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Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« on: August 02, 2014, 05:01:03 pm »
Everything that was bad on one was; I won't say good, decent on the other one. $35 and some spare parts left over. Fires right up and cuts well once I sharpened the chain and filed the rakers.



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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 05:11:49 pm »
Great job.  I did the same thing a while ago (two partial 3400's in a box made one good runner).  Sold the runner on feebay a while back, and still have some parts left over.
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 05:43:04 pm »
The other saw was stiff when I tried to turn it over. The one I made a runner turned over well and and had fairly good compression. Pulled the jug on the stiff one after I got the other one running and it was just lacquered up. Piston and cyl are both decent.
Husqvarna 372xp Mastermind, Stihl 046 Mastermind, 066 MM, 064 AV, 044 10mm, 044 12mm, 036 Pro MM(thanks Dex), 026, 55 Rancher, MS 241c-m, MS 250, Poulan 3400, 306A, Sears D44 Lightweight, Homelite XL, HT 131
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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 10:39:46 pm »
Nice job and good firewood saw.
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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 03:04:38 am »
Nice job and good firewood saw.

A little on the heavy side, but a fun saw to run with a 16" bar.

I cut some cherry with it. Then started working some issues. Tank vent was dry rotted. Extra piece of fuel line and a screw fixed that, Loose intake screw that I had tightened backed out again. A little lock tight seems to have gotten that. Worked on the tune, the idle screw was backed way out.

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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 08:16:22 pm »
Yes they are on heavy side but dependable and they get the job done.   Most of the cutting I have done with mine is bucking up logs for splitting.   When I go up into the mountains I like using saws that have chain brakes on them.
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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 09:33:31 pm »
I was using a 3700 last weekend to help some friends and put about five tanks through it. The high screw kept backing out which I guess is better than the opposite. I guess a little spring stretch is in order. Great saw though. The friend was using a 4620 and the 3700 was about 2-1/2 cuts to his one.
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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 10:13:08 pm »
That little 4620 cannot come close to what a 3700 can do.    I believe the one I have will keep up with a 4000.
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Re: Took two basket case 3400's and made a runner
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 06:16:36 pm »
I like these old green saws. Built like a tank. I am going to have to keep my eye out for a 3700 and or a 4000 I guess.
Husqvarna 372xp Mastermind, Stihl 046 Mastermind, 066 MM, 064 AV, 044 10mm, 044 12mm, 036 Pro MM(thanks Dex), 026, 55 Rancher, MS 241c-m, MS 250, Poulan 3400, 306A, Sears D44 Lightweight, Homelite XL, HT 131
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