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Offline Al Smith

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Re: Tuning a saw
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 11:04:29 am »
Another little tip is to "read " the plug .Properly tuned it should have a slight brownish tint to it .Too rich is black and too lean will be whiteish .It's always better to err on the side of caution and be too rich as too lean .

Pretty simple .Clean the plug, run the saw hard for 10 15 minutes .Let it cool off and check it .

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Re: Tuning a saw
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2011, 01:21:02 pm »
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Re: Tuning a saw
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 07:58:27 am »
I do know how to read a plug (assuming its similar to a regular vehicle spark plug).  Thanks for all the tips this is the first time I have really done a complete tune myself instead of just minor adjustments and appreciate all the help I have received.

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Re: Tuning a saw
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011, 11:57:57 am »
Most times reading a plug does not prevent damage because when you figure out the problem with the color the damage is already done.
Another good advice is when reving a saw to WOT out of the cut, is don't blip the throttle up and down to WOT quickly. Its OK to blip the throttle to WOT quickly, but let off the throttle trigger "slowly" back to idle. This saves alot of stress on the connecting rod bearings.

Willard. 
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Re: Tuning a saw
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2011, 07:24:58 am »
Thanks I did not know that, I have used saws for a long time just never took the time to learn the internal workings or complete tare downs until now.  Forums like this sure make it seem a whole lot less daunting.

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Re: Tuning a saw
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2011, 12:45:06 pm »
Just wanted to let everyone know I got a good grasp of things now and have the saw tuned nicely and hope to do some cutting with it this weekend.

 

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