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New saw, MS-290

Post in 'The Gear' started by Stihlmike, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Gonna buy a diesel soon. Have a lifted F-150 FX4 SuperCrew now. :) It aint bad
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  2. MasterMech

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    It is best to buy saws in the winter when the spouse is readily aware and appreciative of the "free" heat coming from the stove. ;)
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  3. Stihlmike

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    i knew you had a lifted truck. LOL i will get a truck soon but it will be a beater for sure.
  4. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Yea if u run them dry they will die when u hit throttle or not idle right till fuel flows. That's normal
  5. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    I have 2 trucks. But both are not worth what some of the "wood beaters " on here would bring!!!
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats. I love my 290. Wait till that warranty is up. I haven't touched mine. Still have a year on the warranty.
  7. Start searching CL for deals. Otherwise you'll go broke if stricken with CAD.
  8. Stihlmike

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    I will have to wait until i get the stove installed and the wood hauling truck before CAD can set it. It is kind of like a vaccine right now. Once all of those are taken care of I cant promise I wont get that addiction. I think the farmboss is perfect for my current needs. It handled the 14-16" diameter tree very well. The real test will come with the big boy I have dropped but stuck on another tree. It is about an 18" diameter so we shall see.

    I have a 6 by 8 trailer that i can use, but not quite sure the neon would be up to that task. I think it would drag on the ground with a load. LOL
  9. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Yea I think it would. The 4x8 will cause my ranger to come close to dragging when it and the bed is loaded. Well heck the bed can load the truck till I. Sits on axle but the trailer alone will come close.
  10. Stihlmike

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    Cut 2 more truck loads with her this weekend, saw ran great. Think I got a good one. Started perfect every time, and really saves time. Glad I went to a bigger saw.

    Here is what I have so far, still need to split and figure out where I am going to put the wood. Thinking of putting the wood along side my garage for now and tarp it until I can get up enough money to put a lean too off of the garage. I want to double this in the next few weeks, and have it ready for next year. Going to work at installing the burner as well, but most likely will not use it until next year, or if I can get some seasoned wood brought in. I may look into ordering half of my normal oil, and order the rest in seasoned split wood, and let the wood I am cutting now season for use next year. I imagine I will go through about 5-6 chords of wood next year. And am shooting for this much by winter.

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  11. Stihlmike

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    Don't mind the weeds around the house, and edges of other items. I got the grass cut yesterday but did not get a chance to do the trimming. And yest that half dead tree behind the house to the left of the chimney is asking for it, but I will be contacting a professional on that one. ;)
  12. clemsonfor

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    Weeds I didn't notice them!! I had weeds last week. Knee high and taller! In a few spots that I had been avoiding.
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  13. TreePointer

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    You're too modest--that wood looks great with that handsome white house behind it.

    My #1 priority is to get it stacked OFF THE GROUND. If it's on the ground, tarping will not matter.
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  14. Foragefarmer

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    I like the tractor rim fire ring.

    The chimney on your house must have one heck of a flashing job since it is at the bottom of a valley.
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  15. Stihlmike

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    This is just the temporary spot for the wood. Going to get some pallets and such before I split. Just have to be sure where I want to store the wood.

    We have a cleared lot adjacent to this that is .3 acres and thought about starting the "next years" wood piles over there.

    I bought the house June 2011 and moved in, October 2011. 3 bed room, one bath, kitchen, dining, and den. Roughly 1700-1800 sq feet.

    Completely remodeled the inside of it. Didn't do much to the outside yet. The location is perfect for me. I have a class a wild trout stream within walking distance, and another overly stocked trout stream about a mile down the road. I have shot deer within sight of the house in archery, and harvested my first spring turkey about a quarter mile away. Natural spring coming off of the mountain witha cement trough at the bottom, Found out that back in they day it had a "spring house" over it.

    4 apple trees and 3 pear trees grace my yard. 2 car detached garage and an 8 x 10 shed. It sits on .8 acres of land, and is bordered by 1000's of acres of ground opend to public hunting.

    All for the price of $51,000. Gotta love rural Pennsylvania :) I have a lower mortgage payment and a "like new" house inside. Not the prettiest house out there, or the newest but I am working at it, and it works for me.


    We put about 5,000 or so into the remodle job. I believe we spent around 2500 in oil last year. Have plans for a wrap around deck in the L where the wood is but that will come. Money is a bit tight right now.

    It has that camp/homey vibe about it with the location and it is almost a sin not to put a woodburner in it ;)
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  16. TreePointer

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    Stihlmike, you are such a kidder. We all know there's nothing like that in PA, silly. Everthing in PA is urban jungle, abandoned dirty industrial sites, and suburban sprawl.




    [ Mike, please stop telling everyone about our little piece of paradise. The arsehats from from outside will move in and ruin everything ] :)
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  17. redRover

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    Three questions:
    1. 51k????? Is this a typo or not?
    2. How old is the house/what's the insulation like? It looks to be from the 30s if I had to guess.
    3. What are the property taxes like, if you don't mind my asking?
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  18. Stihlmike

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    that was the offer they excepted. We had to finance a bit more. Not exactly sure on the age, but I think 20's or 30's. I think the taxes are around 400 or so.

    Sorry Tree pointer ;)
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    'tis true. Just about done chewing up my original RM3 loop, only use it for down and dirty stuff. Happy with my 290, but might try to mod it when I get my busted up husky working again. Only been at this a coupla years though, never have run a pro saw. I have a feeling running one would quickly cost me 500 bucks. ;)
  20. MasterMech

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    400 in property taxes...... Crazy. I pay 10 times that and I live in the "low rent" part of the area.
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  21. Stihlmike

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    Got withdrawls from my saw, had in house chores yesterday, I have to watch the baby this evening until 7:00, and I will be giving a fly fishing presentation near Pittsburgh tomorow, have to meet a guy and deliver his fly order on Thursday at 6:00, looks like I wont be cutting until Friday, and the weekend. Didn't think this would get that addicting. ;)
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    You have only encountered the tip of the Iceberg Grasshopper ! Stay very far away from 70 cc saws ,and never ,but never run a ported saw !!::P,;ex
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  23. clemsonfor

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    Unless your buying a used pro saw there a bit more than $500.
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  24. DexterDay

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    They dont have to be that much
    I would have given that 361 to any member for $350 last week. But it went to a member on another site. Thats cheap for a clean low hour 361
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  25. clemsonfor

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    Oh yea I know they can be had for less but did not know what he meant. I took it as new.

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