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  • Magnus's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread "Breaching Chainsaw" in Chainsaws!
    Well, they want something that runs! Its something in 7900 series saw. How would it look if they stand there with a 20 pull Husqvarna outside the door? They would build a airplane and fly away before they got it going!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky 372 end of it in Chainsaws!
    In my opinion the 372 was gone the minute they put X-Torq on it. Ruined one of the best saws ever made by Husqvarna.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    02-27-2019
    Bread and butter I don't think anyone asked for here, but sometimes they ask if there is any beer. Can't cut firewood without beer! They look at me like I am crazy when I inform them its a chainsaw shop... No beer.. No good drinking and running saws. On this subject I must say I have been offered a lot of odd things as payment instead of money. Chickens was pretty popular a couple years back. Meat is something that is offered often.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    01-23-2019
    Magnus replied to a thread Hand Filing - Free-hand in Chainsaws!
    If it was my post that was good I say Thanks if not, thanks anyway. There is several and its not a "one for all" type thing.
    79 replies | 2435 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-16-2018
    I thought I would dust off this old thread a bit. Tell you a bit of what has been going on the past 16 years since this thread started. Forum started in 2003 on another forum. In 2005 I set up the place we have now and moving all the old forum was not possible so we started new and I saved as much as I could of cashed threads search engines saved. This was later posted in forum. We soon discovered there was a huge value in keeping information for future collectors we started to try and see if we could not save as much info and pics as we could. As it was pretty pricey with internet hotel space back then much pics was on hosts like Imegeshack photobucket etc. 2007 Imegeshack closed the old pics we had on there since 2003. I saved a lot of pics but there was about 5000 posts without pics. Over the years we fixed a bit here and there so when photobucket in 2017 decided to make their pics only visible on Photobucket we lost another 50 000 pics. 5000 of these we already put on as attachments to posts and stored on forum by this time, but as size of forum now was a bit big and we had 45 000 pics on there already when we had to move to another server hotel. The job at hand was now to find and correct all these 45 000 pics we had on hosts and replace these dead links with attachments. It was a huge task to do and we are now about done. Forums now not far from 100 000 wonderful chainsaw pics, all attached to forum so no matter what happens they are there as long as post and forum is there.. I see last post was a mention of models Library. There is now more forums in Library section and Models Library is now containing about 7000 saws in 2200 topics/models. A great start! This is without a doubt the largest collection of chainsaw collectors and their pics known in universe! A true pleasure to be part of this place were there is no drama, or arguing, just chainsaw fun! If you wish to see some old or off saws I think Library is well worth a couple hrs to look thru.
    21 replies | 5090 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-15-2018
    Nah, there is a lot more were this came from... http://www.chainsawcollectors.se/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=130&t=2774&p=20531
    12 replies | 547 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-15-2018
    We all try to learn and evolve I think. Staying safe is the only way to make money in the long run. You don't cut much from bedside, I know that much for sure! You do your cuts, make sure hinge is good and hold THEN you let it go.
    99 replies | 5894 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-15-2018
    There are stores that sell saws and Dealers. Dealer show you what you need based on the info you provide and experience he has. A good dealer will not sell you stuff he think is wrong. The store takes your money and await you return with more.
    96 replies | 3103 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-13-2018
    Husqvarna had an accessory called "Skorsten", Chimney is eng word I think. It was a tube from muffler to a pipe you had attached in back of belt so exoust fumes were lead the same direction your farts went as you bend to cut tree. No exoust to inhale. Great in deep snow!
    12 replies | 547 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-13-2018
    Its not just falling branches as tree start to move. Its many reasons. Barberchair! Broken trunks etc Stump jumping butts. Tree moving unexpected as it start to go. Stump surfers that send trunk 10m behind stump. The shift in weight can get stump to crack, break or as I found out ones, even explode. There is many reasons... There is nothing you can do then as you could not do before it starts to go. Standing there when cutting will result in injury in some way sooner or later. Its not just hardwood as I had experience of. Its all felling. Not just me saying it its all fallers here. Education, certificates, forrest companys etc.. All try to teach this. Not standing there saved my life a couple times, Of this I am dead certain. I promise you if you stand there running saw as it goes and it pinches, your eyes is not up. Neither if is not so good place it stands and you need to see were you put feet...
