new to me saw, might pick up tonight 038 magnum

pyroholic Posted By pyroholic, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

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  1. pyroholic

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    Thinking of picking up a saw I found. 038mag, above average shape, brand new 20" bar/chain.

    Asking 425, thinking of offering $350. Any thoughts on this saw and it's price? Gotta be a nice upgrade from the 290.
     
  2. MasterMech

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    Awesome saw. Built like a tank and runs like a big-block. (72 cc)

    Get a bigger gas can. ;) ;lol
     
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    That's what I was hoping to hear. How about the price? It doesn't seem like a steal, but not a rip either to me.

    Edit: also have the 290 sold for $300. New in 12/2012, 20", 2 yellow box and one green box chain.

    Seems like an easy choice for a $100 upgrade.
     
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    Ragged out 290's go for $300 around here. I'd be a buyer up to $400. Sell your 290 and pony up the extra Benjamin and enjoy.
     
  5. MasterMech

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    Right about where it should be assuming it isn't beat up. I'd give $350 for a good 038 Mag. (For my own use)
     
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    Yeah, motion seconded! With that MS270 in the stable, the MS290 sure won't be missed. ;)
     
  7. pyroholic

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    I'm gonna go and get her now. Finally got to a saw on CL first! Saw has been held for me since 7am today.

    I leave the 270 at my Dad's for him, and the 031 needs a carb and clutch. But, with the 170 (good little saw) and an 038 mag wearing both 20" and 32" as needed I'll be a happy wood cutter.
     
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    I'm heading there now, thanks for the help!
     
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    Short of measuring the piston how can you be sure an 038 mag is really a magnum? (it's easy to swap covers/nameplates)
     
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    Pull the trigger. ::-)
     
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    Got it for $400, very clean saw, runs great. Pics coming.
     
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    That's a pretty good deal... There are pretty good deals on "Another Site".

    I picked up an 044 For $350!! Just got a new 372xp delivered yesterday... Don't want to even post the price. :) less than 5 tanks of fuel total...

    CL has good deals. But there are better deals to be had from Forums like these

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    I don't even know the price...but I'm pretty sure I should hate you right now.
     
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    Umm Dex...... You suck:p Nice grab on the 372, I'm betting that's a wicked beastie there. We expect a full report, assuming you're actually gonna get that one dirty. A C
     
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    Pretty happy with it so far. Haven't cut much, but did slice up a round into cookies. Not a ton of R's, but a ton of torque. Can't wait to get a 28" or 32" bar and go play. Starting to think about keeping the 290 too. You can't really have too many saws can you?
     
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    Is there a good place online to pick up a 32" bar with a couple chains, or is the local dealer the best bet? Will this saw benefit from full or half skip chain, or will it pull a fully toothed chain fine?
     
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    Why 32"? (I would personally prefer the 28") Actually, I'd pick up a 24/25" to run on it too if you do go with the 32". Wouldn't want the 32" on it unless you really needed it. Ideally I'd have a 20" and a 28" setup for it and call it good. Similar to what I'm running on my 460's. It should pull full comp chain just fine but I'd consider a skip chain instead. Especially when bar length gets to 28"+. Full comp chain can start choking on it's own chips in long cuts.


    Told ya. ;) You could always step it up to an 8 pin rim for more chain speed. If it's not running a rim sprocket already, that would be something I would look into doing.

    It's always hard to part with a saw. :( Especially if it has been good to you. But really I see no place for it in your stable anymore. And 290's sell exceptionally well if cleaned up purdy like and the bar has "Farm Boss" clearly legible on it. ;) Next you'll be picking up an 026/260/261 to replace that MS270. ;lol
     
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    I know you are right about that!


    As to 'why 32'? Just because it can. I'm sure the 20" will be plenty most of the time, but figured if I have to step up for a biggun', might as well be able to go all the way. Plus it will just be cool.

    Not all of my decisions are made for practical reasons.
     
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    Those are some good looking saws dexter.

    Any suggestions on where to get some parts/accessories? Need air filter, dogs, 28-32" bar with skip chains and both a 7 and 8 pin rim sprocket.

    My 038 mag says Made in West Germany, but I've see seen pics of other 038 mags with Made in Brazil on them. What's the difference? Parts all the same, or will I need to indicate its place of manufacture?
     
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    Pics anyone?
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    Looking good! Check out treestuff.com
     
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    Jofuls local dealer is cheaper than most online places i have seen!!

    But you just missed Baileys Onlines free shipping weekend this last weekend. Their prices are decent but shipping is bad. I dont have a local dealer and i get stuff online vs having to drive 30 mins to town (that i dont work in) when THEIR open, or an hour the other way to the next town. I often pay more online with shipping in some cases than some for various things not just chain saw related cause i dont feel like spending the gas and hour round trip looking for it in town, or the big town with a 2 hour round trip.

    I work in the woods, not in a town and so i cant even combine it usually with a trip home from work. Sometimes i swing through the big town while at work for things but its still hard. And i hate TRAFFIC even though augusta does not have traffic by big city standards it does when you live in the country!
     
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    I guess I know nothing about an 038, but I'll say 20" is almost too much bar for my 036 Pro. It can turn it, but one must cut painfully slow, once you get the nose buried.

    I would be looking at 80+ cc saws, if I wanted to run a 28" or larger bar. I have a 28" on my 064, and it works very well. Waiting on an under-powered saw sucks!
     
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    I agree i dont think i would want to really run that saw with a 32"er!! With full skip it would be doable but thats it, just to cut the few big trees.

    20" is where that saw should be, and you can go to i would say like 28" with a skip chain.
     
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