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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2013, 09:39:39 pm »
I have a nice pile of random length pieces of 10"x10"s in my back yard left over from festivals years past .I keep 12 two foot long pieces to block my trailer up for the competition. The rest make good cutting pieces which I'm going to run these 3 saws in for about 5 minutes each tomorrow. I think ripping a 3 ft long piece in strips making sawdust should be the ticket.
You notice I have a third spare saw, just in case one of the runners gives me some grief during the contest. ;D
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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013, 11:56:36 pm »
Just a little update on these 3 brand new 550XPs. Tomorrow is the competition and this evening I filled these saws with fuel and bar oil for the first time. These saws have been sitting in my unheated garage for about 4 days and the outdoor temperature has been below freezing, -20C [-4F] on the average.
 I purged the primer bulbs until they were full and proceeded to start them. Well after about 50 pulls still no fire, decided to pull the top cover off and pull the decomp valve up thinking more compression may help. Well after about 200 pulls on the starter rope the saw finally fired, then took alot more choking to get to rev up and then idle. The other 2 saws did exactly the same. They start and idle fine now, tomorrow I will run them each at WOT through some wood. My dealer has another 3 new 550s in stock [just in case :o]

600 pulls on the rope to get these saws to start for the first time!! The way I see it these saws are frozen solid and the last time they ran was at room temperature in the factory . Now my thinking is the micro processors can't adjust for the frozen cold conditions right out of the box and takes a while to get running since been set at room temperature at the factory.
If they sat at room temperature at the dealership there should be no problem then right? But nothing in the manual says they have to be started for the first time at room temperature.
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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2013, 12:42:14 am »
Makes sense.

Ran 346XP NE last week and the OAT was 18-19F or -8C and after a ride in the back of the truck it sure was cold. Started up with the choke on. Last time it was run was hot summer. Was lean as all get out. I had to readjust the needles.

So I'm sure the mixture was all wrong on the 550XP's and cannot reset itself until the chainsaw is run a little?
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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2013, 11:53:57 pm »
Makes sense.

Ran 346XP NE last week and the OAT was 18-19F or -8C and after a ride in the back of the truck it sure was cold. Started up with the choke on. Last time it was run was hot summer. Was lean as all get out. I had to readjust the needles.

So I'm sure the mixture was all wrong on the 550XP's and cannot reset itself until the chainsaw is run a little?
Yes exactly the colder temps makes them run real lean after been setup in warmer conditions. I ran these 550s in this morning right before the contest, 5 minutes WOT making sawdust ripping slabs off dry 10"x10" blocks standing on end. Woke these saws right up, amazing hyper powerband. The pair [1 spare on sidelines, never got used] ran the whole 3 hrs non stop in the mens and womens speed events without a problem. I got alot of positive comments from the competitors who said they were amazed with so much power out of a little saw.

I gotta say they are very impressive little saws right out of the box, better then my well broke in 346NE. The fuel economy is amazing too.
I got some good pics from my photograher, will post ASAP.
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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2013, 11:04:47 am »
I gotta say they are very impressive little saws right out of the box, better then my well broke in 346NE.


Thats what I noticed too. Stock to stock I like the 550.
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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2013, 01:05:24 pm »
I'm still waiting for pics and videos from a photographer who took pics of my competition, but for now here's one my wife took.
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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2013, 06:56:20 pm »
Just run them in for the 5 min WOT as the manual says?

5 minutes WOT, in decent wood, that is.

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Re: Supplied timbersport saw 555 or 562XP??
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2013, 12:25:57 pm »
Just run them in for the 5 min WOT as the manual says?

5 minutes WOT, in decent wood, that is.
Niko, I had to show the type of wood that I broke the three 550s in. I ripped 3 blocks like this left over dry 10"x10" spruce block from last years festival to run in the 550s.
The saws were definately nice and warm after 5 minutes WOT through this stuff, ha ha.
The cant the block and saw are sitting on is this years left over green wood. I had two of these cants 16 ft  long for the competition.
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