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    01-10-2017
    Holy frickin heart attack and a half. What is that? It looks incredible!
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    01-01-2017
    Deer steaks for new years day dinner it is. Wish it were elk steaks but it is what it is.
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    01-01-2017
    My dad and I made a vanilla bourbon stout a year back and it turned out pretty good. Im a big fan of stouts, porters and brown ales, but theres not many beers id say i dislike. The only ones i can say im not a real big fan of are lambics and shandys.
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    12-30-2016
    Hello folks. I specifically need a sprocket cover and tank housing for an older 048. I would also be interested in an 042/048 parts saw. A full wrap handle would also be nice but I think I might just make myself one. Thanks
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  • northwest saws's Avatar
    12-22-2016
    Hello folks, I am looking for a new old stock tank assembly for a Stihl 044 saw. I would also consider a tank in good used shape. I know im probably jumping into a long line of folks already waiting for the same thing but i figured id throw my hat into the ring. I am starting on an early 044 restoration and want to keep it as original as possible. Thanks
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  • northwest saws's Avatar
    03-26-2016
    northwest saws replied to a thread 064 stihl in Chainsaws!
    I'm still new to the site but I'll throw my 2 cents in. I've rebuilt and ran several 064's and 066's and like them both. If it's completely rebuilt and shiny I would say that $750 would be reasonable, but not for a used one. To me 600 is also a little high for a used one but if he fixed it up and did a good job I would be comfortable with the price. Don't get me wrong the 064's and 066's are great saws and I would use either before picking up a new ms660 or ms661 but like another member already mentioned the 064's are getting a little old. However, they aren't that old where they can't be reliable work saws, both of the duty stations on my district have 064's for large hazard tree felling and they run great and are early 90's saws. If that saw hasn't been rebuilt then I would be very wary of the bearings and seals starting to going bad, worn piston rings(low compression) and a gunked up carburetor. Probably a good bet that the clutch springs are pretty worn too. I would also be wary of how many aftermarket parts are on it, some aren't bad but there are a lot of junk Chinese parts being sold on eBay nowadays. Immediately from the picture you can see an aftermarket clutch cover so I would check with the guy on stuff like that. Personally for a used good running 064 I would be more comfortable in the 400-500 dollar range.
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  • northwest saws's Avatar
    03-12-2016
    I worked on a 20 man T2IA crew for close to 10 years and now i'm on a T2IA district crew that works more with engines.
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  • northwest saws's Avatar
    03-10-2016
    I see you already got a saw but thought I would add my 2 cents. Im new to the site but have ran several 460's and love them. The power to weight ratio is great and for the most part are tough little saws. The 660's have decent power but to me they are boat anchors. If you're milling or tripping some mondo trees the 660's will do the job buy I prefer an early 066 over the newer 660 if I need a saw for those previously mentioned purposes. Or better yet an 084, 088 0r 880 for milling!
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    03-10-2016
    I did on the elk river crew over 10 years ago but I work for the forest service now.
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    03-10-2016
    Up in northern Idaho near a little place called Clearwater, it's a couple hours from Lewiston.
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  • northwest saws's Avatar
    03-09-2016
    Hello all, my name is Ryan & I just joined the forum. I work on a wildland fire crew most of the year but in my off season I rebuild saws and do miscellaneous repair work.
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About northwest saws
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I work on a wildland fire crew most of the year but in my off season I rebuild and repair saws.
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Northern Idaho
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Rebuilding saws, welding, rock crawling, baseball cards
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U.S.F.S. Senior Firefighter

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