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Sharp chains are for Sissy's

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by lostone, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:54 PM.

  1. lostone

    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    Picked this saw up last summer and finally got a chance to look at it.

    It's obvious that the previous owner felt sharp chain was for Sissy's.

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    Justin Taylor ArboristSite Operative

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    Wait your supposed to shapes those?
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    Nah, it's better for the saw if you don't. Notice here how it helps insulate the engine so it doesn't get cold.
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    Looks ready to run, don't you have some oak to buck before winter?
     
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    lostone Stihl Runnin

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    Well at least the muffler wasn't loose and putting carbon build up on the backside and on the decomp valve.
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    Yup, no point stopping what your doing to sharpen a chain, that's why saws have a long rear handle & dawgs so you can finish those jobs by forcing saw through the cut.
     
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    Proof as to why some people should never be allowed around ANYTHING mechanical.
     
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    Not necessarily. I keep a few shot chains which I may use occasionally to remove a stump and cut buried roots. They wear in the blink of an eye but I prefer to do it this way rather than torture my back during hours. After use, those chains may just look like the one from the OP. A heavy ground and I am good to go for a next one.
     
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    I see it's an older model with the wooden chain brake.
     
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    lets hope she was running rich enough to survive that chain.
     
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    Yea, I had one like that, she wooden start either.
     
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    Love the loose chain, why bother adjusting it, the damn thing will just get loose again anyway.
     
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    Probably can't see it very well unless you bring the pic up to full size but the piston looks good looking in the exhaust port and the compression is really nice even compared to my other SEZ which runs great. These things are a pain to get the flywheel off sometimes, I'm going to make myself a remover that is like the Stihl 044 flywheel remover today to help get this one off.

    Who knows what exciting adventures await as I go deeper into this rabbit hole called CAD.
     
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    Without them, I'm cleaning windows at stop lights. God bless them. Every one of them LOL
     
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    Homemade flywheel puller to the rescue. The last SEZ was a pain to get the flywheel off, I would have never gotten this one off without a puller.
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    Looks bad, but I have seen worse.
     
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    I laugh at people trying to cut with dull chains the start doing the hand saw motion back and forth thinking it helps........lol
     
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    It's funny you mentioned that, Me and my son went hunting a couple of years ago and one of the guys in our camp had a saw that was so dull that it blued the bar, rolled an edge on the bar and then spread the bar where he had his chain so tight at the beginning but the chain would just stretch and there was no tightening it up. When he started cutting he did the handsaw action and I just looked at my son and we both started laughing. I walked over and told him, hey it's a chainsaw not a handsaw going back and forth isn't going to help it.

    Also it wasn't getting any oil to the bar, the oil hole in the bar was clogged with sawdust and even if it wasn't it wouldn't have helped, he had removed the bar and never bothered to clean where the bar makes up against the plate so there was a bunch of crap in there holding a gap so what oil did come out just ran down the side of the bar plate, which I am sure helped stretch the chain and take the bar out.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the handsaw motion, some of the smoking hot dull chains out there need all the help that can get.
     
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    I’ve pushed my 2100 at the end of the day, last few cuts with a dull chain to a point just to hit the Miller beer time. But the chain wasn’t that bad. There’s a time to stop and file it.

    I haven’t had a pub draft beer in decades I’m due soon.
     

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