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My Craftsman saw that was in suspended animation

Post in 'The Gear' started by truck243, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. truck243

    truck243 Member

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    I was recently given a chainsaw that has been in its box in a garage for 25-30 yrs. I replaced a fuel line, cleaned the plug, added gas, and BAM! it started, and cuts! Im real surprised.Its a Craftsman 20 inch. What a find!
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  2. 'bert

    'bert Minister of Fire

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    We have one basic rule: pics or it didn't happen, so lets see the beast. Action shots are best
  3. truck243

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    Ok Coming soon ---one man one chaisaw, and a dream! I'm having camera issues, but in a day or so I'll post a video
  4. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Sweet! I have a couple craftsman saws to play with over the winter, too, what model is yours?
  5. truck243

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    I really need to learn to do this, when I'm not exhausted.Im gonna lower the camera res and retry
  7. tlc1976

    tlc1976 New Member

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    I was given a Craftsman 18" saw which is a great saw too.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Have old 16" craftsman.
    Still runs. No brake, thumb oiler.
  9. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    I have my dad's 14" McCullough Eager Beaver. It's at least 25 years old. The cord, bar and chain are the only things replaced. It's been stored for years at a time, the gas has never been drained for storage and never fails to start. I used it this week and it hums through the appropriate sized wood. I expect you'll have your 'new' craftsman for a looong time.

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