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1st chainsaw (sort of) -What do you think?

Post in 'The Gear' started by BillLion, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    The mod is the easy part. You must either have someone show you or learn from the innerwebs how to tune a saw. It will need adjusted after it is allowed to breath.

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  2. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    The worst offender I have ever witnessed was a 660. So much trying to escape the little exit hole.
  3. HDRock

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    I got that part down ,even got a tach
  4. That's why it's such a lame turd. 91cc's and an outlet the size of a pencil eraser.
  5. HittinSteel

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    Is that muffler silver like the 455 rancher? If so does the exhaust exit from the top of the muffler?
  6. MasterMech

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    They did the same thing to the 460. The fix is the same for both. The dual-port mufflers are so cheap to buy (and the AM ones are actually decent quality!) that its not worth playing with the stock muffler. Bolt on, tune up, and get to rippin'!
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  7. HDRock

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  8. Wildo

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    Where is the best place to get a tach on the cheap??
  9. HDRock

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    Yep
  10. clemsonfor

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    Goes out the top thu a port.
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    Amazon. I was. Going to get one. There like $15 for a corded ones.
  12. HittinSteel

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    I am not familiar with that muffler, but you may be a able to pry up the deflector with a screwdriver and then sneak in with a dremel bit and open the factory outlet then bend the deflector back down.

    A tach won't help you tune a muffler modded saw. You have to be able to hear the "4 stroke". Search that and there should be a good thread bast mastermech
  13. clemsonfor

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    Amazon. They have one for $15 I was going to get but put it off. It has the cord to wrap around the plug wire.
  14. HDRock

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    I'm Pretty good at ear tuning now, also
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    Okay starting my own thread so this isn't hijacked from Ohio all the way to Maine.
  17. HDRock

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    Ok ! we went off a little
    Any more questions ? :)
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  18. HDRock

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    ;hm
  19. bogydave

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    Nice saw
    Best safety advice, other than the PPE,
    when cutting with the saw,
    Don't rush or hurry , good stance & grip, no distractions .....& keep your head in the game.
    Your best safety tool is the gray matter between your ears ;)
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    Yes, maybe a little specific, but I am left-handed. Does that put me at a safety disadvantage?
  21. BillLion

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    Solid advice! That's exactly why I didn't buy the earmuffs I saw at the store that allows you to plug your mp3 player in. No distractions!
  22. MasterMech

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    Shouldn't matter if you use the saw right handed like everybody else. Right hand on the trigger. Left on the forward bar.
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  23. BillLion

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    Yeah, I guess that's the way to go. Probably awkward for me at first, but that's better than unsafe. Plus, slowing a beginner down may not be a bad thing!
  24. TreePointer

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    I'm left handed and operating a saw with right hand on the trigger has never been a problem.
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