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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 02:09:10 pm »
I have a guy running a stock partner 500 (used to be one of mine)out there with 20" and 3/8. It pulls it in the hardwoods with no problems. 
I've cut side by side in same log with him with partner 500 and me with a ported 026 with 20" 325 rsc chain and we were neck and neck in the cuts.
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 01:16:06 pm »
Howdy, newbie to this site and gotta' say there are some knowledgeable folks here, sooooo
i have a sweet running 026 that I loaned to my BIL (I know better, but my Sister said "He's NOT working, and He can take down the tree"!!!!
Well saw comes back with a broken off brake handle, chain full of dirt, and I have't checked if it'll run, but....He says he ran it over with his p/u truck ( had it on tail-gate pulling tree with the front hooks on his chevy and it fell off and HE ran it over (in four wheel)
Sorry, so long worded, but question is can I run the saw WITHOUT the brake handle?????
Besides the saftey issues, i'll assume ALL risk. Can it be locked out, taken off???
Thanks for ur time, JoeB

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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 02:35:43 pm »
I have a couple chainsaws that never had a brake. I never notice when running them.

I have a Husqvarna 365 Special that someone ran for several years with a broken brake band. I've repaired the brake but the piston ring is about worn out.
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 03:50:49 pm »
Yes you can run your 026 without the brake handle. What you need is a cheaper loaner saw for the BIL's or FIL's. That way you can still be the good guy but not give them your better saws. ;)
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 04:25:01 pm »
Yep on running without brake handle. I have a echo 6700 with handle missing. If for some reason the brake  locks I just use pliers to reset metal arm sticking up to open brake band back up.
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2012, 04:30:14 pm »
never thought of that....got a WIZ downstairs with a BIG ass bow or a 54" bar i SHOULD have loaned him. Used to run that thing all day and party most of the night. Now 62 and the 026 was just right, even got a bow for it. Thank You both for ur time, JoeB

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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2012, 04:53:24 pm »
I just PM'ed you a stihl 026 IPL you can look at for parts break down.
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Re: Stihl 026
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 05:34:08 am »
I run more saws without a brake than I do that have a chain brake Just watch what you are doing

 

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