Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by sachsmo, Aug 7, 2011.
I have two of these now, the latest even has the foot rest.
This one has probably been posted before, but I just got it going again so enjoy.
Cool saw Mark! What is it.
IEL (Industrial Engineering Ltd.) model RA. IEL was one of several chainsaw manufacturers in Canada. I believe they became or were rolled into Pioneer.
Thanks for the info! Cool saw!
The date might be a little sketchy, but Outboard Marine bought IEL in 1956 and moved the operation to Peterborough Ontario and renamed it Pioneer Saws Ltd.
'Fat Alice' almost got bead blasted and left natural aluminum.
that purchase date may well be, but saws were produced in Burnaby [Vancouver] til 59 or 60. the ra was 57-58, but the ja/jb/jc/800 were the last of the sand cast saws and continued to be made there after the ra.
iel plant now
back in the day
nother tidbit... mike acres' warehouse is immediately to left, next door to it.
Too cool Pete, I will have to save those photos to my newly created IEL/Pioneer file.
the old pic is in the ra manual.
What about 8 cubes? This one just showed up yesterday...
Very nice. According to Acres site those are rare.
Quite rare. I see at least 20 Contra's to every Contra S. Have been looking for one for months.
Watch that thing doesn't break your tailgate off. Looks to be in great shape. If you're lonely for the north let me know and I'll send you a box of black flies.
Those are new gate cables, thank You.
She isn't much heavier than that cool PullOn you had.
Well the bar is, but not so much the rest.
They haven't arrived here yet, but I'm betting after the May 2-4 weekend, they'll greet me upon my return.
If I was you I'd give a couple of quarts of blood and take it up with me.
New to me Solo Twin. It's a runner. It just barely makes the 6 cube threshold. Hope that's ok!
A 6 cube sandcast Poulan
Seems like so many of the Solo Twins came with that short bar. Mine doesn't have any paint at all left on the flywheel cover, but I hate to touch it as it looks so natural.
I put a longer bar on it recently once I got the oiler straightened out again.
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