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3 of a Kind (Stihl 036)

Post in 'The Gear' started by DexterDay, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Or a "Triple Threat!" Call it what you will ;)

    I had a very nice (Mint) 036 I got from an older gentleman at work last year. That was the beginning of my Loving relationship with Stihl. Quickly sold all of my Husqvarnas (4) and got a MS192-T, an MS-460 Mag, and as of the last 3 weeks, two more 036's.

    One was on Craigslist 2 weeks ago and the other from eBay for about (PRO Model)

    After getting these other two 036's. I notice now that my original 036 may be a PRO model? It has the same carb and air filter as the PRO I just got, has a de-comp button, and also felling lines on the top cover?

    Any insight as to whether it may or may not be a PRO model? I asked the old guy at work at he said it was about a decade ago, he took it to the Shop, and he thought it had PRO on the filter cover, but he was unsure. He never really knew how good of a saw he had anyways (IMO).

    But now that I have 3 of them, one will stay Stock, and the other 2 will likely become slightly modified.

    (Pics to prove it happened/ Notice the Decomp on the 2 saws, different name plates, filter cover locks, felling lines, and carb/filter (no pics) also, they are terrible phone pics :()


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  2. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    I say just order a "PRO" label, stick'er on there, and its a PRO! ;) Only other difference to check might be AV enhances.............. one of the other guys might know. Check those against your plain one. Now you just need to ditch those Forester bars and get some nice Stihl ones........... I'd be happy to dispose of them for you..............;lol
  3. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    The only differenc between a pro and no pro is the decomp and adjustable oiler. The carb change went for a normal to compensating over the years of the model run. They should all have the felling lines. This was a pro saw from the beginnings

    Only thing better than 3 036's is three Husqvarna 371/372's

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  4. DexterDay

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    Yeah. All 3 have felling lines!!! Doh...

    I ordered 4 Pro Stickers.

    Even the one without the Decomp has an adjustable oiler? But has a different carb, filter, and locking filter cover? And also a darker "Orange" color.

    Im about 99% positive I have had a Pro for over a year, but didnt know it? Im slappin a damn sticker on it :)
  5. DexterDay

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    I definitely wanna run a 372 with a 16" !!! Come get that wood and bring me one of those to run through a round or two ;)
  6. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Dexter you have a serious problem,I think you should send one of those my way n I will help you overcome your obsession!
  7. DexterDay

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    I know ;em

    I may sell one... Or give my MS-260 I just rebuilt to my Father. Unsure...?? Dad really wants a saw :)
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  8. MasterMech

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    How about a nice 036 with an Elastostart handle and de-comp valve? ;)

    I'd be robbin' that Stihl ES bar for your minty 036 Pro. Especially if it's the wide nose version.

    And for the non-decomp, off-color 036? Oh mod city for that one. Let us know who gets to take the grinder to those ports. ::-)
  9. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Feeling the Heat

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    Yes your original is a pro. The non decomp is just an older model. Not sure about the adj oiler, unless the early pro models had no decomps or like the 066 might have been a mid year model change. (got some of the "new" parts but not all).

    The carb is just older. The newer carbs are what they call the itellicarb, it compensates for a plugged/dirty air filter. That was a model run change, and because of the different air filter for the compensating port, it uses a different air filter. That's just because they are newer. Color of the plastic is just due to the age of the saw, no biggie...

    I'd personally mod the best looking one. And once you mod it, you won't use the other two.....
  10. Freakingstang

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    Wide nose on a 036 is like 36" mud tires on an S-10, looks cool but is pointless and extra weight to lug around. The wide noses are meant for larger saws that do primarily bore cutting as that is where a lot of wear on the tip comes from. It's also a bigger nose to get caught up on something in a woodpile, ya know that thing called kickback?
  11. MasterMech

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    034 ;) and 036 are plenty big enough do a bunch of plunge/bore cutting for felling purposes. PPE and experience are my preferred method of dealing with kickback, not compromising the performance of the saw.

