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Ebay chainsaw parts
« on: June 20, 2019, 02:32:28 PM »

I ran over my Husqvarna 357XP with the Bobcat so will need to replace a bunch of parts. I see cheap new parts on ebay that I am guessing are chinese copies. Is it worth giving them a try or going with used parts?

I will need the chain brake guard, main handle and clutch cover for sure. I don't think anything major is broken but I haven't taken it apart yet. After I ran it over, the throttle trigger was jammed and the clutch cover packed with dirt. I whacked the handle a few times and the trigger popped free and I dug the dirt out of the cover. It started right up and I sawed up a few more logs so I think the engine is fine.
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Re: Ebay chainsaw parts
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 03:14:36 PM »

I have bought some of them for my 371xp. The pull cover was ok, the brake handle was poor quality as far as sizing went. I had to do some Dremel work to get it to slide past the engine top cover when engaged. I think those are the only Chinese knockoffs I tried.
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Re: Ebay chainsaw parts
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 05:00:12 AM »

Had the same misfortune a few years back. Went to my local Stihl dealer and he had some used parts available from the traded in units in their boneyard.
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Re: Ebay chainsaw parts
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 08:04:21 PM »

Had a big log roll over my Stihl breaking  the handle and air cleaner cover. Found the cheep replacement parts on eBay and they worked fine. Few weeks after that I ran over my stihl polesaw with the tractor. Broke the cover on the engine. Couldn’t find that on eBay so JB weld to the rescue. Took a lot of clamping and gluing individual parts but it all came back together and works fine. I really hate the sound of expensive parts breaking!
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Re: Ebay chainsaw parts
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 02:43:13 PM »

If you use Facebook at all join THE CHAINSAW SHACK.

Those guys do nothing but mod saws all the time and can tell you what off brand parts are worth it and what’s just junk
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