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Offline Al Smith

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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 04:18:12 pm »
I was in sugar maple so that would definatley make a difference .

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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 10:42:38 pm »
Here it is all cleaned up. I want to see how it runs in its original state before making some changes to it.


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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 12:01:44 am »
Nice Job Remington on the saw it looks great.
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 06:48:59 am »
That chain you have on there is the slowest 3/8LP chain I tested. Try a loop of stihl PS3 round chisel chain.

There is a even newer PS but dealers cant order it yet. PS PS3 have a cutter like RS RSC
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 08:47:38 am »
That's typical guard chain they installed on a lot of consumer grade saws .Funny part is often on those little saws it's evident they had never been refiled .They got so little of use the chain never got dull .

Sat around for 4-5 years on the shelf then they wouldn't start .Off to Sears and buy another one .Sell the old one for 20 bucks at a garage sale or give it away

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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 01:29:19 pm »
The bar will be replaced with a 12" and a better chain once I confirm it runs good and I like it,  and I will remove the shield and put some grip on that skinny handle. right now its as thin as a plumbing pipe. I just wanted to get it back to complete and original for others to see... 

I weighed it on a digital food scale and it came in at 4.375 kg ..


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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 01:45:30 pm »
9.64 pounds
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 02:13:42 pm »
The bar will be replaced with a 12" and a better chain once I confirm it runs good and I like it,  and I will remove the shield and put some grip on that skinny handle. right now its as thin as a plumbing pipe. I just wanted to get it back to complete and original for others to see... 

I weighed it on a digital food scale and it came in at 4.375 kg ..



They make a thick rubber covered handle for those. Look on bay usually $7-$10. Well worth with the vibrations those little guys send through the hands. 

I might have a pic of one, not sure.

Also just a guess but betting saw was made in early 90's.
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 09:58:33 pm »
I'd say older looking at the style . My guess is 1986 but what do I know I'm just a hobbyist.

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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 09:59:17 pm »
I had this out today and it sort of ran.  It starts and runs fine and sounds healthy but its lowest idle setting is full speed and fast enough to cut through oak, then when I give it gas it bogs down and loses power.  If I try to turn the L screw it either goes to fast or stalls out.

 

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