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quick question: do all chainsaws idle?

Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:25 pm

quick question: do all chainsaws idle?

gonna bid on a saw soon and I need to know this because many descriptions arn't that good.

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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:27 pm

Yes they idle, they have a clutch on them. When you hit the gas the RPM's increase and that engages the clutch, there for turning the chain.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:28 pm

thanks, if a mod wants to delete this thread now, I wouldn't hold any thing against them
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:50 pm

Try to avoid any really cheap chainsaws. Go for a name brand. Also, if you get a used saw, go ahead and replace the chain when you get it (they're less than $20) or spend a few hours sharpening the one it came with...

Here's a guide to choosing a chainsaw: http://forestry.about.com/cs/chainsaws/ ... st_saw.htm

Chainsaw Reviews: http://www.reviewcentre.com/products1103.html

I have a Husqvarna 350 that I couldn't be happier with. Just take good care of whatever saw you get. I oil and sharpen mine after every 3 or so hours of continuous use.

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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:54 pm

nah, I'm using it on a long board, skate board (flowboard 14 wheels) it'll power a wheel in the back I'm gonna take the chain and bar off..
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:01 pm

And I don't think that the gear on the clutch is a normal style chain. On mine it isn't but it might be different on yours.

And make sure to get some pics of it!
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:20 pm

get a stihl chainsaw
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:54 pm

The good old Stihl vs Husky arguement :D

I get around it by having a Husky in a Stihl chainsaw bag :wink:

All chainsaws idle. The chain is only powered once you pull the dual triggers to engage the clutch.

Otherwise it'd be a [female doggy] trying to work with a chainsaw with a constantly engaged chain.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:59 pm

Wow... I wasted a whole 3 minutes of my life typing out a reply about chainsaws...

For a skateboard motor, just go for something with a big engine that runs smoothly and starts on the first or second yank of the ripcord. Keep it oiled.

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:53 pm

You probly should have something 40 cc's or bigger for what your doing. You will have to change the sprocket. Just get a go-cart sprocket 12 teeth or so and have it welded in place of the old one so you can use the oridgenual clutch. Other wise you will have to modify the crankshaft, (that gets costly).

Id like to see some pics of it, i've never seen one.
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Unread postAuthor: willarddaniels » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:18 pm

Post pics when you are done.
STIHL all the way.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:04 pm

willarddaniels wrote:STIHL all the way.



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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:57 pm

really, my metal teacher told me about any saw will work I'm only 120 pounds so I think 45 is alittle powerful, and STIHL's are freakin expensive
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:58 pm

BTW I'm going for 60$ includeing shipping
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:17 pm

pyromanic13 wrote:really, my metal teacher told me about any saw will work I'm only 120 pounds so I think 45 is alittle powerful, and STIHL's are freakin expensive


45 cc engoines are tiny. 50 cc dirtbikes are what they use for 2-4 year olds.
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