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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by FXDL, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. blk05crew

    blk05crew I like 'em green

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    Here is my oldest saw that I just finally got running the way it should. Poulan 361, made from 1967-1976. Not sure when this one was made. Just need to find a good bar and chain for it now.

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    USMC615 Wood's Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips...

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    WEll after 5 years of looking i have now got the pull starter, thanks LEEHA, LEE<
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    now for cleaning up and painting and new oil line
    Also needing advise on painting the saw, what prep work should be done as its had oil and petrol over it please
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    Perry pioneer ArboristSite Guru

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    That must be the small lightweight edition. No?
     
  5. plotseling

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    Anybody knows something about this saw? is for sale for 200 euro/216 dollar.
    The seller does not know anything about it apart from that he got the saw 40 years ago in a barn find and thinks its American.
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  6. pioneerguy600

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    Your saw is a Danarm, they were made in the UK and many were exported as parts and assembled in the territories of the UK, namely Canada and Australia. It appears the bottom brace for the rear handle is broken or missing, they were a rather weak link on these saws.
    It might be a model 171 or a 173, they were very close in the looks dept.
     
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    Thx! Pioneerguy600.
    Is it any good?
    what would it be worth?
     
  8. rd35

    rd35 Just an average Joe's brother!!

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    I started to dig through this thread looking for a match, but the thread is just too long. So, here's the deal. A guy I work with gave me this saw just to get it out of his workshop. He was preparing to restore it but lost interest. Can anyone out there tell me what model Homelite saw this is? (I also have a box full of parts that he swears will make this a complete saw when assembled) Thanks
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    From the little there is assembled in your pict I would say its a model 5-20.
     
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    not my saw, but belongs here
    This is a real rare stihl BL one man saw from the 50's it has a two man handle which makes it rarer and it was Stihls very first one man saw built 12516944_10153388446636545_1649533891_o.jpg
     
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    Probably a little newer than a 5-20. There are several models with that style tank. 770 775 and a couple others.

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    Very possible ,it was the adhesive backed model tag that made me think it was older.
     
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    Here is mine poulan 252 Gear drive
     

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    This is the Wright/Poulan blade saw that I'm currently working on. Replaced the fuel lines but I have to take the carburetor apart now. It will fire if I pour gas in it but won't draw it in from the tank. Very loud, interesting saw. From what I read on here it was favored by meat cutters and timber framers. I'd like to hear it roar again.

    I pulled it from the metal trash at my local transfer station. Anyone know where to find the model # on it, or what model it is?
     
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  15. blk05crew

    blk05crew I like 'em green

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    Model number on those are on a metal tag on the bottom side of the starter housing.
     
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    Acornhill enough said

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    You have a 306A based reciprocating saw. Very rare and great shape

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    Thanks for the heads up on the tag. I didn't look very close haha. Tag says it's actually not a 306A but a model 100, serial 174151.



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    Still got a lot of paint on the bottom, too.

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    blk05crew I like 'em green

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    It's the same as the Poulan 306A though, built by Poulan for Wright. See on bottom of the tag where it says Beaird Poulan.
     
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    Acornhill enough said

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    That saw is very rare, $$

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    Sorry, I missed the part where you said 306A "based" reciprocating saw. Interesting that it was based on the 306 chassis. I read some history of the Poulan/Wright line and it is a little murky. Very cool saws though and they must have been exciting for their time. I need to get some smaller wrenches this week so I can pull the carb. One of the mount screws is in a really tight place. Carb screws in through the back. It's a tillotson carb, hopefully easier to find gaskets for than the Carter carb on other Wright saws which I've heard is very difficult to track down kits for.

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