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« on: May 02, 2001, 08:14:47 PM »
Hi There, come on over for some great discussion about chainsaws.http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/tools/
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2001, 08:24:51 PM »
Hi there, got an idea you could start a great discussion on em right here.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2001, 05:13:54 PM »
Welcome John, your name sounds familiar. Didn't I buy a rail closer from you last year? Or am I mistaken.

If you like we sure could talk about the benefits of the old standby 272 or 288 husky versus a Stihl.

Shoot, we could even talk a little about chains and sharpening.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2001, 05:28:42 PM »
Jonn,I promise, if we get somone here that needs advice from your garden tools forum we will send em there. But please bring your chainsaw friends here, ask Gordon, our resident Foresters and forestry info is top notch.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2001, 01:13:25 AM »
Hi John, guess you really are a crazy canajun, trying to steal posters. I`m assuming you didn`t know that it is considered poor forum etiquette to make posts such as yours redirecting folks to another forum. Please don`t take offense that I posted this for you, rather than contacting you direct, just trying to inform others as well. You know me, Mr. Tact and Diplomacy, Russ

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2001, 01:18:42 AM »
Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention that I hope this isn`t just another "Stihl Country". You know I happen to believe there are other good saws out there. Russ the Husky boy

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2001, 04:13:21 AM »
Welcome Jokers!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2001, 06:23:01 AM »
   huh- you know. I'm not much for formal netiquette (or any other kind)- but on every other newesgroup I've perused, it's been considered cool to mention other useful groups. It isn't considered 'redirecting' in the sense that 'your' posters are going to go there and never come back- what, we have to practice fidelity here? Inasmuch as I treat the net as a giant library, I (personally) most definitely appreciate any and all references and invitations- even if I don't have the time or energy to follow them up. I frequently just bookmark and hope I will have a chance later.
  I guess I'm uncool.   lw :(
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2001, 07:29:16 AM »
No your not uncool LW. But look at it this way, Do you want a forum here or a public links page? I expect links and information to be passed on through this forum. But where do you draw the line? I know this forum has been found by people on other boards, but not by me joining that board just to post an ad, but by our members passing on useful info to others on the various boards they use.

I am not so insecure that I feel we will lose members to other boards, I just dont want to wade throught a bunch of posts made not to inform, but to advertise.

I thank crazy canadian for joining because he has made another post other then the one that started this thread. And I thank Jokers for joining and posting his remarks on board netiquete. He was not brow beating, he was giving friendly information.

And L, when your looking in that Library, and you find a book, and you are starting a new chapter, wouldn't you find it rather annoying to find the table of contents for another book instead?

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2001, 04:44:37 PM »
Hi L. Wakefield and all others who may be concerned with my reply to Crazy_Canadian. I`m sorry to ruffle anyones feathers so soon after arriving here. John(Crazy) and I are friends and have exchanged correspondence in many ways and places. I think John knows that I mean him no malice and I`m sure he took the message the way I intended. I`m also sorry if I added any pretense to this forum for anyone else. Being new here, I did not know that the moderator would be so cool about inviting his posters to another forum. I`ve seen a few moderators who have gone berserk under similar circumstances, so far as barring the offending poster, and I do not want that fate befalling my friend John. BTW, my reference about being Mr. Tact and Diplomacy is an inside joke so to speak because John has had to save my bacon a few times after I may have appeared to be too opinionated. All feedback is welcome, there is usually an important message there somewhere. Russ

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2001, 04:58:31 PM »
No apoligies nessesary. Now how about some tree talk?  
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2001, 03:15:13 PM »
Hi Russ, I was wondering where you got to! Did Spike ban you again for not buying a Stihl? Anyway, I found this forum from a post on the Tool Shed, I thinks its a good one.
I think the more exposure something gets, the better, since all things come full circle eventually.
Hi Gordon, yes that was me who sold you that rail closer, its a rare item and i havent seen one since.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2001, 06:55:09 PM »
John I thought the name sounded familiar. Just wanted to say it might be a rare item but it works fine. That is where a lot of people mess up and just throw the bar away, instead of putting a few minutes of work into it and you've got a fancy new bar. Well worth it on the longer bars.

I still would like to see the person that can hand sharpen square ground chisel chain. Might be able to dress it by hand but you will never get it as good as a machine edge. What cha think?

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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2001, 07:41:11 PM »
Hi Gordon, I think your right about square chain, it is extremely hard to master and I am not sure if it will actually cut faster when I compare it to round ground chain filed freehand. A lot of bars are thrown out prematurely because the operator wasnt aware that they could be fixed or the next gauge chain fitted. I now use a shim and Silvey BRC
for bar care and a bar rail spreader to open the rails if they get pinched or if I close them a bit to much.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2001, 02:58:27 PM »
Hi John. Yeah I think Spike may have barred me in a sort of half hearted kind of way. I can`t post using my old name or e-mail, I get redirected to Disney Land. I can`t post using the forum name or e-mail that I signed under as a member either, but I have been back occasionally as the norsebersarker, no problems yet. I`ve got to admit that the Toolshed forum was getting a little stale and one sided though until your discussion about square ground started. Looks like you`re starting to get the hang of it, kind of gives me inspiration to try it again. BTW, in regard to ambidextrous filing, have you tried holding the body of the saw down on a log or bench using your chest with the bar pointing out in front of you. Probably sounds kind of goofy, but it puts your dominant hand in a similar perspective for both side cutters. Russ

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2001, 08:55:01 PM »
Well,  here's a question.  I grew up on McCuloch,  but I have two Stihls now,  an 034AV and an 039AV.  I've never used a Husky.  What is the difference?  My Stihls have never let me down (but that old Mac burns the hell out of my hand because of the muffler location.).
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2001, 05:59:30 PM »
Timberbeast, if the Stihls work fine then keep running them. I prefer a Husky they vibrate less than the Stihls I've used. But at the rate that they are realeasing new models who knows which is best. It boils down to personal preference and mine is Husky.

A vibrating saw is going to tire you out alot quicker thats for sure reguardless of brand.


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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2001, 06:53:38 PM »
I have a 62cc Husky and wanted to step up to the 90cc range but they don`t make the large saws with external side chain tensioning.
My dealer called and they have no intentions of changing them, they are a necessity for Alaskan Mills otherwise you have to remove the mill to tighten the chain.
I just bought a new 066 and I`m spending plenty of money at my Stihl dealer now !

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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2001, 06:33:55 PM »
Thats what I like about reading these posts, learning something unintentionally. Vibration on my little 034 is taking the fun out of things. Just might try a husky next time...although nationwide service has been easy w/ Stihl, how about husky? Dropped my last Stihl 17' onto concrete,new bar and good as new, had to drive over it to kill it :'(
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2001, 07:18:49 PM »
A few things to consider if the saw has some hours on it is the moter mounts. They could be worn causing the vibration. Another thing that is key is the saw chain. If it's not sharpened properly it can cause a vibration. Last if the rim sprocket or the sprocket on the bar can cause problems. If all of these check out it's the nature of the beast. Alot of things on a saw can cause a vibration when the saw is turning around 12,000 rpm.

As far as service there is a Husky dealer just a few miles from my house. So thats not a problem for me. Stihl dealers are all around as well.

Go to a Husky dealer and see if you can demo a saw. That will tell the story before you buy.
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