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Offline H 2 H

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Stihl 026
« on: October 06, 2012, 07:26:24 pm »


I got this saw a few weeks back; it was seating in a sprint car shop under a bunch of sprint car front tires and a bent up Eagle chaises in the corner of the shop and it hadn't been ran for over 5 years

I replaced: Intake boot; fuel line and filter; oil line; rings; bearings and seals; carb; air filter; clean up the ports and just a general clean up to it

I just went and took down a nice size Alder and it is a sweet ruining saw  ;D

Oh yeah it's sporting a 20" 3/8" b/c  ;D
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 07:40:28 pm »
Good deal.  8)

I couldnt imagine it the cut with 20" buried with 3/8 though.  :o
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 07:57:54 pm »
You have to know were I live - Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow   ;D
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 08:45:28 pm »
You have to know were I live - Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow   ;D

Fully understand now   ;) .  Land of where the MS290 wears 24" and 3/8 too.
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 08:15:33 pm »
290 speaking of which my neighbor I resurrected the Makita for bought one that couldn't have ran over a dozen tanks of fuel .

I ran the thing and surprising going down through shag bark hickory which is about a hard as it gets the thing did much better than any 029 I had ever ran .I must say though you had to kind of the give the saw it's head and not lean on it because you can bog it pretty easily in our hard woods .  It was a 20" with .325 .

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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 09:23:10 pm »
Cut4fun wrote: Fully understand now    .  Land of where the MS290 wears 24" and 3/8 too."

On another website a downunder guy is running a 24" b/c on a MS 261 I'll have to find the utube on that and post it   ;D
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 06:43:08 pm »
my 026 pro runs a 20 inch bar 3/8 it cuts good here too

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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 09:33:00 pm »
Went up and used the 026 this afternoon after the fog left; I switched to a 18" .325 b/c from 20" 3/8's

The saw really like the smaller set up



And something for tuning



This was 1/3 of a Alder tree
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 11:41:27 am »
I think most people will find out a stock 3 cuber does a little better with .325 .Now if you soup one up then that might change .

Fact I had bright ideas to change a little 024 over to 3/8" simpley so I didn't have to fiddle with another chain size but I don't think I will .The little thing does okay as it is  and there's no sense in fixing something that isn't broke .

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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 01:30:37 pm »
I think most people will find out a stock 3 cuber does a little better with .325 .Now if you soup one up then that might change .

Fact I had bright ideas to change a little 024 over to 3/8" simpley so I didn't have to fiddle with another chain size but I don't think I will .The little thing does okay as it is  and there's no sense in fixing something that isn't broke .

There was some weight taking off the cylinder and a little polishing done to it on this 026 :)
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

 

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