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TK

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Yup, got the MS261 going. Rounded up all the parts I needed and got it in usable form. Even drilled out that little high side carb needle stop while I was in there. The only thing I done to it other than that is yank the muffler screen. Which is all I've done to the 550. So now I can get to some comparisons of the saws :D

And a video, because seeing is believing.
[video=youtube;7uWM9tJvNBc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uWM9tJvNBc[/video]
 

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I really liked that saw with only one small gripe, the rear handle is skinny. The ergonomics of them feels funny to me. That goes for most Stihl designed saws though.
 
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Yes I did notice the skinny handle right away, but am not going to judge it til I cut with it with and without gloves. There are quite a few things I didn't like about the construction as I put it all together, but I shouldn't judge that either as they were things that aren't going to be worked on unless somehow I break it again. Wrap handle is completely made out of plastic, that I noticed. Those tend the break instead of bend. Which can be argued both ways, and I like the benefits both styles offer.
 

BloodOnTheIce

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Stickers ain't cheap.




Stihls will nickel and dime you for a few parts compared to husky - just to get running.



I turned it sideways and all I heard was "nein!!! Nein!!!!"
You only needed 3 parts! HAHAHA after a 40 foot fall is pretty good.

All be it a tank housing, handle, and rewind assembly but it was only 3 part numbers.
 

TK

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If id have had a Stihl ipl I coulda given the whole list ahead of time. I don't remember how the conversation went but I thought I mentioned the av crap but hell I don't remember lol. I can't hardly remember what I done yesterday lol.
 

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At least that thing was cheap to begin with, but at at least one part is still missing!
I left that part off to save weight and improve balance ;) it's missing a considerable portion of the crankcase on the bar side, so I figure that should make up for some sideways balance issues and the inboard clutch! :D :D
 
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I left that part off to save weight and improve balance ;) it's missing a considerable portion of the crankcase on the bar side, so I figure that should make up for some sideways balance issues and the inboard clutch! :D :D
That looks like what Husky did with the 550 and 562 saws, the oil pump looks awfully vulnerable to
be destroyed by a thrown chain.
 

TK

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That looks like what Husky did with the 550 and 562 saws, the oil pump looks awfully vulnerable to
be destroyed by a thrown chain.
We shall find out sooner or later. It's going to happen, we'll see how bad it is when it does. I'm sure we'll see a service bulletin if anything bad happens. I would think that is something they test when in pre-production but I'm not involved in that part, just the sales and lack of income.
 
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