    Funny with the S-10/36" mudder comparison. Bought a '84 Nissan pickup that had 32" tires on it when I was in my teens. Looked cool (the tires are not why I bought the truck) but the 90HP Z24 (2.4L) Just didn't have it in it to run those at highway speed all the time. Swapped 'em out for stock size rubber and drove the hell outta that truck.
  12. Freakingstang

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    You lost me there. You aren't compromising any performance with a skinny nose bar. The are more kickback friendly and are a little lighter. On a 036 sized saw, it should be light, its a tweener saw, its not a 50cc saw and it isnt a 70cc saw. A fully dressed 036/20" is within a few ounces of a 371/372 or an 044. When bore cutting, you need power and speed, that alot of times the 036 wont offer, of course i dont reccommend joe homeowner doing borecuts from watching it on youtube. 034? Put a 036 top end on it already! :) The only purpose of the wide nose is for extended bore cutting use to save the bar, Like logger use... Where you are cutting hundreds of trees a day, the wide and longer nose takes the wear instead of the bar.
  13. DexterDay

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    I have quite a few roller ES Bars (all white is a 25" painted) and not pictured are the 2 20" ES bars that came with each of the 036's.

    For the amount of cutting I do and my OCD, when the bar os worn out, I will spend another $29 (thats shipped with a chain). So for the cost of an Oregon Pro-lite with chain, I can get 3 el cheapo's. :( I know its not the best train of thought, but they have worked thus far.

    (Add two beat up 20" ES bars to these)
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  14. Boog

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    I have always wondered if hanging the big bars with a chain was good for the chain. I used to do the same, but stopped from wondering if that was adding a single point stress on the chain that it normally does not encounter. Now I just hang the bars and keep the chains in plastic containers with WD-40 sprayed over them.
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  15. MasterMech

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    Now that's some OCD right there. ;)

    With all the stress of a 10,000+ RPM engine yanking that chain through a log that might contain who knows what, I was never too concerned about hanging a 5 lb bar via the chain. Now I wouldn't hang it on a nail through the bar stud opening, might wear the hole oblong or something. ==c
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    We'll, I sort of figured that might be the reality of the situation. However, that's the problem with being a Histologist/Electron Microscopist by training, I see the world around me at the microscopic and molecular level all the time. Always think'in/OCD'in about whats happening to them little molecules.............. that bar stud opening will definitly get deformed hanging on that nail over time................. geologic time! :p That's ok, my chains like it just where they are protected in their containers with a WD-40 coating.
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  17. Freakingstang

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    Just wait til I get hone and snap a pic of my "rack of bars". Too many bars on each hook to put a bunch of chains on. Have another rack for 050 chains in 16", 20", 24/25", 28" and 36".

    Why not just hang the bar on the hook/nail and loop the chain over the same hook so the weight of the bar isn't suspended on the chain?
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    y'all have too many chainsaws and bars.
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  19. MasterMech

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    Hogwash. That is inconceivable! :p
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    I agree, a person only needs one really good saw............... well maybe two, a limber and felling/bucker. Anything over that is just plain pretentious. :rolleyes:
  21. DexterDay

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    And preposterous!!

    But I still want more ;) LOL

    Thats like saying you have to much wood, or stoves, or tools, or cars, or (fill in the blank)!!

    No such thing. :)
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    That's what I've done for years.Except I use either 2 or 3 inch drywall or deck screws,whatever I have the most of at the time.Still keeps chain untangled compared to bunched up in a box or bucket taking up floor space.
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  23. StihlHead

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    I do the same, but for the reason of keeping dust off the chain and keeping them oiled. I keep my loops in HD zip lock bags with a squirt of oil or WD40 on them. I mark the bags with a sharpie and toss whatever size/type loop I need into my Husky box when I go out cutting. Bars I keep in a long cardboard box. Out of site, and out of thieves' beady little warped minds. Biggest reason I sold down my much larger CAD collection was the constant threat of theft. Chainsaws are the highest quality bait here in the PNW.
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    One more 460 and you'll have a full house.
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    And you are one to talk.... you might have more saws than I do! :)

    On a side note, dad got a mint 034 from my uncle's death. He asked me if I wanted it, but as much as I did, dad needed a saw and I know it would have been taken taken care of in his hands. I know if did not have a decomp on it, but did not even think to checkto see if it had an adj oiler or not.
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