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Re: Dolmar 5105 Easy Start
« on: March 16, 2016, 07:20:23 pm »
I went to the dealer in Mt Gilead to buy the 5105 advertised on CL. He sat down in a straight chair with the PTO side of the saw towards him and in his lap. He tripped the brake and started pulling on the cord with his left hand. He could only pull it through one stroke at a time reaching out with his left arm. Sort of like Snelling's daughter.

I was wondering what this crazy guy was up to???

After three pulls it gave a "kick", whereas he pushed the choke in. The saw started the next pull.

He stood up, reset the brake, and we went just outside the front door and made a few cuts.


Later over at Detinger's, I saw the easy start stickers on the 5105's. They were not any wider than mine. Mine is very wide compared with my 346XP. Two reasons, for the rim sprocket is on the outside of the clutch and the starter sticks way out.

To start it in the regular fashion like with a 346, it is hard to pull over but if you can get it part way through the compression stroke, the impulse will flip it on through. It doesn't have to be jerked though the compression stroke but you can if you want to.

My son has been using it this winter. I didn't tell him anything about it and he hasn't complained but he's 6'2" and 220 lbs. He does say it zips though the wood.
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