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    Awesome Nick! We also looked for years. It looks huge! Have fun with it!
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    3 Days Ago
    Eh, standard questions.
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    3 Days Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    It could be any number of things but all related to fuel delivery .Cracked fuel line,plugged filter ,plugged up carb . Might be as simple as just a little turn of the carb jets.
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    6 Days Ago
    When ours go in the drink, it is usually salt water. UGH
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    vharrison replied to a thread where are my glasses? in Gear Forum
    https://jet.com/product/detail/b9e7401bb6b84adf9e441cad265ef936?jcmp=pla:bng:nj_health_beauty:health_beauty_personal_care:na:PLA_276073317_1218258892802698_kwd-4579740807623108:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15 I have these, they are around my neck when I need them! Not good for tree work, but around and about. Jay, let us know how the surgery helps!
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    1 Week Ago
    BURN, DON'T GIVE UP AND LEAVE. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE.:whine::whine:
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    I can't get my messages. It says they are there, but nada when I go to read them.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Which Chainsaw in Climbing Forum
    E-bay used to be full of the lower ends of 020 and 200T's with cooked cylinders for 50 bucks and up .This was before somebody made an after market piston and cylinder .Otherwise if a saw shop rebuilt it you'd have nearly the price of a new saw .If you did it yourself it would be around 300 US dollars . About the time Stihl stopped making them people must have thought they were gold and the prices went through the roof .
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    3 Weeks Ago
    You might say we are a well rounded group of tree workers. Well rounded peeps talk about all kinds of things. 8)8)
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Fall Arrest Harnesses in Gear Forum
    I think the one I sent Butch a couple or years ago was MSA. It's a pain in the azz to get on but it works .I think I have three myself at the present time .I have a long torso so it takes a largersize to fit me ,Any thing shorter I tend to sing in a higher note .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Blond haired blue eyed Viking women might have something to do with it. :D
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    4 Weeks Ago
    ABB-Asea Brown Boveri is like Stihl a multi national company .They like Stihl have an an excellent reputation world wide .It would be in their best interests to not let less than good products reach the consumer . There is much more than just labor costs involved when these companies decide to move their operations to less developed countries .Taxes for one thing as well as environmental issues .As far as China goes right after WW2 Japan was noted for making in essence cheap junk.That's changed because for the most part it's good stuff now of days .I imagine China will be the same way eventually. It might be noteworthy to mention in the auto industry labor costs in Japan are not that much different than the USA .Of course it costs more to live in Japan and the standard of living is a little less .Germany is the same way from those I have worked with from Germany .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Yes indeed there are several systems .I knew that but thanks .--I use it mainly for food stuffs .I won't buy any food from China or Mexico . I just love fresh berries .This time of year it's too early for California or Florida .The only thing then is south of the border .I won't buy from Mexico but I do buy from Chile .Just the bull headed way I am .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    They all jumped on the band wagon. ABB a Swedish firm who builds among other things industrial robots now builds them in China .On those I haven't noticed anything different . You have to remember Stihl is world wide .I haven't noticed much difference in those built in Germany ,Virginia Beach USA or Brazil .Not mind you I'm even impressed a little bit with China but it's probably OK stuff .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Cory, we have found the disc is very good with palm fronds. The engine is a Perkins 225 hp; there was an upgrade to a Cummins that was just out of reach for us. Our colors are Black and Yellow, but this is the first one painted black. The decals in yellow look good though.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison started a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Thought ya'll might enjoy seeing the new chipper that just arrived the other day!
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    I had a chance to buy an older Shopsmith once but the guy backed out .Instead I bought a 4HP 12" direct drive cast iron top table saw with more value in cutters ,shaper heads ,dado blades and Freud blades than what I paid for the saw Circa 1968 Craftsman that sold new for $1800 ,set me back $600 for the whole lot .Some of those blades retailed for over 100 a pop .Right place ,right time ---- It's not an Oliver but does pretty good for what it is .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    FWIW the usual bar code prefix on Chinese stuff is 690 to 695 .USA and Canada 00 to 13 .You can do a Google and get the rest of them .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I think any 100 cc and larger saws are rare to find for the simple fact they were expensive and weren't needed in most cases .
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    01-14-2017
    I only know of one J-red 1020 and that's in the collection of Rick Helsel .Strangely Partner was not a popular Chainsaw brand in this area but the concrete saws were . In keeping with the topic of this thread I find them to be well made considering the time period .
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    01-14-2017
    There's a lot of merit in being able to get parts .More so for those who make a living with a chainsaw . Myself being merely a casual user it's not such a big deal but every so often you get into uncharted territory on some models .As I type in my garage are two rather rare models being a pair of Partner p100 saws .One sold under the McCulloch name of Super Pro 1000 the other Partner P100 Super .I know next to nothing about them so it's a learning process and a hunt for parts . Restoration type stuff is not for everyone just a few of us gearheads who might be totally insane .That's my story and I'm sticking to it :D
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    01-14-2017
    Nice job and very good camera work .
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