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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by FATGUY, May 6, 2009.

  1. Jethro 2t sniffer

    Jethro 2t sniffer ArboristSite Guru

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    I now understand why the guys running the old 2 man stuff run it against the spike. That poor man will have a belly full of a long bar and handle real quick. I hear guys say the little saws are the worst cos they rotate real fast
     
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    JeremiahJohnson Redneck Chainsaw Repair

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    Not a low ball offer. That is what he priced it at in thread later on. ;) Some of us just like to move stuff, not store it hoping to sell higher someday.
     
  3. Acornhill

    Acornhill enough said

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    Kevin is 100% correct, things are worth what someone is willing to sell them for or should I say pay for them? Or a little of both. A brand new 395 chain brake just sold on ebay for $27.00. Some of us don’t care about them, I am one that feels it is big bulky and heavy on that series of saw. It does however have a nostalgic cool factor just like the big counter vibes with them.

    Some of us just have a serious addiction to hoarding/ collecting saws, parts, signs, lawnmowers, guns, axes, mauls, cars, coins, tea pots, handsaws etc.

    One last thing, the minimum wage in 1968 was $1.60


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    Have a pair of 7700 rings that I’m planning on fitting onto my 4000.
    Measuring the current 4000 rings in the cylinder I’m getting about .061 gap. Can’t get my calipers into the ring lans on the piston to measure the pins. The 7000 rings fit in the cylinder with no gap at all. Should I file the 7000 rings to fit on the cylinder fairly tight to the pins or should I file them Allowing for more free space between the ring ends and the pins..?
     
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  5. Acornhill

    Acornhill enough said

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    My answer is yes, heat And cooling cause for expanding & contractions so you need some space. There is not much difference between the two sets of rings,


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    Jethro 2t sniffer ArboristSite Guru

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    I had to take off like a thin cut off disk width on a grinder. The gap after Todd measuring his new OEM 4000 set was 081 just from memory so I gapped mine to that. Now its running I see I could drop that gap down a bit more but it is nice on the starter pulley and seems to be a grunty saw as is.
     
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    Set the gap at no less than. 074
     
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    Ok. Thanks. Maybe I should remeasure the existing rings as I got .061. Believe comp was 150 before I tore it apart.
     
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    Well that means my gap is huge lol and you're rings are sweet as
     
  10. Todd Loosli

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    .007 thou big isn't huge, better safe .yours are stock. That air down in N Z is different, been there and like it better.
     
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    Acornhill enough said

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    Bob, did you think 150 comp is not good enough for that saw? Or are you just bored?


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  12. Jethro 2t sniffer

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    Yea im happy and your right it's better safe. I intend on running this saw for a very long time. The air smells like cow pooos today. Changing gearboxes under a platform wahoo... :( tis a job though.
     
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    I have to laugh. Guess I am a little bored. No, 150 is fine. Maybe I’ll just flip the existing rings and reuse them. I did have an air leak around the cylinder gasket,which gave me an excuse to pull the cylinder. Small scratches on the piston but I can clean those up. Need to put a new rear handle on it. I have a few and think I’ll use an old one and repaint it. Something to do as I can’t golf for a couple months.
     
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    4200 up on fleabay for sale someone posted.


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    Acornhill enough said

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    Sky is the limit, how about the twin 4900’s


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    Ummm yea. I’d love to. But jezzzz $600. Nice saws but a bit much.


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    There's a Poulan pole saw for a few dollars cheaper listed below it. $542.

    Steve
     
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    Acornhill enough said

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    And just think my friend purchased a 4200 at the local auction for $5


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    Jesus that’s dirt cheap


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