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Thread: Stihl MS650 -- broken -- rebuild?

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    Thanks for the prodding on the pictures. The shop manager is a good friend of Alex...he just sent us pictures. Now that I see the damage we are just going to get them to fix the trigger assy and put it back together. And run it as is.

    Thanks for chiming in, guys...good advice.
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    You know those really hard stump cuts down under the bushes and against the fence where there's no air movement and the hot exhaust is choking you out? Well, the saw is breathing that same hot exhaust air instead of clean, cool air. On those tough stump cuts have your groundman grab the blower and run it while aiming it at the saw starter cover (where the saw draws in fresh air). If he stands in the right spot he can send cool air past your face as well and not blow sawdust in your face. This will allow the saw and you to have a little more oxygen and not get as hot.

    This works for all saws, not just saws with broken cooling fins.
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    hahha...what an awesome idea. I LOVE that. I HATE cutting stumps. That might just make it bearable.

    Thanks. Here are some picts from the job:
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    I would do the same repair, Gary. Just my 5cents.
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    Run er till she breaks.

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    Yep.
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    In other words, drive it like I stole it!!!

    (I still like Brian's way to cool the sawyer...errrr, I mean, saw )
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    Prop your blower, let the groundman keep working.

    An oscillating sprinkler in dry weather to wet the area, keep dust down can help a lot with grinding. Stumping, probably the same. At least hose the area down, if easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    Prop your blower, let the groundman keep working.
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    Seems most of the time when I get to the stump most of the crew is just standing there waiting for me to finish the cut anyway. It gives one of them something useful to do instead of standing there watching me sweat.
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    most of the crew is just standing there waiting for me to finish the cut anyway.
    Delegate that easy stuff.

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