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Well, she rips good. Be easy on me, I haven't shot video in a while. Saws ran the same 16" bar with .325 full chisel chain(H23?). Log was a 16" dry, dead white ash.

Stock 254

The Binford 254XS.


My only complaint right now is that she's really hard to start. First time was me being an idiot, had the switch set to stop/off and flooded her out, and the chain brake was on.

But, after the video I let her cool down while uploading, and went and tried to start her and she wasn't having it.
 

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Some more 262 family love.

The 154 with MM and TA runs awesome! So impressed with how well this thing pulls.
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Nice!!

So I think my issues with the Binford starting are due to the fuel that I run. Kevin tuned it with 90oct non-ethanol fuel. I'm running 100LL at about 32:1. After getting her started again by holding her wide open and yanking like crazy, I went and cut some cookies out of ash. I let her idle for a second and she died. Then it was hard to start. I played with the carb settings, and now she's idling good and starts with one pull when warm. I'm gonna let her cool down and see how the cold start goes.

I think I need to do another video once I get her dialed in on the tune. I have a nice ash that got caught in another tree when the wind took it down a few weeks ago. She will work well for another comparison video.
 

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Nice!!

So I think my issues with the Binford starting are due to the fuel that I run. Kevin tuned it with 90oct non-ethanol fuel. I'm running 100LL at about 32:1. After getting her started again by holding her wide open and yanking like crazy, I went and cut some cookies out of ash. I let her idle for a second and she died. Then it was hard to start. I played with the carb settings, and now she's idling good and starts with one pull when warm. I'm gonna let her cool down and see how the cold start goes.

I think I need to do another video once I get her dialed in on the tune. I have a nice ash that got caught in another tree when the wind took it down a few weeks ago. She will work well for another comparison video.
Just make sure you run it rich on the high side for the first few tanks
 

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A significant win-diagnosed the issue on my cousin’s 290 to 390 as a sheared flywheel key. Ordered a replacement flywheel from EBay.

A small loss-the bar adjuster bolt worked its way out of the 154. The head was already pretty banged up. Ordered a new one from Ebay as well that has a retainer clip.

May do a little more shopping on eBay tonight to see what bars they have.

Bugs are terrible. I’ll be heading to Walmart to buy a screen tent tomorrow. Even saw a horsefly, which is a solid month early for those buggers.
 

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A significant win-diagnosed the issue on my cousin’s 290 to 390 as a sheared flywheel key. Ordered a replacement flywheel from EBay.

A small loss-the bar adjuster bolt worked its way out of the 154. The head was already pretty banged up. Ordered a new one from Ebay as well that has a retainer clip.

May do a little more shopping on eBay tonight to see what bars they have.

Bugs are terrible. I’ll be heading to Walmart to buy a screen tent tomorrow. Even saw a horsefly, which is a solid month early for those buggers.
Wish you would've said something, I've got a spare 290/310 fly wheel I would've sent you. The keyway was sheared off on my old saw, but it never caused any issues
 

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Nice!!

So I think my issues with the Binford starting are due to the fuel that I run. Kevin tuned it with 90oct non-ethanol fuel. I'm running 100LL at about 32:1. After getting her started again by holding her wide open and yanking like crazy, I went and cut some cookies out of ash. I let her idle for a second and she died. Then it was hard to start. I played with the carb settings, and now she's idling good and starts with one pull when warm. I'm gonna let her cool down and see how the cold start goes.

I think I need to do another video once I get her dialed in on the tune. I have a nice ash that got caught in another tree when the wind took it down a few weeks ago. She will work well for another comparison video.
You’re still about 1000 rpm rich on the H jet. Maybe a 1/4 turn. Everything inside is soaked and when you choke it it’s flooding it a bit more. Lean it out a hair and take 3 swipes off the rakers sand give ‘er another rip
 

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A significant win-diagnosed the issue on my cousin’s 290 to 390 as a sheared flywheel key. Ordered a replacement flywheel from EBay.

A small loss-the bar adjuster bolt worked its way out of the 154. The head was already pretty banged up. Ordered a new one from Ebay as well that has a retainer clip.

May do a little more shopping on eBay tonight to see what bars they have.

Bugs are terrible. I’ll be heading to Walmart to buy a screen tent tomorrow. Even saw a horsefly, which is a solid month early for those buggers.
Make sure the crank and is clean with no debris on it at all, then tap the flywheel onto the crank, then tighten the nut, then tap the socket while it's on the nut again hitting the flywheel, then check that the nut is still tight, then run that beast:chainsaw::lol:.

Dang front tensioner saws :laugh:.
Wish you would've said something, I've got a spare 290/310 fly wheel I would've sent you. The keyway was sheared off on my old saw, but it never caused any issues
Been running my 372xpw for a few yrs without it as well :). It can be a little tricky getting the timing set, I just mark the flywheel and the crank where the key is/should be on both and then bolt it together:chainsaw:.
Congrats on the 254.
That saw looks like it would do a great job with a 20x3/8.
 
