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My stable of broken down saws

Post in 'The Gear' started by burnt03, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Here's what I have for saws right now;

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    Poulan Micro XXV (16")
    Poulan Wild Thing (18")
    Homelite (20")
    Jonsared 630 (20")

    I know what you're thinking, that is some sad #$%#, buddy posting up his broken saws and thinking they're great. Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, every saw was free :)

    Got the Micro running good now. Wild thing needs an idle screw (old one is completely missing). Homelite... not really sure what model it is... says textron on it?

    Excited about the Jonsared, seems like a nice saw. Hopefully I can get it running. Guy that gave them to me said that it (and the Homelite) both fired when gas was poured into the carb so fingers crossed that it's nothing serious. Is 20" a good bar size for this saw?


    So the reason I'm starting the thread, any suggestions for parts for older saws? Ebay about the best?
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  2. bogydave

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  3. HittinSteel

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    I'd take a free 630 anyday! It should certainly pull a 20" b/c. Sounds like you might just have to check fuel delivery and go through the carb and it may be up and running.

    I'd put all my efforts in to getting the 630 running and save those others for a really rainy day :)

    The best place for parts is the "swap meet" thread over at Arboristsite or ebay.

    Here is some more info. Including the 162se Husky which appears to be a relative or predecessor according to sawtroll over on AS.

    http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...0796b04697e56eab88256b6b001a9c34?OpenDocument

    http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...74993d6bb263f3d988256b52001a10de?OpenDocument
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  4. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Nothing wrong with that.I have 3 older saws ( the smaller 2 were bought new) that start easily every time & run perfectly in all temps/weather conditions.

    But am itching to get a couple or more 'project saws' going when extra funds are available.

    (Now kicking myself after selling 20 yr old Mac PM610 that sat under bench for 11 yrs in March 2011,fired right up after filling tank with fresh gas.Strong running yet heavy beast)
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  5. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Had the Wild Thing apart, thought I'd better put it back together before starting with a new one. Managed to find a screw with the same threads as the idle screw, cut it down a bit and files it to a taper and bam, instant idle screw :)

    Doesn't really adjust very well, but just where it sits normally seems to work ok (doesn't run high enough to constantly run the chain like it was, but just high enough to sort of bump it along). So, 2 working, 2 dead! I'm on my way! Jonsered is next
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  7. MasterMech

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    Sounds like the idle mixture screw could use a tweak. Or you have air leaks. Installing a spring on the idle speed screw will help it stay put over time.
  8. muncybob

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    I run a Jonsey 630 Super II w/18" bar, it's been a great saw. I would like to try a 24" bar on it but I really have not had the need with the size trees I've been into lately. It's a saw that's 12+ years old on semi-permannent loan to me and other than a new air filter and replacement of anti-vibe bushings it hasn't needed a thing. It's been through a LOT of wood over the years.
  9. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Got the Jonsered running over the weekend! Ordered a carb kit off ebay and now looking for the brake handle, top cover and choke actuator.

    Once I get the carb kit installed, just have to tune the carb and it should be set to go! Any tips? A guy on arborisite.com sent me a copy of the 630 factory service manual but it really only outlines how to do it if I have a tach attached.... which I don't have....
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    Search saw tuning here, somewhere there's a really good video. Sorry I forgot to bookmark it. Pretty easy to do by ear. A C
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  11. MnDave

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    That is a Homelite 360 if I am not mistaken. I had one in the 80's. around 60 cc's almost 4 hp. Die cast magnesium. Homelite was a good saw in THOSE days. Now they are like Poulan. My BIL gave me his barely-used Poulan ... It runs. Maybe my wife will use it for cutting brush when I don't want to dull the chain on my Husky. She would look pretty sexy in a pair of orange chaps. Oh-yah.



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  12. MnDave

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    ;lol ;lol;lol A real MacGyver! Did they have that series in BC?

    MacGyver-
    The series revolved around MacGyver, whose main asset is his practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items – along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife. The clever solutions MacGyver implemented to seemingly unsolvable problems – often in life-or-death situations requiring him to improvise complex devices in a matter of minutes – were a major attraction of the show, which was praised for generating interest in the applied sciences, particularly engineering,[3] and for providing entertaining story lines.
  13. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    lol, I'm sure we had it up here but it was off the air before I got cable :)

    What's that old quote, "necessity is the mother of invention"? In my case, just replace necessity with cheapness
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  14. MnDave

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    That Homer looks like it wasn't used that much. It has a mean looking boring bar but something tells me that was from a different saw.

    My Homelite 360 ran like a champ. Always started on the second pull. Idled perfectly. I do not think that I ever had to adjust the carb.

