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Offline Ridgehead

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Re: WELCOME
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2017, 07:22:11 pm »
Hi folks,
Finally got round to signing up here having been dropping by as a guest for maybe 18 months... can't quite remember how I found you in the first place! Gotta say this site is a gold mine for information! Over here in the UK there really isn't much of a culture of repairing things when they go wrong, folk just throw things out and get another, which is really sad. So it can be difficult to find good information. So thank you to all you guys who share your knowledge and experience here! It is greatly appreciated I can assure you!
I have a few saws, I guess my main go to for my firewood needs and general jobs is my Husky 346xp (oe), absolutely love that little beast! Most recently I picked up a pair of 1988 Husky 2101xp's on a double ended mill. They had been sat above a blacksmiths forge for over 15 years so were in need of a little love haha! But they came at a great price and thankfully had been stored well and really didn't take a lot to get going again. I think my brother and me are gonna have fun with them! Just couldn't leave them there!
Anyway, great to be here and look forward to talking with you guys in the future.
Rick
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Re: WELCOME
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2017, 08:36:18 pm »
Hi folks,
Finally got round to signing up here having been dropping by as a guest for maybe 18 months... can't quite remember how I found you in the first place! Gotta say this site is a gold mine for information! Over here in the UK there really isn't much of a culture of repairing things when they go wrong, folk just throw things out and get another, which is really sad. So it can be difficult to find good information. So thank you to all you guys who share your knowledge and experience here! It is greatly appreciated I can assure you!
I have a few saws, I guess my main go to for my firewood needs and general jobs is my Husky 346xp (oe), absolutely love that little beast! Most recently I picked up a pair of 1988 Husky 2101xp's on a double ended mill. They had been sat above a blacksmiths forge for over 15 years so were in need of a little love haha! But they came at a great price and thankfully had been stored well and really didn't take a lot to get going again. I think my brother and me are gonna have fun with them! Just couldn't leave them there!
Anyway, great to be here and look forward to talking with you guys in the future.
Rick

Thank you for the kind words.

You notice when you sign in as a member you open the doors to alot more boards and info you cant see as a guest. ;)

Welcome and share where you can so we can all learn.

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Re: WELCOME
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2017, 10:19:40 am »
Just so you know guest do not see all the boards here, only 80% or so.  Must be a signed in free member to see all the boards like husqvarna stihl poulan dolmar makita jonsered etc = sometimes. Bar Chain board too.

Its all free here to share sell buy and all members are sponsors of the site.

Site is about sharing info and  learning to repair your chainsaw etc. As adults without all the BS.
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« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2019, 01:14:50 am »
This looks like the howdy thread. 

Howdy! 

I was visiting a friend and he had 6 dirty oily saws setting on the ground.  I asked, "what is that" and pointed at them.  He told me they were junk, and said I could haul them off if I wanted. 

I hauled them off.  Got three 42 cc, and one 50cc Poulans, a 55 Rancher and a 455 Rancher.  With a bit of cleaning up and 6 feet of fuel line i got all of them to start.  I'm going to give him back about half of them.  I'm going to keep that 55. 

Three of the Poulans and the 55 Rancher are OK as they are.  I gave the 55 Rancher a full tear down and cleanup, it would meet factory specs. 

The 455 Rancher the one I'm going to give back to my friend has crankshaft bearings on order and when they're installed it will be fine. 

One of the 42 cc poulan's needs a cylinder and piston to bring it around. 

That was and is fun.  Then I dug out two old saws I had to see if they could be fixed up, a Poulan 245 and a Poulan 365.

It turns out the 245 my dad had is cheery, maybe has 10 hours on it.  The Poulan 365 is a saw I've had since 1992, it's very worn more than a 1,000 hours.  I'm going to fix them both up.

Last year when my 365 became unmanageable with a bar stud pulling out, a broken dog in the pull starter, and it was beginning to smoke, I bought a 55 cc Echo Timber Wolf.  I don't like it very much. 

The 245, 365, and that 55 Rancher are well built saws, worth fixing.  The others are fair running saws but throwaways after a couple hundred hours.   

The only reason I'm rebuilding that tiny 42 cc is to have a very clean running saw to take up in trees for pruning, because a smoking saw up in a tree where I can't get out of the fumes is not enjoyable. 


This forum has already helped me sort many of these saws details out.  Thanks! 

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