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noodlewalker

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my brother got a new to him but gently used stihl chainsaw. as you can imagine, he wanted to start it up and use it right away, like a kid at Christmas. so he has a basically dead mulberry stump out back by the shed and commences to cut down inside of it. he cuts for a very short time, maybe 30 seconds, and the chain starts smoking. and seemingly dull he goes ahead and takes a file to it, then tries again in the same cut and instantly starts smoking again. now he is mad and goes into town to get a new chain, thinking the chain was just bad. as you can imagine, he tries again, with the same result. he just can not cut through this dead mulberry stump to save his life, he tried so hard he ended up turning the bar blue with heat, obviously ruining the brand new chain and possibly the bar, then called me for advice..... so lets hear your ideas on what could be the cause of this, what do you suppose was the culprit??? its kinda funny, when he figured it out a week later I laughed pretty good.
 
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moon doggie gets this one..... after many heated exchanges between him and the stump, he finally tore after it with his truck and pulled the bastid out of the ground, and threw it into the fire pit. after a few nights of burning he found a huge rock in the bottom of his fire pit with a chainsaw sized groove down the middle of it!! that tree sucked a piece of granite right up into the trunk right where he started cutting!! I didn't know trees could do that.. I got a kick out of him telling me what happened, thought you guys would too. :laughing:
 
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moon doggie gets this one..... after many heated exchanges between him and the stump, he finally tore after it with his truck and pulled the bastid out of the ground, and threw it into the fire pit. after a few nights of burning he found a huge rock in the bottom of his fire pit with a chainsaw sized groove down the middle of it!! that tree sucked a piece of granite right up into the trunk right where he started cutting!! I didn't know trees could do that.. I got a kick out of him telling me what happened, thought you guys would too. :laughing:
! facepalm_80_anim_gif.gif I hate it when that happens
 
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customer picked up some chains he had me sharpen. Couple hours later he is back quite agitated complaining that I did not sharpen them correctly as they wouldn't cut. Looking at the chains damage was very evident. I resharpened (no charge) them and asked if he had gotten into the ground- he said no 4 ft off ground. About a day later he is back with a paper sack- spills contents on counter, apx a 6" rock neatly sawed in half said it was buried in the crook of the tree, He did apologize for being quite unpleasant earlier in the week. I asked if he saw sparks flying he said yes but didn't think anything of it.
 
alexcagle

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That's good Karma for both of you.
Every person has to eat crow sometime in their life. It's how tactfully they eat it that defines their character.
You probably made a customer for life.
 
alexcagle

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I once put a Hyway cylinder kit from HL Supply on a Stihl 200T and it locked up after 10 seconds. After taking it back apart, I thought the piston ring locator pin was a bit too close to a transfer port causing it to hang and break both rings killing the piston and cylinder. After complaining to them in an email, I realized there was a second set of different circlips tucked into the recess in the cavity behind the piston! I immediately let them know that it was my fault, and not theirs. They rewarded my honesty by giving me a discount percentage on my next order. Turns out the discount percentage ended up pretty close to the cost of replacing the cylinder kit!
**HLSupply is an honorable company and I like doing business with them.**:numberone:
 
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