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  1. No different than new quads. The 500i is a pretty sweet machine. Especially one that's been ported. I haven't taken the hood off one though. Both my newer saws are autotuning and adjust jetting via a solenoid on the carb. Not too much extra as compared to a manual tuned saw. But they do record data now such as error codes, run time, and # of starts.
  2. One of the most important things about a saw, unless you're handy mechanically with them, is dealer support. I have a friend that owns a generational Stihl dealer so I get parts and saws from them, never had an issue and they cut me good cash only deals. Here's the last tree I cut up for my neighbor. Tested a really aggressive chain.
  3. although the ethanol when hot doesn’t help, at this point in your saws life there could be other ignition issues starting to occur. I would start with a new plug. If that doesn’t help, your coil could be starting to go. Typical of them when it’s hot. The only other thing would be a loss of compression. Once the saw is hot it doesn’t have enough compression to restart easily. Take the muffler off and inspect the piston and cylinder for alum. transfer and scoring.
  4. well I bit the bullet this weekend. Got a lot of production to pay for this little piggy.
  5. Not sure how I’m going to milk these. Meant to say mill haha.
  6. Here’s my fun from this morning. these will probably be milked and not firewood.
  7. My wood pile is a mix of red oak black walnut and white ash. Ash is easy to get now with the EAB. All the HAND split wood in the field is ash. It was a glorious day of cutting and splitting. 36 logs cut and split. Burned 7 tanks of fuel through my stihl 044, 462 and Jonny 2171. Seriously taking offers for a massage haha. photo of inside stack partially through the trailer full.
  8. After two days of kicking !. I am almost done for next winter.
  9. I bought a couple of these to try. Seemed to cut that oak pretty decent.
  10. first time milling for me.
  11. I’ve had very good luck free hand filling. I’ve found using a saw that the remaining tooth left has not much to do with cutting efficiency as a whole. However you need to adjust your raker per tooth. If filed per tooth per raker, I’ve found no devience in cutting straightness or speed. But it’s easier to be consistent with a jig.
  12. I cut wood today too. 4 ash trees at my elderly neighbors. Stihl 044, 200t did all the work.
  13. I think realistically (if i had time to spare which i don't right now) i could make a stock and finish it to look really good. However, I'm not really confident in a way to knurl it. the intricate etching and knurling is what really brings a stock to life and i just don't know how to do it.
  14. I've found walnut to split incredibly easy even when wet.
  15. i got the 2165 going today.
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