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What do you think about this project saw?

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

  1. herdbull

    herdbull Member

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    So stumbling through my local cities on CL I came across this...

    http://appleton.craigslist.org/for/3421607487.html

    It definitely has caught my eye as a potential winter project. I would need to go see it though and honestly I have no idea what I'm looking for. Any tips or thoughts other than the obvious?

    I'm guessing it's pretty rough and who knows what's "missing".

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    For 100 bucks I'd grab it.Even if it needed $200 worth of new parts/repairs,you'd still have one helluva saw at a decent price when finished.Could be a fun project to tinker on in your spare time.
  3. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    If you need something bigger than your 044 I would go for it. I took a quick glance at ebay and there were about 1000 parts there for sale for 064, all the essential things included. Like Thistle said, you almost can't go wrong for $100. There are plenty of good folks here to help you along on your project saw.
  4. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Be hard to turn down a 90cc saw for $100. You could sink hundreds into it and still come out ahead.
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  5. herdbull

    herdbull Member

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    asking me if I need something bigger than the 044 is like asking a race car driver if his car is fast enough :). Seems the price is great which scares me a little. There's enough guys around here that cut so why it's still for sale is beyond me.

    It's a lot of saw but boy would it be fun. Then again, a guy that really knows nothing about rebuilding a saw looking at buying one from what seems like a guy that doesn't know much about what he has for sale could be a big mistake on my end. Plus I'm sure there's 1 or 2 special tools I may need to do this that I don't have. Then again, for the price.....

    I guess I better at least call him and see what more info he has.

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