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  1. maulhead

    maulhead Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I had some pole saws once, could not justify keeping them, so I didn't....

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    maulhead Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Oh yeah about that, few years ago, I bought a brand new ms461 on craigslist for $600.

    I was showing it to a local guy I know, he likes stihls, but he's more of a farm & ranch saw guy, he asked if I got a case with my new ms461, I told him no, he proceeds to tell me I did not get a good deal on the ms461 since I did not get a case with it, and he shows me his 029, 039, ms290, ms390, all with cases.

    My thought at the time was,,,, Meh...
     
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    GCJenks204 Jon1212 Approved!

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    If Stihl designed their saws like their cases I wouldn't own Stihl saws. Worst designed POS I have ever seen. What good is a case that you can't stack? I am tempted to get the Husky square ones for that very reason, but them I only have one saw (out of a box) so...
     
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    Yeah, my 460 rancher will smoke that 461, and I got a case with it, all for only 650:cbiggrin:.
    Funny how guys think, I came across the forums searching for that info as I wanted to understand the numbering system. What I found out is most of it doesn't make sense, at least on stihls, you just have to memorize what they are or search them every time you find what you think is a deal:icon_pc:.
     
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    The Echo and Husky boxes are ok, stay away from the Jred and unlabeled black boxes.
     

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    Husky power boxes are nice for stacking, but I don't leave them in cases when they are in my suburban.
    If I had a truck I'd probably use them, as it is I've got a bunch of cases, sometimes I open one and get a surprise as theres a saw in it
     
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    http://slugaservice-com.3dcartstores.com/assets/html/S_specs.html
     
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  9. maulhead

    maulhead Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Funny how we all found these saw forums, I was googleing splitting mauls (as I wanted a better maul then the two I had) and came across a few threads on AS, then I signed up so I could see bigger pics. I stayed in the firewood section for months, then wandered in the chainsaw for sale section one day on AS...

    At the time I had no idea what a ported saw was, let alone the difference between a pro saw or a clam shell saw, that all changed rather fast like, when I sent this @Mastermind guy a PM about a saw he had for sale, next thing you know I had a ported 441, never touched my 40cc echo again, after one cut with that 441, then this mastermind feller had the decency to ask me after my 441, so what is next Matt, next thing ya know I had a 261, 362, 461, 661, etc, etc....long list!!
     
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    Is that how you came up with your name "maulhead", spellcheck almost got me on that one, it said mauled lol.
    He never called me to ask what I wanted next, maybe that's because I've never bought a saw he ported directly off him lol. Funny when I think of how many I've owned and none came directly from him. The one I really wanted was the 254xpg he sold last year, that or another 346, maybe someday. I still have a 440 he did, the guy I got it from loaned it out and it came back burned up. Then randy walked him thru fixing it and he smoked it again. I got it and shipped it to a buddy who completely rebuilt it and ported the new cylinder that came with it, it's still got the MMWS sticker on it, I also have a 6421 he did with no sticker, it's in the suburban with a 24" on it at the ready.
     
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    “This tired old stock 044 does it’s best, but 32” in White Oak is just too much.”

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    “What can I do Different/Better?”

    Preowned by LowVolt MS660 with a Muffler Mod-
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    Banana Breath fixed the 044 after she gave up the Ghost & he also Ported it.

    That was supposedly one of the most clapped out 1128s he’d seen at that point.

    Then he did the MS660.

    Then he did a MS261.

    Then

    “SAW BUSINESS

    • Randy Evans
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    Sent to him;
    1. 044
    2. MS660
    3. MS261
    4. MS460
    5. Pawpaw's ECHO 900 EVL
    6. MS440 from parts- he received it on 05/10/2015- I received it on 11/27/2015.
    Carburetor flap was loose.
    LCLE repaired Carb and installed new HD2 filter on 11/28.
    7. Ronald's MS660
    8. MS461R- #1
    9. MS660 that I traded for having Ronald's 660 done.
    10. I trade ️ this for the Jonsered 2095. Traded 2095 to R Barnes for 090 Stihl w/ 36" B&C
    11. MS461 off ASS. #2
    12. MS880 of ASS. Traded randy the MS261 for repairing the 880 because the 880 had oil pump issues & the P&C were shot.
    13. MS461R that came from Fred.
    14. MS661R, “Poppin’ John” that came from Mike Lee. Cattle Barron/Banana Breath breathed new life into.


