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  1. Kiwioilboiler

    Kiwioilboiler Super OPE Member

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    Probably enough of us to save the rest of the world from some of our NZ specific drivel.

    @markds2 @raumati01 @Rogee @Jedd

    Add up others as you feel.

    Adam.
     
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    Sweet, I was down in Nelson for the weekend. Nice spot you have down there .

    Got this guy to set up a buy now today because this was a fairly rare 051 with a chainbrake, closer inspection revealed the tightarse who originally bought it didn't spring the extra $$ for the brake lever and band so I passed . I just sold a saw to the guy that bought it so I'll drop him a line and see if he needs any parts.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2784342347&archive=1
     
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    The chain-brake nazi's that work at TradeMe never cease to amaze me. I saw a pawn-shop auction get pulled because they freely admitted the brake was locked ON. As in you would have to fix it to use the saw.......
     
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    It drives me nuts, I normally ask for a buy now in the questions if its a saw I want then you have to wait and hope they sort it out before the clowns that work there take it down. The amount of Stihl 070s and 090s that get scrubbed is amazing, there was a never used unfueled stihl MS 720 a guy won in a golf comp that he put up for sale. It was obvious he knew nothing about saws and he was deluged with questions begging him for a buy now and his replies gave the impression he was bewildered by the whole thing. Unfortunately the auction was taken down, I didn't even know Stihl was making an MS 720

    https://www.stihl.co.za/STIHL-Products/Chainsaws/Petrol-Chainsaws-for-Forestry/22117-130/MS-720.aspx
     
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    That 720 link is for South Africa. They got way bigger things to worry about than whether a saw has a chainbrake or not.

    I think we are also the only country to require a mitt be stitched on to the handlebar. Hate them, can't get a gloved hand in.
     
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    They sell the ms 720 in the Solomons still and probably a few other islands where they have no OSH equivalent.

    I scored an 070 off trademe for $100 off a guy who wanted it out of his garage and none of his kids or mates wanted "that heavy old thing" . They are a beast, I'd hate to lug one around all day though.
     
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    I'll be honest, I use the brake a lot which is why I prefer 3 series Huskies. The flag with two legs just activates on a wrist roll so much easier than a 2 series one does, mostly because the 2 series ones flex so much.
     
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    Totally agree , especially if I’m working on a slope or there’s scrub or branches or it’s slippery underfoot .
    After I made a couple of cuts with the 070 I sold it to a mate who collected old Stihls .
     
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    I've just bought my son a 572 xp ex demo so got a good deal on it . Got markds to mod the muffler for me and it really rips now ( but loud) very nice saws to use . Its good my 576 side covers fit straight on so gives me option to use my noodling side cover
     
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    Also I've got my 044 (10mm) with 77cc 046 head on . Starting to run really nice and strong.
    The old school anti vibe is a bit of a shock to go back to though ,its mighty poor compared to new stuff
     
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    Mark sent me some pics of that muffler mod. Complicated internals. I'm still wondering how the computer adjusts the tune, but it seems to work.
     
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    Yip it really does its now easily beating my brother in laws 572 with 64 hours on (according to autotune) at 4 hours and its only getting stronger . My 576 did the same when I opened that muffler up . I don't know why husky complicate the muffler thing but probably to do with emissions. Heat no longer seems an issue with a muffler mod on these they run noticeably cooler
     
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    Is the stiched on glove on the handlebar a safety requirement? Seen a guy on youtube that had one on all his saws. What is the thought behind it? I find the brake handle protects your hand just fine.
     
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    Yeah it's a regulatory requirement for forestry work. Don't know how it came about yet tho
     

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    Thank you for sharing. Seems a little redundant to me. But i think you may very well agree with me on that.
     
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    Yeah I really like them, I keep my 10 series macs and the others get fixed up and moved on. If you come across any let me know and I know a couple of other guys that will take them if I don't.
    My double eagle 80 and sp81 are probably the favourite of the 10 series I have.
     
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    Noted. Because I'm not into them Murphy's says they'll be the ones I come across...
     
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