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Anyways i got some tax money back unexpectedly last week and decided i would buy my first New Stihl chainsaw. So the salesman and i talked told him what i needed it for and he told me there is no reason to buy this ms, ya its great but you could save some money and buy extra chains, chaps, axe, etc.
He pointed me towards the ms i grabbed it, felt great. Just a wee bit heavier feeling then the ms but definitely not a big deal. I bought it and ever since ive been extremely impressed. On to the saw, i cut almost a cord of wood with it and love every minute of it.
The antivibe is awesome and it has great power in the hardwood as well. That sideways balance crap is good to, i think the 18" is perfect on this saw. Its easy to start pulls after its been sitting and 1 when its warm.
The throttle response is great, you hit the trigger it goes no bogging or anything. Obviously thats on the mechanics part for tuning it, but still impressive. The only thing i do not like is the top cover screws.
You actually have to screw them in, i wish the could be a half turn or something like the flippy caps. This saw is more then ill ever need, sure its not a "professional saw" but its a damn good saw. It cuts wood very well and pretty quick for the average joe. Heres a few pics.Forum Rules. Home Forums Reviews Articles Store.
Homepage Today's Posts Search Register. Forgot your Password? Sign Up. Remember Me? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Stihl ms problem I have been using two Stihl chain saws for the last few years.
One was an ms and the other is a ms I use the saws quite a bit. We generally cut between 10 to 15 chords of wood each year. Anyway, the last two years the ms has been Nickel and diming me to death. More importantly, my time comes at a premium these days. Nothing worse on a nice Saturday morning than a chain saw that is not working. The ms is a residential grade saw. I always liked it because of it's power to weight ratio.
But since I started having constant problems with it I decided to upgrade to a "better" saw. I zeroed in on the Ms Although it is a little heavier than the ms it has more power and is rated for commercial use.
So the first day I use it, it starts right up and runs great. I'm thinking great choice, lots of power, not that heavy, my problems are over for a while. Well that lasted for one tank of gas. I stopped and refueled and then it wouldn't start.
I pulled and pulled, took a break and pulled some more. Quit for the day and later pulled some more. The next day I pulled and pulled some more. The more I pulled the madder I got. They checked it out and said there was no spark. They said they would order a new module and get it running.Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New media New media comments Latest activity.
Stihl ms vs Husqvarna xp reliability. Thread starter johnwalt Start date Jul 22, Tags reliability. Jul 22, Been running a xp commercially for 5 years or so. One of the best saws I've owned and I own and run alot Bmturner ArboristSite Lurker. Joined Jul 14, Messages 26 Location Colorado. I am sure the is a good saw. Thanks guys for the replys, I don't mean to start a stihl vs husqvarna war but I am just looking at saws to eventually replace my trusty and I was researching both saws for problems and found heaps of problems with the xp and xp but nowhere near as many or the ms and Ryan'smilling Addicted to ArboristSite.
Bmturner said:. Jul 23, Pigroast uncertainty What are your thoughts? Started by missedbass on Chainsaws. Started by kennyz on Chainsaws.
Started by 4lane on Chainsaws. Started by alabama on Chainsaws. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Send this topic Print. Greetings all This is my first post here and I wonder if someone has some advice on what to do with an uncooperative Stihl MSC. I work almost daily with six lovely They aren't mine, I just take care of them Stihl MSC chainsaws and working with them is a joy every time.
Two of them aren't so lovely however. They start fine and two or three pulls is usually enough the get them going even when the temperature creeps down to - C.
But after just a couple of seconds on idle the engine shuts itself off. I start it again, this time it is a little tougher but it no biggie, same thing happens. The engine is just running a second or two after the third start and trying a fourth time is just hopeless. So I took out the spark plug to have a look and I noticed that the plug is a bit wet. Sadly for this problem these chainsaws has the fancy M-tronic system and there is no carburetor to fiddle with.
Do someone else has or had similar problems? Welcome to the Forestry Forum. I'll be listening, but can't give you any pointers. But will ask if the spark-arrester screen is clean? Check the spark plug, and make sure it is a resistor plug. I have seen that noise from a non resistor plug can make the computer deliver too much fuel.
Or it could be the needle valve in the carburettor flooding the engine. Thanks for the tips! The spark plug is of the right kind and the spark arrester screen is also a-ok.
