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Should have never sold my Echo 8000

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by DSW, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. DSW

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    What a mistake.

    I had so many hours on that saw with not one real issue. Gave it away.

    Felling, removals, firewood, even a bit of milling.



    This 460 is a runner but it hasn't replaced the old 8000.
     
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    8000 is the only saw that I have ever owned... that would start and run on the first pull every single time (not a pop, not a few second run and another pull later). I dont really know why it did, it just did. Echo has made plenty of good stuff, but the 8000 definitely is one of the best.
     
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    Mine was one of the early ones, thirty years old. Most dependable saw.

    It's not the lightest and the fastest but dang if it ain't a worker.
     
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    Yep! I have dropped a 6400 half way through cutting a big piece of hedge to finish with my 8000.
     
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    I regret selling my two new 2100’s. I never gave it much thought of my sons wanting to cut trees in there 40’s.
     
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    I dont miss mine just traded in my 8000 and my 2 year old ms362 cm on a new Ms 462 with a 25 bar and it is a night a day difference in power and weight compared to the 8000 even the 362 was after the 362 came along the 8000 got shelved dont get me wrong I'm still young but that weight on the 8000 was a back killer
     
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    I have had an 8000 for about 6 years or so now and the saw itself is a runner but the plastic parts are cheap and have had to be replaced a lot. Also went through multiple pull cords because it doesn't have a decompression switch. Starting that thing on cold days is a wrestling match.
     
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    An 8000 doesn't have much plastic on it. Unless they've changed that. It's one of it's redeeming features.

    I've never used a decomp on any saw I've owned.

    I ran mine well below freezing and up into the nineties, with no issues.
     
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    I wouldn't mind picking up a 620pw and an 800p.

    Then all my saws could live in perfect harmony.
     
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    I've got a new 800p i would be willing to part with.
     
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    Any interest in an older clean 8000p?
     

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