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Skwerl
10-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Most of you remember when I bought my 880 well over a year ago and had Brian Wright build it for me before shipping it down here. Well, I've used it three times it's just too much saw for me. I have over $1500 in it but will take $1200 plus shipping. I honestly don't have two hours of use on it since getting it. The bar is just dirty from live oak tannic acid which I'll probably clean up before packing if somebody buys it. There is a small crack in the air filter cover which I assume happened in shipping from Canada when I bought it.

For $1200 plus shipping I will include the saw, 42" bar and chain (.404), two brand new chains and two extra sprockets.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/RockyJSquirrel/IMG_1924.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/RockyJSquirrel/IMG_1923.jpg

pete mctree
10-02-2011, 12:50 PM
Fantastic deal for someone. I would have it, but the shipping & import duty would kill me :(

CurSedVoyce
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
That is a smoking deal Brian.. If I had not bought two saws recent I would take that from you in a heart beat.

sotc
10-02-2011, 02:28 PM
I'm trying to justify it but so far having trouble:cry:

Rborist1
10-02-2011, 02:28 PM
Brian,

I am interested but need to look into importing it. Hold it for me, if you can, until tommorow.

Skwerl
10-02-2011, 02:49 PM
We can always ship it to Gary in WA and have Paulie smuggle it across the border. :/:

The Treehouse network can reach all around the world. 8)

Rborist1
10-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Sounds like a plan!

woodworkingboy
10-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Love to run a ported one, mine being one of the few stock saws that I have.

Craig will have to go back and delete all his posts against saw mods. :lol:

Rborist1
10-02-2011, 03:15 PM
All I have is ported saws! I was just stirring the pot.

woodworkingboy
10-02-2011, 03:17 PM
Of course, but it took about two of your posts to see that. :)

gf beranek
10-02-2011, 03:37 PM
Looks hardly used.

woodworkingboy
10-02-2011, 03:43 PM
A big ported saw still breaking in while in your hands would be real cool.

CurSedVoyce
10-02-2011, 03:47 PM
Indeed!

Skwerl
10-02-2011, 04:49 PM
For those that may be faster or better at figuring shipping than I am, I just weighed the saw and it's 32.8 lbs. I will probably ship the bar separately since it's so long and I have extra chains and sprockets to add to the big box so I'm guessing the boxes will be as follows-
48" x4" tube or flat package approx 10 lbs
24"x16"x12" approx 30 lbs
I can ship from the UPS processing center in Longwood, FL 32750 or the FedEx office a block further down the street.

Skwerl
10-02-2011, 06:16 PM
Looks like it's sold to the Guido with the big gold chain. ;) We just have to figure out the logistics now. If Gary and Paul are willing to help, please contact me and/or Craig. I wasn't actually expecting it to sell so quickly so I'll need to shop for shipping supplies tomorrow after work.

CurSedVoyce
10-02-2011, 06:18 PM
The Tree House Rocks :thumbup: Nice score Craig!
Note to Brian....
USPS will be faster and cheaper.
Last thing I shipped took forever and cost too much.

Skwerl
10-02-2011, 07:21 PM
Now I can buy more stuff for the Mustang! http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/RockyJSquirrel/snoopy.gif

CurSedVoyce
10-02-2011, 07:42 PM
AHA MOTIVE ! :D

MasterBlaster
10-02-2011, 08:09 PM
I'd spend it on the bucket truck.

Skwerl
10-02-2011, 08:31 PM
I'd spend it on the bucket truck.

Well if you had one then you could. Mine is in great shape but I'll take your comment under advisement.

MasterBlaster
10-02-2011, 08:34 PM
An astute observation.

woodworkingboy
10-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Why do I hear "Highway to hell" playing, for both Brian and Craig?

Rborist1
10-02-2011, 09:37 PM
Thanks Brian, I will send off a cheque in the morning. Enjoy the cash for the stang, I will enjoy the saw.

I now have 2 088's. They are great saws for stump cuts. Heavy like the dickens though.

woodworkingboy
10-02-2011, 09:39 PM
To me it's the long bar that makes the 088 a heavy saw. Compared to yesteryear, pretty light really. Good luck with the new saw.

Old Monkey
10-02-2011, 09:41 PM
I must be old, because I don't feel bad for having lost out on that saw, smoking deal and all.

Ax-Man
10-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Now that you sold it Brian you will probaly need it next week or within the next month. Never fails after you sell something and it is gone, then you wish you had it back.

This was a good deal.

