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Re: sthil 034 hard to pull the cord
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 08:04:19 AM »
At 76 i hope i can still pull up my pants and that it isnt over a diaper.  If youve got the moxie to run a saw, more power to ya bud.
I can still pull them up but my butt fell off and now it takes a pair of braces to hold them up .Good heavens,6 feet tall ,210 pounds size 46 jacket and 33 waist and a bony behind and no beer belly .

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Re: sthil 034 hard to pull the cord
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 09:15:57 AM »
I found out what was wrong. I took the saw to a Sthil expert and he said there is nothing wrong. The only problem is I am not 40 years old anymore. He showed me how to hold the saw so I could pull the cord more easily. This saw has no compression release so if I want a saw that is easier to start I must purchase a new one.
I just sold a Solo 694 for that very reason of not having a compression release. I have been starting saws on the ground for years. My shoulders don't like holding them and starting. I have one guy that helps me in his early 50's that will still hold the saw and start it. 

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Re: sthil 034 hard to pull the cord
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2019, 09:20:04 AM »
Well for me ,a little saw like a Stihl 200T it's a drop .Larger more often on the ground  than not.I don't need show tough I am by dropping a 100 plus cc saw .< that's just plain stupid . :D
But you can go half ways and no problem drop start a 70cc saw right Al? ;D
To a point but I usually do not .The last time I dropped one which was a 70 cc Mac it climbed the rope and nearly got me . :o

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Re: sthil 034 hard to pull the cord
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2019, 05:37:07 PM »
I got my 034 started today with great difficulty. I have decided to investigate trading it in for an MS362. I see it is about the same power and weight as the 034 but with a compression release. I look at the huge bruise on my left thumb from the 034 kicking back and flinging the pull cord handle on to my thumb. The old saw still runs well when I can get it started and cuts great, but!

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Re: sthil 034 hard to pull the cord
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2019, 08:05:18 PM »
I put an aftermarket cast aluminum side cover/starter on my 034 and it does work better than oem. I'm thinking, you know how that goes, the rebuild jug/piston kits for it which makes it an 038 can carry a compression release but it might take some work?
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Re: sthil 034 hard to pull the cord
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2019, 07:56:37 AM »
You have several options here .One I keep mentioning is a D-handle .Stihl makes a spring loaded handle they call elasto start .They sell for around 15 bucks on flea bay and probably  about the same at a dealer .Often times e-bay cost more .


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