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Kamamala 104 points ago +105 / -1

Glad your Ace is based. Ours in owned by a commie (Montana). Found another hardware store I love that doesn't force their employees to vax/wear masks.

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Nimblenavigator1 45 points ago +45 / -0

It’s the based place with the helpful hardware folks. Don’t judge, but I didn’t grow up with a super extensive knowledge of hardware, tools, basic repairs, etc. Since buying a condo, I had to learn some of it out of necessity; however, I quickly found it relaxing in an odd way.

I may have a problem or something I’m looking to do, but often I’m not sure where to start or how to best go about it. But if I go to my nearby ACE and explain my problem/what I’m looking to do, they always seem to know the answer without skipping a beat. They’ll show me over to everything I need, explain what everything does, give pointers on how to do it.

Like Hank Hill IRL. And of course, over time you start to build a working knowledge of these things. So yeah, I absolutely love my ACE, and they live up to their slogan 110%.

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HulkHoganLives 35 points ago +36 / -1

Here in Cali I have to play "Find the old white guy" every time I go into a home Depot because 90% of their staff is young fat dykes

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left_reddit_for_this 14 points ago +14 / -0

Dykes and Hispanics who don't care or speak proper English. Stopped going to HD years ago. Here in Montana the based place is builders first. I love them! Never required masks even when they were mandated.

Edit: oh yeah also north 40 and murdocks. Tack and feed stores for the win!

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Dudemanfoo 7 points ago +7 / -0

Just described most of the country... except ours is a mix of the fat dykes and brothers who can't keep their pants above their ass or help you carry anything cuz one hand has to always be holding their fucking pants up.

"ACE is the place with the helpful old racist white men that know what they are talking about and don't lecture you about gender studies while not knowing where the lag bolts are"

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HulkHoganLives 0 points ago +1 / -1

LOL!

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dukeofdoorcounty 7 points ago +7 / -0

Home Depot employees exist to fight shoplifting and close down aisles with a forklift when you need something there. Not one of them can change a light bulb

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HulkHoganLives 0 points ago +1 / -1

LOL

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independentbystander 5 points ago +5 / -0

^ This! ^

I'm in a Flyover State but the situation @ Home Depot is similar (we even have hordes of migrants in the parking lot in the mornings.)

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pepperonishoes 4 points ago +4 / -0

HD parking lots have been the pop-up,open-air satellite employment locations for years in Texas.

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independentbystander 4 points ago +4 / -0

I also saw this in frequently in Los Angeles (early morning migrants at Home Depot looking for day-labor, paid in cash to avoid paperwork.)

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pepperonishoes 3 points ago +3 / -0

Avoid paperwork=tax free.

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Redneckathon 2 points ago +2 / -0

ACE is the place for your based hardware man.

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ukr567 1 point ago +2 / -1

Working with hands and seeing result of one’s work is one of the most satisfying things in life. Can be fixing stuff in the house, making some simple shelves, refurbishing a bike.

These days I only buy Not made in China tools, I don’t even need the quality since I am a software engineer and this is just a hobby of sorts, but good tool is a joy to use. Be it those Awesome made in Quebec screwdrivers, or my new favorite Made in USA pliers I bought recently

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BaldyGull 12 points ago +12 / -0

The ace near me has a gun store. One stop shopping.

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dukeofdoorcounty 3 points ago +3 / -0

Agreed. Their employees DGAF if you buy ivermectin

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GhostofPatrickHenry 2 points ago +2 / -0

Atwood's is legit.

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Brokenmatrix2021 2 points ago +2 / -0

👍 sweet.

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Kamamala 9 points ago +10 / -1

Just depends on the owner. Keep on top of where you're spending your money. Your store sounds great.

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Weloveflyovercountry 1 point ago +1 / -0

thats what i was thinking.....was really hoping he just didnt need a new chain

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LegacyOfWinning 1 point ago +1 / -0

Im in Texas looking to move to Florida. What parts would you recommend too a fellow pede

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Woodburningstove 2 points ago +2 / -0

If school district ranking is important to you then Northern St. John’s county is #1 in the entire state. If you like living behind enemy lines, any of the big cities. If you want to live in a different country, south Florida.

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fuckthealphabetsoup 34 points ago +34 / -0

Ace of Based - I saw the Stihl

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ItsFunToSay-M-A-G-A 6 points ago +6 / -0

All that she wants is another chainsaw

She's gone tomorrow, boy

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GhostofPatrickHenry 3 points ago +3 / -0

It opened up my eyes.

