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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2013, 06:47:01 pm »
The builder aka ported the saw EHP Ed Heard is here too.
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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2013, 06:50:02 pm »
I would same guess unless something was updated. They do the parts buying by  serial number of saw  too.  Like 3 IPL's for 5000 with #'s break down to each one.
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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2013, 08:24:57 pm »
If I am right on your local.  Elevation    433 ft    and mine is Elevation    1,142 ft      I would have thought you would have been up higher in the PNW.  ???
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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2013, 09:00:51 pm »
Elevation here is between 0 and 500. Redmax should work good at its new home.

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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2013, 12:04:52 am »
It depends on where in the PNW you are.  :-)  A lot of the area is less than 100 feet above sea level here in the Puget Sound.  I am actually closer to 450-480 where I live.  There are plenty of mountainous regions just a little bit west of here where people live at 1k+

"Little red" is going to enjoy his life here.  Winters are mild and most of the wood is relatively soft.

Old Iron, if you're up for it, I would love to hear how you made this little saw into such a powerhouse.

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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2013, 01:04:28 pm »
It depends on where in the PNW you are.  :-)  A lot of the area is less than 100 feet above sea level here in the Puget Sound.  I am actually closer to 450-480 where I live.  There are plenty of mountainous regions just a little bit west of here where people live at 1k+

"Little red" is going to enjoy his life here.  Winters are mild and most of the wood is relatively soft.

Old Iron, if you're up for it, I would love to hear how you made this little saw into such a powerhouse.

Old Iron was original owner.  EHP Ed Heard ported it.

The builder aka ported the saw EHP Ed Heard is here too.
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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2013, 09:04:43 pm »
Art didnt you run a 325 set up on this redmax for work?  Could you share anything with the new owner.

I left the 3/8 7T on it for him and he wanted a 18" 325 set up with 7T rim for switching over. So I sent him one I had used on hand.
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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2013, 09:46:40 pm »
On pulp saws I ran the lightest setup I could. The Redmax had a 15" Prolite bar with a 21lp Oregon chain on an 8 tooth gear. Saw was set at 15,000.  Its had almost no acceleration time. Trigger was like an electrical switch. On and off. Idle to full throttle in a heart beat. On frosty mornings one of my men said it sounded like a gun shooting limbs off trees. It is the only ported saw I ever had that used less gas after porting than before. 

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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2013, 11:39:36 am »
On pulp saws I ran the lightest setup I could. The Redmax had a 15" Prolite bar with a 21lp Oregon chain on an 8 tooth gear. Saw was set at 15,000.  Its had almost no acceleration time. Trigger was like an electrical switch. On and off. Idle to full throttle in a heart beat. On frosty mornings one of my men said it sounded like a gun shooting limbs off trees. It is the only ported saw I ever had that used less gas after porting than before. 
Thanks for posting that, Old Iron.  It's nice to know there's so much speed there.  I am going to try a few different b/c combos to find the one that works best for my firewood hack needs.  Your post reminded me that I need to pick up an 8 tooth .325 gear to test against the 7 tooth.

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Re: Redmax 5000
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2013, 02:17:14 pm »
Art could you share your method of clutch removal on the 5000.  I dont know if I am coming across right in pm's.
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