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Got a new toy!!

Post in 'The Gear' started by BobUrban, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    3G73Ld3Md5Ib5G75Mfd1v2ff10abd87f6193f[1].jpg 3nb3Ma3lb5E15F35Mcd1ve50442479ab91c20[1].jpg 036%20(15)[1].jpg IMG-20130201-00215[1].jpg Found this one on CL and then again on Arboristsite. Local guy in my hometown. Met him today and it started with one pull. I am very pleased and think, if maintained, this is all the saw I will ever need to keep my house warm for many years to come!!

    He is a saw guy for sure and did a little work on this saw to make it new again. Here is part of the add:

    New Stihl OEM parts include:
    crank seals
    base gasket
    air filter
    oil line
    fuel line
    starter rope
    carb kit
    impulse line (tygon)


    The saw did not have an air leak and held vac/pressure. However, I put seals in so this saw would be 100% and last someone a long time. This saw needs nothing! The piston and cylinder are original factory parts and look like new (see pic). Compression is around 170psi.

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Holy compression Batman! Not bad for a bone stock 036, not bad at all.

    That saw is going to make your Husq. 350 feel inadequate.;lol

    EDIT: Watch out for DexterDay. Heard he has his wife dress up as a cat burglar at night to swipe more 036's to add to his collection. ;)

    DOUBLE EDIT: Does it have an ElastoStart handle on the starter rope? (Orange ring on top of the handle) That will make it much smoother to pull.
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  3. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    MM - this thing is just a bad news saw!! I am far from a saw junkie and know many of you have some really awesome saws but this thing just has some torque!! I am so excited to let er' eat this weekend!!
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  4. Careful, saws are addictive. ;)


    Looks like a well cared for saw. Congrats.
  5. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Love it when it's done right. :cool:
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  6. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Yea the pic of the piston and the compression sold me. I was reluctant to buy a used saw but this was about 1/2 the new equivelent and pre EPA. Like a new saw at 1/2 price really, and the way I use and maintain them I am thinking it will last. Besides, I needed a Stihl!!

    Oh, and I know about addictions - I can only shoot one longbow at a time but have a dozen or so and lets not even start with guns!!

    Hopefully I can just keep saws as tools - although, can you have enough tools??? :)

    MM - Yes on the Elastostart - I am going to learn a lot owning this saw
  7. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    we expect a full report WITH PICS after your 'virgin' run with your saw......
    175lbs compression from a stock build? Are you sure he didn't do a squish band removal on that puppy? Sounds like it to me!
  8. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Scotty - I have no clue?? Really not even totally sure what you are talking about to be honest. All I know is he has a lot of saws(Stihl) and sells some from time to time. He has a great rep on the Arborist site and told me to call him if I ever need saw help. As a tinker but not a motor head I am sure he may get a call some day. My current saw has not tuning options so I may nees his help from time to time.

    Silly question but is this 50:1 like my husky so I can just run the same gas??

    From my minimal research the 20" bar is fine for this saw and can handle up to 24" if I ever need it to fell a bigun' is this true from those in the know? I plan to run it with the 20" as I have the 18" on my Husky and may take that to 16" after I wear out some chains.
  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    50:1 would be fine in that 036. I would, however, be using a higher octane fuel with that higher compression (92-93 or higher). Just to be getting the best performance out of it.

    Squish band removal is where the take the part of the cylinder that rests on the case and mill off the little 'compression band' that dimples the gasket.......it makes the combustion chamber smaller, thus bumping up compression.

    With that kind of compression, that 036 will rip!
  10. fabsroman

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    I am somewhat lucky in that I only have a single compound bow, a single recurve, and a single crossbow. Now guns, fishing rods, bicycles, and saws, that is a different matter. Never in my life did I think I would own more than a single chainsaw. Now, I already have #3 and #4 in mind.
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    Real gem of a find there Bob! I recently picked one up also and am very impressed with it, but your's is much nicer looking than mine! One thing to check that I didn't see mentioned in the list of repairs/upgrades is the sprocket and bearing. The 034 & 036 saws had a problem in that they used the same "small regular" sprocket bearing as most of the saws under them. Over time, they had problems wearing out causing the sprocket to wobble, and possibly leading to worse damage to the crankshaft and safety brake band parts. Sure enough, when I checked mine, it fit loose and had a good wobble to it. Just push on the left and right sides of the sprocket alternately and see if you have play in it. I ordered the "new large bearing" and rim sprocket hub off ebay (or from your dealer) and replaced mine. I was lucky that there was no wear on my shaft and the new bearing/sprocket fit nice with no play. I'm sure you'll enjoy that baby, I've been cutting regular with mine.

    PS: I also put the 360Pro Zama compensating carb and larger air filter on mine (your's might already have one depending on how old it is, mine was an early one and didn't). Had to rig some longer carb bolts, a modified fuel filter, and aftermarket larger air filter cover, but it realy runs nice. If interested I'll PM you some photos.
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    Nice find!

    I'd be thinking a base gasket delete to get that compression....but the ad says new base gasket. Maybe by gasket he meant a fresh bead of permatex :)

    Again, great saw in great condition!
  13. There are two cl sellers here that rebuild saws. They usually want well more than 1/2 of retail for saws that aren't in anywhere near that condition. And they don't use oem parts.
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    Congrats ! I'm jealous :p
  15. BobUrban

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    Thanks guys - I will get some pics of it doing it's thing this Saturday. I will also check the bearing(s) mentioned. I am guessing(hoping) it's tight as this guy is rather thorough and really seems to know saws - Stihl saws. When I told him I was running a Husky he said that word was a sin around his place! Joking of course.

    I only fired it up and pulled the trigger a few times but the torque compared to my 50cc was the wow factor.
  16. DexterDay

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    I love my 036 (All 3 of them)!!!

    That is a damn fine saw you have there. More than adequate for just a firewood cutter.

    It has the best power to weight ratio. IMO
  17. MasterMech

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    Yes. But I'd mix high octane to get the most from the 036 with that kind of compression.​

    24" will be no problem at all for an 036, especially one that's especially athletic like yours.

    Dex, you really need to get your hands on an MS361. ;)
  18. DexterDay

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    If I NEED more, then I have a 460 Mag :cool:

    (I am on the lookout, but the minimal difference is hard to justify)
  19. osagebow

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    Nice score! Now if we could just figure out how to carve a chainsaw OUT of wood instead of vice versa:p

    ....

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