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075 Stihl

Post in 'The Gear' started by thewoodlands, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. smokinj

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    Yes you could........Some of the best deals on the best saws I have seen! Good for you Zap, should make a castle instead of a cabin. ;)

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  2. Bocefus78

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    WOW! Holy saw score batman! Now you need a couple more alaskan's and a couple other people to push those things thru some wood! Can you imagine the sound of all three of those things wide open for hours at a time?!?! :eek: Soon Zap is going to be looking at a kiln! :cool:
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  3. thewoodlands

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    Bocefus, I'll be happier once they have gone thru the saw (075) then call me telling me everything is fine. Looks like this weekend will be a raining one, the forecast is for 2-4 inches so that will cancel any milling.

    All I need once the saw is confirmed good is the 36 inch bar for it with some new ripping chains, I don't think you can change the sprocket so you can run the same chains the 660 does.

    zap
  4. smokinj

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    Pretty sure you can I rember a thread on it over at the other site. Now its not going to be exactly the same chain. 3/8 .063 but your grinder will be the same set-up. It probally has a 404 on it now it it takes a bigger wheel. Oh and have you priced a 36 inch large mount stihl? :) (Go 41 or 41) ;)
  5. lukem

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    I'm just giving you a hard time. I probably would have snapped them up too. They will only appreciate in value.

    Don't blow out your shoulder starting those monsters...corrective surgery will suck up all your profits ;lol
  6. thewoodlands

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    It's my back I'll worry about.
    zap
  7. ScotO

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    almost broke my fingers starting mine one time......learned there's a 'way' to start them and haven't had that problem again.....knock on wood.:p
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  8. smokinj

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    Its called decomp.....Never forget it more than once. Flood one and your going to be just as sorry! ;)
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  9. thewoodlands

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    SO, Stihl just sent me the manual via email so I'll look through it so I have some idea how to start it.

    Smokin, I'm not close to being use to the choke & on switch yet, thought I flooded it last night but it finally took off.

    zap
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  10. Jags

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    Make sure you are into the compression stroke and then pull with conviction. In a past life, I had to crank up an old 110 Mac on several occasions. It had a bad habit of pulling back every bit as hard as I was pulling on it. I started using the tips of my fingers so that if it did pull back, it would pull the rope out of my hand vs my arm out of the socket.
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  11. ScotO

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    that's exactly it! SmokinJ, I took the decomp valves out of my saws, jags nailed it!
  12. Jags

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    Its the same method when kick starting a heavily modified two stroke 4 wheeler. I watched my bike pick up a 350 pound guy and throw him over the handle bars (messed up his ankle pretty good, as well)
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  13. smokinj

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    Only happens once! ;) Sign of a great saw though!
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  14. thewoodlands

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    If you push in the decomp on the 075 then it won't start do you need to push it in again before you try and restart it.

    zap
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    It should pop almost every pull. If it does not then check it out good maybe a shot of w-d.
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  17. ScotO

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    I've seen those decomp valves carbon up so bad that when you pushed them in, they wouldn't pop back out. ;)
  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I am a bit confused. Are you saying that if you use the decomp - you can't get the saw to start?

    The decomp should "reset" or pop out any time the engine fires. If its not running, reset the decomp and give it another pull.
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    I bet. I seen a few of the tree service saws around here and everything on them is bad. Really shows up when you look at there cuts..
  20. thewoodlands

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    No Jags, just asking about if it won't start do I need to push it in each time.

    zap
  21. lukem

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    Push it in each time it pops out until she's running. My 361 will pop the decomp on every pull whether it fires/coughs or not.
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    You will only miss it once! ;)
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    Nope - if it is working properly, it won't pop out (reset) until the engine at least fires. If the engine does "pop", yet does not start, then you will need to reset the decomp.

    Edit - It appears that some saws (as with Lukes post above) will pop the decomp out with each pull. Mine does not. Only if the saw "fires"...and I do believe that is the true way it is supposed to work.
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    No doubt. If you miss it and the decomp resets...at your next pull, you WILL notice it (and wonder why your arm now hurts).
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    Does that mean my decomp is busted? Either way it seems to do the job, maybe just not as well as it could? I have no intention to fix it, but am curious.

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