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Title: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Old Iron Logging on March 07, 2011, 08:35:17 pm
 When I was a kid,  Dad was logging for a few years. I remember the old yellow saws. R16,17,20,21. Alot of those old ones are still in the firewood piles around here. My first was a used R16.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: SawTroll on March 07, 2011, 08:45:57 pm
The R16 was kind of special, as it didn't have any AV, like the later pro versions had.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun on March 07, 2011, 09:03:25 pm
I dont go that far back.

Just got into messing with chainsaws as a hobby. So it was the 500 and then a 5000 plus.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/5000/e14c2853.jpg)

Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: man of stihl on March 07, 2011, 09:09:27 pm
that would be my first two also in that order 8)
I dont go that far back.

Just got into messing with chainsaws as a hobby. So it was the 500 and then a 5000 plus.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/5000/e14c2853.jpg)


Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: totte on March 09, 2011, 10:03:28 am
I had an R22 for a year, was well worn and rather moody. We did not separate as friends, actually throw it in a bush when it refused to start and the rope snapped. Went to the car, drove directly to the nearest saw dealer and bought a second hand Husqvarna 242. Was in the beginning of the nineties.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: farmboy on May 04, 2011, 08:37:27 am
After reading Cut's posts on RS bought 5000 first, then 5000+ (parts saw has comp) it's on the long list.  Then a mint 400.  When I learn how pic's will follow. 

Shep
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Saw Dr on May 16, 2011, 02:50:30 pm
I have not found my first Partner saw yet.  I am currently accepting donations.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun on May 16, 2011, 06:28:26 pm
I have not found my first Partner saw yet.  I am currently accepting donations.

What models you looking for? Never know it might be on my shelves and I'm always willing to trade for something.


Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Saw Dr on May 16, 2011, 11:29:37 pm
I have not found my first Partner saw yet.  I am currently accepting donations.

What models you looking for? Never know it might be on my shelves and I'm always willing to trade for something.

There are actually very few saws I am looking for.  After the first 40 or so I decided to let the saws find me.  With that said, I'd never turn a Partner down with "000" in the model number, or any of the 100cc ones.  I guess those things just were not sold much here in the south.  I'm always up for barter as well.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 17, 2011, 07:40:46 am
Decal on top cover and a p+c you have a 7000  ;)  I lost interest in making the switch to a 7000 or P70 top end after running it with the 550 top. I was happy as it was.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/550028super002.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/550028super001.jpg)

parts saw

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Partner550/550cover.jpg)

I didnt trade for the 3 P100 I have been offered or the partner made 2-3 poulan 655 for $200 a piece as runners. Just not interested in those saws either.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: CGK-60 on August 14, 2011, 12:21:45 pm
I still have my first partner S-55 I bought around 1979 or 80. I use it on occasion, still runs good, it will out cut my MS-290.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: DickT on October 12, 2011, 08:09:55 pm
First was a mini-p, (poulan?) in the mid 70s for girdling TSI work , then a 5000 around '81. After that it was husqvarna until the dolmar ps420 I just came by through GOL.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: timberdollars on October 22, 2011, 07:41:21 pm
First Partner was a Skilsaw 1632 (partner r16), just bought another one last month, along with a bunch more Partners
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: SOLOmann on October 23, 2011, 05:23:30 pm
This is a small part of the Partners who are with me
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Modifiedmark on October 23, 2011, 09:23:57 pm
I think the first one I got that said Partner on it was one of those 1216 emab/Skil type. It aint much but I still got it.

I think the first real on was a 5000 or maybe my 7000+.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Spike60 on October 30, 2011, 11:13:18 pm
Still don't have one with Partner on it. There was a hardware store in Woodstock that sold them for a few years, but they're pretty rare around here.

But I do have a few of the Partners that were re-labled for Jonsered (490, 590, 2050), and Husky, (40, 45). The 490 and 590 get talked about a lot, but the other saws that were spawned from the P400, (I believe), are really pretty good. Maybe a little mild in performance, and a bit of a pain to work on, but they are very reliable saws. They have great anti-vibe, and if you leave the muffler alone they are relatively quiet, which is desireable at times.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: tjhammer on February 12, 2012, 10:06:47 am
I have a framer 65 I got in 74 or 75 I still have it saw runs good but the shocks are rotted away is the cc's on this saw 65 or what lots of power for a 70's saw
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: man of stihl on February 12, 2012, 10:15:29 am
I have a framer 65 I got in 74 or 75 I still have it saw runs good but the shocks are rotted away is the cc's on this saw 65 or what lots of power for a 70's saw
Here is some info for you. F65 (http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf/ed1d619968136da688256af40002b8f7/37310f5b39cba58688256afd004eac0f?OpenDocument)
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: SawTroll on April 27, 2012, 10:56:29 am
The first one I used was a military P55, in 1980.

