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Curious old sthil description...R U out there SawTroll

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Rowan, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Rowan

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    I was talking with someone yesterday (a non saw nut). He described his "big saw" as an old sthil that a buddy dropped off to him as a big sac of parts....

    He said it was really old, heavy as he** but cut really well. Then he went on to say that it had multiple attachments, you could put a concrete cutting wheel on it, I think he said a post hole digger (auger)... etc.

    I am curious as to what this saw is... he described the piston as being massive.

    I'm going to have to see this thing.... sounds like its not running at the moment. He "washed" it, now it won't run, described as "just fires/screams and sputters out".
     
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    buddy dropped off to him as a big sac of parts....
    He must of not of been the one to rebuild it if he's having trouble with it running after a bath.

    Be sure to bring your camera when you look at it so we can see it too!

    Dan
     
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    That would be my first guess as well.

    BLK and BLK57 is 98cc, BLK58 is 105cc.
     
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    Could an old stihl 08 or 08s. Those saws were powerheads to different attachments like augers, brushcutters and concrete saws. Heavy, but I wouldn't consider it to be big and massive though.
     
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    Thanks guys...

    My curiosity is peaked...

    I'm going to have to stop off and check it out.

    Regarding... taking a bath, not working... He thinks he may have cracked the seal when washing. I think he power-washed it.

    I'm not sure his level of mechanical aptitude.

    Regarding description as massive. He held up a candle holder at my house and said the piston was "close to this size", the candle holder is 2.75" across. He said it was really heavy.

    I'll have to stop by and check it out, probably mid-week.

    I'll post what I find.
     
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    Probably an 08 or 08S here in the states. They were used in rental service with all kinds of attachments.
     
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    Just as others have mentioned here on North America it is likely the 08 as they were sold on large numbers with many attachments. The 041 was also but not quite as popular with the diggers.

    Bill
     
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    I know that stihl had some attachments for different saws quite a while ago. I would guess the BLS as well. Does anyone remember when stihl made a hedge trimmer attachment for the older 020 when it still had a metal casing? I kinda liked it but then they stopped making it I believe when they started to get away from the metal.
     
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    that's my guess too. I have met many people calling their 08S a big Stihl :):)
     
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    yep, i've have a hedge trimmer. with more than 2hp, it fears no shrub. but a top handle saw is not the best ergonomically.
     
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    Its an 08S

    I printed some info/pics from acer's and took it into work today... Sure enough its an 08S.

    Asked more about the "cleaning"... said he took it all apart (case and all) to clean it... When he put it back together it started the prior mentioned, fire/scream/stall routine.

    What do you think? Air leak? I laid the ground work...."You know if you aren't going to fix it up, its a shame to see it go to waste.... I really like to tinker with saws". Not sure what will happen, but I do think I'll stop off to see what it looks like in person.

    Cheers
     
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    The 08S is a real simple saw and easy to work on. I have repaired many and never faced one with leaky crank seals so far. Rebuilt the carb and the fuel circuit and you are likely good to go.:)
     

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