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I guess you'll have to take the grinder to it and then Ouh and Ahhh the masses , then you can have pie when your done LOL
i have that on the list of things to do friday morn unless some sucker wants it more then i do:D:D,, that and leave the gasket out and open the muffler up a bit more
 
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One of the key things on these cheap saws is how they hold up. If they don't at least run out of the box, then something is really wrong with them. But even the big name saws require repairs now and then. The difference is that you can work on them and get parts.

I learned this with bicycles many years ago. An old Schwinn or Raleigh (etc.) I could always take apart and rebuild. Those $60 department store bikes - not so much. I would adjust the brakes and the brakes would just bend. The screws would strip, etc., etc.

I have seen similar things on the cheap Homelight saws at the big box stores. Saws were cheap, but parts were expensive and hard to get, even if you are doing your own labor. This is aside from how well they cut.

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I heard today that there will be a Earthquake up in in the PNW by the 27th of this month and there will probably be 20 more Earthquakes throughout the United States in the near future :msp_scared:
 
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i just could not help myself today,, i had to pull it down and take a look see inside,, double ring,,, cheap cylinder,,, while i had it apart i widened the exhaust,, took the base gasket out and opened the muffler up a bit more,, i went from 130 - 150 on the comp,, going to stick it in wood in the morn and see if there was any improvement and will make a vid,, then we will see how long it will last,, hopefully at least 1 more tank:msp_biggrin::msp_biggrin:,,

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Is that a "walbro" carb? How thick are those rings? Pin dimension? Bore size? Sorry, I know its prob back together.
 
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this is not a bad saw,, i guess,,,, i opened up the muffler to 1/2 along with the factory opening,,, widened the exhaust port and took out the cylinder base gasket,,, it is a lot snapier then it used to be but i know one thing this is not even close to a stihl,, huskie or even an echo,, i have run a lot of echo 370's and i really believe the echo would keep up with this saw even though the echo is 8cc's less,,, but i think this saw just needs a 16 or even a 14" b/c to make it a lot better,, i have a 12" b/c that i might through on it just for sh*** and giggles,,, any who,, here is the vid after the work and yes i touched up the chain and checked the rakers,,, for a home owner that might use it to trim a few limbs its not a bad saw

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Was I the only one to notice something glowing in the muffler there at the end of the video? :msp_scared:
You might be the only one, other than Scott, who made/makes it to the end of the video ;) :laugh:.

Scott, have you checked into parts availability for this saw? Yes, I know that you didn't buy this saw intending it to be a family heirloom :). IIRC there was a fairly recent thread discussing a new saw where the sprocket? clutch? was already obsolete/NLA.
 
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Looks like it is better made than a Wild Thing
Looked again at some of these saws today on 'Black Friday'.

Honestly, if someone gave me a running Wild Thing, new or used, I would keep it as a back up or loaner saw.

If someone gave me an Earthquake, (new model ) Homelite, Blue Max, etc., I would do what the OP did and take it apart just to look inside. Would not even feel good about selling it on CL. (Might keep the bar and chain if it was Oregon. Might use the plastic case for something.)

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You might be the only one, other than Scott, who made/makes it to the end of the video ;) :laugh:.

Scott, have you checked into parts availability for this saw? Yes, I know that you didn't buy this saw intending it to be a family heirloom :). IIRC there was a fairly recent thread discussing a new saw where the sprocket? clutch? was already obsolete/NLA.
i did a lot of research on the reviews and that was one of the big problems that they run into when they tried to get it fixed was that the parts where NLA,, i believe it was sears i read a lot of that on,, guess they figure when it breaks the buyers will just through it away,,, the only thing i see that might cross over is that the bar is a poulan mount
 
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Was I the only one to notice something glowing in the muffler there at the end of the video? :msp_scared:
that was the inner plate glowing,, the muffler is like 2 mufflers in one,, the orginal passage for the exhaust was between the 2 which was less then a 1/4 space,,, orginally the exhaust came out of the cylinder into a baffel then through the cat and then between the inner plate and muffler then out the exhaust port which makes no since to me
 
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You might be the only one, other than Scott, who made/makes it to the end of the video ;) :laugh:.

Scott, have you checked into parts availability for this saw? Yes, I know that you didn't buy this saw intending it to be a family heirloom :). IIRC there was a fairly recent thread discussing a new saw where the sprocket? clutch? was already obsolete/NLA.
Then just buy three of the same model, problem solved.

I hate to say it but the the con rod looks like forged steel, yikes, in a pot metal case ooh, might go crunch
aah. AV-Blend will help lots or Z-Max.
 
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