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mad murdock

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I wanted to start this thread to pay honors to the venerable McCulloch 10-10 series saw. One of the first saws I went to the woods with nigh on 35+ years ago. The saw you wanted to kill but would never die. A saw that once forgotten, still can hold it's own amongst all the newer saws out there. A saw that was built in such numbers and is still so prevalent, that i like to refer to it as the "chevy 350" of chainsaws. I have ran several and owned 3, hopefully will be getting into a few more here within a couple weeks. My favorite variety is the current one, a 1969 production year by SN, right hand start. It is one of the lightest saws of its size I have handled, and with a 20" B/C really does well, even with the bar buried completley in wood (cutting Doug Fir). A real "no frills" working machine, IMO, Here's to the Mac 10-10:rock::rock:
 
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I have one that has been sitting for decades probably, and I was able to get it running just by putting fresh gas in it. I was impressed. It still needs some tinkering, but it ran. :hmm3grin2orange:
 
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Pound for pound, one of the loudest saws out there...seems the combination of the RPM/pitch and the location of the muffler makes these very powerful (dbA anyway) saws.

Mark
 
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Mine looks like this... View attachment 240526 I have yet to compile a full list but there is some stuff winging it's here from Chainsawr as we speak.It's going to be my winter resto project.Most I clean up and get running but for some reason I want this one to look like new-though I'm not sure why really:msp_unsure:
 
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Mine scared the s**t outta me when I finally got it to start after puttin' some time into fixin' it up. (A guy gave it to me in return for fixing two other ones he had.)

Love that beast.

Poge
 
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Deer Camp

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Mac 10-10A Was the Saw I Learned on and am Still Running it Today

My first lesson with a saw was on my Grandfather's Mac 10-10A over thirty years ago. The saw sat for a number of years while I was in college. I came home put some fresh fuel in it and it fired right up. I still run the saw today; however occasionally for sentimental reasons and of course the sweet roaring tune it produces. No other saw sounds like the ol' Mac.

Running the Mac 10-10A for any length of time results in hands still shaking hours after its use.

I plan to restore the saw someday to pass onto my son with hopes he will appreciate the decades of work his forefathers put behind that saw. I just hope parts will still be available.

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The best part of the 10-10 was its offspring.



especially the 82cc big brother.
 
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I have been wanting a Mcculloch, I have yet to decide on a 10-10 or do I want something bigger? Or maybe better yet maybe both.
 
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Growing up in a Homelite home, I was always taught Macs were junk.I took one on a trade more or less out of curiosity.The saw (Pro-mac 10-10)had been sitting so long the chain was rusted to the bar on bottom and the engine was locked up.After a few days soaking in MM oil I was able to free the piston without breaking a ring.I put in some gas and oil and fixed the recoil spring.After about 100 pulls it fired up.After a carb kit it only takes 2 or 3 pulls.That is one stout saw.I like the option of the manuel oiler and I like the way it sounds, with earplugs of course!Soon I found a 10-10S and keep my eye out for more.
I have a few Stihls, Homelites, Poulans and one Husky, but I grab one of those Old Yellers first when I need a saw.
 
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They are a tough little saw. I've been a fan for years, of all of the 10XX series, as well. Try to avoid the temptation to run 'em too lean tho. Or you'll have a nice yellow door-stop.
 
a. palmer jr.

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Are they as readily available (cheap), and are parts as readily available? I want an SP125, but then again I want alot of other big saws... Lol, needs and $ regulate what I have/get

I bought mine for $5 from a mower shop. You just have to keep looking, they aren't seen every day like the 10-10 is but they're out there. Ebay might be a good place to look, they have them occasionally.
 
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I have 7 of the 10-10 series in various stages of repair, 4 of the ProMac 10-10, 3 of the 10-10a, all of my neighbors know when the 10-10's are up and running, they enjoy the sound----from a distance. They truly are a saw that doesn't want to die.
 
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