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  1. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Maybe if I plug it in now the block will reach 50 degrees by Monday. Lol
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Could do that too.... You been socking the fuel treatment to it??

    I'd be more concerned with the fuel condition than the rattle rattle rattle after all this frigid weather..
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    It was -5 when I fired up the new heater lol.
     
  4. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Yes, treated and filled up before the long sit.
     
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    Today is our 13th day in a row with a high temp under 20 degrees .... tomorrow's forecast is for 34 .... it's gonna get crazy around here ...
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Wait a minute, I derailed my own thread!?!?

    HOORAY 288!

    There, all better
     
  7. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Monday is our warm up, supposed to be in the 30’s. Time for the boat!!! Lol
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Boat????!!! I wish!

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    ranchdadmike Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I can’t ‘like’ that! (But I did)
     
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    ranchdadmike Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I bought that same bar, maybe created the same ‘friction ‘ but I really like it. I put it on the 288...but it’s really intended for my 390 that’s vacationing in NC withMr. @rattler. It’s my second Tsumura lite and they’ve become my favorite bars. Bet you’ll like it, especially on that super nice 288 you have!
     
  11. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Thanks man I’m sure I will like it:). This will be my 4th Tsumura bar, they’ve become my favorite. Just picked up a full comp chisel chain for when it arrives.
     
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    Thanks Ted... I have seen a few of these bars peel apart from stress... IE: (getting the bar stuck or pinched and trying to work it free. Seems the laminations (atleast on the small climbing saw bars) are thin enough to the point of not just bending, but twisting independently, almost using the adhesive gluing them together acting as a fulcrum along with the pinching tree/branch/pallet/neighbor (or cheating wife's) car, etc.

    if they can't hold up to top handle use before pulling an AV out of the saw, well, maybe they need to go back to the drawing board.

    For us saw nuts who don't reef on stuff when stuck, they're awesome...but we are NOT the majority. I'm glad I happened upon a lightly-loved TL 20" when I did... goes with the 562 nicely :)
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    288...best idling saw there is
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Yes sir for sure.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Love that sound. Noticed there isn’t a heat deflector between the cylinder and the muffler. Does the exhaust leak around the muffler more without it?
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    No Sir
     
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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    So, I might be seriously in the market for the next builder this week... Just gotta make sure all of our bases are covered when payday hits tomorrow. You guys have me thinking I want to shoot for a 288 first.
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    HOORAY 288 !!!!!
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Beat me to it!! Lol
     
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