an ms 211. cutting speed is similar.
Over 60% of my stihls in the last 2 years have been in the shop for one reason or another while none of my husky' have had issues. I understand that things happen but they seem to be happeneing more and more with stihl. I defended all that chi-com crap but defend no more I will. Oh' and for the guy that said the dealer has to eat, I get that! But when of my best customers calls up and says I had a branch fall in my yard from a storm. I dont send out a bill for 5 minutes work simply because I know next year we're gonna be trimming those evervitasis and maples. Why would I jepoardize that for a few bucks!
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