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HulkHoganLives 2 points ago +3 / -1

Also learn to wrench on your own rides

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Cowcutter 2 points ago +2 / -0

I haven't let anyone touch any of my vehicles, toys or tools in years. I used to be afraid I would wreck things, but then I figured it's already broke so try and figure it out or replace

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HulkHoganLives 0 points ago +1 / -1

There you go! Once you start fixing your own shit, it's hard to trust others acumen

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Block_Helen 53 points ago +53 / -0

Awesome. Now put a Trump sticker on the chainsaw.

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Brokenmatrix2021 3 points ago +3 / -0

😲

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solarsavior 5 points ago +5 / -0

Chainsaw go Brrrrrrrrrrr.

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VariableFactor 3 points ago +3 / -0

And then use the chainsaw as a highly popular rifle mod

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MajorSkidmark 30 points ago +30 / -0

Sir, I'm sorry for your recent loss. I hope your next one will be a masculine one.

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Joe_Snow 5 points ago +5 / -0

McMahon.jpeg

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Siteless_Vagrant 26 points ago +27 / -1

I had no idea Stihl were American made. Never even looked into it. Thank you!

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Siteless_Vagrant 15 points ago +15 / -0

Pro tip from a guy in supply, not even the US Navy is entirely made in the USA man. I don't hold it against 'em at all. Best we can do right now. BUT THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!! Anytime I need to chop up a tree in SOUTH LOUISIANA WHERE THERE'S HURRICANES AND FALLEN TREES LITERALLY EVERY YEAR IMMA LOOK TO STIHL!

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Siteless_Vagrant 3 points ago +3 / -0

HOLY SHIT MAN I'M OVER HERE LISTENING TO CCR AND ZZ TOP AND SHIT WTF IS THIS????? LOAD THE AR'S WE'RE FUCKING GOING TO WAAAAR!!!!!

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rn10950 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't know if I can hold it against them or not, but that does sound like a glaring issue in a potential war with China. We should be working quick to fix that (of course, it goes without saying that Xiden never will).

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PaineThomas 4 points ago +4 / -0

Most of the parts not made in the US are made in Germany or Austria. They don't disclose that, but it's a German brand and they take quality seriously.

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OldbreedAmerican76 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't know about their chainsaws but I've had tons of problems with their string trimmers for the last ten years, before that they lasted forever. Even though I use them professionally I don't really know small engines so asked my repair guy about them. He said something about them switching to chinese carburetors awhile back.

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OldbreedAmerican76 1 point ago +1 / -0

I use both professional grade and homeowner grade, and I buy my equipment from dedicated Stihl dealers.

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OldbreedAmerican76 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well keep in mind I'm just one example, but in my experience at this point in time the Stihl pro grade trimmers don't live up to their name. In the past I always used the pro grade but had a home grade for a backup. Then like I said about a ten or so years ago I started having trouble with them to the point that I switched to Efco. I was happy with the Efco but it eventually wore out (I maintain cemeteries so I do a LOT of trimming) and I had to buy another home grade Stihl just because nothing else was available at the time. The home grades are cheap enough that I can just buy one and use it for a few years till it craps out, then just buy a new one. All that said if you don't need one for professional use pretty much anything will do.

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Nimblenavigator1 10 points ago +10 / -0

I always assumed they were German for some reason. Good to know they make ‘em here!

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bidensniffingkids 10 points ago +10 / -0

It's a German company, but I'm guessing their chainsaws (and probably a lot of gas powered lawn tools) are made in the USA.

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TheCandorist 3 points ago +3 / -0

You definitely pay the premium but it will also last 20 years with maintenance.

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quaz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have been through this plant in Virginia and I can say 95% of all parts on that chainsaw are made in the USA. Some of the components are sourced outside, but they are few and far between. That being said, do not throw out the old chainsaw. Every part on it is still in stock in the depot at the plant and can be replaced. They continue to make parts for older units for repair. Even though they are a German company, they are based as heck!

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Kamalas_a_Bitch 21 points ago +21 / -0

WtF I just bought a Stihl weed whacker and they marked it up 20% for my CA license plate.

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Joe_Snow 8 points ago +8 / -0

Agreed

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Right0hio 21 points ago +21 / -0

I didn't know they ever died? I'm still using Dad's 041 farmboss from the 70's. P.S pay the extra cash for the engineered fuel (no ethanol) you'll be glad you did!

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Whenagain 12 points ago +12 / -0

Damn--was gonna ask if I could have it to fix up!

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user365927285937 2 points ago +2 / -0

What was wrong with the carb? How often did you clean the valves?

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PaineThomas 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably a spring is stretched out and the flapper valve isn't functioning as intended and thus can't find an optimal AFR. They are easy to fix.

