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Why Does Husqvarna Hate Saw Mechanics?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Sam R, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Sam R

    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    I've been hearing that the bigger Stihl saws are really easy to work on. Suits me just fine. Never seen anything that big though.
     
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    clemsonfor ArboristSite Operative

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    I'm not a saw mechanic but I work on mine. The big series are easy, nothing like the 1127 "farm boss" series where the wrap handle has to be removed and a bunch of other weird stuff to access cylinder to get it apart.

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    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    Oh I remember. The 041 and its flanges for flanges and EVERYTHING gets a gasket.
     
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    clemsonfor ArboristSite Operative

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    I have an 032 I am trying to get running. It's not my favorite project so far.

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    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    If you need any help with that, you can always hit me up. I've a fair amount of expertise & knowledge in that area.
     
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    I put a carb on a Husky 460. I needed three hands to get all that mess back in. Those new Poulans and not any better as I refuse to work on them, just not worth it to fix the POS.
     
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    clemsonfor ArboristSite Operative

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    I guess my problem now after putting in the electronic chip is that at some point the flywheel crashed into the coil. The metal on coil is all whacked out and rubs the flywheel, I can't get clearance I need. Going to drill mounting holes on coil out to be able to slide it back a hair.

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    Being a ex-lead engineering tech in a r&d lab I tell young engineers to make your design simple for the mechanics to repair. Don’t put 10 pounds of sausage in a 2 pound can.

    Remember the old days we gapped points with a match book cover. In a emergency of course. Simple ?
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    And another thing- could there be a more retarded place for a chain tensioner than on the 395? Suck in 10 cigars and 30 packs of cigarette worth of smoke just trying to tension the chain while the saw is running. That's with the specially long screw driver to clear the dawgs that is not needed for anything else, just that saw BC it's special and stuff.
     
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    I'd be interested to hear how that turns out. Seems like it should work fine so long as you have enough meat left on your coil mount that it can't rattle loose.
     
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    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    What's that saying about a camel being a horse that was designed by a committee?
     
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    clemsonfor ArboristSite Operative

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    I will be drilling the coil not the saw. There is plenty of meat in the holes to enlarge. I just need a few thousands to get the coil off the flywheel.

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    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    Sorry yes that's what I meant the bracket that contains the coil is what I meant, not the case side.
     
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    There are reasons I buy one brand over another . The top of the list ease to work on and easy to find parts . Years ago I switch to the Husqvarna was a lot easer to work on . I have no Stihls anymore from my list the oldest is the 298 a couple 50 51 a 262 272 394 the newest 2013 372 .As for working on them seemed easy enough .
     
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    Well said !!-Designed to be mechanic friendly in my experience---David
     
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    I tend to shy away from the newer Husqvarna saws, just more aggravation than I need. Most Stihl saws are just fine but I'll never take in another ms311...
     
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    Ever worked on a 45 Special? I started one 2 years ago and threw it in a box in disgust. I recently pulled it back out, and dang what an awful design. It MUST have been a throw away design. There is no way these were meant to be worked on.
     
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    Getting back to the title....

    Everyone hates saw mechanics!!!!
     
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    Lol. Good thing I ain't no mechanic
     
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    I was a amc car / jeep mechanic in the early 70’s. I factory rep brought in the wife of the ford company presidents 460 thunderbird. He bought it off ford. My head mechanic at the time only worked on amc cars his whole life never expanded his knowledge in other repairs. I got to work on every brand of car that came in. The car was miss firing. He said burnt valve. I took a compression test and could hear the two center cylinders taking turns blowing air when I swapped the compression gauge between them. I wasn’t new at fixing cars. I said blown head gasket between the two center cylinders on the right head. Talk about a mechanics nightmare I pulled that 460 head with the exhaust manifold on it. It was that tight. I held up the head gasket with a blown space between the two center cylinders. The head mechanic didn’t talk to me for a week.

    I quit being a mechanic there because people would bring in old Willy’s jeeps that were rusted so bad like they been under water for years and they wanted them fixed.
    I gave my notice and became a machinist. I’ll work on saws any day.

    My 2010 Subaru to change a headline bulb the fender well needs to be unscrewed. What’s up with that.?

    The new corvette has so much power it’s cracking the aluminum frame. Sounds like the design engineers aren’t using the stress analysis program on the cad system. They should look at the street outlaw guys frames. There cramming 10 pounds of crap in a two pound can. No room for the frame.
     
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