Skwerl
10-02-2011, 10:07 PM
Well if I were going to sell it anywhere other than here I would have started at $1500 and ended up around $1300 or so after bickering with some asshole who would probably rip me off if he could. Here I don't have those issues, and I'm getting $300 less than I paid for it. I'm good with that.

And I still have the 395 which rides on the truck full time. My torn bicep tendon (and now my right shoulder) prefers the smaller saws.

Rborist1
10-02-2011, 10:10 PM
Glad to have been of assistance. She is going to a good home. She will have to earn her keep though.

Ax-Man
10-02-2011, 10:13 PM
You are right on with that call. I hate selling stuff to the public. Always a hassle

stehansen
10-03-2011, 06:34 AM
We'll need some pictures of it being used though.

Rborist1
10-03-2011, 07:26 AM
I will see what I can do.

woodworkingboy
10-03-2011, 07:42 AM
Great purchase. Likely you won't be needing it at the mall?

Rborist1
10-03-2011, 08:16 AM
Great purchase. Likely you won't be needing it at the mall?

Nope, mostly all pruning at the mall. Exterior trees not interior. Hopefully we get it, it would be a big chunk of work for one of our crews this winter.

Al Smith
10-03-2011, 08:09 PM
Chances are great that big old saw will last a life time no more that it's likely to be used .

I just wonder if in time to come if these monster saws will become a thing of the past .I doubt seriously if world wide these or the 3120 Huskies have a geat amount being sold .

sotc
10-03-2011, 08:12 PM
Ok, I found a justification for it, send it my way:D

Skwerl
10-03-2011, 08:36 PM
Uh, ok Willie. Send me $1200 plus about $80 for shipping and it's yours. :/:

sotc
10-03-2011, 10:09 PM
Already did! And a box of cookies to seal the deal

okietreedude
10-03-2011, 10:31 PM
i figured the shipping to me and it was only $50. if its still on the table, im still interested

Skwerl
10-03-2011, 10:37 PM
I was picking on Willie, Craig bought it. :)

Paul B
10-03-2011, 10:44 PM
oops, just looked in on the thread. If it needs a ride across the border I could give it a shot, just dont clean it if thats the deal, hard to explain a spotless, used chainsaw, especially when firewood isnt allowed to transport across the line. Hell, ship it to HA and stick it in your carry on later this winter Rborist. :P

Rborist1
10-03-2011, 10:46 PM
Paulie,

Don't worry about it, I am just gonna have it shipped here via whoever Brian decides to ship it with. Thanks for the offer though.

Skwerl
10-03-2011, 10:50 PM
When dealing with Brian Wright for saw porting, he recommended using USPS. He said UPS sucks up there and border issues are much worse using them. I'll get it wrapped up and shipped out tomorrow I hope.

Rborist1
10-03-2011, 10:52 PM
Cheque is sent out tomorrow. Thanks again Brian.

Paul B
10-03-2011, 10:54 PM
USPS is mo better for import values AND no brokerage fees that the formal couriers charge for their bullshit paperwork. I shall give my brief example; Bought a $13 magnifier at Baileys, they shipped it UPS, UPS charged me $35 brokerage fee and Revenue Canada charged me $20 duty and import fee. So much for the deal on the tool.
With my recent eBay binge the USPS is most convenient with an amenable seller. Declared value for customs supposedly has nothing to do with insured value during shipping ;)

Rborist1
10-03-2011, 10:55 PM
What should one declare the value at in your opinion Paulie?

Paul B
10-03-2011, 10:56 PM
Cheque is sent out tomorrow. Thanks again Brian.

whats that? Some sort of Albertan word for Paypal? Hey, how's the new premier by the way, I heard its a lady, Ralph Klein having a conniption yet? :D

Rborist1
10-03-2011, 10:58 PM
Ralph has Alztimers.

Paul B
10-03-2011, 10:59 PM
Really? Thats not cool.

Al Smith
10-04-2011, 04:25 AM
I shipped a bunch of machine tool carbide inserts and assundry items to TW via USPS .Because the weight was over the limit for undeclared value I submtted it as a gift because that's basically what it was .

Skwerl
10-04-2011, 11:46 AM
Craig, I got the boxes shipped out this morning. I tried buying a shipping tube for the bar but they wanted $11 for it and it was too short anyway, so I cut a couple plywood strips and screwed them together. Total shipping came to $133! :O If you cover $100 of it then we'll call it good.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/RockyJSquirrel/IMG_1929.jpg

Rborist1
10-04-2011, 05:01 PM
Looks good, going to the bank to get a US money order, it will be sent off tomorrow. Thanks again buddy ol pal!

squisher
10-05-2011, 08:19 AM
Damn! When that saw shrivels and whithers over in Alberta land you can always send it over for a running now and then!

