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Old 11-17-2014, 10:17 PM
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Handheld with two adjustments on carburetor

Handhelds last forever when carburetors can be adjusted. Other stuff fails. This unit has been in the field forever. It came in last month with muffler bolts stripped, choke lever broke off, throttle finger broke off, and top of air cleaner broke off. Put recoils in for muffler bolts switched rest of stuff with my spare parts machine. The unit fired up and ran fine. BTW the carburetor didn't need to be touched

Hadnto put new choke plate on with orange lever.
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Didn't get my tap in very straight.


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Put new shaft and throttle from my used parts stash

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Screwing in the coil for new threads

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Here it is ready to go back out. BTW this is an Echo 261 I think.
Total cost $6 filter and $3 for recoils and $4 for rubber hand grip. Probably should put in a $3 plug
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:21 PM
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Pretty work, Ed. I like it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:07 AM
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you are obsessively a very good mechanic and yet you continue to buy echo?
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:30 PM
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you are obsessively a very good mechanic and yet you continue to buy echo?
Good news Dan we bought all stihl in march......now how to just stop using the echo stuff. Want me post some of the problems with the one year old stihl backpacks.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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you are obsessively a very good mechanic and yet you continue to buy echo?
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Good news Dan we bought all stihl in march......now how to just stop using the echo stuff. Want me post some of the problems with the one year old stihl backpacks.
My 2014 Stihl FS55R will make anyone looking at Stihl go elsewhere. Three different carbs didn't change anything. The Echo I replaced it with runs so much better and feels more powerful, despite being a smaller engine.
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Handhelds last forever when carburetors can be adjusted. Other stuff fails. This unit has been in the field forever. It came in last month with muffler bolts stripped, choke lever broke off, throttle finger broke off, and top of air cleaner broke off. Put recoils in for muffler bolts switched rest of stuff with my spare parts machine. The unit fired up and ran fine. BTW the carburetor didn't need to be touched

Hadnto put new choke plate on with orange lever.
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Didn't get my tap in very straight.


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Put new shaft and throttle from my used parts stash

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Screwing in the coil for new threads

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Here it is ready to go back out. BTW this is an Echo 261 I think.
Total cost $6 filter and $3 for recoils and $4 for rubber hand grip. Probably should put in a $3 plug
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Is that so? Please explain!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:17 PM
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Is that so? Please explain!
I guess I need to get rosseta stone english....
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:36 PM
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I have echo that i have been running since 2002 and all i do is put gas in them
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My 2014 Stihl FS55R will make anyone looking at Stihl go elsewhere. Three different carbs didn't change anything. The Echo I replaced it with runs so much better and feels more powerful, despite being a smaller engine.
I have one piece of Stihl equipment that has been nothing but problems. My echo and Shindaiwa equipment is trouble free.
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The problem with certain brands is usually user error, being unfamiliar with the product and its technicalities and idiosyncracies. I watched a man start a Stihl the other day, I didn't say anything but it's not how I start mine, you understand that's after 13 years too... I see people going through the same motions I went through 6-8, 10 years ago and complaining about why it won't run.
They done pulled and pulled, some get it started and still it won't act right...
I grab it, one or two pulls and a squeeze of the throttle and up she fires.

There's a lot more to developing that certain touch, it just doesn't happen in three weeks, not even 3-4 years...
There are no shortcuts, it just takes time and it takes a long time, to get used to a particular machine.
That's part of the reason why brand loyalty is important.

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I have echo that i have been running since 2002 and all i do is put gas in them
Really, why I don't even put gas in mine, bought it new in that same year and also still running.

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