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#1 brokenbudget OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 04:09 PM

i like gt's. like them more than cars, truck and 'real tractors' as some have called them.
what i really like is chainsaws:bounce: oh yes. i get giddy when the subject of anything chainsaw related comes up. been working on them since i was 11. got a 'real' job working at an awsome shop in edmonton way back in '88 when i was 13 (timberland supply co.) they were (still are ) the best shop in town et al. keith (can't remember his last name now gawd luv im, he's also dead now for 15 years) took me under his wing and showed me the ropes and the day to day workings of a well run buisiness. but i digress....:blush2:
i love chainsaws. don't know the actual reason for it but....:D

heres a couple of mine i have lying around:
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this is a poulan 3400. highly modified for stock appearing class:smile1: this saw will make you crap yourself:blush2:
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Posted July 07, 2011 - 04:20 PM

more:bounce:
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i do alot of saws for the locals. either slight mods or some what wild for regular wood cutting. i won't go back to running a stock saw after running a screamer. mostly i do regular repiars and fixes. i like running them but i'd rather be working on them:wave:
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Posted July 07, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Those are some really nice saws! I know next to nothing about chain saws, but my FIL has about 35 now. He's a carver. I should probably learn all that I can so that I can make his repairs for him and save him some dough! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:02 PM

Just a little porting done on that one, but hey, ya gotta leave a little to keep them rings from snaggin!

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:23 PM

heh hehe:D i'm only showing the small stuff on that one:D you should see the intake and exhaust. barely 20thou from the skirt to the port.
people are always suprised at how well those old poulan 3400-3700 saw take to porting. even the seasoned builders seem to give the nod to them.
of course, good old harry homeowner gives me all kinds of dirty looks after i do 2 cuts to his 1:blush2:. him thinking he's got me beat 'cause his saw is a husky/jonnyred/stihl/dolmar or whatever and brand new:laughingteeth: and faster sounding.
i like the feeling i get from that look.:smile1: sort of rewarding:madhop:

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for the pictures, I own one, but have never seen the insides.

We used to tear into Dads Pioneers once in a while.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:27 PM

:rofl2:HAHAHAHAHAAA! every pioneer had to be torn down on a regular basis:D
still lovem though:love: some of them p series saws just had a sound to them that was damn near intoxicating.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 06:17 PM

Great Group of saws

My other Hobby Besides collecting Bolens is collecting chainsaws.
I only have about 8 that are completely together so I guess you can call it a very small collection LOL.
My main interest is the McCulloch saws.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 06:54 PM

cool saw line up bolens! i cut my teeth on mccullochs worked at brians small engines for a while and he was one bad a$$ mechanic.

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 04:33 PM

Nice group of saws guys. Hey have you guys heard of a Wright Saw. A friend of mine has 4 of them and they are wicked looking. I will see if I can find a picture of one.

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 04:54 PM

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 07:53 PM

Nice saws!

Once upon a time I had a late 40's model 7 Mall that my uncle bought new. I suppose I should have kept it, but 73 lbs is too much to lug around. Wish I would have taken some pictures.
I recently sold this David Bradley to a guy at work. The original owner used to wax it! (it was a freebie from that same uncle)
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My freebie "work" saw - a Husqvarna 257 from around 1991, I believe.
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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for showing us your saws , here's pic's of ones from Jacktown the other day a guy was selling them. P7150414.jpg

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Them old David Bradleys,man now that was a SAW.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 11:32 AM

Them old David Bradleys,man now that was a SAW.


There's one on Pittsburgh, Pa craigs list within the last week or 2, looks like a real beast.

This is a little over the top, but worth looking at. --> ‪Predator (2.2 second run)‬‏ - YouTube




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