Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Spoon Carving With Tom, Sep 19, 2019.
Wow, what kind of snake is that???????
Harley, there are two, mating inside your cylinder.
Pretty soon your shop and saws will be infested.
2 chicken snakes in a fruit jar
without a doubt, for me it is piston pin circlips..... Every time I finish a rebuild, I tell myself I'm going to buy the circlip tool from Stihl, but I never do. Glutton for punishment I guess.
That is the true test of a saw builders ability.
To try to fit those circlips, see them fly out across the workshop, hit and ricochet off of several parts of the shop- a talented builder has the ability to be able to estimate to within one square foot just where the tiny circlip came to rest- a novice builder just opens another parts bag and gets a fresh one.............
Where do you rate the builder who, upon the circlip flying across the shop for the 2nd or 3rd time, grabs the nearest hammer type object and has to resist smashing the whole project into tiny, tiny little pieces??
I got really fat fingers....
They hide underneath the flywheels.
That is Master Craftsman level!
I had one on a 372 go flying and thought for sure I heard it hit something behind me. I grabbed a new one, put the saw together and when I fired it for the first time I found out where it had ended up.
The grommet that holds the two wires together and closes up the hole in the tank housing plastic on clam shells like the Stihl MS290 is an absolute nightmare to install. On occasion, I have spent more time doing that than all the rest of the restoration tasks put together. Some guys just plain throw the grommet away and move on.
Initial cleaning is a tedious and messy job, but there is a great deal of satisfaction in seeing the end product. I hate yard work, but at least when you mow the lawn you can look at it afterwards and see how good it looks. Also, cleaning and sorting parts into system groups can turn up parts that need help that might have been overlooked without close scrutiny.
Piston pin circlip installation is the worst part for me. My circlip installer:
I've found it is easiest to fit the clip into the groove so that one end is sticking out near the indented hole on the piston. Then press inward and roll the point of the "tool" down into the hole. Of course, this leaves the ring gap at about 4 o'clock and I want it at 12. It's a beeotch to get it to 12, but "if you can't move it around in the groove, you can't be sure it's in right". I would love to have the official installer, but I'm not going to buy one. I am thinking about fabricating one, and if I ever succeed, I'll post it. Also frustrating is dealing with grease and sealant without getting either on a surface it's not supposed to be on (rebuilding clamshells, seating cylinders on pro saws).
On a positive note, Stihl press fluid ($8 for a small bottle that will last a lifetime) is very helpful in getting AV mounts in place and evaporates after installation.
A very squished one! Cranked 18.5 ft-lbs on that flywheel nut!!
Yes. Especially when saw was ran with used motor oil for bar lube.
The chain break mechanism of a Huskywanna is what I hate, but the Stihls are a cinch.
The only other thing I detest is splitting cases and changing cranks .
How about waiting for ordered parts to arrive? I'm becoming more patient as I get older, but still ....
A lot of places are super slow to ship these days. Sure they promise “two day shipping” but when it sits for 5 days at the warehouse it’s not helping you.
Ya,Stihl,s circlips are earless.I was given the set 8,9,10,12,& 13tools
Could you post pics of the tool, and dimensions as well?
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