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chipper1

chipper1

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37.11 a loop of stihl 84dl chisel locally
You're damn right I run
10.00 a loop 84dl chain
Have for year's.
I've gotten very good service out of it
Never heard of timber ridge but 21.00 per no way.
That's crazy for a 2 :envy:. I can get them buy one get one half off, not sure what they run these days.
There's another place that I can take them when they are worn down and trade them in for a new chain, they were 14 last time I checked for a 24. They don't sharpen chains there so they sell them at a reduced price.
Normally I run brand name chains I get good prices on from eBay or from guys on here. I also have a good deal I get off a guy who converts husky saw into demo saws, since he buys them with a bar and chain for slightly more than without, I think I have enough large mount 20" bars and chains to last the rest of my life lol. I've been meaning to ask him to get a batch with 24" bars.
 
chipper1

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Depends on the state and what area your in. Cant get a permit around me, but up at my buddies cabin right above lockhaven, he get a permit every year. Sad part is I've watched our local parks, logged and they let all the dead fall, or standing dead lay or stand where it is, along with a lot of the tops. Lots of good burn wood just going to waste if you ask me.
Unfortunately we can't get them either, but my buddy up north can.
It was sad to see all the ash in the river valley just die and sit there to rot, much of it is on the ground now. Before it started rotting it would have been safe for guys to be out there, now I wouldn't advise it as you never know when one will crash down.
It's also sad when I get wood off a friend who does lot clearing, I sit there while they run all the nice sized trees into the chipper to fill it, the whole time cringing :oops:. I can't take it all.
 
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So was the base cut a lot then, seems it would need to be to make a popup out of it.
That’s how most “popup” guys port saws. Take the original piston and cut a .035-.040” dome and then cut the base to set squish. I prefer to leave the piston a flat top and cut the squish band, but in this case the piston and rings didn’t have a lot of runtime and I thought I could make it work
 
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That’s how most “popup” guys port saws. Take the original piston and cut a .035-.040” dome and then cut the base to set squish. I prefer to leave the piston a flat top and cut the squish band, but in this case the piston and rings didn’t have a lot of runtime and I thought I could make it work
I didn't realize that. I thought most used a taller(from the pin to the top) piston like the 268. Makes sense if they are unaware those work, that's one of the neat things about the 50mm cylinders, lots of options.
So you just ported the one with the base cut and the popup. It sure runs good, I like those 372 chassis saws, but you already knew that.
I still haven't ran the 572 I have that you did lol.
 
farmer steve

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A convertible truck eh ?:surprised3: This explains why I am having trouble finding any GM or Ford 2500 4wd regular cab with an 8' bed. :dumb2:
Took me about a month to find mine. Wanted the hand crank windows but those are really hard to find. Lots of 2WD but who wants one of those?
 
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Glad to see ya back. :rock: Whereabouts is the new house?
Moved to northern VA area but don't know how to update my location on this site lol. I'm real close to Quantico Marine Corps base. They have a 1,500 yard range there! Thinking about picking up a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle and getting into long distance shooting. Another expensive hobby lol
That's sweet.
If you get a 572 clutch cover you will get the side tensioner and the captive nuts :happy: .

Those are solid saws, the 6100. I just shipped a 6421 out last week, that's the one HD used to carry.
Dolmar builds great stuff.
I really wanted another 6400 saw actually. I like the color on this Makita saw more than the older blue saws. I don't know why I gave it away to be honest, was being too nice I think lol.
I have not plumbed in yet but I am thinking you have a good idea there. On another site someone mentioned being able to lift and clamp onto the log at the same time rather than the lift or clamp with a diverter valve. Kubota uses a regen valve so I can't tie into the curl.

HD stuff is often 2nd class stuff so they can sell at lower prices. We had a Jen Aire stove and when I called them for a repair part the operator was confused by the model # and then said " oh you have a HD Model not a regular Jen Aire. But I have no idea about the saw.
I don't know, I've read some great things about these Makita saws. Loved the one I used to have.
 
farmer steve

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Two dogs fighting over one bone. Yeah you've every right to talk about it, but not in this thread no more. If you do, I'll get my ban hammer out and smack the pair of you. Or I would..... If I were a mod
Farmer Steve, we need wood pictures!
I'll see what I can do Neil. Raining and snowing here today. Sub 0*C tonite.
 
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