Saw I really want to like but...

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sixonetonoffun
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Saw I really want to like but...

Post by sixonetonoffun » May 20th, '17, 00:36

Stihl 011_AVT
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A friend of the family dropped this off years ago after it was dropped out of a tree and handle broke. It sat out in the barn needing some luv for years.

I recently sold my Stihl 025 thinking this will be a good time to work on the 011. Starting to think I shoulda held on to the 025. Sure the 11 is a little lighter and handier. But even after disassembling the carb and finding the fuel inlet clogged cleaning and reassemble... this is a hard starting little bugger.

Once its warmed up it runs out nice and will likely improve once its burned a few tanks. Yet so far cold starts are another issue. Oils like crazy so thats a plus. Trimmed some low branches in the yard to make mowing easier and ran great in all sorts of odd positions. So seals are probably good.
Firewood Saws:
Stihl 038 AV 32",
Jonsered 52 16"
Stihl 011AVT 16",
Stihl 191T 14",

sixonetonoffun
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The otherside Stihl 011_AVT

Post by sixonetonoffun » May 20th, '17, 02:17

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Firewood Saws:
Stihl 038 AV 32",
Jonsered 52 16"
Stihl 011AVT 16",
Stihl 191T 14",

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Re: Saw I really want to like but...

Post by pete » May 20th, '17, 06:14

make sure the choke is really covering the carb opening
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sixonetonoffun
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Stihl 011 AVT vs Storm Damaged Oak Limb

Post by sixonetonoffun » Jun 26th, '17, 00:48

Yesterday while I was tinkering with the Toro, I heard a horrible crashing sound. Scrapping of tin was unmistakable. I went to see what had happened. It wasn't real windy gusts of 20mph at most. But we have experienced some storms with winds up to 60mph recently. So I was suprised a bit to see this old oak thats been hit by lightning at least twice had dropped a branch on the edge of the little grain bin nearby.

So today I chose the little Stihl to do battle with. Still wants a prime to start with but then runs out nicely once warmed up.

The branch yielded 1-7' bucket full of splitting sized stuff and another wheel barrow of ready to go sized.
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All in all a nice bit of Sunday afternoon clean up.
Firewood Saws:
Stihl 038 AV 32",
Jonsered 52 16"
Stihl 011AVT 16",
Stihl 191T 14",

sixonetonoffun
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Quick shot of the tree. Classic hangmans tree

Post by sixonetonoffun » Jun 26th, '17, 01:01

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Some day it'll have to come down but there is a lot of others in cue before he goes. Maybe 1 limb at a time as God see fit!
Firewood Saws:
Stihl 038 AV 32",
Jonsered 52 16"
Stihl 011AVT 16",
Stihl 191T 14",

sixonetonoffun
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Re: Saw I really want to like but...

Post by sixonetonoffun » Oct 3rd, '17, 02:27

This little guy is still rough to cold start. I have used it to cut 2 large oak limbs now. Probably close to a full cord and no issues. Just touch up the chain and he gets to work.
Firewood Saws:
Stihl 038 AV 32",
Jonsered 52 16"
Stihl 011AVT 16",
Stihl 191T 14",

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