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snag_007 5 points ago +5 / -0

My neighbor gave me his 17 YO 025 ... I finished wearing it out and re-motored it , then bought a new MS250 and a 91R line trimmer ... we heat with wood and it's damned important to have saws that can be relied on . We live in an area that has several outlets for non-E fuel , that's all my yard equipment and Harley's burn .

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PaineThomas 1 point ago +1 / -0

Meh. I just buy regular old unleaded and clean the carb every winter. Takes 30 minutes to spray out any residue (there's hardly any) and the process is relaxing. I love working on small engines and rarely see any ill effects from ethenol.

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independent_fury 1 point ago +1 / -0

Or find a small airfield that will sell you LL100.

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webthing 14 points ago +14 / -0

Real men cut wood.

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BudBurner 7 points ago +7 / -0

I use a fisker splitting ax and a fisker splitting maul. They are very nice tools.

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UrShulgi 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fisker axes and hatchets are so nuts. I was blown away with how high their quality is and how well they peform.

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Star_Commander 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oof. Get a Council Tool axe instead, you'll appreciate the wooden handle real quick.

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lonestarnuts 2 points ago +2 / -0

Man I’m looking forward to log splitting day here as soon as it cools off. I prune and remove trees from my pecan orchard every year so there’s plenty of wood. Gonna smoke a brisket and make it an event

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solarsavior 3 points ago +3 / -0

Real men sport wood.

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DrGreygoose 8 points ago +8 / -0

The war is going to be fun. The left doesn't know how we buy.

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FuckReddit4545 7 points ago +7 / -0

I love Ace so much. They are miles better than Home Depot etc.

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g0rdy 3 points ago +3 / -0

The aisle of nuts and bolts…. My son loves em

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g0rdy 5 points ago +5 / -0

Right on brotha! He’s got the deconstruction disassembly bug. I did too when I was young.:)

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AbrahamLincoln 6 points ago +6 / -0

Chainsaw go brrrrrrrr.

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10knotsorless 6 points ago +6 / -0

Rebuild the old one!

The new ones are still good but not what the old ones were. Even if it needs a piston kit still worth rebuilding

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TDS_Consultant 4 points ago +4 / -0

I came here to say that Stihl isn't dead. Carb kit ar like 3 parts and so simple can be rebuilt in 10 minutes. Likely just the fuel metering diaphragm when exposed to ethanol they get crusty. Try to use E-free gas if you can find some.

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CornTurd 3 points ago +3 / -0

Low compression or leaking crank seals can mimic a carb issue. Something to check if carb doesn't resolve. Crank seals are cheap and easy..ish. Compression check is always first thing i test on a 2 stroke. Cylinder hone, piston, and rings are more involved but bring it back to life.

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CornTurd 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's tedious but worth the effort depending on the saw. I buy, sell. Trade, and repair high dollar Stihls, Jonsared, and Husqvarna saws. Just a hobby that makes $$. I see the same scenario frequently, new carb and still won't work. Order some new fuel lines in a variety of small sizes,, keep them in the shop. I've invested in quality compression gages, bore dials, and hones- i don't recommend that to you unless you have more reason to use them. I rarely use the ones I repair, I don't deal with any timber of significant size. My goto is a cheap craftsman 120v electric I picked off the curb on trash day with a small generator in my golf cart. This and a razor sharp blade, some files, and im rockin'

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AenAllAin 5 points ago +5 / -0

Fuck the supply chain.

They did...

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LawAbidingCitizen1 5 points ago +6 / -1

Love Stihl products, some are made in the USA but Stihl is a German company

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friedchicken 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nothing wrong with that.

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VelvetFoot 3 points ago +3 / -0

My new Husky is easier to start than my Stihl. Those Stihl gas and oil caps suck. Plus, I think there's more metal in the Husky. The plastic didn't fare well over the years on the Stihl.

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KilroyJCNJ 4 points ago +4 / -0

My first “real” chainsaw (which I still have) is and early “MADE IN USA” Homelite SuperXL12 Automatic, which was originally manufactured for UHaul (when they used to rent things like that out). The “PROPERTY OF UHAUL / NOT FOR SALE” is cast right into the housing. So you just KNOW it has a bunch of hard miles on it.

I bought it at a flea market a dozen years ago. It is no longer my primary chainsaw, but it is an awesome backup—- I sortakinda neglected it last year, so it sat unused for almost two years with fuel in it (please no hate Mail!) and i started it a couple weeks ago on the second pull.

Awesome saw!!!!

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BurtMcGirt 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ace never fucked with me about not wearing a mask. They will keep getting my business.

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Genericwhitemale 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yep. Meanwhile Menards became mask nazis. Never expected it from them tbh.

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Easter_Bunny 4 points ago +4 / -0

I buy American whenever possible, and it usually costs me but I don't care.

