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Huztl FarmerTec What Saw Build Kit Would You Like to See Them Make?

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Where do you think most bearings are made nowadays?
japan is where most bearings are made today. Not China.

And I buy Boca for when I need the very best which are made right here in America.

Just had two cheap Chinese’s pillow block bearings (installed by yours truly) crack the races in less than 3 months on heavy machinerywhereas the oeM Japanese bearings lasted 20 some years.
 
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japan is where most bearings are made today. Not China.

And I buy Boca for when I need the very best which are made right here in America.

Just had two cheap Chinese’s pillow block bearings (installed by yours truly) crack the races in less than 3 months on heavy machinerywhereas the oeM Japanese bearings lasted 20 some years.
According to Google China is the largest bearing manufacturer in the world.
 
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Most of my bearings when building American machine tools came from timken and Torrington bearing company. New departure is another one.

Choose wisely grasshoppers or we end up doing the job twice. This scares me when someone is selling a saw refurbished using Chinese parts. If your looking for a home owner saw it might last. But I ran my saws for a living, the thought in my mind would be making the back cut on a large tree and having the saw die while steering it. Pay now up front or pay again later. Btw those $0.59 cent crankbearings scare me.

My husky 372xp was rebuilt but they didn’t do the crank bearings and seals so it toasted the cylinder again. I learned this lesson on the old husky dirtbikes to do the whole engine top to bottom. Don’t skimp. My engine pressure test lasted for 12 hours max.
 
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Have they improved their porous case castings, that are prone to chip or break?
Porous castings is from the sand molds. Inside car engines we use a GE glyptol electric motor paint. It’s seals the sand. Plus the motor oil flows over it smoother.
 
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Sorry for all the posts but there was a husky 181 that had a crank bearing problem. My point is it was a smaller saw the size of a 266. If they can fix it to larger bearings that’s the saw to build/offer. It was nimble to run. Husky fixed it.
 
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Agree!!!

A good 2100 is one hell of a work horse, it would be great to have China parts for them!
Most woosses are complaining about saws being heavy. None of my wannabe wood cutters came close to me cutting with a 2100. Even when they purchased a 480cd they couldn’t keep up.

I destroyed a stand of red oak timber so fast it should of been against the law. Sick saw if you can handle it.

The forest ranger knew I had twin 2100’s the biggest saws around. After a bad hurricane came through he called me to open up a blocked road. He told me on the phone I know you can do it.
I took seven cords of firewood from that one 100yo maple tree. It was the biggest tree I ever cut.
 
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I remember bucking up the big logs with my 2100's, start the cut, bring the power head down and dawg it in, then put your knee under the handle for extra leverage and make that saw grunt! Take a new chain and cut down the rakers and it would melt through red cedar, and that manual oiler was handiest thing ever on a big bar!
I would buy another 2100 in a heart beat if I could get new parts!
 

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Most of my bearings when building American machine tools came from timken and Torrington bearing company. New departure is another one.

Choose wisely grasshoppers or we end up doing the job twice. This scares me when someone is selling a saw refurbished using Chinese parts. If your looking for a home owner saw it might last. But I ran my saws for a living, the thought in my mind would be making the back cut on a large tree and having the saw die while steering it. Pay now up front or pay again later. Btw those $0.59 cent crankbearings scare me.

My husky 372xp was rebuilt but they didn’t do the crank bearings and seals so it toasted the cylinder again. I learned this lesson on the old husky dirtbikes to do the whole engine top to bottom. Don’t skimp. My engine pressure test lasted for 12 hours max.
Hard to understand your post. Saying to only use oem parts to rebuild your saw. Name brand bearings, but on a thread asking for Chinese made copies. Confusing at best.
 

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What’s the life of a Chinese 372?

I’m saying don’t pass up doing the crank bearings for a quick fix. Use good quality bearing not the $.59 cent ones
What’s the life of a Chinese 372?

I’m saying don’t pass up doing the crank bearings for a quick fix. Use good quality bearing not the $.59 cent ones
Do not know how long it will last. Worried about Chinese crank bearings, but cheap Chinese upper and lower rod bearings are ok. That's what you get in those kits, or am I missing something?
 
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I wish they would make the air filter flange for a 046/ms460. I refuse to pay upwards of $20 for one


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http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...2/Images/0.84?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif
It’s been over two decades since the 2100cd was discontinued. That’s a lot of generations of youngsters who never ran one I guess.

http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...6af40002b8f7/e833e76f0bf8658788256b5200199012
I would love to have two of these on a milling bar!



Not only are they a true work horse, but they look good too!

I cut so much firewood and shake blocks with the 4 2100's I've owned, they were simply great saws!
 
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Does this saw have a spacer between the recoil and the case?
I think I hauled one to the dump a couple weeks ago. The owner was missing the spacer and I helped him clean his shed
 
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, yeh I'd love to see chinese bearings hold up to 14,000+ rpms. Probably run a Hutzl 346xp and send chinese shrapnel into your hands. Which would be what one deserves buying their junk clones.
You appear to have stumbled into a place where your only obvious reason for being is to troll. You must have better things to do.

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What’s the life of a Chinese 372?

I’m saying don’t pass up doing the crank bearings for a quick fix. Use good quality bearing not the $.59 cent ones
I've done quite a bit of research on this. I used to sell skf bearings to the mining industry and they were known in that industry to be the best. The main skf factory is in China. Its quality control that is the issue, and the fact that some manufacturing steps may be shortcut in some factorys. I believe and I have tested this in my own workshop, that if you clean and then gently run that cheap Chinese bearing to polish the races and balls you will exponentially increase its lifespan. That means some care and attention to detail when you build a saw. Guess why those skf bearings cost more? They take longer to produce because they run them in for you.

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I think the longevity of crankbaits is running good quality 2t oil plus the correct ratio of 40-1. I use the husky 2t oil.
 
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