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Stihl chain saw

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by nrcrash, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. nrcrash

    nrcrash Member

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    Look at a used 038 and I was wondering what I should be paying for it or if it is worth it. The add reads- for sale older stihl 038 super chainsaw av 20 inch bar newer chain used once not as quiet as the newer saws $300

    I would appriciate any advice

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Not much advice but I always hesitate when they say it has been used only once.
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  3. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    038 is a good old saw. They were made for a long time. I don't think the super was as common as the av or mag. I believe they were 66-7 cc.

    I wouldn't pay $300 unless it was perfect. That saw is likely at least 20 years old. Probably wasn't $300 new.
  4. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    My guess would be that "only used once" means by the current owner, not since it was new.
  5. DexterDay

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    My guess is the "Newer Chain" was only used once.

    If it can be had for cheaper and its a decent runner, I would be interested.
  6. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I think he means only cut once with the new chain, which means its new anymore :p
  7. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    $ 200.00 tops, $ 250.00 if it's mint condition. For $ 300.00, I'm gonna pull the muffler, compression test it, & pull covers & caps to inspect fuel lines, seals, carb etc. If you squirm or hesitate at my inspection request I'm walkin. A C
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  8. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Here is a Gem... For that price (almost $700)!! I would buy a new MS 362! But these are some of the outrageous prices around me.. Stihl Holds There Value... But not that much :(

    http://cleveland.craigslist.org/tls/3212311957.html

    STIHL 076 Chainsaw - $625 (Brunswick, Ohio)

    Date: 2012-08-17,4:28PM EDT Reply to: xmfkt-3212311957@sale.craigslist.org

    STIHL 076 Chainsaw with 30" new bar & chain. 111cc "MONSTER",runs perfectly

    5I85L95Je3Fe3I93Hfc8hcc81dba33f92153b.jpg
  9. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Yea im thinking $200 for it, going by sight unseen. Forget how old the chain is, he could of hut the dirt for a split second and dulled that chain to sawdust capability.
  10. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    If he's asking $625, I wouldnt be offering "almost $700". :p

    Dealers around here would be asking $625 for that saw. Granted, they go over the saw, replace any worn parts, tune it, and offer a 30 - 90 day warranty.
  11. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Dex, that is a pretty good deal for that saw, if it's what I think it is. Look closely at the air cleaner cover, I'm pretty sure that is actually a 076AV 'Super'. The had a velocity stack between the carburetor and cylinder, which made the air cleaner cover sit up higher. If that is the case, that is a chitload of saw for $625.00. Looks like it's in decent condition too! I'd be all over that thing.
  12. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    If that saw is actually a 'Super' with the wrong air cleaner cover, that's one hard to find saw.
  13. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Did you look at the other photos in the link? One is a side shot, other is from the top...





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  14. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    yeah, the air filter cover looks to be sitting higher than a standard 076, that would be the giveaway. That's the main difference. you'd have to take off the carburetor to really be sure, but I am pretty sure that's a 'Super'. I've included a pic of the standard 076, and one of the 076 Super. Note the height of the air filter cover.....

    standard 076.jpg stihl 076 super with a HUGE bar.jpg
  15. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Dex, offer him $450.00 cash, and work from there. Check it over good, if that is a 'Super', it's worth a look.
  16. Highbeam

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    I know it is deceiving but a nice new white stihl bar does not make a nice new white stihl.

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