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#31 RubiconJoey OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 06:16 PM

I posted here on thursday that I had zero saws and first thing saturday morning I just happened to stop at a yard sale on the way to my family reunion and picked up a 024 stihl for $2! It was in a 5 gallon bucket with the bar and top cover off, but I think for $2, even if I can't get it running I can sell parts off of it and make a little money.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 06:17 PM

I'd say for $2 you got a heck of a deal!

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 01:13 PM

I've got a MacCulloch 3516 that I've used for 15 years or so. Last year I picked up a Husqvarna 445 with an 18" bar. It was a really nice saw, but I lost it in a garage fire. I just replaced it with a Husky 435, but that was a mistake - it doesn't start or run nearly as well as the 445 did.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 06:31 PM

I have 3, but the guys in the white coats won't let me start them.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:58 PM

Hi,

I have a forty-plus year old Pioneer 1100 Holiday with a 20" bar, and a little Craftsman electric saw with, I think, a 16" bar.
The Pioneer currently needs a carb rebuild real bad - the Tillotson carb dribbles gas everywhere except into the cylinder.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:53 AM

I have 3 laying around. a Homelite XP 1000 with a 18" bar. Don't use it much from the mid 60's but it is a real monster when it's needed. Mcculloch Pro Mac 310 16" bar from the late 70's. A lot of people dog these saws but for the small limbs and shrubbry jobs it works great never had a problem. Got a pos Craftsman that is about 9 yrs old and isn't worth crap. Bogs down in the middle of cutting just about anything. Love to have an Echo 400 series saw but the wife can't understand why I need to spend that much money on a saw when I already got 3.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:03 PM

I have 3 laying around. a Homelite XP 1000 with a 18" bar. Don't use it much from the mid 60's but it is a real monster when it's needed. Mcculloch Pro Mac 310 16" bar from the late 70's. A lot of people dog these saws but for the small limbs and shrubbry jobs it works great never had a problem. Got a pos Craftsman that is about 9 yrs old and isn't worth crap. Bogs down in the middle of cutting just about anything. Love to have an Echo 400 series saw but the wife can't understand why I need to spend that much money on a saw when I already got 3.

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The Echo's are great saws. I have a 440 Myself and love it
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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:49 AM

well i have maybe 15-20 various homelites, poulans that i thought i was gonna fix and sell, but so far has not happened. i got a Stihl 042 and a 048 that i plan to build one good saw out of the two. for my runners i have a Shindaiwa 377 for limbing, Stihl 026 for general duty, and a Stihl 660 magnum for terrorizing purposes. i'm on the hunt for an affordable Stihl 046/460 magnum.

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 08:29 AM

The Echo's are great saws. I have a 440 Myself and love it


Used to have a lot of Craftsman equipment but the quality has gone down the tubes. Been replacing my stuff piece by piece and for the money you can't beat Echo. I will definately be getting one of those saws.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 10:01 PM

You are quite right we call it CAD (Chainsaw Addiction Disorder). I have a Dolmar 510, Makita 7901, and a Husqvarna 435. I've had my fair share of saws over the last few years and absolutely love the Dolmars incl. Makitas (parent company) - they are every bit as good as Husky and Stihl but have hardly any dealer support. Not to put in a plug but if you have CAD head on over to arboristsite.com ... lots going on over there!

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Two that run :wallbanging: Couple more that are POS and hard to start that I loan out :blush2:.

I have an older Stihl 24 - It was old when I bought it, I use it A LOT, and it keeps on runnin! Recently traded for a Husky a 455 (?) homeowner model, I have been impressed with that saw as well, but it is still young.....

We heat the house with wood, so the saws see a lot of use in the spring and early summer. Cut wood and put it up to dry, then split and stack for winter use. Of course we USUALLY don't see much winter here in Tenn. But the power/fuel bills have gone down since we installed the woodstove!

Talking about craftsman saws. I had an older craftsman 25 - little 14 inch bar saw. I picked it out of the trash - once I replaced the fuel line and filter, it ran great. I used that saw a lot to cut branches, small firewood, etc. Ran great for me for about 10 years till it finally gave out this past year. I was going to rebuild it, but it cost more for the parts than to get a replacement saw!

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 04:22 PM

chainsaw? they make a saw to cut chains?:D
i have more chainsaws than gawd:bounce:

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 05:43 PM

I just bought a used McCulloch Mini Mac 6 and am trying to figure out what the correct gas/oil mixture is? It came with no manual

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 05:46 PM

run it at 40 or 50:1. it'll last forever at that ratio.

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Posted October 09, 2011 - 06:53 AM

I just bought a used McCulloch Mini Mac 6 and am trying to figure out what the correct gas/oil mixture is? It came with no manual


Those saws run at 40:1




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