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Poulan® 18 in. 40 cc Wild Thing or Husqvarna 235 16-Inch 34.4cc ???

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Thistle

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  2. Pallet Pete

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    I would get the 61 good saw good support and has a bar and chain already.

    Pete
  3. HDRock

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    Ya I here that :) ,and I sent him a message, and said quote, If I buy this saw could I give you a little extra $$ , to lose the Ryobi pull start handle ?? ;lol
    He replied , no problem i will replace that handle ...we took saw in on trade in and thats cover that was on saw , as far as the running of saw it runs great , i have boxes of handles and will replace at no charge
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    Good move avoiding the pawned item. A person is more likely to sell a good item outright and dump a questionable one at a pawn shop.
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  6. Pallet Pete

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    Good stuff you will have to bring that bad boy over and we can race saws ! ::-) Safely that is :).

    Pete
  7. HDRock

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    Down loaded a couple of manuals but ,when I get the saw , how do I date it ? what numbers to look for ?, and decipher ? ;hm
  8. HDRock

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    Have you ever seen official belt sander races ? It's cool as hell, They have different classes , beef up the motors , and have prize money
  9. Pallet Pete

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    Not official races but we used to race them growing up even got one to climb part way up a wall once. My mom came out of the house angry as a whole nest of shook up bees too. !!! I sent on after her I was a bad kid. :( She ended my rain of terror by giving the sander to my Dad who promptly hid it and himself from her wrath;lol

    Pete
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  10. Thistle

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    There should be an aluminum ID tag near the oil filler cap.Shows the serial number,date of manufacture.

    Something like this - Unless they changed their code,I was told the first digit (unless its a entire year spelled out like 2007 for example) is the year,the next two are week of production.

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    Wow, Paid for It at 630pm ,he had replaced pull handle,and I had a tracking number at 7pm :cool:
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    I will post the build tag.
    I was wondering why it had XP on the top, and was thinking of asking on here.,cuz IDK
    I asked him if he could take a quick look and tell me the Date of manufacture,but it was already shipped, and he said, " that saw was made in early 90's i believe , the cylinder shows little use"
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    Well, the top with the XP is definitely not from a 61, as it was not an XP saw. But it could simply just have a cover from a 266. The 61 was the smallest of the saw family which included the 61, 266, 266se, 266XP and 268XP and maybe some others.

    I hope the build tag will give some clues, but the only way of truly knowing may be to measure the bore (61=58mm, 266=60).

    It really doesn't matter, as you have purchased an extremely healthy saw at 160+ compression, it would just be that much better of a deal if it actually turned out to be a 266.
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    I'm holding my breath in anticipation. A C
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    The Baileys aftermarket is very nice, I had one on an old 281XP.

    edit: I also see your post looking for a brake band in the items wanted..... just an fyi, that cover takes the metal brake handle, which is very rare and hard to find. Happy hunting, but I have seen people searching on arboristsite with no luck.

    My 61 has the metal band and looks functional, but does not have the "guts" (brake band).

    Baileys may be the best choice if you want a functioning brake.
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    You want a functioning brake, really you do. A C
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    My 61 also no brake. Finally took the brake stuff off,
    Back up saw now, Lots of "make do" parts , screws ,epoxy & tape holding it together, & some missing parts,
    Bought new in 1982 at the Alaska state fair. Still runs.

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    Well, I was thinkin I would make the saw complete ,but for 50 or 60 bucks :eek: I don't think so .
    I could use the $$ to get another chain and some more beer
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    And that's before Baileys bends you over on shipping.

    I bought more beer too.
  23. Pallet Pete

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    Trust me HD if that saw kicks back you will wish that brake was on it while your bleeding out of your forehead. That is a lot of torque on a much lighter saw than the older steel and cast ones. Believe me you cant stop that saw while it is flying at you it just hits ! I have seen more than one nasty bloody mess from a kick back and thank goodness it was not me.

    Pete
  24. Pallet Pete

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    Think of it this way you just bought very nice expensive saw at a great price and it will still be a steal after the brake. Before you buy it online call around and ask Husky shops if any of them have one laying around. There are husky shops all over the place ! The last time one of my saws died I was able to buy a similar model for 20 bucks out of a junk saw pile at a husky dealer and combine them so I still had a saw.

    Pete
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  25. MasterMech

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    At the very least let's make sure you're wearing chaps while you look for those chainbrake parts.

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