Turning Archive 2005

Not much faith in my Stihl dealer

Carole in VA
>The dealer I bought my saw from said "let me show you some things" We went outside and he showed me how to start the saw. He did not engage the chain brake. I said "Shouldn't the chainbrake be on?" He said "Nah, you can, but you don't need to do that."(muttering to myself: "ummhmmm...you do it your way and I will do it mine") I noticed that he let the saw rev for about 10-15 sec before knocking it back to idle speed. Maybe he had torn up some saws like that with the chainbrake on and quit using the brake at startup? Who knows.
Went inside and I asked about cleaning the airfilter, stating that I presumed you could blow it out or if it was really dirty, wash it in warm soapy water. He says "If it's really dirty, swish it in gasoline." I just mentally siezed up at that suggestion and decided to get my training elsewhere. Am I nuts or is he nuts?

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