Lol.

Nice saw.

Rborist1
10-05-2011, 09:44 AM
Jealous Justin?

squisher
10-06-2011, 08:11 AM
Never!


Lol.

inbredJed
10-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Hey Brian: Do you like your 395? I got one with the big-bore jug in it about three months ago, and I really am not wild about mine. I'm pretty sure mine needs some work. I've only ported the cylinder on one saw in my life, and I'm a bit scared to wrench on this one. Any advice? Do you run a stock air-cleaner on yours?

Skwerl
10-06-2011, 08:06 PM
I absolutely love it! I bought mine new and had Bryan Wright port it about 6-8 months later. I put fuel in it and beat the piss out of it and little else. The original air filter gets checked about once every six months and I can sometimes get a little dust out of it with the air nozzle. I'm only running a 32" bar on it so it's a lot easier to manipulate than the big MS880, and has plenty of torque for all but the biggest and hardest trees. Here's the last time I used the 880, removing this live oak over a busy road.

CurSedVoyce
10-06-2011, 08:08 PM
Hella oak Brian .... Some nuggys came off that !

Skwerl
10-06-2011, 08:22 PM
That saw sure looks small in that last picture!

inbredJed
10-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Well done! Big tree. Big saws. I like it.

CurSedVoyce
10-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Bucket and crane as well.... :D

mryb
10-09-2011, 04:54 AM
And I still have the 395 which rides on the truck full time. My torn bicep tendon (and now my right shoulder) prefers the smaller saws.

Hi Brian, I don't have nothing torn yet, but I'll stick with my mint Stihl 056 Mag with a 24" bar. Hard to start though, too much compression cuz its not broke in yet. Three 6" pulls & 1 full one & she kicks off. No drop starting this one. Gotta have her on the ground with the foot in the handle...

Al Smith
10-10-2011, 07:20 AM
Rick I'll tell you a 5 dollar cure for an arm breaker .MS 460 rescue saw D handle .I've used others but have either broken them or they just plane don't work well .

A large powerfull saw in some applications is pleasure to operate but they aren't always a pleasure to start . Unfortunately I'm like about half the members of this forum with screwed up shoulders from a life time of abusing my body .What you do in your youth has a way of coming back to haunt you later in life .:(

Skwerl
10-10-2011, 03:19 PM
Speaking of starting big saws, I need to post a warning for Craig if he's still following this thread. When you start that 880, you want to hold the decomp button down with your thumb while pulling the starter handle. Otherwise it will pop closed on the first engine revolution and the starter handle will come to a very abrupt stop. It hurts, a lot. This saw has a lot of compression.

woodworkingboy
10-10-2011, 07:17 PM
Wonder what the compression reading would be? Some of the older saws had the compression button riding on a spring, you had to keep pressing them in when pulling on the starter. My 090G is that way.

Al Smith
10-11-2011, 07:23 AM
I'd imagine that saw is upwards of 180 PSI static .No doubt about it it could hurt you .

Rborist1
10-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Just picked me up a lil old package at the post office this evening. Thanks for the heads up Brian.

The saw made here no prob, just waiting on the bar now. She looks great! We have about 1.5 hours of bucking left on 2 large poplars that we removed today, so the 880 ported power head is gonna get a lil work out tomorrow morning with a 26 inch bar and chain off our stock 088.

Skwerl
10-12-2011, 06:52 PM
I was just cleaning up around my bench and I found a plastic chain guide that fits in the side cover. Not sure if it's off the 880 or one of my other saws. Check under the cover before you put the bar on. There's 7 and 8 pin 404 pitch sprockets in the small box.

Rborist1
10-12-2011, 07:07 PM
I wil give her a look over in the morning. Thanks again Brian.

Skwerl
10-12-2011, 07:14 PM
You're most welcome, Craig. Glad to see it going to a good home.

Burnham
10-13-2011, 10:32 AM
Happy days for all :).

26 inch bar on an 880 :O? Crazy talk :lol:.

sotc
10-13-2011, 10:36 AM
No doubt

lumberjack
10-13-2011, 10:37 AM
With a 21" bar, my KD880 would make a 24"cut in oak in mid 9 seconds with a factory chain.

Cut4fun
10-13-2011, 01:38 PM
Happy days for all :).

26 inch bar on an 880 :O? Crazy talk :lol:.

