Wow! Interesting stuff. Thanks for the information!
My saw, a Pro Mac 10-10 I bought at a garage sale for $10.00 (fitting price
It has the left hand start, it wouldn't run so I replaced the fuel line, filters, etc., then it still wouldn't start so I rebuilt the carb, and now it is a total beast! I had to replace the vent cover and retighten the starter cord retract spring, things like that. Starts on the second pull, but seems a little finicky in terms of the idle speed fluctuating a bit. I repaired the fuel cap by making a small retainer of brass and using an old Duck Bill I had laying around
I bought a 20" bar and chain for it, and it goes through Maple like balsa.
I really like the older chainsaws I have an older Homelite Super XL that runs like a top and has a 24" bar on it that I bought at a garage sale for $25.00
I'm trying to resurrect an old Craftsman 2.3/16 that was pretty grungy but I got it all cleaned up and replaced the fuel line, but it still will not start. It feels like I can't even pull the cord without a huge effort? feels like it has good compression, turns freely with the spark plug out. I'm wondering if the reed valve might be glued to the body? This has probably not been run in many years.