    99 replies | 5894 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-12-2018
    This series saw I always thought was a bit overpriced. I am stuck in the way we thought of saw models in the past. Not so much focus on brand, more focus on each model regardless of brand. You get a limited amount of runtime in the different classes. Sorted in to; Consumer grade, Homeowner, Farmer/semipro and pro. These were homeowner grade saws by runtime, design and performance but priced as a semipro. Lots of trouble and issues for the money they cost. There was others in this class that easily out performed them for same money.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-11-2018
    Monty Python.. I miss that humor..
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-11-2018
    Silvadavid. If you are still here... I think the brand is not you issue, rather lack of experience, knowledge, good dealer and support.. Most of the stuff you mention is box store or internet shopping issues that you would not see buying from a dealer worth the name. Dealer cover up the loss in knowledge and experience when it comes to product choice and service. Regardless of brand a good dealer is priceless. The good dealers might not have the shiniest store, but I bet you know when you have one! Internet is a big place I am sure you will find your spot eventually.
    96 replies | 3103 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-07-2018
    The idea with contact surface like this is not bad, but it has its downsides. The contact can get bad even if its clean from erosion or corrosion. A thin layer of oil will do the trick to!
    18 replies | 554 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-06-2018
    It is not a switch per say, as there is a lever were cable end sit and a plate it grounds to on airfilter holder.
    18 replies | 554 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    12-06-2018
    The kill circuit is a grounding of coil. It has no switch. This system has been used on many other saws thru the years. It could be you don't get contact between cable on lever and plate on air filter bracket. I changed a few coils on newer HVA saws as the circuit inside coil is busted. But its more common with contact and cables.
    18 replies | 554 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-12-2018
    Magnus replied to a thread Stihl 088 carb problem in Chainsaws!
    No, I have some generic two component glues.
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    11-12-2018
    Magnus replied to a thread Stihl 088 carb problem in Chainsaws!
    I use epoxy. Common problem on most with plastic extensions.
    16 replies | 765 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-08-2018
    Magnus replied to a thread Chainsaw RPM's in Chainsaws!
    Accracy was very bad. You could tell rpm was high or low, I was more precise in my ears then app was. Its no good to use if you wish to know in any accuracy under 5000rpm. I bet most can hear rpm better than these apps.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-08-2018
    Magnus replied to a thread Chainsaw RPM's in Chainsaws!
    I used one of these apps in a chainsaw test. We then tested same saw in three phones and got very different results as microphones have different soundfrequence the take up just like ears. Mine less than most...
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-06-2018
    Dealers are often told what to say and think even. Brands teach them what to say if product fail. Often its operator or fuel, settings was popular to put blame on until they removed setting screws. Now they find something else to blame. Lean running saws is saws that run hot from not enough fuel. It can be caused by air leaks that affect pressures, but that is under piston ring. What happen above piston ring with pressures rarely case fails. I am no brand dealer and self taught. If they go on about stuff as they do with those that are depending on their product, I just sit and listen. Sort thru the BS and sometimes get a comment or question I respond to as short as I can. I could help and do sometimes. They bring the stuff here when it takes more than ten minuets to figure out and fix. They rarely ask what is done, just pay and go back to store.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-06-2018
    Loosing compression is not like a air leak. You still have lubrication and correct fuel mix. It will loose power and could have bad idle. I did this a few times. It feels hollow and sounds different. Put it to wood and its powerless. The 357 and most non X-torq saws with decomp at side has a tiny hole in cylinder wall about as high as it can get. Hole leads to a chamber were valve sit. The xtorq has decomp valve in top of expansion chamber in a big hole and no channel or hole to lead to valve. Perhaps this is same on the Stihls? Don't see so much Stihls here. I don't see how a broken valve can cause seizure. It would be very easy to know something is wrong and stop running. I guess anything is possible but you really have put some effort to it. On the saws were hole valve go in compression chamber it still will not happen much to it as flame will not eat material as it expand. If it did we would not have aluminum combustion surfaces as there is on piston and cylinder. The only thing coated/sleeved is were piston travel to reduce wear. The rest is exposed. Oil used could cause carbon buildup, corrosion etc, but thats not common today. When I see broken decomp valves its mostly broken from outside forces. A few had worn out spring, but I have never seen a engine blow up from a decomp valve yet.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-04-2018
    If valve is defective it will loose power, run as plug was loose. In itself it can't destroy engine as it can't fall in as hole in to cylinder is just 1,5mm in diameter.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-04-2018
    Wash it in petrol. I bet its sticky from oil.
