So, who here is into chainsaws? I'm getting into it a bit.
Last year, did a bunch of clearing. First with a Stihl 280, then with a 441. Love that 441 with a 20" bar
Those were a friends. Time to buy my own real saw. The Stihl MTronic never worked properly with the 441 so I couldn't get what I really wanted. The 460 seemed like overkill so I went with a 362. Brand new, MTronic. Great saw, probably bigger and more powerful than most people will ever even see in their lifetimes.
However, I found it a little disappointing in power. Remember, I love insane power (almost unusable) in everything. So my quest began again for something bigger. Didn't want to drop $1300 into a new 660 but a 660 is what I really wanted. See one on EBay, guy sends me a video of it cutting, I wait him out for a lower price, it shows up on my doorstep yesterday. Tensioner is broken and chain has been sharpened by a ham fisted gorilla. All good. Get a new tensioner setup ($15) and chain from my local Stihl AgriParts supplier on the way home today. Put it together, feed it 50:1 premium Stihl synthetic blah blah, starts on a couple pulls and runs great.
Went full throttle on a 12" red oak log out back and it made my pants fit funny.
We are talking about a 92cc, 2-stroke, hand held dream maker
This thing is a bit older and has a few carb
tuning screws. Any real knowledge from you guys is welcome. Kind of a special area that few people know about, but figured I'd throw it up here in case there are any old saw tuners around here. There's talk of tuning in the cut, 4-stroking, etc on the arborist forums but not a lot of verbiage for the uninformed crowd (why can't everything just be fuel injected with a little computer that can be flashed?)