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Old 07-24-2019, 02:36 PM
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Igot a new Husky Rancher from my wife last Christmas. It came witha scabbard but no case. Was looking at their powerbox, ut hate paying 50 bucks for a plastic box.

What is everyone using for chainsaw storage?

Also, my olderchainsaw rends to leak bar oil when sitting. While I may have fixed it yesterday, I suspect, due to the design of the pump, it will continue. What is the general consensus for storing chainsaws, fluids in them, or dry?
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:47 PM
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I dont store any of my chainsaws in a case or box. I store them in my barn shed with an absorbent pad underneath them to collect any leaking fluids regardless if gas or bar oil from them. I store them "wet" so they are basically ready when I decide to use them. Absorbent pads are cheap and leaves me with no mess to clean up except to toss them in the trash and replace them with a fresher one when needed. YMMV
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:06 PM
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My saws are stored on a shelf with a Pig mat under them to absorb oil.
They all leak oil. As you suspected it the design of the bar oiling system.

For longer than a week of storage I drain the gas and run the carb dry.

Leaving gas in the carb is a bad idea.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:38 PM
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I keep a pig mat under mine also. Since I started using trufuel in my saws I don't have any issues storing them with fuel.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:51 PM
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Since I started using trufuel in my saws I don't have any issues storing them with fuel.
Same thing I have been doing over the years. Less hassle when it comes to using them!
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Mine is stored in a building inside a plastic milk crate with a pad to catch any oil. I use mine at least every two months. I do not use ethanol gas and with the 2 cycle oil in the gas, I leave it wet. Always starts.
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I seem to abuse most of my saws. They get stored wet on the garage floor with a scabbard. Aspen fuel only, never gasoline. I got my dad's old Homelite in a custom crate he built so he could take it into the bush and have everything with him including fuel, chains, and basic tools, even a sharpening jig. I haven't used it since I got it, but I'm sure it would fire with fresh fuel and a clean plug. The chest it's in is also on the garage floor...
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I seem to abuse most of my saws. They get stored wet on the garage floor with a scabbard. Aspen fuel only, never gasoline. I got my dad's old Homelite in a custom crate he built so he could take it into the bush and have everything with him including fuel, chains, and basic tools, even a sharpening jig. I haven't used it since I got it, but I'm sure it would fire with fresh fuel and a clean plug. The chest it's in is also on the garage floor...
That is on my todo list. A nice wood box for me Stihl.
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I pulled off the clutch and oil pump then pulled out the rubber plug that has the dip tube that goes into the oil chamber. I cleaned it all up and used a little silicone sealant on the rubber plug. That seems to have gotten the oil down to a manageable amount instead of a trickle.

I have also switched to truefuel and don't seem to have many starting issues.

I was asking mostly from a transportation standpoint. I use the saws at home occasionally, but mostly use them up at my cabin property, so they need to ride in the truck a fair bit. It would be nice to have oil, fuel, spark plug, etc all in one spot and not bouncing around in the bed.

I might consider making a simple box likethe pic, but not likely a lid.
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I drain my fuel in the winter when I barely use it, but leave whatever bar oil in it. I store it on its side and it seems to leak less. I keep it on a specific shelf in my tool room with the scabbard on. I don't mind a little oil on the shelf... keeps it from rusting...?
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