Oh those big saws like 16" to 21" too :lol: Just think of it as a vega or pinto with a big block in it.
I had 4 of the 084 at one time and 3 of them were ported. The 2 woods ported ones were on top of their game in small wood or 50" to 60" bar buried rip cutting hardwoods. I was told by new owners which own the longer bars.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/next084/20101054.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/084S/084b.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/084S/CopyofDN084013.jpg

Burnham
10-13-2011, 01:54 PM
If I think of it like a econobox with a big block...I come to the same conclusion: crazy talk :D.

Skwerl
10-13-2011, 03:19 PM
Got the check today. Thank you Craig! :)
Be sure and tell us how she performed today in her inaugural debut. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/RockyJSquirrel/snoopy.gif

mryb
10-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Rick I'll tell you a 5 dollar cure for an arm breaker .MS 460 rescue saw D handle .I've used others but have either broken them or they just plane don't work well .

A large powerfull saw in some applications is pleasure to operate but they aren't always a pleasure to start . Unfortunately I'm like about half the members of this forum with screwed up shoulders from a life time of abusing my body .What you do in your youth has a way of coming back to haunt you later in life .:(

Thanx Al for the info. Im also getting the thing modified. I'll check to see if they can put a decomp button in while their at it...

woodworkingboy
10-13-2011, 06:09 PM
I think Carl holds the record for the shortest bar on an 880. Straight jacket talk.

mryb
10-13-2011, 06:14 PM
Oh those big saws like 16" to 21" too :lol: Just think of it as a vega or pinto with a big block in it.
I had 4 of the 084 at one time and 3 of them were ported. The 2 woods ported ones were on top of their game in small wood or 50" to 60" bar buried rip cutting hardwoods. I was told by new owners which own the longer bars.

John Lambert somehow put a 14" bar on his 088. Funny as ****.

woodworkingboy
10-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Like to see it do a plunge cut on a ten inch tree!

Al Smith
10-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Im also getting the thing modified. I'll check to see if they can put a decomp button in while their at it...Is Dan going to do it ?

mryb
10-13-2011, 06:29 PM
Is Dan going to do it ?

Yes he is. You remember how good the 044 ran with the 36"er on it. He worked that one.

mryb
10-13-2011, 06:30 PM
Like to see it do a plunge cut on a ten inch tree!

Like a butter knife into a glass of water?

Cut4fun
10-13-2011, 06:56 PM
John Lambert somehow put a 14" bar on his 088. Funny as ****.

I cut a 66dl 16" bar for 084 down to ?? and 60dl chain with 11T big gear. Never measured the actual length, but 12" wood was pushing it.. Frank aka Gink runs it on his 880 now.

Found a pic. Middle bar.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/next084/Copyof084partsandbars004.jpg

Rborist1
10-13-2011, 10:56 PM
I will ask my foreman in the morning to see how she ran and let you know. I am glad that you got the $ safe and sound.

woodworkingboy
10-14-2011, 07:48 AM
A guy buys a modded 880 and doesn't use it himself. That is awesome management!

Burnham
10-14-2011, 09:18 AM
I cut a 66dl 16" bar for 084 down to ?? and 60dl chain with 11T big gear. Never measured the actual length, but 12" wood was pushing it.. Frank aka Gink runs it on his 880 now.

Found a pic. Middle bar.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/next084/Copyof084partsandbars004.jpg

I have to ask...why?

sotc
10-14-2011, 09:54 AM
For cutting square logs, duh:D

Al Smith
10-14-2011, 10:17 AM
Yep ,kinda silly but so is drag racing if you think about it .:)

Rborist1
10-14-2011, 10:30 AM
A guy buys a modded 880 and doesn't use it himself. That is awesome management!

I will get a chance to run her one day. The guys say that she was an awesome thing to behold!

Burnham
10-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Yep ,kinda silly but so is drag racing if you think about it .:)

I don't really have to think about it...I've been asking the same question about that sport too, since I was a kid. Ovals, as well :).

Now road track racing, that's another story :D. Maybe there is some cross-over in my perspective...the woods mod chainsaw vs. these cut fast but totally impractical beasts.

Cut4fun
10-14-2011, 03:57 PM
I forgot about this short roller nose bar I let go with this pop up piston woods ported work saw. PP084 Dan Henry ported. New owner making test cuts.
I seen him not make a cut all the way through on a 10x10 on 2nd cut at GTG.

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Skwerl
10-14-2011, 10:34 PM
I will get a chance to run her one day. The guys say that she was an awesome thing to behold!

Glad to hear it! If you want a laugh, let one of the new guys try to start it. :evil: