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    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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    3 Hours 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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    13 Hours 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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    14 Hours 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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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    2 Days 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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    2 Days Ago
    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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    3 Days Ago
    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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    3 Days Ago
    Nice job and very good camera work .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Happy New Year!!!! in Odds and Ends
    Happy and prosperous new year to everyone!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Where I live we have not had a snow accumulation over 5 inches which didn't stay long before it warmed up and melted . New years eve,went to dinner with friends didn't drink a drop.I refuse to be a reason for the Ohio State highway patrol to justify overtime.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    My lady made a damned good beef roast last night .Coming up is the traditional pork and sauerkraut for new years day .
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    3 Weeks Ago
    In review I've used just about every method except taking a big slice out of it with a snipe like shown on those big Douglas firs and redwoods .On those I wouldn't have a clue how to put one on the ground safely . Fact being I've never even seen trees of those sizes .
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    Was his name Pedro?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    Those pirates are pretty crafty in their methods .Evidently by connections from previous calls they use a method that connects hard drive ip's with phone numbers . Those trying ransomware if they are successful in 1 percent of their attempts it works out for them very well .It's just a different method used to rob people than by gun point using Hi-tech methods . You can Google it and figure out how they do it but once you cut to the chase the best thing is just not click on a link unless you know it's for real and don't call a phone number asking for help because that ties your phone number to your harddrive .
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    Not a problem here but I have had a problem originating from clicking on a link from facebook .Sons a bees tried to tie me up with ransomware .I fixed it myself . Just beware of calls ending in 0000 with some clown who talks very bad English .It uses a 501-502 -503 prefix number and for all intents is untraceable although I did get it traced to some area near the California Mexican border in proximity to San Diego ...
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Fun, fun, fun! Thanks so much for posting the video! Congrats Levi and Merry Christmas MasterBlaster!!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Hey, I thought you were feeling some Florida Keys a couple of years ago. Come on down, we don't need no stinking lift down here. Top, call the office, we may have an offer you would like to consider. PM if you want the number.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Goofball, if you want to play, you must PAY!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Coffee Break in Odds and Ends
    It's similar to what I use at work for"free " climbing steel .Always tied in .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    You get into to some of that stuff and old farts like myself use "old school" terminoligy. Like welding rod.We used to call 7024 as jet rod,7028 which is a variation of 7018 as atomic arc .11018 as T1 rod etc . Certain specialty steels such as stress proof ,Thompson shafting and others may or may not have a degree of weldability .Any more I have to look them up to find out , forgot . Tool steels like 4140,A2 or o2 can be hardened or normalized a zillion times if you do it right .Mild steel can never be hardened unless you infuse some carbon into it .--and it goes on and on .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    You don't really need hardened steel for a wedge .If you do though you might try 11018 TI type steel .Only use stringer passes ,do not weave a cover pass .On each side run an annealing bead .-- just one method of several .Preheat too .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    ---not to mention a lot of work----
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    12-09-2016
    Merry Christmas!!
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    12-08-2016
    Okay, I just bought 10 tickets! I paid through the donation button at the top of the page. MB will have to confirm!
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    12-08-2016
    Sounds like fun! I'm in! Reminds me of the ol Ekka days when his daughter would pull the winning ticket! CAN I JUST PAY THROUGH MASTERBLASTER'S ACCOUNT?
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    12-08-2016
    Al Smith replied to a thread How is an 038 Mag in Chainsaws!
    Now then,the model .The 028,038 042 and 048 were all built on the same design.Fact some of the parts,like the oil pump is interchangable .They might be considered as antiquated but if you think about it they were made for the long haul .Many are still in service after 20 some years of usage . Of those models the 028 and 038 are the most popular and the supply of parts ,after market or OEM is plentiful or at least in these parts .The 038 mag and the 380/381 are basically the same saw although those models were not sold in north America basically because they could not pass EPA emissions tests .Any Stihl dealer worth a pinch of coon chit should be able to get the parts .
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    12-08-2016
    Al Smith replied to a thread How is an 038 Mag in Chainsaws!
    If I could figure out why my freakin e-mail won't send I could send a file with the part numbers.My son the I-T guru will be here around Christmas time then maybe I can do something. I think I have them on a CD as well as scanned from paper IPL's .
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    12-05-2016
    Indeed it is! Come and you will work! :lol:
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    12-05-2016
    For sure, come on down!
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    12-05-2016
    :):)Thor, Happy Birthday!!!
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    12-05-2016
    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Hell in Odds and Ends
    New shovel,new gloves,new saw,new chain and new tractor.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    11-30-2016
    Al Smith replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    I don't know how you would start a 200T unless you did drop it .There isn't a place to put your foot .
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