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The Chinese Chainsaw Thread

dalmatiangirl61

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Sometime in the last few years one of the members here started a thread on a chinese chainsaw they got on ebay. I have been trying to find that thread, just not seeing it. I have a need for a "cheap" chainsaw and was wondering how that saw had worked out? Sorry, I forget which one of you it was.
 

uglyblue66

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Sometime in the last few years one of the members here started a thread on a chinese chainsaw they got on ebay. I have been trying to find that thread, just not seeing it. I have a need for a "cheap" chainsaw and was wondering how that saw had worked out? Sorry, I forget which one of you it was.
It was me.
And I used the saw a couple weeks ago and I still love it. Plenty of power.

It will smoke if you run the oil as perscribed if you get 1 like mine.I aint so sure they will be as easy to find because of the hurricanes and everyone wanting a saw.
The only thing that has happened is a squirrel must have wizzed on it while it was on the shelf in the shed and it stained it. I am just glad he didn't chew on it.I gota shoot more of them things before they eat the house down!
Mine is supposedly a 58 cc saw,this seems to be the nearest thing to it on ebay at the moment.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/52cc-22-ep...-4hp-engine-/323270179647?hash=item4b44677b3f
 

gdstew

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The 1st and 3rd pics----chain on backwards!

Long time ago, a major saw company printed a brochure with big close-up on the cover, it too had the chain on backwards
 

dalmatiangirl61

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The 1st and 3rd pics----chain on backwards!
Good! That is the way I'm thinking of running it!:D

Thanks ub66, I was wondering how it held up, its firewood cutting time again and I'm trying to come up with something to make the "processing" part of the job easier. Thinking of setting up something where I can cut smaller stuff quickly like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfNqmR4xcGo

Or maybe a table or conveyor section to do larger stuff. Anyways, I don't want to spend too much on a saw that might get hacked on or modified. Its the bending down with chainsaw that is really killing my back, need a better way.

The little Craftsman is still chugging away, been running it all week. Never got the Poulan running, so I left it in Tx. Think I might try the 45cc saw, probably easier to start.
 

I like oldstuff

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Back when I was selling saws etc., I bet there was at least 5 people per year that came back all pissed off that we screwed up sharpening their saw chain. One look at the drive teeth all peened over was the giveaway. Aah, you put it on backwards and ran it. Of course they said no way.

As the drive teeth were shot most of the time, they bought a new chain.
Same dealio with mower blades being put on upside down but those just needed a flip over.
 

gdstew

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A woman came into the shop, threw her saw on the counter, and demanded to see the boss. She wanted him to see what his employees did to her saw ( chain on backwards). I told her I would fix it but no, she wanted to see the boss! I told her I would get the boss and stated that HE would be surprised when HE found out what HE did. She backed down real quick when I got him and was a little embarrassed that she caused all that trouble.
 

dalmatiangirl61

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Picked up my new chinese chainsaw yesterday, did not even have to order it. I mentioned buying a cheap chainsaw at the watering hole a few weeks ago and one of the regulars piped up that he had a saw. He purchased it 2 years ago to cut down a tree that had fallen in the yard, then a neighbor offered to do the job for the firewood, so new saw just sat in the box. Craftsman brand, assembled in China, no telling where the parts came from. Question, note that in last pic the cardboard box and the carrying case were both designed to accept a saw with blade on left hand side of machine, yet internet search shows no left handed saw available, how odd.

Well instead of hacking on this one, maybe I'll see about trying to fix the old one (bar oiler never worked and will not idle) and use it for the hack job:D.
 

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snowshoveler

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Your new to you saw looks very much like an Echo built unit.
If so, it wont matter if it was built in China.
Fair play it will live a long long time.
They are not the fastest or fanciest but they do last forever.
Regards Chris
 

dalmatiangirl61

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I just did some digging into mfr, it looks like built by Zhejiang Pioneer Machinery & Electron Co., Ltd., of China, and imported by MTD. My old Craftsman is 36cc with 16" bar, I'm not going for really big trees so it has served me well. I pretty much just go for Pinyon pine, plenty of dead fallen and dead standing trees, most are 12" diameter or less.
 

dkamp

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My uncle had saw case like that for his big Jonsereds... it had a second scabbard, and when he set the saw in the case, the second scabbard held his 36" bar, while the 20" bar was on the saw. Both scabbards were the same length, the second bar just fit through the handle on the left side of the saw...

Anybody have any critical reports on the MS660 and 070/090 clones?
 

dalmatiangirl61

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Took the saw for a test ride today, I like it! Starts easier than old saw (less pulling), chain does not get slack every 15 minutes, and best of all, I could set it down to move a few logs and not have to re-start it!
 

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