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anybody hear of this outfit? They seem to have a website monsterworksaw.com . Shows they sell rope an climbing gear on their website but the website is not even complete yet??? No pricing . Website Says custom work saws built to order? No pictures or videos of saws they built ??? Or testimonials from guys they built for.. Kinda seems odd don’t you guys think??
 
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Yes! I'm a fairly new saw builder and this forum is teaching me how to do it. I found it in search of 084av parts. They told me that my parts saw was a lost cause but my determination to aquire such rare parts brought me to this website and that's cool as all outdoors! I wouldn't deal with that website from you said.
 
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Yes! I'm a fairly new saw builder and this forum is teaching me how to do it. I found it in search of 084av parts. They told me that my parts saw was a lost cause but my determination to aquire such rare parts brought me to this website and that's cool as all outdoors! I wouldn't deal with that website from you said.
To make a long story short it's a scam
 
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Almost fooled me into to thinking of Master Mind Work saws, they are well known and respected, as far as I know, here on AS, but I haven't dealt with them personally.

As to Monster Work Saws, Never heard of them, all I can say is follow your Gut.


Doug :cheers:
 
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I'm finally getting clients after 5 years as a hobbiest saw builder. I'm still low budget but it's getting better. If I got scammed it would be a devastating blow. I agree with you completely.
 

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Ill chime in here. Monster Work Saws is in Oley PA. Its a legit outfit NOT a scam as someone has suggested. Most here never heard of them since they are small and frankly most arborists are too cheap to spend the money on a worked saw. Their largest percentage of clients is the logging industry. They dont need to advertise much since they have a large and solid repeat customer base. They have been building modded Stihl and Husky saws since about 2014 backed up by Bortz's Saw Shop which has been around since the 1950's. Most of you reading this have parents who are probably younger than that saw shop...
My oldest is a 4 year old 261. To date they have built me 2 200s, 2 661, and my 261. They are all real runners and reliable as an anvil. All 5 of them are in my bucket truck and used daily.
Ive also ran a few of their modded 362 and 462 and the 462 is a beast. Not the torque of a 661 but if you run it like a dirt bike and keep it in the powerband it really slices.
I won't speculate too far on this but what I have seen saw shops run in to consistently when people want to rebuild old saws is lack of finances to do it right. These guys won't hang their name on saws guys don't want to do a full rebuild on because when the crank flies out of a high hour saw that some armchair internet saw modder wanted to port polish retime etc but the bottom end was shot...the first thing everyone will say is that shop built them junk and it only ran xx hrs and came apart. Fully never disclosing to cyberspace the saw had 500 hrs or so on it prior to the hotrod work.
In regards to the 084, I would guess you wouldn't want to pay them for the time it would take to track your parts down etc.Those older saws are tough to get parts for. Not impossible but as you found it wasn't in some amazon click to order site either. But if you get everything needed and give them a call they may build you a hell of a saw. Probably better and cheaper and longer lasting than all these shiny sticker work saws flying around the internet in my experience.
Ill close with if you dont truly know how to sharpen a chain keep your money and dont buy a hot rod saw. No amount of mods will offset poor chain sharpening skills
 
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Looks to be sub par shotty workmanship at best .....
 

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My buddy bought the above 661 brand new an was convinced by this owners hack buddy that they run way better “modified” for the 300$ extra the work cost the saw only lasted 20 hours at which time it got really hard to start . He took it back an they informed him it was mostlikley some sort of electronic valve on the carb. Only to find out later from a separate party they were trying to cover up the fact that it snagged a ring an destroyed the top end on his brand new saw! Not to worry the owner said when he called an started asking questions ( we can sneak it thru warranty) as shady as it sounds somehow they fooled Stihl into warranting a brand new piston an cylinder my buddy declined the modification work when they offered it to him upon reassembly. I wonder why . I’d be pissed too if they ruined my brand new 1200$ saw . Shady outfit
 
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Only a matter of time until Stihl finds out their paying warranty claims on tampered with saws coming from this bortz saw shop in oley because I’m sure if they did it once an got away with it their doing it multiple times
 
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Looks to be sub par shotty workmanship at best .....
Looks like the piston is installed backwards. I reputable builder would come good for that repair I think as long as the saw wasn't tampered with prior to it catching a ring. Not saying Stihl should cover that repair though - the shop should. Everyone makes mistakes - even the very best builders.
 
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More shotty work coincidence I think not.........
Plating peeled over the exh. Like usual from these guys @ monster work saws an grabbed a ring the rest is pretty self explanatory
 

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Also have you ever seen anything like this witness mark on intake skirt of pistons in a ported saw before? No clue what they could have done to cause that???
 

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Also have you ever seen anything like this witness mark on intake skirt of pistons in a ported saw before? No clue what they could have done to cause that???
Looks like they ran a little ball bit on a dremel in the port while piston was in there. Half assed work.
 
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Pretty easy to see why the ring hung. It looks like they beveled the **** out of the sides of the exhaust port and ignored the roof. It would be interesting to see a pic from the port exit into the jug to see if the roof has any kind of contour or if they left it flat. 20210305_062232.jpg
 
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