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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by nighthunter, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. nighthunter

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    Dealer just confirmed it, didn't know why they where taken off shelves and all orders cancelled till the end of January, anyone have any insights why
     
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    Using the swag method, I would say beta testers had complaints. A lot of new tech on these the average bear will not be able to work on and very expensive to maintain. They maybe the cats meow eventually, but as of now I am setting back and see how they go. I have not seen any Stihls out yet any better than the ones that start with a zero if it is in good shape. I would like to purchase one of these eventually, but long term maintenance/longevity scares me still.
     
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    See that's what happens, he musta took out the spark arrestor.
     
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    I think perhaps it was just running rich & the wet muffler got to the point of the unburnt fuels' combustion point and had a flash-over.
     
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    I really bet the "problem" the guy in the video is talking about is not the reason. We don`t know the reason, so everything is speculation. But that video is from December 18th 2018. So it would be good to verify first before posting something.
     
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    Very interesting. Heard the cranks were insufficient in these saws. But I read that on a facebook post so there might be nothing to it.
     
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    thats why I put the question marks.

    and in my opinion a saw that does that shouldn't be used around anything flammable.

    anyway, you seem a little touchy.
     
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    Be careful what you post, as the defenders of all things Stihl might come after you with their flippy cap-o-nine tails.
     
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    I'm not afraid of keyboard warriors, let them come, it will be their own undoing.
     
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    The heading is "Recall" but the description is"Withdrawal From Sale". Two different things.
    The former is far more serious, only done due to non-compliance with regulations or risk of injury to operator or bystanders.
    The latter could be merely because the quality of a single component has been found to be not up to standard.
     
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    Does this mean it’s open season on dumpster diving for MS500 at the dealerships?
    Just wondering what happens to recalled sawsauges
     
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    ahhhhh, so it IS the crank.

    lol.

    :chainsaw:
     
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    Probably something to do with the bottom end or con rod.
     
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    Well there you go.

    They are ****.

    I think it's you Irish guys simply being too hard on equipment when you're drinking.

    Ha!
     
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    Maybe the glue for the sticker wasn't strong enough for this saw. God help us if a Magnum sticker fell off, and just imagine it falling off in mid cut. Kaboooooooommmmmmmm....!!!!
     
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    A flair up is the least of this guy's problem. If he only loses his house he can count himself lucky. Maybe his body will cushion the blow of the tree landing on his home.
     
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    It's just a block, that "tree", but still...
     
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    Got a new car … its already broke.
     
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    I would think so, but I went to the worst case. I have seen enough falling fail videos to know that the worst is not uncommon.
     
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