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dissecting an earthquake chainsaw

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by o8f150, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. o8f150

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    yea i bought one so throw me under the bus,, there is a guy that has a bunch of these on fleabay,, heck for 50.00 shipped i got one of the 45ccer's, if it didn't run then i wasn't out much,,,, well it got here today so i fueled it up and it fired on 3 pulls,,this thing had never seen wood,, i just had to fatten up the low and high side to make it run right which was easy since it didn't have limiters,, i should have stuck it in wood but it was dark,,, any who this is what i found,, it has an adjustable oiler,,6 pin rim,, split case and a decent air filter,,, the one thing i did find was this has the most choked up muffler i have ever seen,,, its hard to tell in the pics but it had a baffle with 2 small holes and a huge cat,, well i took the baffle and cat out and made the opening in the front of the muffler since there was 0 clearance on the top and sides for another port,,, i am going to put it back together in the morn and see how it runs and more then likely i will end up pulling the base gasket,, i do have to say the metal it is made from is cheap looking,, looks like pot metal,, here are the pics for now,, will have more pics tomorrow and vids,,

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    here is the before and after with the MM,,, will see how it goes tomorrow

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    Is this a Redmax by chance?
     
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    At least you'll admit you paid money for it. :hmm3grin2orange:
     
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    that is very possible brad,, the research i did on it today i found that D.R. makes it,, but i think you are right it does look just like a redmax,, either way it is chinese and sears and TSC sold them
     
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    :msp_blink: Just curious.
     
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    about what
     
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    It's amazing that you can get a saw with that kind of engine for that price.
     
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    did it come with the bar and chain shown:msp_confused: thats $25 bucks at the local home dee pot
     
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    he has a bunch of them from 37-45 cc,, i think i may get a 37ccer just for sh*** and giggles,,, the last chinesse saw i had,, if you remember,, it was a screamer,, i took the base gasket out and it blew 200 psi,,, it was a fun little saw to run
     
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    yep,, and also the bar cover,, this thing hadn't even seen wood,, the chain still looked brand new
     
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    except for the oiler tank they look pretty close to teh same
     
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    Here's the GZ4500 IPL. LINK
     
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    Sweet. Been curious about these. Bout bought one myself just to tear apart. They are cheap but the auger and talked I have are running strong. Besides with a name like Viper Engines, you can't go wrong.
     
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    he has a 38ccer right now for 40 buy now shipped,, i am about tempted to get it too
     
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    Just curious on how it cuts. Patiently waiting.:cool2:
     
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    Heck I've blown twice that on dinner and a movie.:rock:
     
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    i will have it back together in the morn and have a vid up by afternoon,, i have an auction to go to in the morn
     
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    Couldn't resist. For 40 bucks, just bought the 38cc. If it runs, be a great loaner saw.
     

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