Chainsaw recommendation

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by Theleman, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Wow cool.

    Didn't realise Tesco was selling own brand chainsaw 15 year ago.
    Still working well by the looks.
  2. Dam0n

    Dam0n Screwfix Select

    Excellent work.

    The hard bit is now bucking it up so it can be used as either wood turning blanks or firewood. :)
  3. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    thank goodness ...
  4. PhilSo

    PhilSo Screwfix Select

    £60. Clearance sale.
    At least 12 years ago.
    Don't remember exactly.
    New Ozaki chain is brilliant.

  5. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Nice looking chainsaw too. And 12 years reliable service?
    Good buy for sure.

    I had to buy a new chain for my Bosch electric chainsaw. It is Oregon, and cuts well too.

    Bought the old Jobu L6 made in 1968, Norway.
    It does not start.

    I took off the bar and chain, so just working on the body only = it cannot cut anything without bar and chain right?

    I think I will check the spark plug and if bad, then replace it.

    Good winter project this :D
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  6. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Cleaned up the old JOBU L6, and managed to start it.

    I think the fuel oil mixture is not that critical roughly about 30:1 seems happy medium.

    It smoked blue a bit, and the engine was really loud. A lot louder than the Bosch. Had to put on the ear protection.
    It sounded like an old moped or motorbike.

    Put the bar and chain back on, and went to wood pile in the back garden. Managed to cut some Leylandii tree logs with the Jobu. Good fun it was. A great buy at £25 too. :)
  7. PhilSo

    PhilSo Screwfix Select

    Firewood for next year.

    Unless there's a Chippie interested in turning wood blanks. :D

    Pics of the JOBU possible?

  8. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Will have plenty firewood now :)

    Yes, sure. Next time when using the Jobu, will take some photos or even vids, and upload :)
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  9. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    The Jobu started on first pull yesterday, and it was running really fast on idle with choke on.
    When choke was off, it died.

    It used to start in about 10 - 15 pull, and ran fine first 2-3 days.
    Maybe needing carb. clean?
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member


    Also check fuel line,if it goes in from top of tank to suck up fuel, there might be a filter on end of pick up pipe, also the pipe can perish, as on my saw, had a tiny hole 3/4 way up pipe so any fuel sucked up never got out out of the fuel tank as a result.

    And have a look at spark plug condition,& check gap, also air filter.

    Jobu chainsaws have been around for years.

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  11. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Knew it wouldn't be pull and play :D
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  14. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    21 seconds in, not the safe way to cut a log.:mad:
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  15. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Just a wee test :)

    Must admit was too lazy to set up clamp, and secure the logs to cut on that day :D

    Normally this is how I cut logs. The WROX Clamp is quite good.

  16. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    That is how accidents happen...[​IMG]
  17. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Not exactly great for the environment with all that smoke and noise ....

    There is a time when trying to get old inefficient tools into service just isn't worth it. On your death bed, I bet you aren't going to say "I am glad I spent all those days, getting that old Jobu chainsaw working to save a £100 !"
  18. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    It wasn't all about saving money.
    I wanted to have something to tinker about.
    It is good fun when I get old vintage tool, play about with it, and then get it working perfect. :)

    And for environment, we are on the main road, where 100s of cars passing and stop every minutes, and back of our house, everyone seems have own workshops in the garden, and all day power tools going loud most days of year :D

    My electric Bosch works great, gets used most of time, and is all I need for my purpose.
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  19. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    By the way, from what I read from some negative reviews of their goods, Hyundai chainsaws are not actual Hyundai make, but Hyundai company has given permission to another company to make the goods under their license, and use name Hyundai. Perhaps they will collect some money for letting them using the name Hyundai. Not sure if it is correct story or not, but just remembered.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
  20. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Don't really care about the label as long as it is safe, good value, good warranty and works without any problems - life is too precious to waste

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