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Redneck chainsaw starter
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:08:36 am »
Just had to share this Redneck win. My dad went through the same thing. I could only come up with D handle to buy some time and then a saw with elastostart on smaller saw. Then saws with decomp button and easy start for our win.


"Kick Start" For Chainsaw

Despite arthritis in his elbows and shoulders, Ben Schultz, 83, can still handle a chainsaw well enough to cut firewood. His problem is starting it. He can’t yank the pull cord fast enough.

Thanks to a simple device made of scraps by his son, Schultz has a new easy starter for his saw and doesn’t need to ask anyone to start it for him.

“It’s sort of a simple thing, mainly to give it more stroke,” says his son, Dan Schultz, who works as a technician for engineers.

He used scrap wood and a 2 by 2 for the lever, which is attached to the wood frame with a bolt. An old clamp and pieces of metal on the bottom board secure the front handlebar and rear handle of saw. The pull cord slips through a notch and hole on the end of the wooden lever.

“You just give the lever a good, quick push with your foot to pull the cord and start the saw,” says Dan Schultz.

It’s worked great for his father for a couple of years, giving him the independence to continue doing something he enjoys.


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Re: Redneck chainsaw starter
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 09:18:27 pm »
That is a pretty cool idea and could be made to work on any saw.    Even when your in your 80's sometimes a little independence goes a long ways. 

I also like the long 2x4 so that there is something that can be held on to while pushing down with your foot.   
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 07:36:35 am »
bloody brilliant so simple and effective would be grat for many of the old macs I bring home trying to get signs of life on some of them kills the shoulders and what I like the most about this is a son helping his old man remain independent instead of trying to take away his toys and shove him in a nursing home Be nice to see if there is a you tube vid
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Re: Redneck chainsaw starter
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 12:59:58 pm »
Interesting idea this guy come up with. For those with shoulder injures etc or just getting older.

https://youtu.be/OuEHyDzbimg
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