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Saw a couple nice dead red fir when I was out skiing last winter, been waiting for snow to melt enough to get to them finally made it today, fell the first one up across the road. 56AF7853-CA67-444B-812B-9A126F542859.jpeg Was snowing a little, nice cool working weather C5C71CB9-67C8-4B0B-AB19-283EB04F9599.jpeg
Decided to give my buddy a call to see if he could come winch the rest up and take some sense it wouldn’t all fit in my pickup anyway 46E07107-C0BD-4B6B-B45E-C26B24DA66B4.jpeg
Yep front end is off the ground, lol. I ask him if he wanted to cut it in half, he said no I think I can get it. After breaking the chain holding snatch block above the road twice and breaking winch cable once he said maybe we should cut it in half:D. One time snatch block ended up about 30’ behind his pickup after bouncing off the road. Couldn’t find it until I was down there jacking a second tree and happened to see it 1DD33105-1085-49AA-B020-C22F5F9E2FD5.jpeg
Wish I would have brought the horse trailer, couldn’t get it all but
wasn’t sure if I could pull it through the snow patches on the road.
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Yep front end is off the ground, lol. I ask him if he wanted to cut it in half, he said no I think I can get it. After breaking the chain holding snatch block above the road twice and breaking winch cable once he said maybe we should cut it in half:D. One time snatch block ended up about 30’ behind his pickup after bouncing off the road.
That winch is as powerful as the drill winch :laugh:.
That thing is sweet, I "need" one of those :p.
Talking quite a bit with a dealership west of you, may be making trip in a couple weeks, still working out the details, maybe I can get one with a winch like that :happy:.
 
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Public land? We don't get to fell anything on public land, it has to be dead and down.

Your buddy has a good load.

I haven’t tried jacking the tree like that, there are many times I could have used it. On my mountain place I wanted to put trees uphill, most would only go downhill.
Yes public land. Sorry to hear that, if we couldn’t fall anything there wouldn’t be much wood to cut here.
Yeah works pretty good, bought 30 ton jack few years ago for that, most all the trees above the road had been cut so the jack allowed me to get trees other people had left
 
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How in the Heck did you load that truck on the left?
Red fir, not as heavy as hardwoods, ;) and my buddy’s kind of an animal, lol.
That winch is as powerful as the drill winch :laugh:.
That thing is sweet, I "need" one of those :p.
Talking quite a bit with a dealership west of you, may be making trip in a couple weeks, still working out the details, maybe I can get one with a winch like that :happy:.
Yeah just little stronger, lol. You need one;)
A dealer...?.:oops::omg: , sorry to hear that, lol. Hopefully it’s a good one. Good luck buddy, let me know when your coming through and I’ll put the coffee on:drinkingcoffee:
 

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That winch is as powerful as the drill winch :laugh:.
That thing is sweet, I "need" one of those :p.
Talking quite a bit with a dealership west of you, may be making trip in a couple weeks, still working out the details, maybe I can get one with a winch like that :happy:.
A ford I hope ;)

I need a winch in the f-tree fiddy. would make pulling on a log, or yanking someone out of the ditch, much easier.

Nate, Iove seeing pics of your and your buddy's trucks. Is his a 250 or 350? She sure take a load! I had a 79 F-150 that did OK, until the stone quarry front end loader operator dropped 2.5 ton of 57s in my bed. Squatted her so bad that it broke my rear leafs, or maybe it broke at the shackle. Can't remember. I put some heavy springs on her, and after that it was tough to squat here with a load of wood. I loved that truck.

In the end, Ohio road salt got the best of that truck. Wish I had known about hot oil 20 years ago, I'd still have her.
 

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Hour and ten minutes to cut and load these tops. The pile is pretty picked through and the birch is already going punky so probably the last load I’ll take.

My 142 was running lean and the 5020 was running rich so I ended up using the 5020 to finish the job even though the 142 is more suited for small wood. Which reminds me that I need a tuning screwdriver for the new truck.
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A ford I hope ;)

I need a winch in the f-tree fiddy. would make pulling on a log, or yanking someone out of the ditch, much easier.

Nate, Iove seeing pics of your and your buddy's trucks. Is his a 250 or 350? She sure take a load! I had a 79 F-150 that did OK, until the stone quarry front end loader operator dropped 2.5 ton of 57s in my bed. Squatted her so bad that it broke my rear leafs, or maybe it broke at the shackle. Can't remember. I put some heavy springs on her, and after that it was tough to squat here with a load of wood. I loved that truck.

In the end, Ohio road salt got the best of that truck. Wish I had known about hot oil 20 years ago, I'd still have her.
Yeah winch would be pretty handy. My buddy’s is a 250, he added some overload springs but still squats pretty good sometimes with the loads he puts on it, lol. Those fords are pretty tough!
I use fluid film but that hot oil sounds like it works great.
 

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Yeah winch would be pretty handy. My buddy’s is a 250, he added some overload springs but still squats pretty good sometimes with the loads he puts on it, lol. Those fords are pretty tough!
I use fluid film but that hot oil sounds like it works great.
When I got my 97 crew cab, it was pretty much rust free. I had just learned about hot oil a few years before, so the first thing I did that fall was get her hot oiled, and have got her done every year since, save two years. The two years it didn't get done was only because my hot oil guy didn't get around to doing it, and he said I really didn't need to do it anymore; but I'm stubborn and still do. I found a new guy as mine said he retiring, and this new guy puts her on thick!

I can't stand rust, and here in the rust belt, it's hard to find clean vehicles. All of my cars/trucks get hot oiled now. It's worth the $75-100 a year. My 97 is still solid, only rust is on some body panels where I sanded them down to fix some paint issues and never finished. primer only lasts so long, LOL
 
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