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Mini Mac for $50?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by farmguywithasaw, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. farmguywithasaw

    farmguywithasaw ArboristSite Operative

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    Guys got one that kicks on prime but needs fuel lines and carb kit. Looks ok otherwise decent price? Are they any good? It’s a later one it’s got the same style brake handle as my pro Mac 610
     
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    NSEric ArboristSite Operative

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    I heard they are horrible to work on, you have to completely take it apart to run new lines but they run ok once fixed. I bet this is why the guy selling it isn't fixing it.
    If you really want it buy it. I'd get mad and smash it trying to put new fuel lines on it lol.
     
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  3. Old2stroke

    Old2stroke Never too many toys

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    If you want a project and have some patience, go for it. They are great little saws when you want one that you can use with one hand. They are also a pain to work on for the first time but there are lots of threads on this forum that will make the job easier.
     
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  4. Bobby Kirbos

    Bobby Kirbos Scrounger of Cellulose Based BTUs

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    Parts are just short of unobtainable. Personally, I would leave it. I have that PowerMac still in pieces on the garage floor..... I may just part it out on eBay at this point and be done with it.
     
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  5. farmguywithasaw

    farmguywithasaw ArboristSite Operative

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    Can’t be any worse than a stihl o15? I got mad a chucked one of those in my youth :blob2: lol
     
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    farmguywithasaw ArboristSite Operative

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    I did watch the chainsaw guys video on the mini Mac challenge
     
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    82F100SWB ArboristSite Operative

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    I've got a couple of them. I think I paid $5 each, both run, but one burns chain oil. It's on the saw shelves somewhere...
     
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    Colt Marlington ArboristSite Guru

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    I could've bought a couple for twenty or twenty-five. One of them real nice. And another Eager Beaver that looked like the same saw.
    But dang they are heavy for such a little saw. And after reading about more experienced guys hating to work on them, it was easy to walk away.
     
  9. farmguywithasaw

    farmguywithasaw ArboristSite Operative

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    Well I’m gonna get it because it looks like the chainsaw from the original doom game!
     
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    They are not that bad to work on, especially the later ones with removable starters. Parts are not hard to find, the more you shop the better the prices. Check with Bob Johnson (607 638 9297) before you spend $24.99 for the fuel line kit.

    I have several and use them when appropriate, my only real gripe is that when using it I tend to use the little finger on my right hand pressing on the top of the shroud to help counterbalance the saw and the finger gets hot.

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    Mark
     
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    grizz55chev Tree Freak

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    $50 is kinda high for them, offer $25!
     
  12. farmguywithasaw

    farmguywithasaw ArboristSite Operative

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    Yeah it’s Canada so we pay more for everything it seems justified or not
     
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    82F100SWB ArboristSite Operative

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    I am Canadian as well. We don't always pay more... I haven't paid more than $5 for a saw in a while...
     
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    farmguywithasaw ArboristSite Operative

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    I suppose it depends on the area too. I find in my area that if your selling something they offer peanuts and call it crap. Same people are selling something it’s gold and they want millions for it. Other folks offer/ask a reasonable price. Sometimes people just wasn’t it gone
     
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    Generally I buy up yard/estate sale saws and parts lots, saws that don't run are pennies on the dollar locally, but runners are generally overpriced. I have a whole 200 tied up in buying the 8 266;s I currently have, they will easily sell for $350-400 a piece.
     
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