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Posted: Jan 17, 2021 at 19:18 Quote
mysticmountainadventures wrote:
Shit swan Cry Luck will turn around man... Keep on keeping on.

Luckily my saws were in the back seat of my truck.. And buddy makes 200k+ a year, so he can afford to buy another. But a good amount of that was made with that saw.. Just disappointing that people are so shitty.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 at 20:54 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
mysticmountainadventures wrote:
Shit swan Cry Luck will turn around man... Keep on keeping on.

Luckily my saws were in the back seat of my truck.. And buddy makes 200k+ a year, so he can afford to buy another. But a good amount of that was made with that saw.. Just disappointing that people are so shitty.

So shitty.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 at 21:19 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
swan3609 wrote:
mysticmountainadventures wrote:
Shit swan Cry Luck will turn around man... Keep on keeping on.

Luckily my saws were in the back seat of my truck.. And buddy makes 200k+ a year, so he can afford to buy another. But a good amount of that was made with that saw.. Just disappointing that people are so shitty.

So shitty.

Thieves live the karma that punishes them in mind body and spirit, but a thief that steals tools is a special kind of low. By stealing tools as opposed to say, recreational toys, you could be stealing a mans livelihood, a mans purpose. Where tools provide the function to create an idea or vision/ solution to a problem, by stealing them it has a resonating effect on the person who loses them that could compromise the belieIf in the purpose of owning those tools and making those things. Losing those saws could have made an arborist lose a contract in a f*cking pandemic. It could cause an avalanche of professional loses that could ruin a business.
Now I don't wanna go give myself a violence boner over the thought of punishing thieves, but vigilante justice that follows the red handed catching of a thief seems an appriopriate appetizer to the meals served in prison.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 at 22:38 Quote
obee1 wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
swan3609 wrote:


Luckily my saws were in the back seat of my truck.. And buddy makes 200k+ a year, so he can afford to buy another. But a good amount of that was made with that saw.. Just disappointing that people are so shitty.

So shitty.

Thieves live the karma that punishes them in mind body and spirit, but a thief that steals tools is a special kind of low. By stealing tools as opposed to say, recreational toys, you could be stealing a mans livelihood, a mans purpose. Where tools provide the function to create an idea or vision/ solution to a problem, by stealing them it has a resonating effect on the person who loses them that could compromise the belieIf in the purpose of owning those tools and making those things. Losing those saws could have made an arborist lose a contract in a f*cking pandemic. It could cause an avalanche of professional loses that could ruin a business.
Now I don't wanna go give myself a violence boner over the thought of punishing thieves, but vigilante justice that follows the red handed catching of a thief seems an appriopriate appetizer to the meals served in prison.

A good analysis. All thieves are brutal, but yeah, someone who would steal tools is maybe the worst kind! What about the people who would buy those stolen tools? They are possibly worse, knowing that those tools are stolen.

It really is a crazy world that we live in these days. Almost every aspect of our lives is touched by greed in some way.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 at 23:53 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
Opportunistic thievery like that pisses me off the most... it shows just how many shitbags are out and about.

We have the worst of them over here. They will also think nothing of shooting or stabbing anyone who tries to stop them, even if its a small item.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 0:27 Quote
obee1 wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
swan3609 wrote:


Luckily my saws were in the back seat of my truck.. And buddy makes 200k+ a year, so he can afford to buy another. But a good amount of that was made with that saw.. Just disappointing that people are so shitty.

So shitty.

Thieves live the karma that punishes them in mind body and spirit, but a thief that steals tools is a special kind of low. By stealing tools as opposed to say, recreational toys, you could be stealing a mans livelihood, a mans purpose. Where tools provide the function to create an idea or vision/ solution to a problem, by stealing them it has a resonating effect on the person who loses them that could compromise the belieIf in the purpose of owning those tools and making those things. Losing those saws could have made an arborist lose a contract in a f*cking pandemic. It could cause an avalanche of professional loses that could ruin a business.
Now I don't wanna go give myself a violence boner over the thought of punishing thieves, but vigilante justice that follows the red handed catching of a thief seems an appriopriate appetizer to the meals served in prison.


This storm put a huge amount of trees on the ground in town.. It was a 100 year storm or better.. So there is not a chainsaw in stock for 200 miles.

So I am telling myself that someone "needed" them to do their own work.. In reality I know the shit bags are just scalping them and reselling them as fast as they can because the shortage of saws.

To be fair, me and the buddy had 6 saws between the 2 of us at that last job. So we still got the job done..


James.... I am on the hunt for a 066/660.. I have never really worked with any trees bigger than 36" since we always were cutting firewood in the woods and could only really carry 3/4 cord at a time.. But this last tree was 64" at the base. And we have 3 more jobs that have 55"+ trees on them in the next 2 weeks. Even if I bought a used saw, ran it for the few weeks and sold it at a 200-300 loss, it still would pay for itself.

