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#1 bolens1053 OFFLINE  



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Posted July 25, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Hi everyone I was at the symco thresheree today and i saw this chainsaw and it said bolens on it so i had to have it. I dont know much about them. Are they rare? And what does the plunger do? And also the button on the side of the throttle? It doesnt run but has good compression and no spark. It is a 3900-01 model. Also how old is it 50s im guesing from the colors?

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Posted July 26, 2015 - 06:26 AM

Nice saw. I am not familiar with the model, but on some older saws the plunger was for oiling the chain. (no automatic oilers) Push it every now and then to supply oil to chain while cutting. Button on the side of the throttle should hold the throttle open for easier starting. Pull the trigger, push in on the button; throttle will stay depressed. Once the saw is running, pull the throttle trigger and saw will go to idle. Kind of like a third hand. Allows a good grip on the saw's top handle with one hand; while pulling the rope with the other. Hope this helps.

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Posted July 26, 2015 - 08:38 AM

Nice find,sure you will get it running in no time

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Posted July 26, 2015 - 08:49 AM

Good buy!


Should be around 1958-1959 , there's still quite a few kicking around the harder ones to find are the first year 1956 models.