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How'd I do? (stihl 026)

Post in 'The Gear' started by mikefrommaine, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Just picked up a 026. Not the pro version but it has the adjustable carb. Riveted name plate. Almost new bar and chain. Runs great and easy to start, everything works as it should. Had to give $47 for it.

    Don't really need it but I figure to keep it and sell my 029s and be money ahead.

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  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    $47 for an 026, that is insane. Congrats.
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  3. JustWood

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    That is insane if it runs well !_g_g_g:eek:
  4. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I'd pay $47 even if it needed a complete overhaul.
  5. Blackcountyburner

    Blackcountyburner New Member

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    Hi,
    At any age that must be the buy of the year so far.
    Over here an 18" Rapid Super full chisel saw chain for a 026 is £32.28 !!!

    Your complete saw cost £29.71 :) :) :) Well done, as we say over here Hats off to you sir.​
    Regards Tim. ​
  6. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    What did you do, beat the guy up, throw $47 bucks on the ground, and run away with the saw????;) That's is NUTTY!
  7. missedbass

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    Want to double your money?:)
  8. He was only asking $100 (£63) offered 45 and settled on 47! Would have paid the asking price. Saw it on cl last night and was the first to respond.

    Be nice to your wife divorce sales are expensive.
  9. missedbass

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    right place at the right time--enjoy it
  10. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Give ya $48 for it. :p
  11. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Sweet deal Mike, way to go!
  12. Got a chance to look it over. The throttle interlock isn't working. Haven't taken it apart yet. I assume it's broken.

    I'm going to pick up new filters and a plug before I cut with it much. Anything else I should replace?

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  13. NH_Wood

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    I'm a fan of putting in a carb kit in a used saw with unknown history - very cheap, easy, and can alleviate a lot of frustration. Too many folks leave state, untreated gas in the saw for a long time. If you are changing the fuel filter (good idea), I'd throuw in a new fuel line at the same time - same reasons as above. Cheers!
  14. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    If it runs, cuts, and everything else operates as advertised (chainbrake, interlock, choke lever, starter, etc) then I think you're done. Enjoy.

    Of course if that's not the case, report back and we'll get you fixed up. ;)
  15. Got the saw apart to replace the fuel line which was rotted. I could also see the impulse line was a little gooey so I took the handle off to replace it. Alls well and will have the parts tomorrow. But I have what looks to be an extra piece :(
    It was on the clutch side behind the front av mount.

    Any ideas what it is?
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    Best I can tell it was Sitting here
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