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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2013, 06:22:28 pm »
on 1001's. Guy east of me has a couple. He is a member here echo nut username I think.
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2013, 04:09:54 pm »
Some models of the lesser popular saws such as Echo and Poulan had some models that would really perform well .Unfortunately most people including myself had never seen one in action except perhaps at a GTG .It is very surprising to see one of the higher displacement saws in action .They do exceptionally well .

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2013, 04:36:24 pm »
I was given this toy the other week, a local saw from a local log cutter / weekend pub racer.
(late 60's early 70's I believe) It was used (i'm told) for work duties mostly but ,from time to time was run behind local hotels for some social racing.
The prizes were big bottles of beer and bragging rights in the hotel.
Wood chopping and cross cut sawing were also done on the same after noon.

This example of coarse a Solo Rex, but i'm told it has the larger cylinder giving it 140 odd cc's and he called it a super rex.
Took 15 minutes to get going and run's surprisingly good, it has 1/2 inch chain on it.

edit,,, forgot to mention, this mongrel likes to snap back, caught me a few times now.


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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 04:39:22 pm »
The Helsel's raced those solo rex saws in the early days.  Did you see the one posted in solo board?  They had it at Manton.
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Re: What saw to look for
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 04:51:02 pm »
Wow, that is a nicely restored saw and with history to boot.
That one has a different shape front handle, wondering if the one I have is an earlier version with its straight handle.

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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 05:02:53 pm »
I'm clueless on these. But here is 2 NIB solo rex Helsel own.  I seen one of them with my own 2 eyes at Chardon 1 year.



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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2013, 03:04:29 am »
Nice sole 70 and rex
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Re: What saw to look for
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2013, 12:33:27 pm »
Remington 880/880g and/or 990 are on my short list.  Oly 999 also.  A couple more 1106 series Stihls would be nice too.  Poulan 252 or 744 would be a grand find.  I'd like to build an 041g Super someday also.