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New Toy - Chusky Chainsaw

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

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  1. oldspark

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    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?

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  5. oldspark

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    Oh jeez something else to fret over, Stihl doubles the warranty if you buy their Ultra with a new saw.
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    Thanks. Good to know what the future will bring with the saw.
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    "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.
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    Child & slave labor at $1.50/day pretty much covers it.
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    Have you been reading the comments about China in the "Made In U.S.A." thread? :smirk:
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    Nope - maybe I should??
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    But at least taxes are low.
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    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.
  14. oldspark

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

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    Looks like 11-12 in.Douglas Fir or Hemlock.
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    Here is the same saw as mine doing some cutting.



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    What is "ironbark"? Looks hard as nails.
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    I think I put some of that in my stove last night. >:-(
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    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
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    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.
  22. oldspark

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    It would make a good christmas gift for the right person.
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    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:
  25. MasterMech

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    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.
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