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Yeah, my earthquake almost set the yellowstone cauldera off. What part of the great PNW are you from? I grew up in Seattle and am the son of an old growth logger, a legacy I will always chase.
Just up I-5 about 50 miles a little town called Deadwood (Stanwood) about 6 miles west of I-5
 
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OH MAN; there was earthquakes several times today here PNW

I'm kinda bummed it took 6 pull's to start the earthquake up :dizzy:

When I sat the saw on the ground it keep falling on it's side all the time; I would pick it up and place it on the ground and it would just fall over again I just said to %@%$ with it and let it lay on it's side when I wasn't using it; have any of you guy's had that problem ?

It started each time when I wanted it to; it cut's wood what more could you ask for

But that chain and bar set up is a total joke (IMO) after I get some mod's done to it; it will wear a different chain that's for sure
 
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OH MAN; there was earthquakes several times today here PNW

I'm kinda bummed it took 6 pull's to start the earthquake up :dizzy:

When I sat the saw on the ground it keep falling on it's side all the time; I would pick it up and place it on the ground and it would just fall over again I just said to %@%$ with it and let it lay on it's side when I wasn't using it; have any of you guy's had that problem ?

It started each time when I wanted it to; it cut's wood what more could you ask for

But that chain and bar set up is a total joke (IMO) after I get some mod's done to it; it will wear a different chain that's for sure
Don't worry about the quakes, I warned the UW seismology lab of potential tremors already. Hey, doesn't stanwood have those tsunami evacuation route posted? Better hop in the truck...soon:msp_biggrin:

Seriously though, did you see any scoring on the piston? Yours is the 38cc right? Mine is scored somethin scary, but still has 125 and after the muffler mod you can lean on it without issue.
 
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i bet that guy is running low on them now since everyone on here seems to have bought him one:hmm3grin2orange::hmm3grin2orange::hmm3grin2orange:
mine had been sitting for several days so i figured i would fire it up yesterday,, 2 pulls and it was running,, can't ask for better then that
 
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Don't worry about the quakes, I warned the UW seismology lab of potential tremors already. Hey, doesn't stanwood have those tsunami evacuation route posted? Better hop in the truck...soon:msp_biggrin:

Seriously though, did you see any scoring on the piston? Yours is the 38cc right? Mine is scored somethin scary, but still has 125 and after the muffler mod you can lean on it without issue.
Thanks for tell the U Dub about it

There are signs in the down town area telling you were to go in case of tsunami I live on the hill over looking Deadwood

This morning when I walked out to get the paper there was standing water in the street and walking to the wood shed the back yard is like a sponge it's over 50 degrees here already

I didn't see anything on the piston (yet) I hope some time today to do a compression test on it

Manual say's the saw is CS4518 I don't think I'll really know until I mic the piston and measure the cylinder

Today will be a different day here my Mum side of the family is having it's Christmas Party at the local Sons of Norway Hall had to spend time there last night getting ready for it and have to be down there in a couple hours to get the coffee going; if you know anything about Norwegians coffee is a huge thing :msp_tongue:

Now about my question about the saw falling over all the time is anyone having that problem ?
 
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Thanks for tell the U Dub about it

There are signs in the down town area telling you were to go in case of tsunami I live on the hill over looking Deadwood

This morning when I walked out to get the paper there was standing water in the street and walking to the wood shed the back yard is like a sponge it's over 50 degrees here already

I didn't see anything on the piston (yet) I hope some time today to do a compression test on it

Manual say's the saw is CS4518 I don't think I'll really know until I mic the piston and measure the cylinder

Today will be a different day here my Mum side of the family is having it's Christmas Party at the local Sons of Norway Hall had to spend time there last night getting ready for it and have to be down there in a couple hours to get the coffee going; if you know anything about Norwegians coffee is a huge thing :msp_tongue:
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Now about my question about the saw falling over all the time is anyone having that problem ?
Sorry, so busy making jokes and askimg questions that I forgot to say mine never falls over, but I have the little guy. Also on mine both tanks are in back which may keep it stable.

Don't know too much about the Norwegians, but the coffee is huge for Italians too.

It has been raining here in SE Idaho lately, and it is making me homesick.
 
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i bet that guy is running low on them now since everyone on here seems to have bought him one:hmm3grin2orange::hmm3grin2orange::hmm3grin2orange:
mine had been sitting for several days so i figured i would fire it up yesterday,, 2 pulls and it was running,, can't ask for better then that
I just checked and there are thirty left...I am trying to keep my buy it now trigger finger under control (I want at least 2 more). What is wrong with me?

They do start really well. You think it would be a good idea to remove the gasket on mine, even with the scoring? 125psi is not bad...I guess.

Did you need a ring compressor to get it back together?
 
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Im starting two different coffee pot's this morning and they both make 10 gallons a piece and I know there will be more made over 200 people will be there

Yeah this thing just keeps falling over; I'm thinking it's the clutch because it out side the bar
 
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Im starting two different coffee pot's this morning and they both make 10 gallons a piece and I know there will be more made over 200 people will be there

Yeah this thing just keeps falling over; I'm thinking it's the clutch because it out side the bar
I think you have a rare fainting goat saw:hmm3grin2orange:

That is alot of coffee...sounds like a good time. It is nice to know that places like that are still around, reminds me of when I was a kid...
 
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Oh that's 200 adults that drink coffee not counting kids

I just don't know about owning a saw that falls over all the time
 
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Falling on the side is a major buy criteria for Sawtroll! Wouldn't surprise me if we had a norwegian tester soon. :hmm3grin2orange:

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I kinda messed up with my schedule today with a party happening here

And I pulled the muffler and jug off the EARTHQUAKE and the cylinder and piston is like looking in a mirror

Just like the saw had NEVER been ran :msp_tongue:

I had to use a rope and tie it down to the bench because it wouldn't stand on it's own
 
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Absolutely not! They are perfectly balanced when held in your hands. The little buggers work so hard that they like to recline when you set them down.

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Link: http://www.arboristsite.com/chainsaw/164553.htm
Read that thread! That is pretty funny stuff. I have stayed away from husky simply because my dad runs them and I still have that defiant bone in my body where I have to be different.
 
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Any of you guys looking for a cheap loaner, limber, root cutter, play saw, etc. Give these Earthquake saws on Ebay for $40 shipped a hard look! I bought 3 for craps and giggles. I opened one of the boxes yesterday, and am VERY impressed on the build quality/ construction (on first appearance). I will dig into one today, but I can tell you already that I got my moneys worth. The bar/ chain isnt a far cry from the price paid for the whole saw.
 
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