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even a top of the line chainsaw if it sits for 5 years will be difficult to start
FWIW, if you go to look at one tell the person you're coming and want to see it "cold"; not recently run. Then go thru the startup drill... x number of pushes of the primer, choke, etc. If it then takes more than 3 good pulls to start or at least burp, I'd say No Thanks. If it burps then take the choke off and it should start and run with 1 or 2 more pulls. Warm it up. (Take ear muffs). It should rev freely with no hesitation when the throttle is quickly pulled. Take a chunk of log if you can and see if it bogs when you try to cut. Shut off, Leave sit a couple of minutes. It should restart easily...... Using "designer" fuel also helps. That's the stuff you buy in one quart (litre) cans that is premixed. Expensive, but has no alcohol, is higher octane (saw runs a little cooler). Lowes, HD and other places sell it.
Hmmm... oil and sawdust, makes for quite a mess... who would have thunk it. While trying to figure out the chain tensioner the bar and chain fell off... so I took the liberty to dismantle and remove as much guck as possible. The thing must weight 3 lbs less than it did before. Strange why they design them with so many little nooks and crannies considering the amount of oil and dust everywhere... just turns to cake and gets stuck everywhere.Been watching a ton of videos from safety to maintenance, chain sharpening to felling trees. I am feeling a bit more confident, but will definitely be on guard the first time I use it.
...I wonder if we are anywhere near you...
A newbe with a chain saw never bothers me as much as someone that has 'matured.'
Hi Adam, you land is awesome!