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Offline teakwood

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Re: New saw came back beat up
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2018, 07:46:23 AM »
That's really a good deal!
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Re: New saw came back beat up
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2018, 08:07:57 AM »
If I make sure the saw is 4-stroking just a bit in the cut, I should be safe, correct? Better to be a little rich than too lean.

There are others on here who know a whole lot more about this than I do, but I believe you want it 4-stroking just a bit at full throttle when out of the cut, and it should "clean up" when in the cut.
More on this... Madsen's has a good Chainsaw Maintenance and Repair page. Check out the link to Saw Tuning. It includes an audio file of what it should sound like. (NOTE: typical speakers in a laptop are of too poor a quality to hear this well. BEst to play it through some good speakers - maybe some decent headphones would work OK?)
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Re: New saw came back beat up
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2018, 02:53:37 PM »
Carb is pre set and shouldn't be touched dealer said.

Next time ask them if the weather comes preset too.   You ever seen a 2 stroke motorcross where carbs arent get dialed in between every single heat?  

10 degree temp change, time to get the screwdriver.

Yes follow madsens.  I can give you cliff notes.  Get it running and crank up idle speed.  Now twist the L screw in and out listening for the highest idle you can achieve.   Leave it there and back the idle screw to normal so chain stops walking.   Rev it up and get the H screw turned out far enough to be raspy when free revving.  In the cut under load it should "shift" from 4 stroking to 2 stroking.  Burbly and raspy to screamy and sharp.  I consider where i can push into the wood or lift a hair and switch notes on command to be the ideal high speed setting.  

IMO, dont break it in too easy.  But then again i wont warranty this info either.

I still say the shine is concrete skidding on a shop floor.  The gouges look like where it was piled onto a work bench full of other sharp metallic junk.  The chain catcher is obviously a thrown chain.  Thats a consequence of some slob who didnt care to tighten it up as it go hot and sagged off the bar.  Maybe even run it out of bar oil.
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Re: New saw came back beat up
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2018, 04:37:24 PM »
Like Stihl ,Jonsered and Husqvarna has there should be a winter pre heater kit for that Dolmar.
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Re: New saw came back beat up
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2018, 10:10:13 PM »
Have ran almost, not quite yet, a tank of fuel through the new saw.  So far so good!

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Re: New saw came back beat up
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2018, 10:54:59 PM »
That's quite impressive by Dolmar and possibly sell a few more saws for them.

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