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Offline Al Smith

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 08:33:58 pm »
Oh the Mac Titan 70 .Yeah it's rare .Mine is the only one I've ever seen .

If it weren't for the fact it's a rare bird I'd put a little soup to it .However I think it's best to leave that one as it is . ;D

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 11:23:17 pm »
I am always on the look out for interesting saws, much to my wife's disgust. Would like to snag a nice Sachs-Dolmar 116 or 120 if I could find one, not that I need another shelf queen. I also like old Pioneers, an RA would certainly accompany me home.
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013, 11:26:03 am »
I build a lot of custom saws. That is 'custom' to customer requirements. I too almost never use anything larger than 75-80cc. However a while back I built a saw for a customer that had to pack it into his mountain side land on his back. After lots of studying specs we decided to build a high powered minimal weight saw. I was so impressed with the result that I have been looking for the parts to build myself one.

We used a NOS 362XP case (small bar mount) case lighter than a 372 case
24000 RPM rated SKF 6202 bearings
A ported 375Xpw cylinder and factory piston
Cut the cylinder base to yield .018 squish with no base gasket
The carb RWJ 4 off a 372 XTorq then changed that for a Tilly 296a off a 385
All the associated intake components

That was two years ago and the saw still impresses me. Not only in its performance but that it 100% reliable.

I really enjoy building this type of saw, it is a work saw not a 'built to impress' GTG saw!
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2013, 09:18:21 am »
I suffer from an age old disease that runs in my family on the male side;  its called "I just can't help playing with things".  All things, dirt bikes, street bikes, cars, trucks, big and small....stock is just never good enough. I drew a line on my work saws, so other then simple repair, I keep my hands off. I always had that itch though, so I jumped into it. When I'm done the current one I'd like a 70's or early 80 big saw. I don't really need anything @ 100+ cc's but that probably won't stop me from using it for kicks. Most work around here is small to 25" with the couple times a year 28" to 35".  Every so often someone wants something bigger dropped that's making them nervous. Anyway, I've seen a lot of saws for sale that have caught my eye. You can definitely get a better deal by browsing for what catches your eye then setting your sights for a particular saw...from what I see. But for me, whatever that next one is, its going to be 100cc +.

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2013, 06:36:31 pm »
I was able to put my hands on 2 saws....a PM Redhead one man saw and a Redhead 2 man saw.
Now I need to fin a rare PM Torpedo.....maybe ;) with a bit of luck......

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2013, 01:28:58 pm »
Two years ago I found a 1993 Husqvarna 272XP with no hours on it, other saws I would like to find in new condition are these:
Jonsereds 621, 80, 910, 111, 2094.
Husqvarna 162, 181.
McCulloch BP1
Stihl 090Gear drive.
Echo 610EVL twin cylinder.
IEL Super Twin PH , Pioneer RA.
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2013, 08:05:59 pm »
I've only worked on 3 or 4 J-reds ever and they all impressed me .I'm thinking maybe 621,630 and 525 if that sounds right .The 525 was 49 cc and the perfect size for a 3 cube cookie cutter .Problem is that brand was just never a popular make in these parts and are rare to find .

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 03:18:38 pm »
I just need more 3120's...or at least complete crankscases!!! :)

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 03:27:34 pm »
I just need more 3120's...or at least complete crankscases!!! :)

I sent that 300th 3120 to Calif that I found.  ;) It's in a real good builders hands.  ;D
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 04:43:30 pm »
How about an Echo 1001vl?  Ive always wanted to check one of them out but have never been able to find one that wasnt beat into the ground...