20 year old craftsman dead....finally

ironpony Posted By ironpony, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM

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  1. ironpony

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    my twenty year old 14" craftsman that would not die, finally did
    lost compression, not sure why
    really dont care, doesn't owe me anything
    still have my really old pioneer p20 which cuts great
    and the newer husky
    hate to just toss it out in the trash
    but no sense it leaving it lay around
     
  2. ikessky

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    I'm usually hopeful that certain tools will die so I can get something new. But then when it actually happens, I always have mixed feelings about actually throwing it in the trash.
     
  3. DanCorcoran

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    Put it on Craigslist as a freebie...someone will either scavenge it for parts or rebuild it or sell it for scrap. All the above are better than the landfill..
     
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    Yup. in 2003 I put my just-dead push mower out on the curb,it was gone the next morning.
     
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    We have an alley that runs behind our house. Whenever we want to get rid of something with value, we put it behind the house in the alley and then post the location on the Craigslist freebie section. It usually takes less than 2 hours to disappear.
     
  6. ironpony

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    Thats how I got the mower I use to trim around the gardens before using the rider
    picked it out of someones trash and as I was loading it the lady came out and said
    hold on I have the bag in the garage, she brought it out to me
    replaced gas line has run reliably the last two years
     
  7. Joey

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    RIP.......just saw on the Stihl website you can get a new MS170 with a 14" bar and chain...for $179....not a bad deal.
     
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