Post by theeasiestman1 on Dec 31, 2020 0:50:25 GMT -5
A little while ago we where cleaning out the shed and found my dads old CS-50. It has spark and a questionable carb. Yet almost not compression and has alot of grinding noise when you pull it over due to there being rust on the side of the piston. Would someone maybe recommend me a place I could go to get a new piston and cylinder for it? Is it also normal for these saws to only have about 1/2 to 2 foot of pull rope?
Not sure if this is still being watched by the OP, but understand that pulling a muffler, and carb for that matter, is just a small window when checking a piston for scoring. Your best bet, and folks don’t like to do this, is pull out the engine and remove the piston and crank assembly from the cylinder. Many times you will see the score lines hidden from view (front right side just out of view from the exhaust port).
I love my CS-50 that I picked up from goodwill for less than 20 bucks. They are good saws and with a sharp chain really cut great. With a 20 inch bar and full chisel chain it eats pretty good.
As for no compression, I would bite the bullet and just take it apart. Keep your parts organized and snap a few pictures to help guide your reassembly. Watch a few videos and take your time. All of them are basically the same thing with different designs for similar functions.
And believe it or not, it’s fun to dig in there and see how it works.