The first one I owned was (POS Poulan) 351....
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: farmboy on April 27, 2012, 11:32:25 am
Reading about how great the 5000's were picked up 2-5000+ on Ebay.  Parts saws.  Turned out both were very low hr.  #1 needed a carb. kit and a few minors and a good cleaning.  #2 needed clutch cover did a mild WP on it.  #3 was a mint 400 that needed a carb kit and an AF.  Turns out a late model Husky 40 foam AF is the same.  Looking @ it it looks lke a yellow Husky 40.  Still have em.
Shep
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun on April 27, 2012, 03:59:58 pm
Reading about how great the 5000's were picked up 2-5000+ on Ebay.
Shep

325 chain with 7T  and some 3/8 chain with 7T same saws. Same  3/8 chain was run and was new out of box chain.

Here is some of the saws ran in 12" hardwood today. Thinking wood was cherry or hard maple.

stock husky 346xp 50cc,  325 7T  10.0 10.4,   3/8 7T  5.63  5.62

stock dolmar 5105 with 5100 muffler,   3/8 7T  5.59  5.50

stock partner 5000 , 3/8 7T 5.47 5.84

stock 357xp, 3/8 7T  4.29  4.34

Just to show how good they were and are.  ;)
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: rburg on April 28, 2012, 06:03:04 pm
I bought a s50 in 1982 and had it for 30 yrs. It was my only saw for about 15 yrs. It was still running when I gave it to a friend who is also a member here. I recently got to run a s50 that has  a p/c from a s65. It is a very strong running saw.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: farmboy on April 29, 2012, 09:28:37 am
Reading about how great the 5000's were picked up 2-5000+ on Ebay.
Shep

325 chain with 7T  and some 3/8 chain with 7T same saws. Same  3/8 chain was run and was new out of box chain.

Here is some of the saws ran in 12" hardwood today. Thinking wood was cherry or hard maple.

stock husky 346xp 50cc,  325 7T  10.0 10.4,   3/8 7T  5.63  5.62

Just to show how good they were and are.  ;)

10.0 10.4 with .325 blows my mind.  That is a major difference.  Everybody is always talking .325 on 346's.  Proof is in the clock.  Will be switching my 346's to 3/8.  WOW!  16" bar I presume on .325 and 3/8. 
Shep
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 29, 2012, 10:32:05 am
Reading about how great the 5000's were picked up 2-5000+ on Ebay.
Shep

325 chain with 7T  and some 3/8 chain with 7T same saws. Same  3/8 chain was run and was new out of box chain.

Here is some of the saws ran in 12" hardwood today. Thinking wood was cherry or hard maple.

stock husky 346xp 50cc,  325 7T  10.0 10.4,   3/8 7T  5.63  5.62

Just to show how good they were and are.  ;)

10.0 10.4 with .325 blows my mind.  That is a major difference.  Everybody is always talking .325 on 346's.  Proof is in the clock.  Will be switching my 346's to 3/8.  WOW!  16" bar I presume on .325 and 3/8. 
Shep


16" 325 and 3/8. I'm thinking the 3/8 was oregon  round chisel and the 325 was windsor round chisel. 

I wish I would have ran the 8T 325 rim on the 346 too now. I still think 3/8 is the way to go if the saw has the guts to pull it.  Reason I say that is because I have 490 and 5000's that wont pull 3/8 like some of them do so they get 325.
IMO if someone is running a ported 346 on 325 for faster cut times it is because something is off inside. Like to high of transfers and or exhaust, lost some torque and just dont have the guts to pull 3/8 with authority JMO.  ;)

If you look at the 026 ported times with 325 7T 8T and 3/8 7T you will see that is the case with it. The transfers are just to high after cutting base for gasket and pop up with raising everything back up.  It isnt the fastest gtg cookie cutter for timed cuts, but with 325 RSC and 20" bar 7T she cuts it in the hardwoods buried.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: SawTroll on April 29, 2012, 02:09:48 pm

10.0 10.4 with .325 blows my mind.  That is a major difference.  Everybody is always talking .325 on 346's.  Proof is in the clock.  Will be switching my 346's to 3/8.  WOW!  16" bar I presume on .325 and 3/8. 
Shep

It doesn't make sence at all, if the chains were as equal as possible, and the saw anywhere close to stock.

However, the Windsor chain I have tried in .325 were pure POS....
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Old Iron Logging on April 29, 2012, 02:45:57 pm
Put a 3/8 chain on a 50cc saw and file to its power and it will beat a .325 chain every time. Its the chain that cuts, the saw just turns it. There is a vast difference between filing a chain and knowing how to file a chain.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 29, 2012, 03:24:07 pm
Niko 346 50cc saw was stock like you buy off the shelf. No muffler mod or anything. I just ran stock off the  reel 325 3/8 chain as they came from factory. No touch ups factory sharp, so as fair as I could make it.

Now the only thing that could have pulled it closer IMHO would have been stihl 325 RSC and 3/8 RSC chains.  But I didnt have any factory sharp on hand. What I have was already hand sharpened in past.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: man of stihl on April 29, 2012, 06:27:40 pm
Put a 3/8 chain on a 50cc saw and file to its power and it will beat a .325 chain every time. Its the chain that cuts, the saw just turns it. There is a vast difference between filing a chain and knowing how to file a chain.
I agree with you 110% Art. The only thing about .325 i like is its less grabby when limbing.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Old Iron Logging on April 29, 2012, 08:00:48 pm
I have a 8 tooth .325 setup on all my softwood saws. Like how they handle in the limbs and I can get them very close to 3/8 performance in the butt.

