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2101xp/ top all time muscle saws!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by NORMZILLA44, May 11, 2011.

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    Well here is a thread I have not seen for some time spring back to life. G'day Norm ,long time no see, good to see people still read back through these threads. The old 2100's, there still about here in Oz, they are making a comeback in the racing arena. Some fine examples being built n raced and still some old girls competing. I can still remember my days falling with that saw.... Has that big Redwood near you got any bigger ? hahah. Before I die im gonna get over to the states and see them for myself.
     
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    I'll get a hold of ya Norm.
     
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    How’s the 394/395 compare to the 2100/2101?

    I thought my 395 was really close to the 2100?

    How’s the 312o compare? Anybody port one of these?
     
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    Gday RandyMac, yea this thread come up so I had a looksee, I don't get on here much these days.
     
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    Hi Amigos. Hello Neil! Been awhile Mate​
     
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    I have a 395, 3120 and 2101. And the 2101 still comes out on every job. 395 is the smoothest nicest to run all day. In big wood the 2101 has a small edge in torque, the manual overuse oiler is a sweet feature on the 2101. It's still less to pack then a 3120. I keep the 3120 with a 50 inch bar handy for big stumps and logs. So the 2101 for me is like an in between. But the 395 or 394 will do anything mentioned and more. Don't sell a 394 or 5 to buy a 2100. But a 2100 is a great work saw. It a guy has a 2100 and not a 394 or 395. Keep the 2100. The 2100 is to heavy to pack falling timber, and the 395 would shine there.
     
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    Nice, legendary saws
     
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    The 2100 was my main saw for decades. I destroyed a lot of timber into firewood. She chewed up any wood. That’s lugging 25# around.
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Some American muscle in Wellington, New Zealand. What a great saw to find in the weekend. Have got a 2 minute video but it is too big to post -err. It is an A11 sp125. I would think that it has done some work in its time. The piston and bore look clean through the exhaust port. There is a slight detectable movement in the sprocket side main bearing. The piston has 1-2 mm of play a bottom dead centre (mainly turning it in the bore). It reads 110 psi on the compression gauge (other Macs I manage to reach 130- 150 on the same gauge cold). All said, it fires up well, idles and eats wood as good as any of my Mac 850's. No obvious faults to hear when running- strong and loud. I am right in saying this is one of the the top American/world muscle saws?? Happy to comments on the condition etc
     

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    It's a period thing as to when you were loggin'. In the middle 70's onward when I started working on loggin' shows, it was Stihl and Huky at first, then mostly Husky. Before me it was MAC & the big Homelites.

    The only MACs I ever touched were some crummy ones on the landings that were just there by default and nearly worn out. The older loggers I knew were quite happy to default to Stihl & Husky. It wasn't like you had an older set of fallers & buckers clinging to their precious MACs and Homelites....those saws got retired.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I guess any 1971/72 saw is in the vintage or classic category. My regular Husky (154- also an oldie) is a nicer saw to use than any of the Homelites or Macs, but it is great to give them a run. The XL12's are light to handle but you have to remember pump the oil and there is no rubber anti-vib. Most of Macs do feel like there is a brick in there even the 10/10s. I do like the power and noise of the 850 on the bigger wood...Then sawing for me is about keeping the fire going and helping others with their trees around town....
     
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    The PM850 is a nice light saw.
     
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    My son was using a poulan wild thing for decades around his house. When he started cleaning up my land in vt I gave him a new Husqvarna rancher 460. My son couldn’t thank me enough. Then I gave him a Husqvarna 570 for the bigger trees. My point is I liked my 2100’s but when we get to 60cc and above the 70 to 80 cc saws don’t play around either. When I wanted to cut I want to cut. Bigger cc the better.

    Keep the air filter clean, the clutch and bar sprocket bearings greased. Plus the chain razor sharp.
     
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    What's up Amigos? Still doing jobs and cutting big wood with the old Husky.
     
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    Parameter won a saw competition at the old time bbq once. In Cazadero, surrounded by every brand made, he was running a SP-81 I think. Aaron has it now. John, JP, or Parameter I called him, died Saturday before last, accidental gun discharge in hunting camp. My favorite pic, 200 feet in. A Red, Cazadero 2011 I think. Our job. FB_IMG_1569533712929.jpg FB_IMG_1569534029642.jpg
     
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