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Offline Kurt Sligh

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2015, 08:20:34 am »
Inspect the bar rails to be sure they're not splayed apart at the groove and the tip bearing is ok. Something sounds a mis.  Make sure the clutch drum bearing is ok while you're at it...

Adam

That all looks good, Bar seemed straight, nothing clogged or splayed. I put a bit of tractor grease on the bearing before re-installing it...not sure if that will be ok or not.  I'll try to get out there and use it Sat to see if anything has changed.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2015, 10:54:45 am »
Sounds good.  If you haven't already done so, clean out all the crap from inside the bar grove and make sure the oiling holes are clean, then adjust the chain to slide over the bar with light finger pressure while making sure the chain isn't sagging off the bottom of the bar.  Too tight will lead to bar/chain issues and we'll as bearing wear. Keep us posted

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2015, 11:41:02 am »
OK, I did all that stuff above and then some, checked the chain etc.  Then last night as it smoked up a storm I decided to sharpen it anyways and try one more time before I gave up on it.  And much to my chagrin that pretty much settled it.  I looked at and felt the chain many times during this hoopla and it just didn't seem like it could have been that dull.

Oh well, sorry for the clamor, but I really appreciate how ya'll supported me.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2015, 12:35:48 pm »
Glad you figured it out. 

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2015, 11:18:24 am »
Now that I know it's not a lemon and won't be sent back, I guess I have to do the muffler hack, and the carb hack if needed  ;D

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2015, 11:23:31 am »
Probably get decent power gains opening up the muffler a tad!

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2015, 01:15:16 pm »
Just reading this....the first thing that causes smoke and a tough go at cutting is always most likely a dull chain, don't know why anyone would recommend anything but the obvious.?? Just because it's a new saw as soon as you put that chain to work it can dull in a heartbeat hitting the ground or something embedded in the tree like any other saw  will.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2015, 01:34:10 pm »
Well I guess we assumed the op knew he had a sharp chain.   Next time.
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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2015, 07:17:14 am »
Now that I know it's not a lemon and won't be sent back, I guess I have to do the muffler hack, and the carb hack if needed  ;D


 For sure tune it, the last new one I got was burn up lean on the high, 1/2 turn out as it came. You have to pull the caps and make sure, start way rich and lean it out gradually until it cuts good in big wood as the rev limiter will fool you into thinking it's rich. On the muff the biggest clog is the deflector, it has a pea sized opening.\, a little work with a grinder will open it up.  Zoro has 25% off today again , a new CS590 shipped for $325.   Steve

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2015, 10:28:10 am »
Now that I know it's not a lemon and won't be sent back, I guess I have to do the muffler hack, and the carb hack if needed  ;D


 For sure tune it, the last new one I got was burn up lean on the high, 1/2 turn out as it came. You have to pull the caps and make sure, start way rich and lean it out gradually until it cuts good in big wood as the rev limiter will fool you into thinking it's rich. On the muff the biggest clog is the deflector, it has a pea sized opening.\, a little work with a grinder will open it up.  Zoro has 25% off today again , a new CS590 shipped for $325.   Steve
Hey Steve, have you ever ordered from Zoro? I see they have some good prices on some items and then outrageous prices on others that should be less? For example I put in chainsaw as a search and then put them in order of highest price to lowest and it had an electric chainsaw for $10000 lol

 

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