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  1. fearofpavement

    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I had agreed to purchase one of these cheapo eBay saws and do an assessment on it for the benefit of the team.
    The saw came today delivered by UPS. I'll start with some unpacking pics and my findings thus far.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Do you plan on doing a tear down of the top end before you even run it?
     
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    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Lots of extra parts and pieces. Pretty complete kit to start a cutting project. Items such as eye protection, bar scabbard, gloves, mixing bottle and funnel, chain file, carb screwdriver, a couple of allen wrenches and some spares such as gaskets, spark plug, rope, complete chain adjuster, chain catcher and scrench.

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    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    It did not come with the cow, the toaster, the butter dish, etc. Yes, I've already received comments from headquarters as to appropriate use of the counter top. The main issue was use of the kitchen towel as a saw diaper...
     
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    treesmith Tree Hugger/Cutterer

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    Looks fragile

    Sent from my SM-T805Y using Tapatalk
     
  8. fearofpavement

    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Some additional pics of the plastics

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    How's it run?
    Removable cylinder?
    I like the muffler
     
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    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Note the large diameter of the pulley and also the ribs on the exterior of the clutch drum. I guess for chain brake traction?
     
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    More later, gotta eat.
     
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    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    You are a good sport! I'm not sure I would have the stomach for "Chinese" (food or saw)
     
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    sweet! Thanks for taking the time to share.
     
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    junkman Crush it

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    Where does the rice go ?
     
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    In the grinder
     
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    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Ok, here's some findings thus far (the saw is still on the kitchen counter)

    Overall, the unit seems flimsy. I think the clutch cover is going to be a common fail point on these units. While there are probably more metal parts on this saw than most pro saws, the plastics appear to be "cheapo" and not very robust. Overall, not favorably impressed. It reminds me of recent vintage Homelite stuff.

    The bucking spike came loose as parts and I installed that. It's probably "adequate" but not too impressive.

    The starter had something rattling around in it which is why I pulled it off. I found a brass flanged ring like Stihls have under the carb mount. Not sure where it was from but didn't belong there for sure. It has some type of easy start system in that you pull a lot of rope and then the saw kicks over one revolution. We'll see how that works in real life.

    The bar tip sprocket seems rough when rotated by hand but it may just have paint or crud in it. The saw has an outboard clutch (which I really dislike) but does have a rim sprocket setup. The clutch spider seems tinny. Not sure how many removals it will endure. When I mounted the bar and adjusted the chain with the front adjuster screw (difficult to turn with the scrench) the chain doesn't seem to want to turn smoothly around the bar. I suspect that the rim/chain pitch is incorrect. Not sure how that would happen as I'm pretty sure they build this saw up one way.

    The chain is a Stihl (not reduced kickback) and I think it's .325 pitch but the box wasn't marked. Since the rim size is concealed by the clutch drum, I'll have to turn the clutch off to see what pitch it is. It is a 7t.
     
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    Elim S=D/T

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    What are the specs of this honorable gasoline saw? Says 7600 on the cover but I am guessing that is the amount of seconds it takes to drop a tree with it. Hehe!
     
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    fearofpavement Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I believe it's 58cc but I'll need to confirm that. Still looking it over.
     
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