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Title: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 03, 2013, 10:20:11 am
What saw is on your list to find?   

I'm just looking on the cheap for poulan 3000 even though I have a Craftsman 3.0 in grey.  Found a builder not so cheap for what it is but still more then I'd pay.
Wouldnt mind finding a cheap stihl 261 builder still stock.
Maybe a husky 242.
partner 7700 710 660 are always on my want list.  But pretty rare even abroad.  Not into shipping saws in from abroad just to add to my saws.  ::)
Be neat to check out that husky 572xp.  ;D

Key words CHEAP for a cheapazz  ;) :D
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Old Iron Logging on November 03, 2013, 11:26:41 am
To use, just a MS241.

To play with, 361, 044/440 and 066. Had them, but sold them in a time of poor judgement.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: mdavlee . on November 03, 2013, 11:28:03 am
I'm hoping to get to run a 661 soon. I've been looking for a cheap 461 for a work saw.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: adam32 on November 03, 2013, 11:39:49 am
Dolmar 7900/Solo 681
Mac Kart
Husky 390
More Husky 3120's
More Stihl 084's
More Husky 2100's
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on December 15, 2013, 11:58:59 pm
What saw is on your list to find?   

I'm just looking on the cheap for poulan 3000 even though I have a Craftsman 3.0 in grey.  Found a builder not so cheap for what it is but still more then I'd pay.
Wouldnt mind finding a cheap stihl 261 builder still stock.
Maybe a husky 242.
partner 7700 710 660 are always on my want list.  But pretty rare even abroad.  Not into shipping saws in from abroad just to add to my saws.  ::)
Be neat to check out that husky 572xp.  ;D

Key words CHEAP for a cheapazz  ;) :D

Out of necessity, I'm also doing the saw thing on the CHEAP.  Got more saws than I 'need' by a long stretch.  Thinning the herd..........adding to it...................thinning the herd again......................adding more saws again.  Neverending cycle.

For the most part, it's not a matter of finding a saw (or 'looking' for it).........it's finding one cheap enough that's still worth putting time/money into.  Here's my 'big list'.  Some are practical, others are 'pie in the sky'.

-McCulloch 82cc (SP80 thru DE-80) parts and saws.  Gotta keep the fleet runnin'.
-McCulloch CP125 parts saw to help bring my CP125 back from the dead.
-McCulloch SP125.
-McCulloch 797.
-Poulan 7700/8500 saw, and more 4200-8500 parts.  Spares are good.
-Husky 266/268/272XP to build a second one, and more parts.  I run my 272XP quite a bit, and spares be good.
-Poulan Pro 655BP.
-Homelite 3100G.
-SD166.
-SD143.
-Homelite XL-100 Circular Saw.
-Homelite XL-400A.
-Dolmar 120 Super.
-Dolmar 9010.
-Low-top Husqvarna 181/281/288 to build, plus more 181-288 parts. 
Got a nice 1989 300th Anniversary 288XP to rebuild now....and spares are good.:D
-McCulloch 895.
-Homelite 9-23 thru 995D.
-Homelite 9-26 thru 995G.
-Poulan Pro Super 380 or Poulan 3750.
-Homelite 770GS 'Stick Shift'.
-McCulloch Super 550.
-Homelite XL-98 Cutoff Saw.
-Homelite DM20 Demo Saw.
-McCulloch 77.
-McCulloch W170 Welder.
-Homelite chainsaw engine based pumps and generators.
-Homelite XL-12 based brush cutter.
-McCulloch 3-10E, 5-10E, or 10-10E complete with battery box.
-Lombard 68cc or larger 'XL-12 influenced' saw.  AP-42, Comango, etc.
-McCulloch 99.
-Solo Twin.
-Echo CS610EVL.
-SD KMS4 Wankel.
-Mercury/Disston or IEL Twin.
-Poulan 451.
-Homelite 8800.
-Craftsman 5.2-30.
-Craftsman 4.2-24.
-Craftsman 3.6-20.
-Craftsman 4.5-24.
-Craftsman 1.8A (Echo CS302S).
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: stihls066 on December 16, 2013, 01:28:38 am
big gnarly muscle saws over 100 cc and as cut4fun says cheap lol
homelite, mccolloch
dolmar 166, 133
always looking for stihl 044,046,066,084,088, 440,460,660,
and the crowning jewel an 090. I had one and it got stolen outta the shop I had it mounted up with an 84" bar over my pool table and some sob stole it.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: farmboy on December 16, 2013, 01:25:04 pm
Most anything Dolmar cheap of course.  Pretty much got my Husky's and I'm not really into Stihls.
Shep
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: RoyM on December 16, 2013, 10:39:58 pm
I would be all over a clean Sachs-Dolmar for a reasonable price. An old Pioneer would be welcome as well as anything over 100cc. Gotta have power. Problem is finding a place where the household CFO won't see them.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on December 22, 2013, 04:04:52 pm
Pioneer P-61 very clean
John Deer version of the evil-twin
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: brokenbudget on December 22, 2013, 04:34:36 pm
I want one of them little o&r or chip-a-saws. :)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: rms61moparman on December 22, 2013, 06:09:16 pm

