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"You Suck" Thread 2021"--Pics required!

dynodave

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Well here we are.
SAY GOOD BYE to 2020.
2019, 886 posts..... 76661 views
2020, 378 posts.....31,000 views
No doubt we under performed last year but we can try for more "you suck" deals in 2021
In 2020 I only grew by 4 saws. Poulan 2900, Poulan P4018WT, Mall 12A, 1957 Homelite EZ-6.
moderator please sticky this one down and lets lock down the 2020 one
Thanks
Hoping for a Happier New Year 2021
BE SAFE
Dave :chainsaw:
 

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Well since its not locked down yet.

Ill post

Both dirtbikes were $80 TOTAL. Only needed new carbs and tubes in the tires. Drill press was FREE!. Just needs a capacitor and a makeover.
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John Lyngdal

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Going to claim the first chainsaw suck of 2021, as I just picked up a MS260 Pro for $100.
The seller said that he was told that the compression was low and needed to be rebuilt.
It had some top cover melting around the muffler and the rear handle was cracked, but was wearing a 20" Stihl ES bar.
Given the bar and the possibility that the cylinder could be salvaged, I went ahead with the purchase.
Got home and put the compression gauge on it and it's blowing a solid 165psi.
Pulled the muffler and the piston and cylinder walls are spotless.
I re-built the carburetor ( it was an alcoholic) and started repairing the handle damage with carbon fiber and aerospace grade epoxy.

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Bob Hedgecutter

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Jonsered 2094- previous owner claimed it was hard to start when warm.
Vent line running between air filter and bottom of the air box, vent installed backwards on the end of the line- reroute line, correctly install vent- nice running 95cc saw for just under $150 US landed to my front door.
(Bar & chain were not included)

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Steve Hatfield

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Listed as a 6401, no I.D placard on handle or recoil so not sure exactly. Seller said no spark. Cut back the ignition lead, inserted the plug tang and its running. 160lbs compression, 20” bar and chain. Carb needs a rebuild, had to have idle screw all the way in to idle.
$100 , maybe not a total “you suck” but not bad either.
 

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rarefish383

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eBay score $160 delivered. Brand spanking new cs400 View attachment 883206 View attachment 883210
Shipping was refunded because FedEx messed up. It sat at one of their depots for damn near a week.
I'll give you 10 bucks for the Super EZ, then I can post it in the you suck thread. I actually posted an 075 and a 115CC Wright Blade Saw, for $20 each, but this thread wasn't open yet, so I put them at the end of 2020.
 
Goinwheelin

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I'll give you 10 bucks for the Super EZ, then I can post it in the you suck thread. I actually posted an 075 and a 115CC Wright Blade Saw, for $20 each, but this thread wasn't open yet, so I put them at the end of 2020.
Damn that’s a steal!. I need to get my 075 back together some day. That lil super EZ was like $30-40 and the guy delivered it. Original owner with case and paperwork
 
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Damn that’s a steal!. I need to get my 075 back together some day. That lil super EZ was like $30-40 and the guy delivered it. Original owner with case and paperwork
Don't worry, I saw the pics. Shortly after I came here some one sold an NOS Super EZ in case with all documents, I think they let it go for $200. That was 10-12 years ago. here's pics of the two big ones I got a couple weeks ago. I posted them in the 2020 thread.
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Two $15 saws, Super XL Automatic and Echo 280E. Homelite was really cruddy in the carb box and throat of carb, lots of fine saw dust, probably dull chain. Sprayed it out with Brakeclean. Put a shot of mix in the carb, popped right off. Filled the tank and primed it two more times and it fired right up and idles and revs great. This will be a nice one cleaned up. The Echo was spotless in the carb box, it too fired right up with a prime, but wouldn't draw from the tank. In the video I said garage sale, but it was actually my Echo dealer. The fellow took the saws to him and he told him to call me. I picked them up in his garage.
 
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Got this Shinny 416 all apart and dirty for $50, but it was actually like new. It is a great running saw...just needed a fuel filter and know-how. I think these Shindaiwa saws are really well-made and under-appreciated. I have an Echo 400 with mods and I think this beats it.
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I think shindowa is the same as echo isn’t it? Like husqvarna and jonsered idk
 
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I think shindowa is the same as echo isn’t it? Like husqvarna and jonsered idk
They are now, but before it all combined under one roof Shindaiwa was their own product...well-made clam-shell designs mostly (415, 416, 450, 500. I think they had a few designs by the end that had split cases (like the 488, 680, 695, 757). Today, they are pretty much red versions of the Echo, which is not saying anything bad. I have rebuilt 3 of these clam-shell ones so far and I love how easy they are to work on and how well they run. They make it seem like I know what I am doing!
 
Steve Hatfield

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My $100 makita 6401 just got a little better. It has a 54mm bbk on it!
Looks to be newly installed . No scoring, ports look even with a nice bevel. I bought an oem 79cc cylinder for it thinking it was the 64cc cylinder. I guess I’ll put the oem on it as I’ve read they run pretty strong and turn a few more rpms.
 

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Average load of firewood I get from my logger buddies. I bribe them with apples, they load it for me. Got 6 loads so far this season, but the Superintendent at the golf course has a bunch more for me too. He also loads the trailer and gets apples in return, but hey, they are real nice apples.
 

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