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Stihl 028 Super
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:01:53 pm »
I just took this 028 super in trade.  All of this has been done to it already (oem piston, crank seals, fuel line, impulse line and carb kit) and it is ready to cut with only 5 tanks on rebuild.

What can you guys tell me about these saws being I have never owned one or know what to look out for on them. Problem areas etc down the road.

The day it came in I was testing the partner 550 lifting  it and making cuts.  When I picked the 028 super up from the ups women I couldn't believe how light it felt coming out of the box pho.  ;D

What does the 028 super compare to?



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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 08:22:09 pm »
One of the best Stihl saws ever built. Here they bring in as much as a used 026/260. The 028 series went head to head with the 5000 Partner. 028 lost in power, handling and weight. Durability went to the 028. Air filter was the main weakness of the series. You usually ended up with just a wire body after the fleece wore off.

Been years since I ran a Super. Probably a good match for a 353 Husky in terms of power.

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 10:14:05 pm »
Oem piston and cylinders are rare. Tecomec is suppose to havea "praised" p and c replacement. The chain brake parts are hard to find.
028 av's are 2.62 cubic inch 42mm, wood bosses are 2.87 cubic inch 44mm bore, and the supers are 3.14 cubic inch 46mm bore. Few different mufflers, some came with out chainbrakes and some had points ignition. The supers have factory little pop up on the piston.

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 07:30:29 am »
They are the old school design much akin to the 038-042-048 style .I' m not exactly certain of the one I have in the shed weather it's a woodboss or a super .I'm thinking the later because I had thought of a 3 cube cookie cutter but it exceeded the 3 cubic inch limit if memory serves me correctly .

At any rate that praticular saw is probabley okay as a firewooder but it lacks the guts for a ground crew saw which is why it's on my list for soup job .My guess is most likely with some massaging the thing is capable of much more than it now exibits in stock form .

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 08:56:01 am »
In my opinion, if comparing to a 026, you will find a 028wood boss or super to feel more torquey. Been there done that. As with any series i dont think they all run the same, I've have some 026's that are good runners and some that was so-so. Having run a p5000 too,I cant say how it is to compare but I think you will  like the throttle and handle bar better.

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011, 09:25:59 am »
It's only an assumption because I really don't know as fact .I assume however the 028 was most likely ported pretty close to the 038 in that it likely has around 99-101 degrees of opening on the exhaust .

From my observation it seems the later models had a little higher exhaust opening and slightly less squish as these earlier models and did have higher speeds and slightly less grunt .

That being the case one would naturally assume the transfer area on the newer faster models would also need a tad more area to sustain a bit higher rpm's .

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 08:05:04 pm »
They're a very good saw.  Like already said, they're related to the 038.  Very well built.  I just rebuilt a 028 WoodBoss.  Yours has a larger bore.

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 06:09:13 am »
Although the 028 was of the same design as the 038-042-048 I don't think they made as many .The 042/048 was short lived and the 038 of all three bores sizes most likely was the best seller of the bunch .Of those the AV and the Mag being the most sold .The super is rather rare to find . I've only seen a few myself. Fact the Mag is still produced but not sold in North America .

The 028 was more of a firewood cutter and due to the fact of it being Stihl was of course pricey .My guess is do to that more would have chosen a lower priced saw perhaps Poulan in leau of paying about twice the price  for the Stihl .

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2011, 09:43:00 am »
Seems to be lots of supers in this "neck of the woods".I think the dealer (who just happens to have the largest area I've seen),was really pushing them for a long while.
Great saws,fact of the matter is I have 3 of them (all be it,one is a super turned Mag  ;D )

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Re: Stihl 028 Super
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2011, 10:37:08 am »
Now that brings up another thing .The 038's will not easily interchange cylinders between the three bore sizes .In fact believe it or not I have a set of cases that indicate 038 Mag size but is in fact for an AV .

Now I can't help but wonder what about this 028 ? Could they have in fact made the cylinders for easy interchange or went the way of the 038 ? I can't honestly answer because I've never had an 028 apart .On an 038 I can because I'm just about as familiar with those things as an old girl friend . ;D

 

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