I can only think of a couple that I really would like to have.
One would be a nice Echo twin.
The other would be a Dolmar or Jonsered ported by tree monkey.
I have saws ported by Brad, Randy, Jeremy and Andre and would just like to have one ported by Scott.

I'll get it in a few years.


Mike
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: brokenbudget on December 23, 2013, 07:35:22 am

I can only think of a couple that I really would like to have.
One would be a nice Echo twin.
The other would be a Dolmar or Jonsered ported by tree monkey.
I have saws ported by Brad, Randy, Jeremy and Andre and would just like to have one ported by Scott.

I'll get it in a few years.


Mike


yeah but will they port a chip-a-saw? ;D VROOM VROOM!
I still want one. ;)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: JohnH1896 on December 31, 2013, 01:43:09 pm
An older sthil 076 or something close to it, and a husky 2100, I know I'm a dreamer lol
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on December 31, 2013, 01:57:31 pm
An older sthil 076 or something close to it, and a husky 2100, I know I'm a dreamer lol

Neither of those are too unobtainable.  Just takes patience.  My 2100CD came to me by accident, and several more have been available to purchase.  I've passed up many 075/076 saws.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: jmester on December 31, 2013, 05:24:03 pm
I would not mind a nice mint 076 super and a 257 husky and a 394xp.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: procarbine2k1 on January 11, 2014, 04:28:20 pm
I wouldn't mind adding a decent 1130G to the stable...
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: procarbine2k1 on January 11, 2014, 04:29:59 pm
I would not mind a nice mint 076 super and a 257 husky and a 394xp.

Someone got a sweet deal on a 394XP in the AS classifieds. I don't need one by any stretch, but was tempted!
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on January 12, 2014, 10:17:43 am
I would not mind a nice mint 076 super and a 257 husky and a 394xp.

I have a 257 Husky, gone through by me all new OEM parts! Runs quite well! PM if interested.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: bustedknuckles on January 17, 2014, 05:45:55 pm
I had been looking for an 036/MS361 but now after my 039 turned out pretty well I guess I'm not looking so hard. I don't really need anything for my line up as I filled the gaps.

The main type of saw I am always looking for is the 1127 series Stihls. I realize these saws are disparaged on the forums but they sell well and are relatively cheap to repair with Chinese parts. I haven't done a side by side comparison but I think the Chinese (hutzl) cylinders I put on these saws run stronger than the stock ones. (they look completely different inside as the aftermarket ones don't have the finger ports. At any rate, I buy them as I find them but good looking ones bring a high price even scored. I like to get them for about $50 if scored and I've paid as much as $200 for runners in the MS290 flavor.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Cut4fun on February 07, 2014, 07:16:55 pm
Finally thought of a saw I might try and find. Poulan 2300AV.  Dont want the older 25 XXV ones or the CVA ones.   

So was there only the 2300 AV in this or was there 1800 2000 AV ones too. I have only seen pics of 2300 AV. 
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Bitburger on September 22, 2014, 09:13:26 pm
still dreaming of a nice Husky 2101XP or at least 2100CD  ::)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: pete on September 23, 2014, 03:07:51 am
A Mac two man doesn't matter what model and a stihl contra  a mate sent me a pic the other night of  a contra asking if the 65 bucks the guy was asking for it was ok he grabbed it when he heard me spluttering. I had a lead on one but it went sour one on ebay here down under current bid pho is 600 bucks its gonna be a long time before I have that much spare cash to sit on a shelf, but we gotta dream
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: man of stihl on September 23, 2014, 05:58:58 pm
A cheap Stihl 361. Sachs 166. Cheap NE 346 top end. ;)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Cut4fun on January 14, 2015, 12:55:16 pm
Well I finally decided on a saw I am going to go after. Just to do it and because I have only seen a couple for sale in my few years of searching for chainsaws.

I enjoy the search and reward of finding a saw more then owning it afterwords.  Thats why I then pass them onto collectors afterwords.

