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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Spoon Carving With Tom, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Brent Nowell

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    I used brake clean in my old mculloch super pro 60 to clean it up when i first got it. However after a week i went to take it apart and noticed the rubber hoses were now rotted and cracked. They werent before and my only conclusion was that it was the brake clean. I dont use it any more around rubber and i only use carb cleaner when checking for intake leaks.


    A side note, carb cleaner with bleach when used on an intake creates a very very toxic gas when the engine is running! I had an air cleaner soaked in brake clean and fired up my pressure washer to dry it out and i thought i was gonna pass out from the exhausst! This aas outside too!
     
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    You, OP, of course do need the 880 you mentioned. However, don't forget you'll want at least a 36" solid bar for it.
     
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    72" in .404

    Then you can be honest with yourself about CAD

    and say


























    I can stop any time I want. :)
     
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    Well, yeah, I guess that may be true. I don't have a 72". My biggest is a 45", I was stuck on 40 saws, but last week I found a Sachs Dolmar KMS4. it's only 58CC's, but I've got to buy it. Then in 2 weeks I'm going to an auction for an old White Poulan with a 48" bar. I'm getting closer to 72", then I can quit.
     
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    I can! It’s easy.
    But my credit card statement will show the truth of this statement ;)
     
  6. trains

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    Dont worry, neither do I...........................yet :) kidding of course. :D
     
  7. trains

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    boughtnewtool.jpg
     
  8. Tinman204

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    I know I can't stop.

    I try for a month or 2 but then a saw ends up coming home.

    In the last year I've bought 14 saws, its bad!!

    Nice thing is though, guys are now offering me wood to cut cause I pretty much have a saw to tackle any situation around here.
     
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    Now, I did have a 52" in 1/2". That's bigger than .404. That was my Homelite 7-29, and it now lives in Australia.
     
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    I have used simple green for like 20 years.

    Its great stuff, I use it to clean my guns, it takes the carbon off my pistol very well.

    I soak chainsaw parts in it before assembly.

    Only thing with simple green is it will tarnish aluminum if left too long..
     
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    Careful!!! Some brake clean formulas create phosgene gas when exposed to high temps. Read the label. https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/phosgene/basics/facts.asp
     
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    I've seen some with acetone

    Steve Sidwell
     
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    Thanks for the replies, some gave me a good giggle others very helpful, thanks all!
     
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