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Couple 034s...love 'em!

Post in 'The Gear' started by BuckthornBonnie, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. BuckthornBonnie

    BuckthornBonnie New Member

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    I'd been lookin' around for another saw since last fall. My 250 is great but I wanted a backup saw that can handle a bit bigger wood when needed. I ended up finding an old 034 in the back of my local shop...reminded me of our 036 at the cabin so I got it for $135 after checking the p/c (still good) and checkin MasterMech's opinion of an 034. They were asking $150 since they knew it ran. After a new bar/chain, air filter, fuel & impulse lines, it's back in business. I got some help tuning it after the clean-up...she's pretty darn good.
    The other day I went back to the shop to grab a couple things and noticed they just got another 034 in. They didn't know if it ran so I pulled the muff and liked what I saw. I got that for $90 w/out trying to start it. Worst case I figured I have a nice parts saw. Well, you know how it goes sometimes... got her cleaned up and she started! Replaced all the usual parts and now am going to check rpms. Both saws are old (the first one is a 30yr old stud just like yours truly) but I figure I can work on 'em myself and get plenty of parts.
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    Not the best pics... but then again they're not the prettiest things at this age. A lil more clean-up and I'm ready to get into BTUS.

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  2. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    You can get $250-300 for those on CL here all day and night... maybe more in that condition.

    Nice haul there. They look pretty to me... I have an 036 PRO that is the bigger brother to those.
  3. BuckthornBonnie

    BuckthornBonnie New Member

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    Your 036 PRO is a great saw. If one of these bad-boys acts up, you know I'll be lookin for a new top-end as an upgrade. That price seems about what I'd pay for a mint 034 after running them for a few tanks. They're fun!
  4. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    What a steal ! Not as old as you think . 20-25 years tops and by the looks of the plastic , hardly any time on those saws.
  5. StihlHead

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  6. BuckthornBonnie

    BuckthornBonnie New Member

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    Sweet! I really like the balance of the saws. They're not too heavy and absolutely tear up wood. If other people are out there looking for a decent #2 saw and don't want to pay full price for a new pro-line, I'd highly recommend finding a decent 034/036. That one in Portland looks pretty decent. Why the high interest up there? You guys must know a quality saw when you see one haha
  7. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Dunno... just the way it is, and has been here. 034/036/360s command a premium.
  8. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    my 036 tears it up and is only 12.5 lbs

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