Stihl 028 Chainsaw Review
Even though the Stihl 028 chainsaw was introduced over two decades ago it remains a really popular saw. It’s renowned for being a tough, virtually bullet proof and easy to use chainsaw. Of course because of it’s venerable age it does lack some of the more modern technical and safety features of Stihl chainsaws.
Review of the Stihl 028 Chainsaw
The Stihl 028 was first introduced around 1984 and many of these saws have had very long, productive lives. The power head is largely constructed from metal alloy so the 028 is a good few lbs heavier than an equivalent modern saw, none the less the 028 is light enough for anyone to use easily.
028’s usually start easily after just a couple of pulls even in the cold and then run well without any incessant tinkering. Most of them require very little maintenance during their lifetime other than replacing the obvious consumables like oil, spark plug, filters, chain, bar and sprocket.
Used 028’s are still widely available on Ebay and other classified advertising sites. Be aware that saws purchased before 1986 are not covered by the Stihl lifetime warranty on ignition parts that Stihl operated from 1986 until 2003. Get yourself a Stihl 028 chainsaw if you are looking for a easy to use saw for cutting firewood or general property maintenance.
Stihl 028 Chainsaw Technical Specifications
|Engine||single-cylinder two-stroke||single-cylinder two-stroke|
|Capacity||47cc, 2.86 cu.in||51.5cc, 3.14 cu.in|
|Bore||44mm, 1.73 in||46mm, 1.81 in|
|Stroke||31mm, 1.22 in||31mm, 1.22 in|
|Max Engine Speed||12,500 rpm||12,500 rpm|
|Ignition||Breakerless magneto||Breakerless magneto|
|Timing||2.2 – 2.9mm (0.087 – 0.114in) before TDC @ 8000rpm||2.2 – 2.9mm (0.087 – 0.114in) before TDC @ 8000rpm|
|Spark Plug||Bosch WSR 6 F||Bosch WSR 6 F|
|Electrode Gap||0.5mm (0.02in)||0.5mm (0.02in)|
|Carburetor||Diaphragm type with built-in fuel pump||Diaphragm type with built-in fuel pump|
|Air filter||Flat wire mesh||Flat wire mesh|
|Fuel Tank||0.5 litre||0.5 litre|
|Fuel mixture||50:1 with Stihl two-stroke air-cooled engine oil||50:1 with Stihl two-stroke air-cooled engine oil|
|Chain lubrication||Automatic oil pump||Automatic oil pump|
|Oil tank||0.3 litre||0.3 litre|
|Weight (power head)||5.7kg (12.6lb)||5.7kg (12.6lb)|