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jim_uny
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

have a chance to buy shindaiwa 575. anyone own one and have positive experience. i can do all repair work.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A friend of mine was an authorized dealer for only 2 years and gave up in frustration. His main issue is he was taking back 50% of the saws and trimmers he sold for warranty claims and couldn?t get support from the company especially when it came to parts. I tested a few of them after they were repaired and found them to be on par with typical big box store offerings, not bad, but not a Stihl or Husqvarna.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I own a 446 and 757 they are about 8 years old and have given stellar service, excellent power for the CC. We own 15 saws from all the known names, mostly pro type. The Shindys are above typical boxstore quality in my opinion. Better saws than the big two homeowner lines for certain but a step below tbe pro lines. I agree with the parts situation, bars, chains and clutch are easy, other parts are iffy. They haven't been sold new in the states since they merged with Echo several years ago. If the 575 is in good shape it is worth a look. I ran one briefly a few years ago and they run good.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:48 am    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A good friend of mine was a Shindaiwa dealer for several years and I bought a saw from him,cant remember the model. It never was worth a darn. He worked on it several times under warranty but never could get it where it would start like I thought it should. At some point and time ECHO and Shindiawa merged and he sold both for a while. Then he started having problems getting parts. He dropped both and took on Stihl and he said that is the best move he ever made.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote


If you go to any of the chainsaw forums (aboristsite.com) and do a search you can get a better idea. I've never worked one, but they have a decent rep.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Real issue is getting parts and dealer support Much like other off brands.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I took a Shindaiwa 680 chainsaw on trade. It wouldn't start and seemed to be a little low on compression.
Upon teardown, I discovered stuck piston rings with slight gauling.
Everything cleaned up really nice and I wanted to replace piston rings.
After exhausting all my parts resources, I decided to modify a new set of rings.
Rings were the right diameter with the correct thickness for piston grooves, but they were too wide (piston grooves weren't deep enough.
I am fortunate enough to have a lathe and decided to grind the inside surface of rings. Could have just ground by hand but decided to do it right.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice job on those rings. Impressive thinking !
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: shindaiwa 575 chainsaw -- opinions wanted Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad was a Shindaiwa dealer. He sold several saws and weed eaters. Never had trouble with any. He still owns a Shindaiwa saw. It is at least 28 years old. Still works just fine.
 
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