A Danarm (uk) Junior from i guess the late 40's / early 50's.
When i started in forestry it was already modernised, chainbrakes, centrifugal clutches etc were standard and i was often told by my older workmates how it used to be, with axes and manual cross-cut saws and how great it was when the bosses eventually bought motorised chainsaws, this would be one of those saws and i can safely say....it will be a right handfull to use!
Hardy men in those days for sure, this thing is heavy and i can just imagine how it was using one of these all day, but saying that, would it seem like a blessing to have one when you were used to manual cross cut, axes etc? probably...
So here it is now.
Unfortunately the old rusty chain broke when i was trying to free it so i need to mend it or get a replacement, pity as i really wanted to go cut up a few logs with it just to see how she compares to the more modern saws that i am used to, and of course while the engine was on the bench it ran great, but when the saw was all put together it doesn't...typical, there is a fault in the carb and she's getting too much juice but apart from that im happy with the result, i now need to paint more to practice as every time i look at it i find more imperfections, but then this was never meant to be perfect..just cleaned up a bit.
Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, July 09, 2011 - 05:27 PM.