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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by chipper1, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. DaddyFlip

    DaddyFlip ArboristSite Member

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    I probably could. Wife out of town for several days. Are there bonus points for kitchen island installs?

    I'm thinking a 24 Sugi lightweight is the best option. I wanted a 28; you know, a 28 on a 288, but don't have the need. Although that would make room for a 70cc saw with a 24...?
     
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  2. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    The bonus points are with the wife when she comes home and the counter is cleaner than it was when she left :heart:.
    I have some 24" Total/Tsumara here, and a 28" in the stihl 3003 mount you could run with an adapter.
    Many times when I'm out cutting primarily larger wood I'll bring a couple 70's, one with a 20 and one with a 24, and plenty of spare chains in the box incase I damage one more than I care to file out.
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  3. DaddyFlip

    DaddyFlip ArboristSite Member

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    So I accomplished a few 288 things on the kitchen counter: rebuilt the chainbrake, checked stop switches, gapped piston rings, and labeled the starter assembly.

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    I was disappointed that the only clutch cover label available is for the newer saws; the label is too big and not of the correct shape for older saws. I'm going to make a template and cut the label to shape. My old switch ended up being good, so I reused it, even though some of it had cracked off. The original piston ring gapped 0.762mm and the new one 0.330, so installed the new ring. Finally, to boost my morale, I put the new 288XP decal on the starter cover.

    Then I proceeded to the bench to put the 288 together again because I still had some cleaning to do and I got tired of walking back and forth to the the shop:
    • Replaced the base gasket and three carb gaskets $7.72
    • New chain guides $6.82
    • New chain tensioner $6.41
    • New mesh air filter $14.41
    • New exhaust outlet and arrestor $16.62
    • Couple of missing screws $2.07
    • New fuel line and filter $9.01
    • New Brake Band $8.61
    • Decals $6.34
    • Throttle lock spring $2.32
    • Piston ring $10.37
    $90.70 invested so far, but it still needs a couple of things: I think there should be six AV springs on the tank assembly but I only have four; the front two are missing. I didn't realize this until I tried to install the new chain catcher, which had nowhere to thread. What is supposed to go in the two round holes in the front of the tank assembly? IPL's are unclear; some show a nut and bolt, others show spring AV. EDIT: I think I've figured it out. The "big" 288 has the external spring on front, three bolted to the tank assembly and handle and then bolted to the inside dog. It doesn't use the two spots on front of the tank assembly. This means a nut and bolt for the chain catcher.

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    Anyway, tons of compression, she popped on the third pull then cranked everytime without choke until I tuned the carb almost like I want it. And it oils its old 24-inch BnC like a banshee.

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  4. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    She's looking good.
    Did you figure out the mounts.
    Hows it running now.
     
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    Yes. 288XP doesn't use forward internal mounts on the tank assembly; that's what the big external spring connected to the dog and handle is for. She runs and runs well as I can tell. But today was a job for short and light; holy smokes, hours and hours of limbing. It was all 55 and a little 257 now and then. Next kitchen counter task is figuring out my oiler problem on these two saws. Big job's just around the corner, though.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    The purge return line on my Husqvarna 340 project saw somehow came off the nipple. My small forceps are at the cabin so I’ll have to drop the tank down a bit so I can get a needle nose in there to reattach.

    Then finally a test cut. I have a scrounged chain and used bar but not sure if it will be good enough to cut. So I do have a new b and c in reserve if needed.
     
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    Sounds like a fun little saw. What top end/piston did you put on it.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    It’s currently wearing the stock 40mm top end but that may change with time.

    This saw has been apart before as there’s some sealant squished out from the base. It seems to run well so I’ll just run it for now until I determine what happens next.
     
  9. DaddyFlip

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    The 288 went back on the counter today for to check out my new Pferd sharp'ner. I had already mounted an H47 on the Tsumura, but put the pawn shop chain back on for to sharpen.
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    Things were going okay until I came upon a skip chain, which I was not expecting.
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    Turns out, there were only 83 drive links, so either the chain stretched/damaged and they took out a cutter, or built the chain wrong in the first place. On inspection, I found the tie strap that was riveted in looked a little funky, so I ditched that chain and decided to sharpen the 20-inch on the 257. As for operation, I like this way better than the Husqy roller system; we'll see how the chains do. While I'm on the 257, I still can't figure out the oiling. I think maybe the pump is sucking air where the oil hose is supposed to mate to the pump. I have a new hose coming.

    Back to the 288, I decided to finish my decal project where I have to make a new decal fit the old space.
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    Traced out the space on tissue paper, overlaid the paper onto the decal, and pin-holed the outline onto the decal.
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    Cut out and trim into place. Turned out okay.
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    I'm a saw rookie, okay? I didn't care about chainsaws until the tornado hit and the tree man wanted five figures to clean it up. So necessity becomes the mother of a new hobby. A 288 with a 24-inch bar looks ridiculously big to folks who don't know what they're looking at. "Why do you need such a big saw?" Don't look so big next to the damage- one of many.
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  10. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    These put the saw on my bench and they promptly found their way to the trash can!
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    cuinrearview Red saw lover

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    I like to snip the ears and re-install them. The little screwdriver has an easier time finding the captured slot in them. At least in my paws.
     
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    I do the same with most limiters, ever try to get a screwdriver on some 372 screws with the caps missing :eek:, gotta pull the cover every time :rare2:.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Did a bit more cutting and a final tune with this little guy today. Back to his owner tomorrow.
     
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