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And so the big saw becomes the medium saw...

Post in 'The Gear' started by jeffesonm, May 3, 2013.

  1. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Saw an ad on craigslist this afternoon for a moving sale a few miles away and one of the photos had what looked to be a good size saw in it. I've already got enough wood for years and between the 180c and 036 I haven't met anything I couldn't cut, but I figured it was best to take a ride over anyhow.

    Gentleman had a decent looking 660 magnum with 32" bar... started up in a few pulls, idles nice, but the chain was too dull to really cut much. He did let me take the [stock] muffler off and take a look at the piston, which looked pretty mint.

    After a bit of talking I ended up bring it home with six extra chains for $450. Air filter was a bit dirty but the plug looked good and it pulled 160 psi.

    Can't wait to go cut some wood!
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    Still some good life left in these...
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    New big saw with now medium saw...
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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great deal & score. ! ! ;ex

    Some one was looking for a chain storage system.
    Could you give a couple pictures of the chains & the rack .

    Definitely some sharpening to do before you make chips fly ::P
    Nice pics.

    ms660.jpg
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  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Nice score! That is a beast of a saw there. I have the same MS180 / 036 lineup now and I agree that it is a good one. Add the 660 and you are nearly invincible! Good luck with it.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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  5. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Oops, sorry about that, fixed it.

    I will get some more pics of the chain holder but it's basically just one board set against another with a little handle cut into top.
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang, heck of a deal on that saw. :)
  7. Can't argue with that as a three saw plan :) And the 660 is a great way to dispose of any fuel that's getting a little old.
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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Stole that sucker. Congrats.
  9. Bigfoot

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    WOW, IM so jealous. I want a 660 too, lol I should save an extra $500 and just be on the look out for one, might take a year to find a deal but its possible.
    160psi & mint piston, too cool. I'd like to hear your thoughts about it once you get a real chance to use it. The only saw I have ever really used is a ms441 and wow, it had so much power, amazing, now a 660, it must feel like a Ferrari in your hands...
  10. I'd put a few bucks aside and watch for a 026. They can be had cheap and are very handy. Big saws are fun but the little saws are just as useful.

    I actually wanted a 440 when I bought my 660 but the dealer sold the 660 to me for less than what I would have paid if I ordered the 441. Since I already had a smaller saw I figured why not?

    It doesn't take long to get the air filter dirty on that saw.
  11. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    $450 for a 660....... What a steal!!!

    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to CAD ;)
  12. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    You did very well. Nice score
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  13. geoff1969

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    strange how specifications change , just looking through the new stihl catalogue , stihl 660 magnum displacement 91.6 cm3 - power out put 5.7kw/7.6 hp.
  14. That's because you don't live where the EPA controls the size of the holes in your muffler. And fines anyone who sells a tool to adjust your carb.
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  15. geoff1969

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    yeh i supose that could be part reason for it ....
  16. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    Not a big deal, it's easily fixed with a dremel :cool:
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  17. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Here are some more pics of the chain rack. They still seem to get snagged among each other so I will probably just put a nail in the wall and hang them up.

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  18. nate379

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    No kidding. I paid almost $800 for mine!

  19. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Got a chance to test it out this AM. A few observations...

    1. This thing is heavy. The 180c is a toy and the 036 is quite comfortable carry around in the woods and use all day, but you have to seriously lug around the 660/32". Thinking I might swap in the 20" from the 036 and give that a go.

    2. This thing is thirsty. It takes what seems like a quart of oil and a gallon of gas.

    3. This thing is serious. I had the entire bar buried in the crotch of a white oak and it didn't even slow down.... just kept right on cutting. It's like the 180c cutting a 4" limb or the 036 cutting a 16" branch, except it's a 30" trunk. Nice to get the big stuff in one shot.

    4. I need some bigger trees to cut. Behind my house is a pretty mature forest and there are some big ones out there, it's just a matter of time before mother nature does her thing so I can do mine.

    5. I probably didn't need this saw. But hey, it was a good deal and will be nice to have on the occasions I use it.

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  20. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Impressive!
    Use the 660 all day, build muscles ,

    At the price you got it for, not many of us could pass up the deal.
    Could flip it for a profit pretty quick too.
  21. Thistle

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    Nice to be able to tackle anything that comes your way now without hesitating,isn't it? ;)
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  22. DexterDay

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    $475 + shipping? ;)
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  23. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking saw and a great deal! It'll be nice to have around just in case
  24. Stlshrk

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    That is a steal my man! Congrats, and a cold beer for you.
  25. Everyone needs a 90cc class saw. I have two that I don't 'really' need. :)
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