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Guarddog1

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I find it hard to understand why this is bothering people in the first place......:help:

Yeah I second that most of the time when I am working when I set it down to move brush or whatever it may be on either side or top who cares as long so long as it stays running. They do not sit well on piles of brush. No matter what is bolted to the side of it.
 
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I agree with cuttinscott. The saw will scratch the hell out of itself if it is laying on its side or top. Exspecially if it is running. Every saw I have ever seen is designed to sit up.

I guess this is in comparison to two farmers having the same pickup with the same milage and the same amount of work. One looks like new and the other one you can hardly believe it is still is on the road. I take a lot of pride in my saws, have a lot of money in them and I want them to stay looking as new as possible. BS
 
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That off color used right hand fender will get all scuffed up riding around laying down on the job... What does it Hurt Hmmmmm Can you say resale value??


Scott

At least that cover is Magnesium, not plastic - and who cares if it gets some scuffs in the paint - but I don't let them float around in a pick-up bed or trailer either?????? :confused:

Anyway, I don't buy saws to resell them!
 
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I like my saws to look nice I clean them after every use with compressed air. But I must be reasonable if it gets some scratches then it get some scratches. I do not let them float around in the back of my pickup either.
 
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At least that cover is Magnesium, not plastic - and who cares if it gets some scuffs in the paint - but I don't let them float around in a pick-up bed or trailer either?????? :confused:

Anyway, I don't buy saws to resell them!

ANY 346 I have ever seen the right side cover is beat to he!! and always laying on its right side but then again they are usually wearing 3/8" 18" or 20" and not .325" 16"NK

Scott
 
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ANY 346 I have ever seen the right side cover is beat to he!! and always laying on its right side but then again they are usually wearing 3/8" 18" or 20" and not .325" 16"NK

Scott

Mine isn't wearing a NK bar, the 13" one that came on it is on Jack's 339xp - but it sure is a 16" one! :)

....and I still can't see that this is an issue worth discussing at all.....
 
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I find it hard to understand why this is bothering people in the first place......:help:

Ya, I'm thinking the same thing.

It doesn't look like what I want is available. So I guess it'll have to be made. The 357 inner spike is a nice addition without being to big. But it still leaves the saw tippy. The solution is a custom made outer spike. I overlaid a 372 outer spike and the 357 inner spike and made a template. Next is to find a machinist to mill it out;) What do you think? Think there's a market for these?




A machinist to cut out a spike!! I'd just use and angle grinder with a cutoff wheel.
 
Zero Gravity

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OK, everyone knows the 346 would rather fall over and lay on it's side than set up straight. I read that a 357 standard dog helped. Well, it does, but not much. It needs a dog on the clutch cover. I don't see one in the 357 IPL. Anyone have a solution that isn't huge spikes for something else?


This has got to be one of the most stupid threads ever. The reason the saw tips over is because it is narrow. This result is from being one of the most powerful small saws. Please sign me up for a 346, even if it tips over. Stupid!
ZG
 
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It doesn't look like what I want is available. So I guess it'll have to be made. The 357 inner spike is a nice addition without being to big. But it still leaves the saw tippy. The solution is a custom made outer spike. I overlaid a 372 outer spike and the 357 inner spike and made a template. Next is to find a machinist to mill it out;) What do you think? Think there's a market for these?




:laugh: Funny you started this thread Brad, I was just looking through the shop yesterday for a "sacrificial spike" for this very same project. I wanted the dual spikes but I didn't want anything bigger than the stock 357 spike. Setteled on a 372 spike as well and plan to cut it out to match the 357 inner. :laugh:

I'm thinking of a small Stihl style roller chain catcher on mine though. :cheers:
 
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This has got to be one of the most stupid threads ever. The reason the saw tips over is because it is narrow. This result is from being one of the most powerful small saws. Please sign me up for a 346, even if it tips over. Stupid!
ZG

Well, from what I've learned on this site the 346 is absolutely perfectly engineered in every sense.lol
I suspect it's just a matter of time until other manufacturers figure out what these Swedish engineers are up to and begin building saws that also fail to stand upright.Ron
 
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