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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by KennyW in CT, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. KennyW in CT

    KennyW in CT ArboristSite Member

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    Good friend of mine came by yesterday, said he was bringing a couple of old saws that he would never have the time to look at. He's been retired for about 15 years and I guess he wanted to clean up shop, aka, wife threatened him! Anyhow, he brings over 23 saws! An 031 AV, Couple of Homelight XL12's, a Skil, A Blue Sears, Tons on Mac's, mostly 2.0 Eager Beavers, a few others. Now the question: I have them secretly stored in my pickup, good thing it has a cap. My boss just grabbed one for himself. Do I keep them and start a collection to add to my first saw, a DS340 Makita, or do I sell them for parts and give the wife some spending money?
     
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    If you sell them, use the money to buy other saws. The wife doesn't even have to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
     
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    See thread "Bored with xxxxxxxx"

    Go buy a length of EMT tubing that comfortably fits your hand and take up juggling.

    People thought I was full of @#$% when I first brought it up but I have seen very good chainsaw jugglers in my lifetime.

    EVERYONE said that it was physically impossible to back flip a snowmobile and now it is done all the time.

    Perhaps "enthusiasts" should get out more?

    :chainsaw:

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  4. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    What do you mean "start a collecton".. you HAVE a collection. I wouldn't give the wife anything - 1) she'll expect it everytime you bring home a truck of saws, and 2) you won't have any money anyhow (sellng saws breaks the collector code of conduct!) :cheers: :cheers:
     
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    bobbyb13 ArboristSite Operative

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    Distribute them to someone who can use them

    I have given away and repaired many saws for nothing. Many people need a saw that they simply cannot afford to buy. I live in an economically depressed area, and many young and older people here really appreciate a saw to get firewood, and make a little extra money. It comes back to you tenfold in most cases. I've been blessed in my life by having a good family and many friends. Besides I get to selfishly indulge myself in repairing what doesn't work. Sort thru and keep what you want. Most saws are pitched for something minor anyway. May God Bless you as much as he has me.
     
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    Tried to rep you but the reperator is on the fritz agin.

    I do pretty much the same for those genuinely in need and it never hurts to have loaner saws for customers around.

    Sometimes you get burned but it all comes out in the end.
     
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    Like bobbyb13 said fix a few up for friends-you'll be doing something great, while providing cover for yourself (wth the wife). Keep your favorites, then sell the rest. And of course take wifey to restaurant to further divert her attention from the pickup load!
     
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    Ray Bennett AboristSite Guru

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    +2, great way to think :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    bobbyb13 ArboristSite Operative

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    Lakeside Andy

    I had to rep you with that collectors code of conduct statement.:cheers: :greenchainsaw:
     
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    geofore Addicted to ArboristSite

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    old saws

    You email me about that old blue sears saw. My neighbor asked me to fix his and it may need a few parts. Then check out mike acres saw collectors site cause you won't be able to give up on all the saws.
     
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    You email me about that old blue sears saw. My neighbor asked me to fix his and it may need a few parts. Then check out mike acres saw collectors site cause you won't be able to give up on all the saws.
     
  12. KennyW in CT

    KennyW in CT ArboristSite Member

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    I'm going to look at each saw, check for missing parts, remove the mufflers and check for scoring, and do a compression check on each. Based on what I find out, I will decide which ones to keep. The Mac 610 looks like a beast! Same with the XL12's, what heavy saws! The Skil is the first one I've ever seen in person. I also have a box with NOS Mac parts in it and a coffee can with 2-stroke carbs filled to the rim. It's like Christmas in October! The Stihl is missing the rubber bushing at the end on the handle and has white throttle controls and a white(?) chain brake handle, never seen that before. Can someone shoot me an IPL on it? It's going to be the first to get cleaned up. Thanks, Kenny in (still warm) Connecticut.:clap:
     

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