Seems like the problem lies deeper in the machine then. So, do you need the M-tronic's tuned by the computer?The power output is noticeably higher, despite the reduced weight, which will allow you to carry out the most demanding work with impressive ease. The slimmed-down sprocket cover and bumper spikes allow better guidance of the chainsaw on the trunk. With an extra 0. Furthermore, the product range from STIHL includes everything you could need for demanding forestry work or grounds maintenance:.
Highly versatile mid-range petrol chainsaw. Additional features include the new HD2 long life air filter system, anti-vibration technology and patented captive nuts on the chain sprocket cover. This mid-range professional chainsaw is suitable for a wide variety of applications, from cutting firewood, to thinning work and felling medium sized stands.
Great for working in lowdensity and medium-density stands. Standard-fitted with STIHL M-Tronic Mensuring optimum engine performance at all times, easy starting thanks to one start position and a new stop button function, long-life air filter system with HD2 filter requires only occasional cleaning, captive nuts on the sprocket cover.
Comfort version with carburettor heating V and electrically heated handles W. The usage Features Offer Downloads Authorised dealer search. Press Contact List. Full power right from the start With an extra 0. The most important tool is the chainsaw Furthermore, the product range from STIHL includes everything you could need for demanding forestry work or grounds maintenance: Personal Protective Equipment Tools for cutting attachment maintenance Fuels, oils and accessories Hand tools and forestry accessoires.
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Optimal engine performance 1. MS MSBar length 37cm. MSBar length 40cm. More product details Authorised dealer search.Pigroast uncertainty What are your thoughts?
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Read times. I dont get it, everytime Stihl or Husky comes out with a new model everyones acts like it's the best thing since sliced bread, sure it's a good saw but I just watched some vids on youtube where the little bit lighter xp and ms were neck and neck far as cutting speed and the old ms was a little behind but no night and day difference.
Certainly the is a good saw but it doesn't blow the others away. I might be inclined to run a muff modded ms or as they are lighter. Quote from: gspren on October 31,PM. Quote from: quietrangr on October 28,PM. Quote from: ladylake on November 19,AM.
The lighterMS were plenty durable. Did you muff modd your CS as all Echo's come with clogged up muffs and will gain more. Quote from: kenskip1 on November 13,PM. Just a newbie here in the world of logging, thought I'd throw in my 2 cents on the Stihl I aquired two saws yesterday from the recent passing of my father in law.
One is a fairly new Stihl and the other is a yet to be identified Husq. I use it mostly for limbing and thinning. So we were up in the woods yesterday chunking up recently felled white birch and some type of maple. I started with the Husq and it cut through with no Even though the chain was filed unevenly resulting in the saw wanted to cut to the right, there was no effort other than slight pressure needed. Curiosity got the best of me and I started up the Stihl MS since it was a recent purchase.
New chain, nice and sharp. Started up it, and cut into the same wood. The didn't have the torque.
Problem with Stihl electronic carb on MS 362 C-M
Not a saw I would want to buy if I had to buy one, neither would I recommend it IF the person had the option to buy the Husq. Now the Husq had a thin kerf chain and about half life left on the teeth.Pigroast uncertainty What are your thoughts?the best chainsaw in the world STIHL MS 261 C-M
Started by kennyz on Chainsaws. Started by GriffLog on Chainsaws. Started by abikerboy on Chainsaws. Started by buckwheat1 on Chainsaws. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Send this topic Print. Read times. Does anyone know what is different about these two saws and also the C-M designation? Engaged in tree work, tree removal, milling and and processing said product into high quality and well seasoned lumber slabs and firewood.
The C means it has a computer controlled carb. There are no tuning pegs on it, it's all done by way of a computey box. All of the new computer aged saws are going to this. Eventually, the saws are going to have gps units and internet connectivity, and the epa will be able to shut down your saw if there's fire danger in the area you're in.
Thanks for the replies! I am fine with the new technology Somehow, I just don't believe it will. I recently had 6 saws and a winch stolen out of my shop. The last two were given to me by my father. Your screwed if you don't have insurance and you're screwed if you do! So, I looked at all the saws out there, Husky, Jonsard, Dolmar, Stihl, Echo and finally decided to go with the shop that I felt would give me the best service, and they sell Stihl. I wanted to get a professional unit this time, I wanted it to be new and I wanted a medium sized unit as a compromise.
My use is for firewood and I have mill. Also, I run a small property maintenance and landscape company. So, I bought what they sold me. A Stihl MS C, 18" bar. Meantime, I have spent most of the remainder on some security measures around and inside of my shop. The new saw runs great and has real good power.