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#1 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2017 - 05:03 PM

Have a few wind blowns and widow makers from those gale force winds last month usually junk quaking aspen is the mark but I had a some decent sized maples get tangled up, half over,or tops snapped and hung up, so I've been working my way thru them. The aspen I usually fall and the neighbor comes and get them, they burn hot but fast , he has a outdoor burner so he'll feed it most any species. I've been chunking up the maple for our outdoor wood pit. Today was nostalgia day as I got the old Homies out and cut loose. I like the old school stuff the 360 was in my opinion Homelite's last best effort to compete with the European invasion ( it all started with those damn Beatles :( , hehe i kid )
way heavy and to much vibration , but still old school USA muscle, we've modified the 360's extensively and they will run with my ported (working) Stihl 361 but the weight is the deal breaker. Anyways nice day ,muddy as all get out, but I hit the woods the Homies ate some maple ,I love to hear them roar and smell the 24:1 yep 24:1 , I'll probably be eating ibuprofen later after wrestling them most of the day but I enjoyed it.

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Edited by WrenchinOnIt, April 17, 2017 - 10:26 PM.

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Posted April 08, 2017 - 05:13 PM

Very nice collection of old school saws.  They did vibrate a bit and they were not light but the Homelite we had would cut all day and move any pesky mosquitos away with the smokey exhaust.  Thanks for sharing. 


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Posted April 08, 2017 - 05:18 PM

  I used to own a C-55. Heavy but it would cut all day. Had it for about 10 yrs and all it ever needed was a starter rope and a spark plug. I wish i still had it tho I don't cut firewood anymore. 

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 06:33 AM

I remember my Dad having a big Homelite when i was a kid, don't remember the model but it was huge. 36 " bar on it, and yeah, it did vibrate !



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Posted April 09, 2017 - 07:17 AM

Nice shot of the crew.
Dad had an H2 something or other. Saw and I had a love hate relationship
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Posted April 09, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Nice looking collection. I have a Troy Bilt tiller that used 24:1 mix.


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Posted April 23, 2017 - 09:56 PM

Ah, the smell of maple mixed in the scent of chainsaw 2 stroke exhaust; now that's an aroma. :)

 

Great collection, Kevin! It looks like a display right off of the Homelite shelf back in the day. I like the 650 and the "Forester."

 

Did you acquire these when they were new? What's the story behind them? :)


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