New Toy - Chusky Chainsaw

Post in 'The Gear' started by BrotherBart, Nov 30, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    If the oil bottle says mix it with 2 1/2 gallons thats what I do, why do any thing different? Is there a reason to do so?
     

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Expand Collapse
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    32,382
    Likes Received:
    9,609
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Never had one of those little bottles except what came with my weedwackers. I buy gallon jugs. Another interesting thing is that this manual and the Zenoah manual both say to use motor oil for bar oil. Like I did for forty years until just a few years ago.

    The 50:1 mixes and tacky bar oil have "EPA" written all over them.

    Read something by a former engineer at Husky one time that said the engineer's assignment was to design a saw that would run on 50:1 long enough to get it out of warranty.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. WoodNStuff

    WoodNStuff
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    South Central WI
    I don't know. Just when I think all is going just fine, I then read some post about mixing 25:1 or 32:1. I'm mixing 40:1. Makes me wonder.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. Thistle

    Thistle
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    2,234
    Loc:
    Central IA
    HAHA I'm pretty sure my stock Poulan 62cc Super 380 w/13,500RPM would run that saw into the ground also.Check out some of that guy's other videos.He's a pro timber faller up in B.C.,Canada.Really knows his stuff.A couple close calls like everyone else,but everything worked out OK.Apparantly he builds & mods saws on the side also.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Oh jeez something else to fret over, Stihl doubles the warranty if you buy their Ultra with a new saw.
     
  6. CaddyUser

    CaddyUser
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    4
    Loc:
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Expand Collapse
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    32,382
    Likes Received:
    9,609
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Thanks. Good to know what the future will bring with the saw.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,131
    Likes Received:
    5,853
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    "WILD THING - I think I luv you." :lol:

    Looking forward to a review after you get that thing broke in. A mid 50cc saw at 90 bean pods?? Delivered? I don't know how they can do it.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. Thistle

    Thistle
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    2,234
    Loc:
    Central IA
    Child & slave labor at $1.50/day pretty much covers it.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,740
    Likes Received:
    17
    Loc:
    Just Outside the Blue Line
    Have you been reading the comments about China in the "Made In U.S.A." thread? :smirk:
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. Jags

    Jags
    Expand Collapse
    Moderate Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    17,131
    Likes Received:
    5,853
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Nope - maybe I should??
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  12. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,740
    Likes Received:
    17
    Loc:
    Just Outside the Blue Line
    But at least taxes are low.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  13. wkpoor

    wkpoor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,854
    Likes Received:
    82
    Loc:
    Amanda, OH
    I put a stop watch on your vid. I get 7secs. Pretty bad for a 62cc saw. I have a 45cc Husky that will cut 11dia cherry in 4secs. How big was that log and what was it.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  14. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    I thought it was slow also but how good is the chain?
     
  15. Thistle

    Thistle
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    2,234
    Loc:
    Central IA
    Looks like 11-12 in.Douglas Fir or Hemlock.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Expand Collapse
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    32,382
    Likes Received:
    9,609
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Here is the same saw as mine doing some cutting.



     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  17. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,740
    Likes Received:
    17
    Loc:
    Just Outside the Blue Line
    What is "ironbark"? Looks hard as nails.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  18. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,740
    Likes Received:
    17
    Loc:
    Just Outside the Blue Line
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Expand Collapse
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    32,382
    Likes Received:
    9,609
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    I think I put some of that in my stove last night. >:-(
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  20. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    714
    Loc:
    West Michigan
    I'll put my little old used 026 up against that saw any day, but for $90.00 I may get one for fun. A C
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  21. mayhem

    mayhem
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,938
    Likes Received:
    4
    Loc:
    Peru, MA
    Good loaner and backup saw. Keeps your good saw in better shape if your friends and family aren't using it. Also a good first saw for basic yard cleanup and 1-2 cord a year woodburners. Abuse it, put it away hot and wet and if it dies after a few years you really don't give a damn.

    Watching those videos , I think my old 42cc Craftsman (a Wild Thing in a forest green case) would run with it or maybe faster in the cut. The 346XP and 359 would be no contest but in all fairness I wouldn't expect a sub $100 saw to keep up with $500-600 machines in the same general cc range.

    Be interesting to see if it gets better as it breaks in over the first 10-12 tanks of fuel and and how it responds to the more common 2 stroke mods like opening the muiffler and maybe a base gasket-ectomy.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  22. oldspark

    oldspark
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    It would make a good christmas gift for the right person.
     
  23. Danno77

    Danno77
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    704
    Loc:
    Hamilton, IL
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Expand Collapse
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    32,382
    Likes Received:
    9,609
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Same saw except the breather cover is like the D45.

    Fact of life folks. Every one of these things from 33cc to 58cc are the same dang saw. With a different stroke length. Look at hundreds of them and they are going to be just alike except a different color sometimes. Just like when Honda took a shot at outsourcing the manufacturing of the GX engines, Zenoah did it with their saws. And when they changed their minds and went home they ran into the problem that the Chinese owned the tooling and the plants. Not them.

    In the court fights all the Japanese won was making them take the labels off of them.

    BTW: Just finished tuning it. Sucker screams. May blow up, but it will be screaming when it does it. :lol:
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  25. MasterMech

    MasterMech
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    BB if your implying that the "Honda Clones" coming from Chinese manufacturers are the same quality as the genuine article then I have to disagree. They might stamp the valve covers the same shape and copy the rest of the externals for appearance but after hundreds of hours (they seldom make it to thousands) in the field, the differences become very apparent.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page