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  1. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    I would always check squish, some of these cylinders vary a little.
     
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    00wyk Well-Known OPE Member

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    She any difficult to start?
     
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    JonCraig Super OPE Member

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    Decomp is a must. Feels like it’s for the recoil starter’s benefit, but my shoulder wouldn’t take too many tries.
     
  4. 00wyk

    00wyk Well-Known OPE Member

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    The problem I have is this lives on a large estate where I am now part-time forester(vs full time previously). So multiple people use this saw. If they can not start it - they then go to MS390 and commence to destroying that saw instead of easily handling the task with the 281. Well, 'better' handling the task let's say.
    BTW, an MS390 sells for €800 msrp in Ireland.

    This is the sort of stuff that lives on the estate and finds the ground very often.

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    I'm finally getting around to sending it to North Carolina tomorrow. 1030181854.jpg
    Its gunna get some
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    paragonbuilder Jon1212 Approved!

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    RIDE-RED 350r ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Indeed!!! :babeando:
     
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  10. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I sure will Thanks Joe
     
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    I can’t post videos from my phone directly but I got my 281/288 highbred up and running again. Whoo hooo!!! Between waiting on parts and time to “play” in the garage, it is finally back together.


    Btw, I love the fact that it was split and completely drained of fuel, but will still pop after 4 pulls and run on the 5th.
     
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    rattler ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    Drptrch Coastal Fartknocker

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    Saws nice also


    Erik
     
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    How is this holding up so far?
     
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  19. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Not terrible but it chips fairly easy, as expected. Powder coat is the way to go.
     
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    I tried the krylon stuff on my 288. Even found it in husqvarna orange. Its starting to peel priory good. But it’s also prolong the primer off with it, so I’m blaming it on my piss poor prep producing a pitiful product.
     
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