$76 chainsaw

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  1. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    Sounds KOOL i will watching........Curt
     
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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.
     
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    The saw looks better made than I expected, it’s a very close copy of a STIHL ms250-290. It’s funny the name on the instructions says”chainsaw”.
     
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    Here’s a couple of pictures.
     

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    The saw starts and runs well.
     
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    My son had to replace the coil on his stihl it come from china........Looks identical.......Curt
     
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    This saw cuts fairly well, the only thing I'm going to do is replace the chain with a good Stihl or Oregon. The chain that came with it is a Carlton that seems to be light duty.
     
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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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    I contacted the eBay vendor and told him that the saw they sent me was a 52cc, I also asked him to correct the listing so others wouldn't be miss lead, he then offered to give me a 15% refund which is $11.40 so my total cost for this saw is $64.59.
     
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    And he must be make good money to do that, LOL Sure beats the price of Stihl saws. So are you going to use it on a bike or as a saw?...........Curt
     
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    I’m going to use it as a saw, that gives me three saws and three bikes.
     
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    LOL! One dies you got a spare, sure can't beat the price though.............Curt
     
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    I always take two to three saws with me when cutting firewood, I've had to cut one free after it has got in a pinch.
     
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    LOL Been there and done that, but no longer cut fire wood, except for camping. At one time that's all i had was wood stove.................Curt
     
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    B1D3B693-91DC-46CF-9477-047145E63E60.jpeg I've always had a wood heater in this house, I bought the first heater in 1984 for $250, it was a buck stove copy. We remodeled the family room in 08 and the heater we bought was almost 10 times that amount.
     
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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.
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    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
     
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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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