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Author: NoIDAtAll Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 213  
Subject: Re: New Listing Date: 6/15/2012 8:05 AM
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It's a lot easier finding parts for Stihl saws, both OEM and aftermarket parts. It's hard to find a broken down homeowner grade Stihl parts saw for less than $80, even though they are very abundant. A lot of independent shops will work on Stihl saws, but they won't work on Ryobi saws, mostly because of lack of parts availability, and secondly because they not worth as much (don't sell for as much), even when in pristine condition, as this one is. They're worth sharpening or replacing a chain, a spark plug, starter cord and *maybe* a hub/sprocket, bar or carburetor. You can't buy a carburetor rebuild kit for Ryobi saws, at least not the one being sold. I called Ryobi customer service - "No, we don't offer carburetor rebuild kits. We only offer replacement carburetors." I've watched YouTube videos of guys cleaning carburetors for a number of brands of chainsaws other than Stihl. Generally, they've had to reuse the old gaskets. So, they become more of a pitch and replace consideration, but at 1/3 of the price of a comparable Stihl saw in comparable condition, it's not a bad buy. It looks like a brand new saw (not a scratch on it) and should work like one.

Bob
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