View attachment 262095 View attachment 262096 Just picked up this old 048 stihl today from a farmer buddy of mine. It needs a major cleaning job all over but he said it ran before it was put on shelf several years ago. Now he bought a newer stihl and has no need for this anymore so he passed it to me to play with and add to my saw collection. Once it's all cleaned up, hopefully it'll run good. Pulling the rope feels like good compression. One wire needs fixing for the off switch, the carb likely needs cleaning and fresh gas/oil mix. I'm told this saw is obsolete but hopefully I can still use it for a good mild work saw and maybe still find some used parts out there for spares. any pros or cons to this model of saws?