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New Free Saw - Husqvarna 61

Post in 'The Gear' started by NH_Wood, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Hey guys,

    My neighbor is an older gentleman and we are great friends - he's had a Husq 61 for about 25 years (not sure how old the saw is, but he bought it used at that time). He hasn't used it in a very long time and never planned to use again. So, him knowing I like saws a lot, brought down the 61 and gave it to me last Friday. Cleaned her up a bit and added some fresh mix. Fired right up and runs very strong - great compression and piston is spotless. Saw was really clean - he must have cleaned the saw regularly after use. IMG_3328[2].JPG IMG_3327[1].JPG Pretty good deal! Has a short bar on it now - might keep the short bar for fast cutting of smaller diameter wood - but the saw is pretty heavy for light work. I posted a couple pics for your viewing pleasure! Cheers!

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  2. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Thats awesome ! sounds like a great neighbor you have there ! Make sure your there for him ,when he needs you . :) husky 61 is a great saw from what ive heard from them that own them.
  3. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Thanks John Boy - we are good friends and I do help him with many, many projects that he has a hard time completing - he does the same for me if I need tractor work, etc. Great friends are priceless! Cheers!
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  4. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    I just bought that same saw on Craigslist last week. Mine's a little prettier and came with a new bar, but it wasn't free. Unfortunately mine doesn't run. It's got an ignition problem, and I'm still trying to puzzle out whether it's the coil or the trigger module (these older ones had 2-piece ignitions). I'd rather not buy both when it surely only needs one, but the only surefire diagnostic method I've found online is to swap out the components for known good ones.
  5. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Some expensive parts too - even uses are pretty pricey - if this wasn't my good buddy's saw, it would be parted out - keeping is as a memory piece from our friendship - good luck! Cheers!

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