    • Randy Dunlap
    Sent to him:
    026 Old Number 3
    026 $50 Parts saw
    Somehow I acquired the 026 Hot Rod

    • DRF256
    Sent him MS361
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    Nathan Stueve
    Sent him the remaining Ray Brewer saws. He sent Mastermind a MS440 that is mine.


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    • JJ- Bought the ECHO 1001

    I bought 066 from him that went to ZCS to be Ported. “Peppy”


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    Yeah, not sure what I was thinking when I came up with that screen name? I had just come in the house from splitting two pickup loads of elm, and thought there has to be a better maul out there then, the craftsman I got at a yard sale, and the cheepy I bought at home depot.

    Maulhead just came to me.....

    I was not planning on staying on AS after I looked at the pictures I wanted to see.

    That turned out well!!!
     
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    I found AS trying to figure out what to do about Echo denying my warranty on my 400 that was 10 months old and broke a piston. Then “met” this crazy Canadian @CJ Brown who told me about Makita. Heck, Makita makes power tools, not chainsaws!:rolleyes: Been downhill ever since.
     
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    I'm scared of chainsaws.
     
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    maulhead Pinnacle OPE Member

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    That is too bad to hear. I never had a single problem with my cs400, pulled it out of the box and ran it for 4 years. Never tuned it, never polished it, never kept it inside the house, never made videos of it cutting cookies, it sat outside in the back of my truck, or in the wood shed, cold, rain, snow, didn't matter, just used it as a tool. Not some cherished possession. 18" bar, went after many 24-30" elms, with that cs400, it never quit.
     
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    I think that might be the reason it broke, I treated it like a spoiled rich kid and it rebelled when I asked it to work.
     
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    LOL!

    The day I bought that cs400 I wanted to buy a ms290, stopped at the stihl dealer was going to be $450-ish with tax, oil, extra chain, etc.

    My (then) wife said your not spending $450 on a chainsaw, yes dear but we need a saw to feed the woodstove come winter time.

    Low and behold she found out the cs400 was on sale at home depot for $250.

    Little did she know about CAD, and $450 would be cheep, compared to what was to come....
     
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    Now you did it, you just caused them to go up n price to 250 used lol.
     
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    This strikes a chord!

    Without derailing the thread excessively, that is sort of the way I arrived here....

    I was Googling looking for Stihl 038 info and the rest is history. Or rather the "rest" is listed below....
    My "original" 038 AV Super and 024 were joined by a blown up 038 Super that I rebuilt (Winter boredom in 2017/18 resulted in the need for a shop project, hence looking for 038 info). The intended straightforward rebuild as an 038 Super turned into a rebuild with a 52mm Magnum P&C. I may have added a bit more go as well having learned about porting and muffler mods. I always ran a 20" bar on my original 038 but the "Magnified" one really needs a 24/25" bar.
    I think I like modded saws. :)
    The "rest" are a Homelite XL Automatic (and to bring the thread back on track, it was bought from Ebay), a Mac 2-10A (Ebay), an 064 (project)(Ebay), an MS 650(project)(Ebay), a couple of 038 spares saws, Pro Mac 7-10A(Ebay), Jonsereds 80 and a 621 (local auction), Jonsereds 80 and an XG (Ebay). The last 80 and the XG were "hidden" in a job lot that was poorly listed and had been on E bay for 9+ months. I bought my first Model 80 and trealised I needed a new coil to get it running so bought the other 80 and XG as "spares".

    I caught CAD from this forum - it should carry a health/wealth warning! ;)
     
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