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Discussion in 'Wanted: Builder/Porter' started by knifethroughestrophiolata, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. knifethroughestrophiolata

    knifethroughestrophiolata Don't mind me, I'm just lurking in the threads.

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    Hi all that take/waste the time to read this, or fingers crossed even reply.
    I'm currently toying with the idea/possibilities of sending a saw to the USA from Australia.
    I was wondering if any saw porters here have done work on saws from Aus before? or if postage 2 ways would make it ridiculously expensive.
    No I havn't contacted any courier/post companies yet, hoping someone might know something.
     
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    stihl livin Here For The Long Haul!

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    CR888 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Better off buying saw from/through a builder & having it only shipped one way. Saws are cheaper in the states so it can make a lot more sense.
     
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  5. knifethroughestrophiolata

    knifethroughestrophiolata Don't mind me, I'm just lurking in the threads.

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    If I was in the market for a spanker that would definitely be the road I'd go down, but unfortunately I'm not right now.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    @Brewz is the first that comes to mind too.


    Also I wonder if @Terry Syd might know of some down under porters?
     
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  7. knifethroughestrophiolata

    knifethroughestrophiolata Don't mind me, I'm just lurking in the threads.

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    I did try to contact, Tony was it?
    No reply as yet, maybe I should try harder.
     
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    beaglebriar Mastermind Approved!

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    Have you considered having a new cylinder ported and shipped to you? Depending on the saw it can be very cost effective.
     
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  9. knifethroughestrophiolata

    knifethroughestrophiolata Don't mind me, I'm just lurking in the threads.

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    No I had never considered that. The case/bottom end wouldn't be needed to get numbers or are they more or less all the same?
     
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    It has been done before, I can’t remember who it was, but I vaguely remember, the builder asked for some details, and then proceeded, fittment and checking of squish has to be carefully done..

    It may have been @Mastermind iirc..for brewz.??

    Tony aka @Brewz .. is not on here as much as he was... so it’s a long shot if he was to reply
     
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    More or less the same. I would just make the squish a few thousandths bigger to compensate for any differences. It's done more frequently than one would think.
     
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    knifethroughestrophiolata Don't mind me, I'm just lurking in the threads.

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    So does anyone know who might do said new ported cylinders? Or P&C together.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I used to do a lot of them. It’s not too hard to do. Some series of saws are more consistent than others. You can get squish on your stuff and then pull it apart and send it out that way as well. It’s nice to know what the squish is in the saw you have you’re wanting it done on to get a comparison on the builder case.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Best bet would be to contact a few builders and find out if they are going to be doing a similar saw and go from their.
     
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    What saw is it?
     
  16. knifethroughestrophiolata

    knifethroughestrophiolata Don't mind me, I'm just lurking in the threads.

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    First cab off the rank would be a near new 661 (I think its only chain has been sharpened twice). I also have a VGC ms460 ,that I'd like to do.
     
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