Yesterday bought a BW gooseneck hitch, 100% American made.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

saves money in long medium run.cheap is expensive as i always say. applies to evrything pretty much-except used vehicles

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i_still_like_beer 4 points ago +4 / -0

We have a local Ace I try to support them when I can. They are expensive and don’t always have a ton of inventory but they are locally owned nice people and have quality products

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

if evryone though thtis way 20 years ago, evryone in china would still be on bicycles

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phuckles 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've always used Stihl. I rate them over Huskies. Great saws, and whippers, but I've been very unhappy with some of their other products.

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PatriotsFTW 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have a blower, no iseeus saw, nos issues, trimmer works but the clutch broke of the get go so its starts spinning from the start. said fuck it.

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MontanaRanger5150 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sadly the Ace down the street from me kicked me out of the store last year for not wearing a mask....

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FooLyCooLie 4 points ago +4 / -0

Based as fuck.

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Jjones23 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nice

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Censorddit 3 points ago +3 / -0

My ace is based.

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Censorddit 2 points ago +2 / -0

Idk some people think Republicans are still the good guys 🤷‍♂️

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Kolob 3 points ago +3 / -0

My local repair shop repaired my old Stihl and it is back up and running

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YellowFootPrints 3 points ago +3 / -0

My Stihl chainsaw is probably The only tool I won’t loan out.

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WheresHuntersDick 3 points ago +3 / -0

20% off? What a Stihl!

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SneedsFeedNSeed 3 points ago +3 / -0

did it seize? 50:1 fuel:oil ?

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Cuzyoudbeinjail 7 points ago +7 / -0

2 is 1, 1 is none

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HanginChad 5 points ago +5 / -0

but none is also none.

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snag_007 2 points ago +2 / -0

And when I go out to cut wood I carry 2 Stihls and a 40 year old Homelite Super2 ... because one is just not enough .

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suemac 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm so glad you posted this. I've been looking for an American made edger for Christmas for my husband. Don't know much about Stihl, but "American" made was my goal. I have checked them out in local stores, and they look really nice! We have an Ace right up the street! I'm gonna go there today!

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TDAF 3 points ago +3 / -0

(You can Stihl) Rock in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO-v_KGAZIE

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TDAF 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kek. I took "liberty" with the title.

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Poolmanstl 2 points ago +2 / -0

What model/cc?

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CaptainWinston 2 points ago +2 / -0

and Fuck Joe Biden

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Sheepfuzz 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would love the engine block from your dead chainsaw if you are going to scrap it. My son wants to build a woodstove fan for Dad (my husband) for xmas. We are looking for a chainsaw engine block. https://www.instructables.com/Heat-Powered-Stove-Top-Fan-W-Salvaged-Parts/

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Winner45 2 points ago +2 / -0

How many zombies did it take to wear out the first one?

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OPsMom 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm in Texas too. Send it my way. I will resurrect it and treat it with the respect that it deserves.

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BozAV8 2 points ago +2 / -0

Can I get your old one? I’d like a shot to repair it.

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PrezElectHamsandwich 2 points ago +2 / -0

Be Stihl, my heart.

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jarasan 2 points ago +2 / -0

My Mac 10-10 still sparks up, and goes brrrrrrrrrrr.

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BaronFalcon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bought a MS271 this year at BigR to replace my old Husky. Got the 6 pack of stihl 2 stroke oil and warranty. Had to adjust it a bit for my altitude but no problem and so far it’s been great bucking logs for firewood.

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True-Grit 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have a Homelite 240 I bought when hurricane Hugo came through in 1989, 32 yrs ago. Still runs strong.

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Polks_Corps 2 points ago +2 / -0

All I buy is Stihl

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Boinger1988 2 points ago +2 / -0

Stihl or nothing!

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KungPaoMcChicken 2 points ago +2 / -0

Should do this everywhere.

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TheCandorist 2 points ago +2 / -0

My Stihl from the 80s is still going strong. Had to do some work on it and not all the parts were still available but I did find suitable replacements.

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Whoistruth 2 points ago +2 / -0

its also possible to rebuild them. ive got a 028AV super ive rebuilt twice. first time my son straight gassed it. 1983 model still going strong! you cant beat the service you get from a good local store

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TNVol 2 points ago +2 / -0

You know when you walk into an Ace Hardware you're going to get help vs. the big box store employee pointing you in a direction and telling you to go find it yourself.

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billyd14311 2 points ago +2 / -0

Some days are better than others...

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Crimalizeislam 2 points ago +2 / -0

Stihl MS 250? I have the same one

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Crimalizeislam 2 points ago +2 / -0

I also got mine from a local small store. Fuck Lowes and Depot