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Dolmar 116si

Matt Hogden

Matt Hogden

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I have an old Sachs Dolmar 116si but I'm missing the steel brake band from the chain brake mechanism. Is there anyone out there in chainsaw land who can help me? The local chainsaw bloke at Lithgow (NSW, Australia) told me the company no longer exists and he can't get the part. The saw cuts like a champion but is a bit unsafe without the chainbrake.
I will ask a bloke i know who has a few old dolmars

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Matt Hogden

Matt Hogden

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I have a mate who loves to collect and use the saws he collects for firewood and general cutting etc. He gets a kick out of using some of his old saws.
Now,
A Dolmar 116 in good running condition is a good saw for firewood and general cutting. It will NOT let you down.
But,
Ir wont have as much power as a new 60cc saw,
It will be heavier than a new 60cc saw,
It will be slower than a new 60cc saw and
Parts arr getting hard to find if you ever need any.
But it is a very HONEST saw mate.

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stillusingstihl

stillusingstihl

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Thanks Matt. Are you a former Blackheath scout? (Just out of interest) I've used a Stihl 031av Farmboss since I bought it new in early 1980 (Aussie $163 from memory) for firewood;great saw but it's now pretty dead. I picked up the old Dolmar on ebay as a replacement and, as mentioned in an earlier post, it cuts really well but the seller "forgot" to mention the brake band was broken and it just was not worth the hassle and expense of returning it. I chased up Makita who actually owned Dolmar when the saw was produced but they haven't stocked the part since the late nineties.

Regards,
Allan
 
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