$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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