I tracked down the 32" bar for dad's 272 and found the chain for it.. So with that we should manage... But for the first time, I actually could really see having a 660 or similar to run a big bar.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 5:35 Quote
I follow several FB saw groups. There is definitely a shortage of saws these days.
If you on FB you could keep ur eye on something a bit bigger , f*ck man the new ms500i is something you should check out.
I think is mid 70s Cc but is first fuel injected saw. I guess they monsters.
I know that my local shop has a couple ms661 with full wrap Handel for about $1400.
I’d have no problem shipping anything for you if you needed something . The store is called Arn’s equipment.
Sthil doesn’t sell on line but there are Chinese knockoffs called farmertec that are a fraction of the price of genuine sthil .
I think the model is like g660 for 90cc saw .
Wish I was cutting wood with ya!! I’d love to help.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 5:44 Quote
Thanks again for well wishes towards my father , all of you. I was able to visit him yesterday. My sister and I. He didn’t look as bad as I thought imagined. He is taking comfort in knowing that everything will be taking care of in the event of him going.
We are all in a pretty good spot , as good as we can be.
Still waiting on Kidney specialist to get back to us. They won’t operate on his blocked bowel. Surgery would kill him as his liver and kidneys are having a rough go.
Gona try to see him today.
Keep up that shit talking and give er 100% today boys!! (I gota work my ass off... need to pay off my bling!) hahahahaha

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 6:12 Quote
Glad your pop is comfortable, James.
Tough run when our parents experience health problems that cannot be easily solved and treated.
My Dad, Alzheimer's. My mom has had a stroke that has really reduced here ability to live a normal day to day life.

My folks was just a result of aging and they have lived good long lives.
Not that it doesn't suck though...

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 6:15 Quote
Saw this on another forum I am on this morning and thought it was well done.


Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 7:10 Quote
PACNW-MTB wrote:
jamezyo wrote:
Hope that little jem of a story makes ya chuckle. I think it helped take mind mind off my dad .

You get a pass from me. I mean, who can fault you for trying to help someone, especially when you have been consumed with your Dad. Speaks volumes about the quality of human you are.

If it helped take your mind off your Dad, it was well worth the measly $300.00.

Keep your chin up Bro, there are always better days to come!

f**k it jamez....agreed, full hall pass. money well spent to get yer mind off things. shoot, i think it's pretty solid letting your story out with this group, most people (me...) would squirrel that one away and maybe even beat themselves up over it. glad you're not...you have enough on your plate right now.

good to hear pops is comfy. sending you all the best man....

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 7:20 Quote
billbek wrote:
Saw this on another forum I am on this morning and thought it was well done.


For that matter, commuting on a bike in a city is also pretty dangerous, thanks for sharing Billbek. It got me into a rabbit hole and I found a comparison between 2 electric dirt bikes the Surron X and the KTM freeride. Both look like a lot of fun. Unofortunately, the fun budget is tapped out !

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 7:25 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
mysticmountainadventures wrote:
Shit swan Cry Luck will turn around man... Keep on keeping on.

Luckily my saws were in the back seat of my truck.. And buddy makes 200k+ a year, so he can afford to buy another. But a good amount of that was made with that saw.. Just disappointing that people are so shitty.

that sucks...glad he can recover but no one deserves to have their sh*t nabbed like that.

here's to hoping the pr*ck(s) who stole the saws uses one, it jumps on the log, and hits him in the leg...

sorry....I detest thieves and am slightly unsympathetic to them.

unless you're absolutely destitute and stealing food to feed your kids.....I can forgive that, and give you more food...

...but absolutely f**k a saw-thief......f**king saw thief f**kers...

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 7:35 Quote
jamezyo wrote:
I follow several FB saw groups. There is definitely a shortage of saws these days.
If you on FB you could keep ur eye on something a bit bigger , f*ck man the new ms500i is something you should check out.
I think is mid 70s Cc but is first fuel injected saw. I guess they monsters.
I know that my local shop has a couple ms661 with full wrap Handel for about $1400.
I’d have no problem shipping anything for you if you needed something . The store is called Arn’s equipment.
Sthil doesn’t sell on line but there are Chinese knockoffs called farmertec that are a fraction of the price of genuine sthil .
I think the model is like g660 for 90cc saw .
Wish I was cutting wood with ya!! I’d love to help.

I was looking at the farmertec stuff.. For how often I need a big dog saw, It might be the way to go... Just kinda hate the idea of buying Chinese cheap shit.. But I know that hit or miss people really like them and that the 660 clones seem to work well for people.

Honestly kinda considering doing a 460 kits and using it as a experiment on learning how to Port&polish a small motor.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 7:53 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
jamezyo wrote:
I follow several FB saw groups. There is definitely a shortage of saws these days.
If you on FB you could keep ur eye on something a bit bigger , f*ck man the new ms500i is something you should check out.
I think is mid 70s Cc but is first fuel injected saw. I guess they monsters.
I know that my local shop has a couple ms661 with full wrap Handel for about $1400.
I’d have no problem shipping anything for you if you needed something . The store is called Arn’s equipment.
Sthil doesn’t sell on line but there are Chinese knockoffs called farmertec that are a fraction of the price of genuine sthil .
I think the model is like g660 for 90cc saw .
Wish I was cutting wood with ya!! I’d love to help.

I was looking at the farmertec stuff.. For how often I need a big dog saw, It might be the way to go... Just kinda hate the idea of buying Chinese cheap shit.. But I know that hit or miss people really like them and that the 660 clones seem to work well for people.

Honestly kinda considering doing a 460 kits and using it as a experiment on learning how to Port&polish a small motor.

Have you done 2 stroke porting before ? It is a skill for sure. It is amazing how much more hp and/or ft lbs you can pull out of a cylinder port job !


 
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