Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-04-2008, 10:39 AM
RockRunner's Avatar
RockRunner RockRunner is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roxborough
Posts: 4,395
Default Chainsaw needed

Two seasons we bought the biggest chainsaw Sears had, I thought it was to small but the wife said it was OK. Went to start it this weekend and nothing.........has spark but no fuel delivery. I called around to have it "tuned and sharpened" and got some crazy prices back if any at all.

Our Ace Hardware will not work on 2 stroke motors anymore. Chatfield time rental wants $89 plus parts and $8.50 to sharpen the chain. Other places will not work on it because Sears does not carry parts for it anymore, checked online and it is true.

So now I have a 3 year old chainsaw that does not work and cost more that half the purchase price to fix if they have the parts.

I am going to buy a Stihl or Husky, does anyone have one sitting around they aren't using that I can buy??? No more than 2 years old and must run good. I am looking at the Stihl 250 or 270 Cb that are around $350 so let me know.

I am not looking for a household saw as we cut 4-6 cords of wood a year.
__________________
Thanks T aka Tom KR0MPS

Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRunner;
keys = Man that is a whole story


TLCA #6136
Going under the knife again !

85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped No more slow lane for me
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-04-2008, 04:29 PM
CardinalFJ60's Avatar
CardinalFJ60 CardinalFJ60 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 1,540
Default did ya' call Earl's Saw Shop?

This outfit is in Boulder and does alllll kinds of 2-stroke work. they fixed up my 15 year old Mantis mini-tiller for like $90 (new they are like $300). If you haven't called them, perhaps they can work on it for you.

uh...no help on a chainsaw...sorry...me and my <1/4acre don't need one.

HTH
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-04-2008, 08:30 PM
Uncle Ben's Avatar
Uncle Ben Uncle Ben is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisville, Colorado
Posts: 13,111
Send a message via AIM to Uncle Ben
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CardinalFJ60 View Post
This outfit is in Boulder and does alllll kinds of 2-stroke work. they fixed up my 15 year old Mantis mini-tiller for like $90 (new they are like $300). If you haven't called them, perhaps they can work on it for you.

uh...no help on a chainsaw...sorry...me and my <1/4acre don't need one.

HTH
Earl's works on all small engines. I have used them for years and I do a lot of business with them! The pole saw I recently got from Red Chili for an awesome price was gummed up and wouldn't start. John (Earl's replaced the carb, cleaned and adjusted the whole unit and sharpened the chain....my cost $85! We have two other pole saws exactly like that one and that one runs the best of all three! There is a reason Earl's killed all the other small engine shops in Boulder County....they are just that good!
__________________
KUBN
Kevin
TLCA #3007
Northside!

Colorado Trail Patrol
Stay on the Trail!
I'm the God-fearing, gun-toting, American flag-waving, conservative you were warned about!
Quote:
Originally Posted by AxleIke View Post
I need an FJ40....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red_Chili View Post
Cruisers are superior
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-04-2008, 10:16 PM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 3,879
Default

Can't help you with your search but if you buy a new Stihl I'd get the 290.

I have one with the 20" bar and I've been very happy with it. My only complaint is when falling something big (75'+) I wished I'd got a little bigger saw. But for cutting whats already on the ground I've never had a complaint.
__________________
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-04-2008, 11:51 PM
Uncle Ben's Avatar
Uncle Ben Uncle Ben is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisville, Colorado
Posts: 13,111
Send a message via AIM to Uncle Ben
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corbet View Post
Can't help you with your search but if you buy a new Stihl I'd get the 290.

I have one with the 20" bar and I've been very happy with it. My only complaint is when falling something big (75'+) I wished I'd got a little bigger saw. But for cutting whats already on the ground I've never had a complaint.
Go orange and never look back! Husky's and Stihl's will do everything you ask of them!
__________________
KUBN
Kevin
TLCA #3007
Northside!

Colorado Trail Patrol
Stay on the Trail!
I'm the God-fearing, gun-toting, American flag-waving, conservative you were warned about!
Quote:
Originally Posted by AxleIke View Post
I need an FJ40....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red_Chili View Post
Cruisers are superior
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-05-2008, 08:59 AM
SteveH SteveH is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Colo Springs
Posts: 1,273
Default

For 350+, you should be able to get a Husqvarna 455 rancher on sale somewhere. I have a 55 rancher (the 455s predecessor) and am very happy with it. I had owned about 4 other cheap saws, and just couldn't take it any more. The engineering and execution of Husky or Stihl simply leaves the others way behind.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-05-2008, 12:47 PM
Hulk's Avatar
Hulk Hulk is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Side!
Posts: 11,375
Send a message via AIM to Hulk
Default

FYI: You can get Husqvarna chainsaws at Murdoch's.
__________________
Matt Farr, Centennial, Colorado | Webmaster: TLCA.org
1996 FZJ80 TLCA #4189 WRDY
www.rustybrain.com/cruisers my Rising Sun bio Facebook Twitter Need satellite Internet? Check out: Exede Internet

If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-05-2008, 12:56 PM
Bruce Miller's Avatar
Bruce Miller Bruce Miller is offline
Trail Ready
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Raton, New Mexico
Posts: 403
Default Stihl

We have a Stihl 360 and cut 5+ cords of wood each year. You can get chain sharpening instructions on line if your local Stihl dealer won't show you. The only way to go is to sharpen the chain yourself. That way, wherever you're at, you can keep a keen edge on the chain. You will work less with a sharp chain. Sharpening is a simple task although once a year or so you'll need to perform additional chain maintenance. Good Luck!
__________________
WDW/ZF2KN

1991 FJ80 converted to an HDT with an A442, Safari intercooler, 3" exhaust, factory Toyota subtank, 3" lift, 285's, Warn 9500xi, rear drawer system, 42qt Engel fridge. This rig is currently for sale
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-05-2008, 12:58 PM
Red_Chili's Avatar
Red_Chili Red_Chili is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 8,409
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Ben View Post
The pole saw I recently got from Red Chili for an awesome price was gummed up and wouldn't start.

I'm sorry, UB...
__________________
-Bill Morgan
Heb Dduw, heb ddim; Duw a digon
Abnormally aspirated
KDRCH
Bio Page
I'm that gun-totin', farm-raised, evangelical, pro-environment, OHV ridin'/drivin', Southern civil rights pro-labor Liberal yo' momma told you couldn't possibly exist.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-05-2008, 01:13 PM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 3,879
Default Free Wood, U-cut, U-haul

I got my first start to this winter's wood today. Might have to go and make another trip.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.