Firewood saws got only 3/8 setup however.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: EHP on May 05, 2012, 08:57:53 pm
I believe mine was a 7000 , never fired it up as it never had gas in it , I bought for a friend , the next would of been the 5000 plus
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: pete on May 10, 2012, 07:42:40 am
my first partner was an s 65 still a good goer traded it for 6x4 trailer load of redgum timber value about a hundred bucks and shortly after a what I believe is a f55 orange top has farmer across the back a fleabay buy,got two small ones as well must check the models
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: pete on June 01, 2012, 07:09:43 am
just sitting back tonight a bit stuffed and reading posts
I reread this one from the beginning and SPIKE mentions the jred 2050 being a rebadged partner  which one please
I have a 2050 turbo that was straight gassed,been watching for piston and rings My mate grabbed it for me for 2 bucks at a garage sale
Have not taken the barrell off yet but viewed through the exhaust port she is black and grey streaks
Advice from magnus was not to sink to many dollars into it,just got the air cleaner for it  I have had it on the shelf for a few years one day it will get done
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: SawTroll on June 03, 2012, 11:34:42 am
P490/P510 (not P500), but not a streight rebadging. The Husky 49 also is pretty much the same saw.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: pete on June 04, 2012, 03:49:04 am
Thanks will keep watching
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: steveNZ on July 15, 2012, 12:53:33 am
 :D My first Partner saw ( which is also my first chainsaw ) is a 5000 that's all it says I am sure its not a 5000+ 

I have had this saw about 3 weeks now , I found it in a charity shop being sold for spares or repair, it had a few bolts missing from the casing's and looked like it had been neglected by it's previous owner , It only cost me $10 a bargain .

An hour or 2 cleaning and finding new bolts she's all good  :) runs vary well and starts good and I have given it a vary good workout doing about 5meters of Manuka (a New Zealand hardwood ) and it hasn't missed a beat.

Not a vary common saw over here and i hadn't heard of it before the other week, I am presuming it was made around 1980 from what i have read here and on chainsaw collectors.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: leec on February 05, 2015, 06:08:28 pm
I waiting on a Skil 1632 which I believe is an s55.  Black and yellow. Won't have it for a few weeks but looking forward to getting it.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 05, 2015, 06:15:20 pm
Couple of those skil 1632 around here in the 50-75 range.  I think you will really like out they cut.  I've owned the 550 versions.
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: Al Smith on February 05, 2015, 10:10:14 pm
Actually the very first is sitting in my garage as I type .A P100 dressed up in McCulloch clothing awaiting warmer weather so I can tinker with it .
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: 67L36Driver on February 06, 2015, 08:37:00 am
Is there any hope of finding a complete recoil starter for a P100/McCulloch 1000?

I have located one that runs but you have to start it with a drillmotor.  Bar/chain looks to be .404" x 24".
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: aclarke on February 06, 2015, 09:22:05 am
[url http://m.ebay.com/itm/160441608650?nav=SEARCH/url]
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: 660magnum on February 06, 2015, 10:02:28 am
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160441608650
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: farmboy on February 06, 2015, 05:06:56 pm
5000+ my first Partner then another 5000+ and a minty 400.  Rounds out all my Partners.  Both 5000's are real nice not mint but real nice.  Cut talked me into the 5K when he was into them.
Shep
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: 67L36Driver on February 06, 2015, 06:54:28 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160441608650

Now to find the pulley and spring to go with the cover.

If it were my saw, I'd be searching but it's not.

Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: leec on June 03, 2015, 10:51:10 pm
Recently picked a Skil saw which was supposed to be seized for $35.00.  It turns out that a bolt had come loose behind the flywheel and stopped it from turning.  P&C pristine good 20" bar and a reasonable chain. Has a chain brake and AV so turned out to be an F65 (65cc) not the 55 I thought it might be.  Win Win, I'm a happy man!  Carb needs seeing to  then should be mustard!
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: leec on June 03, 2015, 10:57:56 pm
I waiting on a Skil 1632 which I believe is an s55.  Black and yellow. Won't have it for a few weeks but looking forward to getting it.
Well I pick it up and this is what I found. Sold as seized.  I discovered that a bolt had come loose behind the flywheel and stopped the fw from turning. P&C lovely condition, 20" bar not a bad chain, chain brake and full AV.  The AV and the three shoe clutch make this saw a 65cc saw not the 55 that I thought from Acres site.

So for an investment of $35 I'm a happy man.

Opps that a bit repetitive!!
Title: Re: What was your first Partner saw?
Post by: The Ripper on September 22, 2015, 06:37:09 pm
Have a "60's"  R16  that I'M fully impressed with in performance after some small mods and it's smooth operation.