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some thoughts on ported vs non ported Stihl 241cm.

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  1. skip sail

    skip sail Super OPE Member

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    good to know that they are lasting well as work saws
     
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    chipper1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I got one hoping to like it, it was a major letdown stock, sent it down the road.
    I'm sure it would be a fun saw ported as I've seen your videos.
    Only if it's ported in my eyes.
    I like the one of each plan and sell the looser, works for me :).
    Smart buying.
    How does the ported 261 compare to the 555 in regards to power and handling to you, I realize it's heavier.
    I enjoy the handling of the 555.
    I also like to run the stock 241s, always fire right up and I have one with a 14 and one with a 16 depending on what I'm doing.
     
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    blsnelling Friend of the Riff Raff

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    There you go Randy. Get him booked! :)
     
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    chipper1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Yes please get me on the schedule if I can sell one for a profit after running it for a while :D.
     
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    bikemike Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Stock 661 is a bad ass saw compared to its ancestors power to weight ratio I'd chose a 661 of the 461 any day of the week. I think they did good wit that saw
     
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    Okay I forgot to say, that I have a Carl Miller (Miller Modded Saws) dolmar 421 and psh it's the only saw I run now, a new dolmar/Makita ported from Carl Miller is cheaper than a stock ms241,

    I'm a Stihl guy but ps421 vs ms241 I'm dolmar Makita all the way

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    TreeLife Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Pick up a ported dolmar 6100 and see if you touch most other saws anymore unless you are cutting big wood...that is a serious saw
     
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    fin460 Super OPE Member

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    Yup Carl Miller ported me one of those as well, it ripps, I think it won it's class at the last gtg


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    I'm a man that likes what works, I like all kinds of saws. I liked the stock 6100 I used at another tree company I worked for, it handled great and I thought it looked cool too. I used Sondre's ported 6100 at the NY gtg and I was very very impressed, lots of usable power and torque. My favorite 60cc saw to date
     
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    MustangMike ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Yes, that saw was very impressive.
     
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    If a person has always used a 50cc saw as their small saw is it really worth losing 10cc for a saw that is 1 pound lighter? I have never used a 40cc saw before. Just was wondering what everyone's experiences were?
     
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    MustangMike ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    So many factors to answer that question. It is a matter of choice.

    My brother's only saw for decades was his arctic MS460. Now he is in his mid 60s, and raves about his MS241.
     
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    skip sail Super OPE Member

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    the 241 ,running PS chain,cuts 80% of the stuff i'm cutting as fast as my 461. Mainly green grey box,up to 20 inches.
    To carry a big saw around for half the day isnt necessary.
     
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    I have a 261 cm ported by Brad.
    I don't cut limbs smaller than maybe 4".
    I wouldn't trade for a 241.
    Fell with the 044/046 hybrid and then most gets done with the 261.......I run a 20 stihl light on it. Tried different things......this works for me.
     
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    sawmikaze ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Meh...personal preferance.
     
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    sawmikaze ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Some guys have small dick syndrome and need to cut a 10" piece of wood with a ported 80cc saw...why ? .. i have no idea.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    It's 90cc dick...
     
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    So one would gut the dividers at the cylinder and the plastic one in the intake and leave the carb alone?
     
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    Mastermind Ol Tweety Bird Staff Member

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    Yes......and the divider in the filter base.
     
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    Randy just likes to grind the guts outta poor skeered chainsaws.

    My MMWS261 will suprize you. Lighter than my MMWS361 and will cut as fast up to 16, 18" With .325 chain on the 261 it feels faster in smaller stuff.
    Bury the 18" bar and it still cuts great but it's just too easy to fire up a MMWS361 or MOFO361 or the MMWS460.

    One of the voices in my head says i need a carbed 461
     
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