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Offline fordfairlane78

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dolmar 421 or/even 420
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:07:35 am »
Looking for a decent 421 or 420......let me know what you have and what you want. ...
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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 03:55:30 am »
I am also interested in a 115 or makita 5200....
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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 12:07:01 am »
Do you want new or used?

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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 12:32:04 pm »
The Dolmar 421 is a nice chainsaw for it is the largest iteration of that size Dolmar frame.  People just love them.

I have a '97 111i that a local dealer gave me in a not running condition some years ago. I put a new carb on it and it is one of my favorite 3 cube saws. I wound up with a like new 115 cylinder in a horse trade last year so I redid the 111 into a 115 including a new piston.

It will not win a cookie race with a ported 346XP in a shoot out but it is just a nice saw in the woods.

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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 01:28:22 pm »
Just got a new 421 last week $230.  Thought I got a pretty decent buy.  Now somebody tell me they got a new one for a buck fifty LOL.  Doing a MM on it as we speak.  Thought it was gonna be easy just pop out the cat section and put it back together.  Not so it's gonna take a little more than that.
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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 05:09:15 am »
Do you want new or used?
new or used doesn't matter just a good saw for a good price.  I just picked up a 5105 that needs a little piston/cylinder work so I am going to give it a shot but always on the lookout for a 421/420......farm boy 230 sounds like a good price...was it new?
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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 08:33:30 am »
Yep!  Brand new in the box along w/warranty card.  I just spent hours and I mean hrs w/Dremel and cutoff wheels doing a MM on it.  Cut out round cat peice so I could cut around the edges to get the cat plate out to enlarge opening under deflector.  I thought it was going to be a 15 min job just pop out the cat plate.  Here is the 15 min removal:  On front of muffler there are 3 spot welds under deflector one on right side, 1 on left, 1 close to one on R offcenter on right.  Flip muff cover over you can see spot welds by round cat 1 r/1l.  Don't worry about the 3rd one thats close to the R one.  Drill them out, whole cat plate pops right out.  Can't do pics yet hope this doesn't confuse too much.  If I can get my daughter up here I'll take some pics.
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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 09:19:00 pm »

I've got a like new 420 and it is a GREAT saw.
I'm not sure the cat removal is worth the trouble.
Have you tried to order a non-cat muffler for a 420?


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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 09:32:07 pm »
I had a 6400 and a 5105 and both had catalytic mufflers. I replaced both mufflers with the earlier non catalytic variations instead of dealing with modifying the catalytic type mufflers. They just look like the earlier model chainsaw with a later model number on it.

The chainsaws didn't run noticeably any faster with the stock non-catalytic muffler but weighed a lot less.
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Re: dolmar 421 or/even 420
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 08:36:56 pm »
I work at a local dolmar dealer and our cost on a 421 is way higher than 230. That's a good deal.

 

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