    93 replies | 3672 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    11-01-2018
    I have sold HVA decomp valves to a hearley builder here. They broke starters as the comp was a tad high. starting with decomp valves saved starter and happier custemers. He must have bought 50 or so by now. Its two every build...
    93 replies | 3672 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-28-2018
    Larger saws I pull with two fingers so I don't hold to hard and get arm broken. Jonsered XF was known for braking of under arms. I had enough pain to listen so two fingers it is. If handle don't allow this I hold it further out on finders and not in hand. If they backfier it pulls handle out indread of breaking my arm. If decompression valve can't stay open it may need replacing or cleaning. Carbon buildup can cause high compression. Not often I see that here on saws in use as most run Aspen fuel. It leave no carbon buildup at all... Ever.
    93 replies | 3672 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-26-2018
    The technolegy has been there all the time. The project manager at Husqvarna said he thought it was silly to have a decompression valve on so small engine as the 2100. He changed his mind after he ran it a couple times he said. Quote "I promiced the loggers next model should have decomp valve right then and there in the forest". Its not just the extra part its the handling and use of it that was rather the cause for not having it. On newer saws with plastic starters its great to use, saves repairs as well as elbow ache on me. Diagnostic's on a saw with decomp is a lot more fun than without especially after 40+ pulls. Most Husqvarna saws 50cc+ after '84 could be ordered with or without.
    93 replies | 3672 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-26-2018
    No, there is a tension washer I think. The Sweden made Companion MS1 had decompression valve in late 50's. Many saws with larger engines had them before this. 1916 The Sector saw was made and it had valves to open and give it a little schnapps before cranking as well as release a bit pressure.
    93 replies | 3672 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-10-2018
    There is nothing that is better than a good file in a experienced users hand. I found nothing that do it faster and better than me, so I stick to filing. Filing vertical makes a lot of difference.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-05-2018
    When I tested them there was 3. Smallest was about 2kg with cable and straps. Still lots of runtime. Biggest you could run a day with I think.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-04-2018
    Pellenc is in a class of its own. Superior in every way. The saws are bulletproof! There is 3 back pack battery's and a lot of tools to use with same back pack. Husqvarna has back pack battery to now.
    69 replies | 9034 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-04-2018
    How much runtime do it see during a day? What is rutine with battery charge?
    69 replies | 9034 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-03-2018
    It is a interesting technology, but I fail to see what the gain would be with battery saws today. Unless the battery technology vastly improve so you can run a day on a battery its really not much point to it. Even with back pack battery its still a couple hrs run time... For occasional users I think there is better options as well as pro's and those in between so its hard for me to see what intended user it would be for these. That said, Makita had a saw that ran on two screwdriver battery's. That way a guy using other battery tools could have use for the saw with more use of battery's, but then he would need a few to get thru a day anyway..
    69 replies | 9034 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    10-01-2018
    They put out 4-5 new battery's since this test. And we tested with prototype of what was to be 3'd battery to these saws.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    08-19-2018
    Magnus replied to a thread MS 660 rebuild in Chainsaws!
    Not long. Its pretty normal, no special tric's.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    08-18-2018
    Magnus replied to a thread MS 660 rebuild in Chainsaws!
    Certified or not is not so important. Not sure why that is mentioned every were. To me that means he is done the school, not the work and experience. It will likely not run lean for a faulty valve. It will loose compression and if run a length of time it will most often get plugged. Carb fault is can cause of scoring. Not as common as over heating from dull chains and over loading saw, but yes it happens. Usually noticed in performance of saw before this. Scoring on the wall is usually aluminum from piston. As it melts the heat it sticks to the wall. Piston rings can cause scoring if it break up in smaller parts. Mostly they snap in half were it is hottest/softest. Usually right by outlet. I think it ran lean and got over heated. Carb can be faulty or set wrong. Filters can be plugged, all lot of other stuff as well. Fuel is a big factor in this equation.. There is many "tells" you can see when you take them apart to get a feel of what went south. When you put it together you see, feel and hear if its right or not. Performance is the key! If they run right they perform as best.
    27 replies | 1234 view(s)
  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-29-2018
    When I file freehand I can adapt my filing to the users job at hand as well as the model of chain he is using. Each chain model is different, not just in pitch and tooth type. To get them to cut optimally saws engine property's has a big part in it as well. Easy to do when free filing, if you know what to alter to get most out of it.
    66 replies | 3985 view(s)
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