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Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by Notaneasytarget, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Notaneasytarget

    Notaneasytarget Official Old Fart

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    I'm having one tough time figuring out this forum, and I know there's a wealth of knowledge to be found here.
    How can I get my questions to those who could help me??
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    We have to see the questions.
     
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    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    It's no different than any other internet forum. Find the forum subject that most fits your needs and ask away.
     
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  4. Notaneasytarget

    Notaneasytarget Official Old Fart

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    I've got a tired white top 61 practica that according to it's tag is a 1978 model. What I need to figure out is:
    1. Are parts readily available for this old thing?
    2. I've been trying to find a manual to find the right part numbers for it, and any other saws that might interchange.
    3. I keep seeing this coarse thread/ fine thread jargon floating around, what's with that?
    4. One piece and two piece ignitions, huh??
    The last time I took it for a chain, the guy rolled his eyes and muttered he wasn't even alive when this saw was made.
    Any light you guys could shed would be awesome!
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    Welcome to AS @Notaneasytarget . go to the chainsaw forum and go to the stickies section. there is a beg for manuals thread. ask there for parts manual/repair manuals.
    there is also a Husqvarna stickie where you may find some info. good luck.
    Steve
     
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    Landmark Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a lot of research and work to do for you 61. Not to mention pressure and vac check, setting squish, muffler mod, well on second thought. You might want to sell me that old 61 and upgrade for a newer saw. :)
     
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    No advice on the saw. If you don't know how the forum works, then your know how the forum works. It's pretty dysfunctional ;)
     
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    Contact @ray benson, select members and he is on first page. Send him a pm and see if he willing to send you a manual. Parts diagrams can be easily found, partstree, jacks small engines, ereplacement and Baileys. Coarse screws are mainly used to attach handles or parts to plastic parts, fine thread are metal to metal. Some saws have two piece ignition, just remove starter cover and you will know. Always good to post pictures of parts needed, someone may have them laying in their pile. Will be going to my local dumpster pile and can look for a 61 parts saw, if you need.
     
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    You joined in 2015 and are just now asking a question? Damn I wish my wife was as patient as you.
     
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    If I’m not mistaken, I think that is a good old saw worth bringing back to life.

    The kid at the counter hasn’t a clue. Don’t let him dissuade you. Most of us on here probably have saws older than him. I don’t even consider my old saws old. They are only about 30 years young.

    That being said, good new saws have better antivibe and chain brakes. That’s about THE ONLY improvements made in the last 40 years, imo.

    Post in the “chainsaw” section and you’ll get all the help you need from some very helpful folks. That is, when they’re not in a cranky, opinionated mood. Ha!

    Ps, your muffler is likely an empty box with no need for a muffler mod whatsoever.

    See; cranky and opinionated
     
  11. Notaneasytarget

    Notaneasytarget Official Old Fart

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    Yeah, well I read more than I type. And this chainsaw thing has been bouncing up and down on the priority list.. But when I get beat by a box stock 445, even I know something ain't right.
     
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    Notaneasytarget Official Old Fart

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    Chainsaw forum, Check.
    "Stickies Section"?? Is this some sorta welcome aboard wild goose chase thing?
    I once tried to pick up a spool of firing line in the army.
     
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    https://www.arboristsite.com/community/forums/chainsaw-stickies.127/
    Most manual requests are in the beg for manuals thread. Anyway, saw your request on my profile page. Check your inbox for an ipl and service manual.
    Ray
     
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    If you can manage to suss the forum thing joining chainsaw collectors.se may be a help Swedish forum in English with discussion toward older saws
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    you will see more on a puter than a phone. go to the chainsaw forum. at the top of the page is the chainsaw stickies. click on that.
    looks like this.
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    Are you implying this forum is supposed to work?
     
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    As old as your saw is, they continued to be made for another 40 years, with a number of changes of course. They may still be in production in Brazil and there are lots of parts available both oem and aftermarket.

    The latest version of the 61 had a single coil ignition, the rest had a module on the flywheel and a separate coil.
    Fine vs coarse generally refers to the crankshaft end thread for the clutch, very early ones such as yours had the coarse thread.
    The chain will be exactly the same as a modern equivalent husqvarna that uses the same bar tail pattern, which is most any of them over 60 or so cc’s.
    Then it’s just a matter of what length, pitch and gauge the bar happens to be.
     
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