    MnDave
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    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Looking at the pic here: http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...458e3147bdb3f70a88256c26001453e7?OpenDocument

    I think you're dead on! It's the next one, hopefully it's as easy to get going as the Jonsered was, looks like it's more complete
  16. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    Well, got the Homelite running, waiting on a brake handle for the Jonsered and going to do the carb kit on it the next time I get a chance too.

    Got a couple more free saws over the holiday break, a Pioneer 3270SC w/ a 24" bar and a Husqvarna 41. The Husq runs but I need to do some work on the pull start (doesn't retract or something, haven't had a chance to look at it yet). Not sure about the Pioneer, hopefully it'll run too!

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    Here's the specs on that Pioneer 3270SC,its a 77cc beast.Should have incredible torque once its running properly ::-)

    http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...13170c35d86b74a988256b000016192b?OpenDocument
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    Love what you are doing with those old saws, I get more satisfaction heading out to cut with one of my old rebuilts than taking my new ones out. I picked up all this Stihl "junk" from a young guy recently for $100. He bought out an old guys lawnmower repair business and didn't want to fool around with saws. All this was heaped up on top of each other in a big box!

    stihl_1.jpg

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    So far I have the 024AV, the 025 and the 031AV running great. I sold one of the 041 and 009 as "parts saws" on ebay and got just slightly more than what I've put into those 3 to get them running! Still have another 041 and two more 009 plus some pieces left to sell too. Keep on restoring them old dogs Burnt03!
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  19. burnt03

    burnt03 Burning Hunk

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    $100 for all that???? Nice one!!

    Never done much with small engines before so it's nice to be able to have something to tinker on and learn as I go with all these saws. Plus, I like making a ton of noise once I get it running, just so the neighbours know I'm still here :)
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  20. Boog

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    That's exactly the same with me, never worked on any small engines before about 3 months ago, was mainly interested in just tinkering, but its a full addiction now, I'm scanning the local CLs a couple times a day for a "fix".

    Originally that guy wanted $150 for everything there minus the 024 & 025. I was mostly interested in the 031, hoping it had good ignition parts. When It didn't, I told him no thanks and went to leave. He said "ok, how about $100". I thought about it, but still declined since I really considered it mostly junk, and at the time didn't even know what the other stuff was (turned out to be 2-041 and 3-009). Thats when he said "how about if I sweeten it up a little", and pulled out the 024 & 025 and added them to the pile for $100. That did it, it went straight to my trunk!

    I start on ebay looking for parts, but have bought some items from other internet "small engine repair" type places. Just google what you need, let your fingers do the walking!
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  21. MasterMech

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    Atta boy Boog, I'd have given him the $100 for the 024 and 025 alone. The rest is just icing.

    Have you cut with the 024? With 3/8" Picco cutting gear, they are sweet little saws.
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    Yes, I cut with it Thursday. I've got an 18" .325 on it, it cut basicly just like one of my 025/250 saws, its 41.6 cc. I was thinking of doing just that, put the picco chain on it, but it has the same large format bars like the 026/260 saws. I guess it was the PRO saw before the 026 replaced it. My picco bars from my 191T would not fit it. If I'm right I could have used a .05 "3/8" bar right? As long as it was .05? But my sprocket is a spur one, for now, and it was .325. So I was going to put a rim on it, but it has the continuous oiler, and the rim sprocket hubs seem to be for the deeper ones needed for the adjustable oiler. So it looks like I'll have to do what I did to my one 026, put the adjustable oiler and rim kit in it for 3/8, then I could do picco. (or just put a 3/8 spur sprocket in it for the continuous oiler) Does that sound right?
  23. MasterMech

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    Nope. But Stihl did make large format Picco Bars for the 024.

    They can be hard to find. I might be able to help if you can't get one.
  24. Boog

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    Hey burnt03, where do you keep finding these FREE saws, I never can find free, just "cheap" or broken. Like this MS290, this is the type of stuff going on around here.:(

    http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/grd/3541496514.html

    stihl chainsaw ms290 - $75 (stow)

    Date:2013-01-12, 5:03PM EST
    This is a 8 yr old ms290 farm boss. complete w chain and bar. This saw locks up when hot. u fix or for parts. good carb. handle, everyhing. I am asking 75$ for it due to it being complete and the price of parts.
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    Very clean looking 290 farm boss. Looks like an ebay used OEM slug/jug, new rings job to me.
  25. DexterDay

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    I just seen that one Boog. Thats really not a bad deal. I bet for $50 it can be had?

    Then a cheap salvaged P & C from Fleabay? Good to go....
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