Craftsman 3.7 60cc version of the poulan 365 3500.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/poulan/craftsman-3-7-60cc-24%27/

(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1757.0;attach=6935;image)




Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: 660magnum on January 14, 2015, 01:07:52 pm
Looks like my Poulan 3500 that my son likes so well. In fact he has kept it for 10 years unless he cannot get it started. He's never harmed it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jamesirl/Poulan3500199720.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jamesirl/media/Poulan3500199720.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 14, 2015, 01:27:13 pm
Yep same saw. I have a 3500 PP365 right now too.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Cat-Face Timber on January 18, 2015, 09:42:44 am
For me it would be the Husky 3120XP.

I do not need this saw, I have other big saws to fell/buck with.
But... damm I want one in the worst way.

Someday I will have one.
I just hope that I am not too old to start the damm thing by then.

Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: RoyM on January 18, 2015, 12:35:15 pm
 ;D That is how I feel about certain saws. It has absolutely nothing to do with need but the missus cannot understand this.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Cat-Face Timber on January 20, 2015, 12:18:35 pm
Agreed...

The wife cannot understand, the need for saws.
She says you have enough, I say that is not possible.

Always room for another Husky.

Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: aclarke on January 20, 2015, 03:42:54 pm
Just bring up the 20-30 pairs of shoes in her closet. Lol!!!
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 21, 2015, 09:20:03 pm
20 or 30? My ex wife must have had 200 pairs ,good grief .

Saw wise I bought a Mac 1000/Partner P100 from flea bay a guy advertised on another site .I need it about like I need a hole in the head but I took a chance on it .

The saw is relatively rare so I thought why not .Any more with the hodge podge of stuff I have it takes something very few people have to interest me .This one did .If it's screwed up I'll fix it,always have but some things just take longer than others . ;)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: aclarke on January 21, 2015, 10:01:07 pm
Al, does the  p100  exhaust port have a groove machined in the roof of the port.  If I remember correctly the cylinder I worked on for Bob had that feature. Seemed like the saw designers wanted more exhaust duration without the drawbacks.  The slot/groove started dumping exhaust early without loosing all cylinder pressure
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 22, 2015, 08:43:51 pm
It's in shipment Adam,not here yet .

I think you are refering to an eye brow port .If so from what I gather it allows for the exhaust to self relieve the cylinder pressure at cranking speeds but has little effect at running speeds .Time /open/speed thing .

The Mac 805 cylinder had an eye brow and the later model 850 cylinder did also .The replacement after I straight gassed it with a prime was an early 850 which didn't have an eyebrow .

Now it could theoretically act somewhat like an exhaust boost port but I really can't say it would or would not .
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: aclarke on January 22, 2015, 10:31:56 pm
Al, I believe were.talking about the same thing
 Kinda interesting in that it also would allow for starting the exhaust event earlier without the side effects of having a high exhaust port. Be interesting  experiment with....
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 23, 2015, 05:31:16 am
I never checked the timing on the 850 but if it's like the others of the ten series it's at 96 after .Some might say that's too high for good torque but I think the ten series made up for it with larger transfers plus better sweep and distrubution .

I'm going to spend some time on this Mac/Partner to see what makes it tick .
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on January 23, 2015, 03:24:09 pm
A PM850  is certainly not lacking for torque.  Same with the earlier SP-81.  My SP-81 is one of my favorite saws.  I recently rebuilt a PM-850 for a friend.  Very strong 82cc saw.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: aclarke on January 23, 2015, 09:48:35 pm
Watched a couple of videos of the pm-850 on YouTube.  Seems like they run strong!
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on January 24, 2015, 01:02:04 am
They are.  Come up north for our GTG and you can run one (and my SP-81, and my Super 250, and my Poulan 8500, and.....).:D
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: aclarke on January 24, 2015, 10:15:48 am
Sounds cool!  When is it?
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on January 24, 2015, 05:57:18 pm
Last weekend of October 2015.  On HWY 29 between Calistoga and St Helena.  Bothe Napa Valley St park.  That's where I do volunteer work at.  We do volunteer work days and GTG's there.  The park lost state funding/manpower a couple years back.  Now it's operated by a county open space district.  Most work is done by volunteers.  It's a work in progress.  I'm proud to have 'gotten in on the ground floor' of it....

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnapavalleystateparks.org%2F&ei=1SPEVMnbHoyfgwT0r4DADg&usg=AFQjCNH8SRv4q16CVuwB-vwzRdNlqXBgdQ&sig2=MvxH1sbqoasYuV6fATiRew&bvm=bv.84349003,d.eXY

Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 26, 2015, 07:39:36 pm
I've got an Sp 81 also in addition to the 805/850.Either one does real well running a 32" with skip chain .

I've heard they made up tp 42" bars used in the PNW but have never seen one .

I have about enough parts to build another 850 when I get the time .

