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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by chuckwood, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. chuckwood

    chuckwood AboristSite Guru

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    I'm an experienced chainsaw user but a novice at doing major service work on them. I've purchased the Clymer 600 page chainsaw service book, and I'm looking for another book that goes into better detail on general service procedures such as clutch or flywheel removal, engine overhauls, etc. The Clymer book skimps on a lot of this. For example, I'm wanting to start with an el cheapo 33cc Homelite Ranger that needs a chain oil pump repair. I must remove the clutch but can't find anywhere online a clutch removal tool for this saw. I can make such a tool with my MIG (I'm doing all this partly for hobby purposes) but it sure would be nice to have a book that goes into a lot of detail about general service work and disassembly procedures, where to get special tools, etc. Any recommendations for good books out there?

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    you more than likely purchased this ranger from Home depot or cummins tools thats the only place that sells them new
    it must not be very old either cause i can tell by many factors the make of the saw Homelite never made Rangers till TTI took over from John Deere and it use to be us dealers could sell the Homelite brand but not any more that just comes to show you these box stores are putting us small dealers out of business cause consumers rather go to the box stores such as wal mart kmart sears home depot lowes etc. and buy there stuff they never think of the Dealers and when they need service us dealers have the right to turn them down and if i become a efco dealer soon i bet lowes or home depot or walmart may be right behind me to compete



    the reason i know this is cause my old Homelite book that has the original homelite saws the ones that were manufactured in NY or Charlotte NC back in the middle 90s and beyond


    those were the tough homelites and no they were not the cheapos either
    word of advice about that cummins tools place never never purchase something from them it will wind up in the repair shop as soon as you get it to your home


    plus on service from the box stores they know nothing about the machinery they are not technicians they are sales people all they know is how to sell a product

    besides box stores buy in bulk so they can make a huge profit us dealers cannot even buy a product knowing the box stores can sell it cheaper than us dealers that is one reason why i myself dont purchase whole goods cause of the box stores now lowes carries John Deere products and cub cadets what else will be next


    do they get the service work done locally on the units they sell NO they dont they send that unit to there main plant to be worked on they do not want to deal with the local service centers that is the trueness of these box stores
     
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  3. chuckwood

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    >those were the tough homelites

    Last year, we found an old blue Homelite XL12 in the big old barn at my daughter's new place. It was so much heavier than my huskys, and so dated that we threw it out, that was before I became as interested in saws as I am now, thanks to websites like this one. I've spent so much money and time at service shops I figured there was no point in keeping the big old blue. Now I wish I hadn't thrown it away!

    > and no they were not the cheapos either
    >word of advice about that cummins tools place never never purchase >something from them it will wind up in the repair shop as soon as you get it >to your home[/QUOTE]

    I never purchase the cheap brands new, found out the hard way after going through a number of them. However, I still can't resist them when the price is right, I figure the ranger will be a good saw to start with just to learn the basic disassembly procedures, I love to tinker....

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    I never purchase the cheap brands new, found out the hard way after going through a number of them. However, I still can't resist them when the price is right, I figure the ranger will be a good saw to start with just to learn the basic disassembly procedures, I love to tinker....

    Charles[/QUOTE]
    if you ever want to get a good saw Efco old poulan 306A 245A S25DA and so on 3400 3800 them saws are tough Homelites the older ones that are not plastic lol
    not to mention McCulloch Echo and all them were built Tough too

    yes they were heavy but they were made tough


    i just yesterday was in my shop and came across a New cylinder looked on the box and part # 101-011-0373-3 was written on the box looked up the part online and showed cylinder so the part # matched the description

    i looked on a echo dealers site and found out the part is NLA no price available so i have to come up and make a big decision should i sell the cylinder or should i put the cylinder on the CS-601 VL i have in my shop

    but the CS-601 saw had good compression so i think the only problem with that saw is the carburetor

    any advice can be appreciated

    calvin
     
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    My 3700 poulan is still running strong from the late 80's and I am almost sure i can get all the parts for it still.
     

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