A question to all the experienced folks round here. I have recently experienced a couple of saws that have no throttle lock for starting. Neither the plastic button on the handle to lock the throttle trigger in a half throttle position nor some interlock through the chock lever. The manual also doesn't mention and special starting procedure. Starting such a saw is difficult if not impossible cold, as with the choke pulled, the throttle butterfly is open but a millimeter or two so very little flow can pass by. Using a wire wound round the throttle finally gets it started. When warm though I am able to start the saw as is. Has anyone else come across saws wholly lacking the throttle-set-for-start function? What surprises me is that when the choke is pulled on these models, the choke tab interlocks with the little throttle plate so that the chock is reset after starting when throttle is given. The way the little tab interlocks pushes the throttle open by a minuscule amount, certainly nothing noticeable, but if a small nub were to be added to the tab (I might try welding a little spot on it), that would resolve the whole issue and allow the throttle to be held open sufficiently when starting with choke. The saws I'm specifically talking about are the Chinese 52cc models and the more 'legit' Lidl sold Florabest FBKS 52. Any ideas what the intention is with this type of starting system? Is it a design oversight or is starting possible, just requiring many pulls? One surprising thing is that on my other 52cc saw, in the marketing photos the throttle lock is clearly shown as a little black plastic nub on the side of the handle. On my saw, there is a small circular die mark where the part would go, but no hole is bored, even though the throttle trigger pieces inside have a corresponding hole where the lock would grip them in starting position. Curious to hear any ideas or theories!