Jmcscrap, I think this is it, I found some info on it and the splotchy look on this guys arm looked similar to my shin.
cerviarborist, pretty sure its the pine itself. I have taken down a few Oaks and a Locust and never had an issue.
62 yr guy who does occasional tree work (not a professional) Last year I took down a large dead pine tree for my next door neighbor. It was an easy job just cut up into short rounds and stack behind my house. When I did the job it was summer and hot and I was wearing shorts. After...
Its harder to fire a plug gap under load than free revving.
Take out the plug and close the gap by about 10 thousandths and see if this clears it up. If it does then its showing that something in the ignition system is weak...often a coil assembly is the culprit.
PS not a saw mechanic, so I...
Hey just another newbie here (and an old one) but let me share my experience, not knowledge.
If you are young, on a tight budget and want to just get your feet wet then DDRT may be the way to go.
As said SRT is much quicker and easier, so if your 62 like me or not in great shape SRT is really...