I also have a cs400. I pulled the limiters and tuned it but no muffler mod yet, needs a few more tanks of fuel under its belt. I got it from a contractor who was retiring, he bought it in August and used it once on a job site to cut 4x4s. The guy practically gave it to me, I think I paid $70 for it.After I did the muff mod, she really pepped up. Love how it runs now.
Few days ago came home from lunch out with wife and found this out back in testing area.
Farmer I did some saws for free of charge to get them running again dropped me off a new testing big saw log.
Story why I didnt charge him anything. I told him I remember back about 22-25 years ago in a bad snow storm in Dec and my plow pump was down. We were snowed in 700' back of the road. Looked out and he had his cab 4x4 tractor with the 9-10' blade on opening me up.
He told me it has to be really bad before he puts that blade on.
This piece came off about 20' up the tree. The other 20' or so still out there in the front field standing proud but broken from past years storm.
I know now stihl is putting China made Bosch in their newer saws. I like the German and Brazil Bosch but pass on the China ones.
Why my last bulk plug order had to go back to NGK. Hopefully I dont get bad batches of those like I did years back.
Now to go sink a poulan in it with a crap chain to see if metal in that one spot they stop cutting at. I am thinking it was just a odd spot to be cutting with their small saws I heard out there in past.
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When my hand hewn barn (main section) went down in 2006 in 100mph winds. I hit a 1" metal bar type deal in the middle of one of the big logs. Like 10x9 etc.Many moons ago, 1985, I found a 30 Cal armor perching bullet deep in a spruce tree. I found it with my band mill, it ruined that blade took over 12" of teeth off the blade before it stalled the engine. I still have that projectile somewhere in my bins. You never know what may be hiding in a tree.
After cutting them out of barn pic.Oh wow those are some classic bow ties.