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Thread: I got a new toy and George's question about chainsaws

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    I got a new toy and George's question about chainsaws

    just reminded me I haven't posted my boast yet..... I literally have a ton of wood and no way to cut it, so yesterday I bit the bullet and bought another new chainsaw... I had a Sears Craftsman gas powered, but it stopped starting and try as I might I couldn't start it again... took it to my mechanic and he thought I might have a scored cylinder wall or something along that line... at any rate, it wouldn't start for him either.... I also have a couple of small electrics, but they're not going to handle the size logs I need to cut..... I picked up a new Stihl MS250 to work my wood with.... haven't had a chance to try it out yet, just got it yesterday after the wife's doctor's appointment which took most of the day.... then today we had an art group meeting for an upcoming show so the morning was short, then since we were close, decided to go on over to hospital lab and get her blood work done that's on a standing order there, stopped off on the way home at grocer's and then it was too hot (95 degrees) to go out and cut wood... tomorrow we'll have company all day, so will be Thursday before I might get to try it out... if Ed doesn't come in until Friday... if he comes in, then probably will be Friday before I can play with it... I'll have to load the truck sometime Friday for the market on Saturday, so if Friday falls through, it will be Sunday.
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    Nice

    Looking forward to hearing how you like it.

    What size of chain and bar are you running on it?
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    Congrats! I think you're gonna love the Stihl.
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    and if Sunday falls through, it will be because I am playing with the other still.


    I was expecting that to continue, to look for another reason not to try it, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Nice

    Looking forward to hearing how you like it.

    What size of chain and bar are you running on it?
    It's the standard chain that comes on the saw... not sure what size it is... the bar is 18".... looking forward to getting to play with it.
    Chuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randal Stevenson View Post
    and if Sunday falls through, it will be because I am playing with the other still.


    I was expecting that to continue, to look for another reason not to try it, LOL.
    I was in local grocery store earlier this week and a cart went out about 1/2 to 3/4 full of 5 lb bags of sugar... thoughts were - hmm wonder why they need that much sugar.
    Chuck
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    To me, nothing runs like a Stihl! They seem to keep on running and running. I have a friend who has one about the size you just bought. He neglects the simple maintenance on his like you would not believe and it just runs! My go to saw is the MS440 Magnum. Seems virtually indestructible. The only thing I have needed to do to it other than change the spark plug now and then is put a new fuel like on it and not long ago put a new chain sprocket on it. Not bad for a heavily used saw that's 11 years old. Keep the maintenance up on it and it will take care of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    I was in local grocery store earlier this week and a cart went out about 1/2 to 3/4 full of 5 lb bags of sugar... thoughts were - hmm wonder why they need that much sugar.
    Hummingbirds, lots of them... I'm sure

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    just remember, this is NOT how you start a chainsaw.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    just remember, this is NOT how you start a chainsaw.....

    Probably doing that, rather then going home to have to talk to the wife.

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