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Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« on: March 13, 2017, 09:27:44 am »
Well I read somewhere the best thing to to with a mini-mac is find a wide open area, look for the wood line and chuck it far as you can. On the other hand I've seen some sold comments. Well I was at the dump the other day and long and behold this Mini-Mac 25 looking pretty darn sweet was sitting there in the scrap pile 😛 . Pulled the cord once and it felt good. So I got back to the garage pulled it apart and cleaned it up a little. As I pulled it over I could hear some bypass at the spark plug so I dogged it down tighter it stopped hissing, reassembled it, fueled it up and she fired. After a little tuning she runs really great!! Short term verdict, after cutting a couple branches I think it's a great little saw and easy to work on, I especially like the manual oiler for when you want some extra.

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Re: Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 02:49:11 pm »
Model number?  Dont remember seeing that bar cover on one
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Re: Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 05:35:09 pm »
Most mini macs are like a turtle in a shell .To do much of anything you have to get it out of it's shell .Two types,those that run good and those that don't run at all,no middle ground .
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Re: Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 09:39:08 am »
Model number?  Dont remember seeing that bar cover on one
Here is the number plate.

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Re: Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 09:44:23 am »
Most mini macs are like a turtle in a shell .To do much of anything you have to get it out of it's shell .Two types,those that run good and those that don't run at all,no middle ground .
I'm not familiar with these, it seemed extremely easy to disassemble and reassemble contrary to what others seem to experience. I've runs some good powerful saws, I was truly surprised by the output of this little engine. On that note this is the first climbing saw I've ever used so.... Anyways this must be a good one.

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Re: Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 03:10:45 pm »
Does it say mini mac 25 on the sticker under handle?
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Re: Lucky free Mini-Mac (not free anymore)
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 05:43:26 am »
The later 130 and 140 model mini Macs that had an anti vib suspension system were not too bad  to work on .The 110 and 120's were a gigantic pain in the buttocks to do anything on .

I don't know how many of those things I have,maybe half a dozen .I never paid a dime for the whole lot,all freebies .One had the original McCulloch chain on it that had never been filed  .I assume it died on the shelf from inactivity.Many did .Trim a tree ,let them sit forever,won't start  buy another one

I chanced  upon a whole box of new chain loops on flea bay for cheap with a 10 second to go snipe bid .I only bought it for a couple of Homelite branded 1/2" chain .In that mess was a bunch of NOS 14"  loops for Mini Macs .