- December 1, 2020 at 10:06 am #9810
As an old logger, active in the ’80s, returning to the chainsaws in 2020 it was a surprise to discover that you can o longer adjust the carburetor yourself. Come on!!! That was one of the things that made the saw personal, and also it felt good when you succeeded in making the saw going like every second was the last (which eventually it was).
Husky calls it Autotune and Stihl M-Tronic (I think?).
Ok, I have to admit that my new Husqvarna 550 XP Mk II Autotune (they have looong names nowadays too) runs well, very good, but I still miss the sporting aspect of the manual fine-tuning.
My question is: Does this modern shit last for long? I mean, I have chainsaws that are 40 years old that are still running. Will the M-Tronic/Autotune ones do that in 40 years??
Another question is if there are benefits that I didn´t understand with those modern things?
- December 27, 2020 at 8:19 am #9886
The best thing about modern saws is the vibration damping. I really notice how bad the old saws are when i get a bit of nostalgia and break out my old 272xp.(which isn’t that old)
- December 27, 2020 at 8:43 am #9887
Yes, that´s a good thing. Especially for old people like me.
I started my “modern” 550 XP Mrk II Auto Tune up last week after some time. It didn´t run so well, so I let go on idle for a minute or so, and then it was ok. Used it yesterday too and it ran like a dream.
Tomorrow I will use my old 254, just to keep it in shape.
- January 18, 2021 at 3:57 pm #9961
I was a little worried acout a chainsaw with a computer processor controling the fuel system, but so far my Stihl CM261 C-M has really been starting easy and running very well, a little early to really know the long term effect with it but think this is what we will find in many new saws.
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