I heard it said the 82 cc Macs would cut about as good as an 066 but I rather doubt it .They will hang with a 281 Huskey though about even Steven .Got one of those too . ;)
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on January 26, 2015, 11:13:42 pm
They'll cut with a stock 660 in up to about 28-30" wood.  The 91cc Stihl will start pulling away from there as the wood gets bigger (although the Mac will handle the wood fine).  Biggest bar I run on the 82cc Macs is 32".  Have ran my SP-81 with the 32" b/c quite a bit in wood up to 40" or so (Doug Fir, oak, and maple mostly).   That Mac handles it surprisingly well.  The manual oiler is helpful to keep those longer bars oiled too.  When cutting big wood with these saws, they run out of fuel and oil fast.  Tanks aren't very big.

I have a friend who has some 40-42"ish bars for these saws.  Don't think he's ran them.  He has tons of old saws/bars/etc as he's putting together a logging museum (will be at the Antique Powerland in Brooks, Oregon).  Biggest bar I've seen in use on these Macs is 36".  One of my SP-81's (a locked up project/parts saw that lived a hard life) came to me wearing a 32" b/c with .404 chain (98DL of skip chisel).  That's a lot of load for any 82cc saw.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 27, 2015, 09:48:04 pm
I've got two 36"Oregon ,open roller plus a sprocket nose .Due to the fact I've got larger saws with longer bars I've never used them.Hanging on nails with the rest of them.For the most part you get get just about anything with a 32"in this part of Ohio usually much larger than that is not neccessary.Fact I use a 20" most of the time.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: 660magnum on January 27, 2015, 10:15:42 pm
I have 25", 32", and 36" bars and chains for my Stihl 660 Magnum that I haven't used in recent years.

I have a 28" bar for my Dolmar 7900's and Husqvarna 372XP's as well as many 24" & 20" Power Match bars.

What's happened at mine & my Son's houses is we've done the felling and bucking with 20" bars. Poulan 3500 & Husqvarna 365 Specials.

There are some big trees around that would tax a 36" but I haven't personally had the pleasure.

Reminds me, I got to sharpen the 20" chain on the 3500 when the weather gets warmer.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2015, 07:35:34 pm
The Partner/Mcculloch came today .It really isn't too bad from what I can see .The guy said it had 130 PSI static but it has a short rope and I suspect it to me more .

It will have to wait for nicer weather and when I'm not working 12 hour days until I can get on it .
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2015, 07:45:52 pm
Once I get that thing going which I will ,I'll probabley hang one of those 36" bars on it .100 cc's it should not be a problem .

When Adam did that one for Kojo he didn't have a short bar and if I recall I had both a Mac mount 16" plus a Husqvarna 16" that worked .Danged bars ,sometimes there are slight differences on original Mac bars that may or may not work on other saws .You never know until you try .
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: aclarke on January 28, 2015, 09:13:07 pm
Neat saws Al. Worked on a few over the years (race saws) would really enjoy restoring one to use at work.   

Aaron, I'd love to drive up for the gtg next Oct.  The park looks incredible on the website.
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2015, 09:48:05 pm
I doubt I do much other than restore it to work saw standards .Might tweek it a tad bit depending on how it runs .The Kojo saw damn near wore me out .About like rope starting a Harley.That one needed a kick starter or a gorilla on the rope .
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: Eccentric on January 28, 2015, 11:01:43 pm
Neat saws Al. Worked on a few over the years (race saws) would really enjoy restoring one to use at work.   

Aaron, I'd love to drive up for the gtg next Oct.  The park looks incredible on the website.

Glad to hear it Adam.   Looking forward to meeting you.  Yeah its a great park.  The state let it slide towards the end of their run with it.  Lots of work has been done by volunteers.  Rebuilding buildings, clearing trails, etc.  Still more work to do of course.  We're getting there....
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: dutchsawdoctor on February 11, 2015, 04:50:00 pm
Im hoping to find a diesel chainsaw for a normal $ ::) repaired one in Norway and got in mine system....lovely smoker ;D
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: 660magnum on February 11, 2015, 06:52:16 pm
Smoke - Heh heh  especially when cold.

Diesels like to surge when they are cold too.

Might have to warm up the cylinder to ever get it to start?

Supposed to get 7 or so below zero F here Saturday and Sunday night. That would be -20C
Title: Re: What saw are you looking for ?
Post by: dutchsawdoctor on February 12, 2015, 01:37:44 am
Smoke - Heh heh  especially when cold.

Diesels like to surge when they are cold too.

Might have to warm up the cylinder to ever get it to start?

Supposed to get 7 or so below zero F here Saturday and Sunday night. That would be -20C

Its a hotblub engine and the fuel is suched in, for shoure they smoke when these engines are cold ;D

Wow -20 :o wold be no fun outside, howly.....