$76 chainsaw

Greg58

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I’ve been seeing a lot of the Chinese chainsaws on eBay so I did some YouTube searches and found several videos, after watching a few I decided to do a test myself. The saw I ordered is listed as a 62cc 20” bar that looks to be a STIHL copy. I searched every saw in the 62cc size and bought the lowest price one I could find, more info to come.
 

Greg58

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The saw came in Saturday while we were out of town, I opened it last night and guess what? It’s not a 62cc engine it’s a 52cc, you can see it on the cylinder casting near the base. I kinda figured the saw would be no different than the bike engine that’s why I ordered the lowest cost saw listed. I’ll get it assembled and see how it runs when it stops raining here.
 

Greg58

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Parts for this saw are low priced on eBay, a carb is less than $10, at that price why rebuild it. A coil is $6-$8. I have learned that the sellers use the Chinese displacement game on saws like they do on bike engines, from what I've found on the net they may advertise a saw as a 58cc, 62cc or 75cc but all are 52cc. I removed the muffler and used a zip tie through the port and raised the piston to mark the back of it, mine is a 52cc.
 

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Kind of funny, but jacked up my house in 1984. Had a basement dug, block work done. New kitchen entry built by me, so first year barrel stove. Next year built a wood furnace, had 18 heat tubes in the top that hooked to duck work. Used it for a couple years, then not UL approved, so took it out. Had a gas unit put in and a fireplace installed in living room.

Me and my great grand daughter.
Like your stove, they are one of my fave-rat styles. Can you cook on it, maybe don't get hot enough? Had a small french made brick lined one at the lake cabin. ........Curt
 

Greg58

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When I built our house the local West's building material moved to a new location just after I got it dried in, they marked the heater down probably 1/3 off. I bought it and we had to move it around inside the house while I worked. I built the hearth and chimney to the specs of that heater, then in 08 had to change it. I did everything on the house, thinking back I should have hired out more, I even built the chimney. Back then you could build your own house here, now you have to hire a contractor. I bought all the permits myself, local contractors probably had something to do with it.
 

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The soapstone heater doesn't get as hot as a plate steel heater does but retains heat longer, we can cook on the spot where the pot in the picture is sitting, that's a steel flue conversation cover, the heater can be vented from the back or the top.
 

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The guys that built my fireplace owed me labor, for helping them a few years before, so just had to pay for materials, i should of tore the old house down. As ended up rebuilding all the walls , and roofs. The old live and learn...........Curt
 
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