UNIQUE VINTAGE STIHL OEM 08S CHAINSAW, Collectors Item. This version of the Stihl 08S was designed to accommodate interchangeable clutch covers between a Chainsaw and a cement cutoff saw, that's why this saw was designed with an over-sized heavy-duty air cleaner, which makes this a unique version of the 08S (cutoff attachment surrendered to the Paradise fire).
This chainsaw starts easily with the manual choke, and runs strong. I suggest this be used primarily as a display unit, then pulled off the shelf at an opportune moment to fall a tree and cut into rounds for firewood, when your buddy says, Oh sure! I can see it's an antique, but does it actually run?
After you make your point (or win your bet), clean off the wood chips and stick it back in the display case, unless you goal is to build your upper body, because this is quite heavy compared to modern saws. Although this saw has been restored, it does have a bit more power that factory, because the intake filter is larger than the standard model, and the exhaust has been opened slightly to allow it to "breathe" a bit easier. Also, the "Right Stuff" high performance silicon glue and hockey stick wrap has been added to the handlebar to give secure grip.
Regarding power, from my experience with. 404 bars, this saw is comparable in power to a modern 60-65cc powerhead, but cuts a bit slower, because. 404 pitch chain is wider than the modern 3/8 chains, so cuts a little slower than a modern 60cc saw. The item "UNIQUE VINTAGE STIHL OEM 08 S CHAINSAW, Collectors Item. 404 bar, Runs Great" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Outdoor Power Equipment\Chainsaw Parts & Accs". The seller is "reginaldvance" and is located in Nevada City, California. This item can be shipped to United States.