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Pro Mac 5000
« on: December 31, 2011, 07:17:33 am »
Didnt even know Mac had a 3ci 49cc saw like this. Anyone ever run one?  Bolt on cylinder or clamshell?

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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 07:41:32 am »
I've never seen one myself .

Due to the fact it lists 1994 to 1999 that was about the time Mac was treading water and going down by the stern .By that time there were almost no stocking dealers left and what saws  were  being sold by box stores like K-Mart .

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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 07:47:40 am »
JUUUUUUUNK! ;) it's the same crappy saw that sears is selling.
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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 08:56:11 am »
I have a couple Macs of this era but they are smaller than the one of the original post.

There is a 32cc and a 38cc. They are made just alike with 3/8 LP chain. they are plastic saws with a clamshell engine.

I gutted both mufflers and opened the outlets considerably. The 32CC (1999) responded better to the MM than the 38CC (2001).

The 32cc is made in Mexico and the 38cc in Japan.
 
They are most definitely home owner saws for occasional light duty only for which they work very well.

If it is any indication, I replaced a Homelite 150XL with them and noticed a significant reduction in cutting performance but at least I could use them until the job was done instead of just one tank of gas like with the Homelite 150XL vibrating hand stinger.

Mine have both been pinched in felling situations with the results being bent bars. (Not by me) They are the ones I let the older kids use.

The 32cc has been used enough to wear out the sprocket. I plan to steal the sprocket off my Mini Mac to restore it.

I've had to replace the clear fuel lines and filters with Tygon. Other than that, they have never given any trouble.

I do notice that I need to keep a close eye on them when the kids are using them for by the time one goes through a tank of gas, it needs to be touched up here and there and the chain adjusted, etc.

They work respectable enough for what they are considering the initial cost.

These pictures are both of the 32cc saw



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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 02:13:02 pm »
JUUUUUUUNK! ;) it's the same crappy saw that sears is selling.

It says they quit making the 5000 in 1999.  ???

YEAR INTRODUCED:
      1994
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
      1999

I did find a IPL and it was clamshell design.
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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 08:08:52 pm »
It's a horizontal engine and my guess is there's a Mini Mac hiding under all that plastic .

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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 10:35:17 pm »
It's a horizontal engine and my guess is there's a Mini Mac hiding under all that plastic .
Sure reminds one of a Mini Mac but the carb is in a different place. The bars will interchange.

The Mini Mac is short coupled between the handles and feels terrible with anything greater than a 10" bar.

I think these plastic horizontals had several different names and were usually in the box stores? They ran a lot better than the Mini Macs though.

I've never seen a Pro Mac 5000.
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Re: Pro Mac 5000
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 06:38:47 am »
It wasn't that the engine design was bad on a mini  just the rest of the saw left a lot to be desired . I will have to say this though I've never seen a mini that was "worn out " they wouldn't run long enough to get any hours on them .

Probabley 80 percent of the ones you find has the original bar and chain and most never had the chain filed .If you're lucky one out of perhaps 20 will start .

 

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