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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. James Miller

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    IMG_20180113_101244.jpg IMG_20180113_101313.jpg Dragged my FIL ms250 out of its hole on the bottom shelf. Gona clean it up real nice and use it some probly hasn't been started in 6 months or more.
     
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    Nate, I believe everything has a minimum amount of insurance ($100???), I would try to claim it based on damage, at least it would be something.
     
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    Was that saw bought brand new from a dealer? Then packed in a Stihl box? Or bought used on a CL or Ebay deal? No way did that box make it to your house like that and the damage occur in that box. That saw was broke before it made it in that box. I would pick a fight with whoever sent you that saw.
     
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    Was there no packing below the saw itself inside of that box? If not, my guess would be cold plastics mixed with some jerkoff tossing it on the ground, concrete most likely.

    You've given Stihl saws a new slogan though, saws so tough the box they come in doesn't have to be.:D
     
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    You did not get that saw through Jason did you???
     
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    Thanks guys. I bought the saw new from Bob (spike60), for less than most 550’s sell for by the way. Had saw sent from there to Jason Egan in Deary Id. to get ported. Jason sent saw to me in sthil box because it wouldn’t fit in husky box with 3/4 wrap handle,( was shipped to him with handle off). Stihl box’s hold the saw in place very well with the flap design. It was also wrapped in bubble warp. When it arrived here trigger was pushed out of handle and stuck under handle, there’s no way Jason sent it that way (he wouldn’t anyway). I know Jason he is beyond reproach, he offered to buy me a new saw or fix this one for free, I turned it down, was in no way his fault. Was sent USPS, I didn’t request insurance (never again) they will only cover $50 without insurance. I can replace tank-handle for about $75 so really not that bad. Just bothers me because it would be hard to do that kind of damage just dropping the box. I know they all have issues but I won’t use USPS again.
     
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    I agree , USPS sucks but UPS isn't any better. I've had both places lose valuable stuff and refuse to reimburse me even though I had prepaid insurance. I fought with the Post Office over a lost SnapOn impact gun and they begrudgingly paid after they called me a liar and thief.

    Funny thing is a month after I paid the guy who bought the tool from me back his money the local POPO called and told him they found the package...turns out the mail carrier was the thief!

    UPS beat the hell out of a Detroit locker and gear set I shipped ..they then lost it when the buyer shipped it to their claims investigation office. It showed back up a month later beat up even worse ..they denied the claim even though it was obvious the packege had been rolling around in the back of a truck for a couple thousand miles.
     
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    They all have their issues, rec'd some damaged goods through Fed Ex, but luckily the vendor just sent out another.

    Nate, glad the net damage is small, Bob is an excellent person to deal with, and the Jason I was worried about is a different one.

    Glad to hear the saw runs well, best of luck with it.
     
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    Wow, that’s ridiculous!
    Yeah I figured you were thinking of someone else. I know there’s other good porters but Jason Egan (bush weasel) is great. He knows how to make them run and his prices are VERY reasonable.
    Thanks Mike.
     
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    Rain last nite and mud everywhere. had the pile of hickory/walnut logs that was dropped off this summer (easy scrounge) that needed cut so why not?
    the 026 chain is on it's last leg so it got the call before i put a new chain on. had to cut some then push it out of the way and cut some more.
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    Ok back to scrounging wood :) 7405C497-DCAF-4232-B096-458471ADAD05.jpeg
    The huskys taking a break 9BB4FC12-6FC9-431F-9891-A4382AF14EB1.jpeg
     
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    Took the girls to the West Point Museum today. Had a blast IMG_3038.JPG
     
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    Older daughters best friends house, I'll be running saws tomorrow....
     

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    Drizzle and 51F here now , 27 and dry tomorrow .
    I scrounged up a brand new North helmet at a garage sale for 5$ this morning so I'll change out my oldest forestry setup .
    Test it tomorrow on some blowdown retrieval lol
     
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    Husky's don't take breaks. The humans that own them do. :D
     
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    Fixed that gap in the nc30 by the door latch and been running it a couple days now. Completely different machine. I can control it alot better. Go figure.
     
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    Lol, that’s true.
     
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    Oh, answering my Uncles question, no haven't figured out a number we both can live on for the 550xp

    The guns are a browning XBolt octagon barrel "shot show" special. It's in 30-06 so since I already have a 30-06, not interested. Second gun is a 11-87 .20ga synthetic stock. Older daughter already has a semi auto.20ga so I asked the little one if she was interested, "daddy I like wood stocks" so that one is a negative as well. They were both new in the box, oh well.....
     
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    But you don't call me or my Grandsons for West Point, or me and my Asian Twins for wood cutting ... I'm heartbroken!!!
     
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