looking at an old Stihl 031AV

ozarkjeep Posted By ozarkjeep, Nov 26, 2007 at 6:38 PM

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  1. ozarkjeep

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    is this saw worth $100? the lake of inertia chain brake scares me a little.
    although ive never used the one on my 024.

    its local to me, and im told it runs well.

    ITs older and larger than the stihls ive worked with.
     

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  2. LarryD

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    The absence of a chain brake makes it not worth $100. As I recall, they are tough to get parts for as well.

    Larry D
     
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    I have an 032 My father bought in 1978 it is very hard to find parts. The saw your looking at seems to be older. I think the chain brake gaurd would be next to impossible to find maybe only on Ebay.
     
  4. ozarkjeep

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    thanks for the feedback guys!

    Ill pass it up, looking for a larger saw to share between my father, and a freind of mine, for all of our firewood scrounging needs.
    Id rather have a safe one!

    Thanks!
     
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    Hello there! I work on chainsaws professionally and I have to say I wouldn't pay more than $25 for that saw. It's very old (late 70's?), there's no brake, and many of the parts for that saw are not available anymore. Stihl makes a great saw, but one like that and you're asking for trouble.
     
  7. ozarkjeep

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    thanks again for the input guys!

    good and bad!

    I will call the guy, and go look at the saw, if it starts and runs well and has a good chain, Ill offer $30 for it.

    It might be worth more in parts on ebay!



     
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