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Stihl 028 super

Post in 'The Gear' started by Caseihmech, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Caseihmech

    Caseihmech New Member

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    http://kpr.craigslist.org/tls/3610054544.html

    So I saw this on Craig's list and was wondering what you guys could tell me about this series of saws. What would be a good price to try and get it for? What do you guys think price for parts would be?

    Any help and advice would be very much appreciated.

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  2. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    I don't know anything about that particular saw but it looks like there are lots of parts available.

    Pull start:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Stihl-028WB-...381?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589aa05725
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Stihl-028WB-...622?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5898ce43ae
    http://store.chainsawr.com/search?q=stihl 028 recoil

    Handle:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Stihl-028WB-...428?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58914f973c
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Stihl-OEM-02...755?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257ac950eb
    http://store.chainsawr.com/search?q=stihl 028 handle


    Personally, I'd lowball them and see what happens. If the thing "took a fall out of a tree with him", wouldn't be a big loss if you don't get it. But then again, I'm super cheap :)

    If you end up getting an older saw, I've found chainsawr.com to be a great source for parts. Seem to be pretty fair prices too (compared to some on ebay)
  3. Caseihmech

    Caseihmech New Member

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    Thanks very much burnt3. I just emailed they guy to see about meeting up and looking at the saw.

    It looks decent for falling out of a tree. And parts seem to be easy to find.

    I will see what he has to say about it. Maybe I will get lucky and it will be a deal I cant pass up on.

    Wonder how long I can hide it in the garage without the girlfriend finding out? Or maybe the question is how long will I be on the couch when she does find out?
  4. rwhite

    rwhite Minister of Fire

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    Used to use one at work and it was a screamer! Great saw. IMO it had the weight of my 026 (a bit heavier) with the power of a 034. I would love to have one.
  5. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    The 028 was what we replaced the 031s with (after they stopped making them) when I was at the tree company, almost as bullet proof as an 031.
  6. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    The Super is the best of the 028 saws (there were three sizes of the 028). It has a tad more power than a 260, with a tad more weight. It has a pro-style engine with mag cases and cylinder top, which is a big plus. Parts are cheap on Ebay, which is unusual for Stihl saws. I would replace the starter and J-B weld the handle (works great on that type of plastic).

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