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Woodsmith1

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Anyone have any experience with the Stihl ElastoStart, basically a normal starter with just the handle having the rope attached to the handle with a short bit of massive elastic bungy cord rubber material, to dampen shock and transfer energy. Thought of retrofitting those to my gear if practical. Any advice?
 
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i have a 180 with that elasto start, its a real spongee pull, takes a bit to get used to it but it saw starts when i pull the cord.
 
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i dont know if its an improvement, i guess it makes starting saws easier for women or something. i got the saw used and was a good deal and it runs every time i pull the cord.
its like the cord comes out half way or so before the flywheel starts to spin.
im sure it will cost a few $$ for parts when it goes bad
 
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That Shindawai 35 is a good machine . I was given one just because it didn't run . I had to buy a new carb for it and misc. fuel system parts but it was worth it . I didn't think I would use that much but I like it to cut small woody brush in my attempts to knock back our fence line from creeping anymore into the corn field. It has a lot of power considering the size of the engine . Shindawai never made the greatest chainsaw but their brush cutters are as good as the other big name manufactures.
 
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Anyone have any experience with the Stihl ElastoStart, basically a normal starter with just the handle having the rope attached to the handle with a short bit of massive elastic bungy cord rubber material, to dampen shock and transfer energy. Thought of retrofitting those to my gear if practical. Any advice?
I have a 211 with one and it just feels weird. That saw is too small to really benefit from it. However, I would love one for my 660. That thing will rip your arm off if it hits enough to pop up the decomp button when you aren't expecting it.
 
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