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I don't need it, but it had a white handle :)

Post in 'The Gear' started by mikefrommaine, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. I sold a couple project saws last night that I didn't want to rebuild -- Most of a husky 55 with a scored piston and half an 028 with a good top end for $100. Like every good CAD addict I immediately looked on CL for my next fix.

    And what you know, look what I found! And he lives pretty close, so why not? He was asking $100, paid $75.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If that turns into a runner - that is a nice little saw for 75 bean pods.

    Edit: around here a 16" Mcculloch box store POS is a craiglist staple at $125. They cost $110 new from the store.;lol

    Homey 240 for 75 bucks, anybody?;lol;lol
  3. She ran but not well when I bought her. The piston was clean and she had 155psi compression. So I took a chance. Expected to have to replace the fuel and impulse hoses and maybe a carb kit.

    There is a local guy here that always has 'serviced' and rebuilt saws for sale. This was one that he had sold. But it had never run well for the guy I bought it from. He figured that he had let the gas gum up.

    When I took the air filter off to clean it I found perfectly good tygon hoses. I looked a little closer and saw that the fuel line had a kink in it. When the air filter was installed the fuel line had been caught between the carb and air filter. So the saw would run but was not getting enough gas. To compensate someone had turned the H and L needles out about 2.5 turns :eek:

    I pulled an extra 1/2" of hose out of the tank reconnected the fuel line, tuned the carb and she's a runner. Not quite as strong as an 026 but not bad. Haven't sharpened the chain yet though.
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Those little 024s had their place. No - it won't ever keep up with the 026/260, but a nice little saw none the less. A solid little beast pulling a smaller bar.
  5. I really like these little stihl saws. Easy to work on and seem to be built to last. But the air filtration system is pathetic compared to the newer Stihl and all the Husky saws I've had.

    The guy I bought it from had never even sharpened the chain since it was serviced. Maybe two tanks of gas he said. But the filter was filthy.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If cleaning an air filter once in a while is the worst complaint ya got...Just say'in.:cool:
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  7. MasterMech

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    Pick up the large mount 16" 3/8" PICCO bar for that (go ahead and ask for that at a dealer, they will look at you like you have 3 heads but it DOES exist and you can still get them here in the US) and you'll wonder if you just installed the turbo charger. Especially now that Stihl is putting out a full-chisel PICCO chain. :cool:
  8. DexterDay

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    The 024 AV was great little runner. For $75 bones. I'd buy one every day....
  9. buggyspapa

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    Dang it Mike, I was after that saw! It was in Freeport, no? I was really disappointed not to be able to get out of work earlier to run up from Portland. Take $100 for it? It would complete my three saw plan.

    Really happy with the wind lately. Not only is it drying out the stacks, but I can use the wheel barrow in the driveway again.
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  10. No this saw came from Phippsburg. The one in Freeport may or may not have been a figment of my imagination so that no one else would go after the one I wanted. ;em
  11. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Big city of Scarsboro huh?
    That's where I grew up
  12. buggyspapa

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    Man, I had no idea the used chainsaw game was so cutthroat. I see I'm in over my head. Let me know if you change your mind and want to flip it. I claim first refusal.

    Big city? I've been in the area 6 years and still looking for town hall!
  13. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    They called it the Taj Mahal when it was being built across from the old Bessey school on Rt1.
  14. Flamestead

    Flamestead Feeling the Heat

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    Another Scarboro native here. Count the movie screens within 10 or 15 mile radius of you. It might not technically be city now, but it fails most of my country tests. Still a nice place, but feels like a city compared to what it was when I growing up: penny candy at Sherman's and the smells of his feed grain room, riding in the back of an open pickup truck with a bunch of the team on the way to play Little League at Blue Point, ice cream at Foley's, picking blueberries in the swamp where Cabellas is now, the creaky wood floors of town hall, being turned loose on a Saturday morning with a fishing pole and bicycle and no expectation to report to home before late afternoon, ... Sigh.

    Hand-split a lot of elm killed off by Dutch Elm Disease (recall seeing the stump-lined streets in Portland, but too young to remember the trees). Found a horse shoe in the crotch of one (with the ax). Partner chainsaws. My dad bought nearly 100 cord of 4' firewood that we moved home from the log yard with a '68 step-side Chevy half ton. $28/cord, I think. The logger cut it to 4' and stacked it in long rows, we came and picked it up in the evenings and let him know how much we took. Sold it for around $100/cord split, delivered, and often stacked.
  15. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    I thought the only movie screen was the old drive-in:rolleyes: (it's probably bulldozed by now)
    Worked at Pleasant Hill gardens with an offer to take it over - until it all got turned into houses:mad: Hard to farm land that'll go for 50-60k for a 2ac lot
    Old Mr. Foley cashed out on Shop n save(Hannaford now) - They were really sweet folks Mrs. Foley with her hair in a bun...memories

    To the OP sorry to derail the thread
  16. Flamestead

    Flamestead Feeling the Heat

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    The OP is in Maine, so he shouldn't mind too much. To stay somewhat on-topic, Craig's List is a very diverse environment - I see neighbor's from here in Vermont advertising in Maine. Little different than competing against jockies at farm auctions - great deals possible, but buyer beware. And I could note that the only running saw on the Scarboro farm is white-handled, too.

    It was 25+ screens in the 15mi radius back some years ago (counting, of course, the Drive-In's two screens (from where you could also see the old town hall and, I suspect, the new one)). I did that count after going to the very small movie theater in Madawaska and realizing it was the only one for many miles (drive-in was closed for the season).
  17. I actually grew up there as well. Went to the old Bessey school. And roamed the drive in theater after it had closed down. And picked blueberries in the Cabellas swamp!

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