Inconsistent is the best way to put it. They CAN work fine, and they have a place. I wouldn’t put a new $200 P&C on a saw that’s worth less than it is.I don't buy alot of AM stuff, as I am a fan of the old American mag saws and other strange models. I get alot of my saws from dead piles or worn pistons and I am usually able to save the cylinder.
But I feel like the very few AM parts I've used have performed as expected without any detrimental effects. So am I dodging bullets here ?
I used a hyway pop up in a 10$ junk 034 and its worked very well (not ported or anything) , and what I mean is that its nothing special and not a dog either. I base this on the fact that I could have paid for all parts and labor I have in that saw probably 20xs over and that math works for me.
I just don't see the logic of tossing the cylinder your buddy bought, to save a smoked saw?
Haha funny I don't disagree with you that it may be worth it to build him something better. I am just saying he maybe really happy with the other cylinder too.@Shane¹
I agree with that suggestion. But if I have the opportunity to build him something better, I am going to go that route for him. I know that it shouldn't matter when someone pays you to do something....but, this guy has been my best friend since we were 12 years old. He would and has done the same for me.
I'll say it before any of you other trouble makers do - "aww, what a cute story"