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My Antique Chain Saw !


I think that I have mentioned having a Styhl Chain Saw that I bought in the early 80's and the fact that it has served me so very well.

Anyhow, I have never let the gas go bad in it and I crank it and run it regularly to prevent this from happening and, so far, that has worked sufficiently.  However, the other day I lost a big limb from our "terminal chinaberry tree" and went to cut it up but the saw would not start.  Being as old as it is, I figured oh well, the old girl has finally cut her last cut so I posponed my project and started wondering whether to get it looked at, try and fix it myself, say three hail Mary's and put her to rest or buy a new saw.

After pondering on her fate, I remembered that last year I had trouble killing her with the kill toggle switch so I thought "what the hell" ?  Walked out to the shop, picked her up, wiggled the kill switch on and off a couple of times and she cranked on the first pull.

The moral of this story is - - - - "If I had better memory recall, I would have cranked it the first time !" nodisbeliefconfusefrustrated.gif

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glad to hear that shes still with you. its proly still as good as a new one.things arent made well these days.

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Those are good chainsaws,, a toggle switch probably won't cost over 2 bucks,, but if it works by just wiggling it a little,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  why waste 2 bucksbiggrin 
Just mark a big ole Question mark on it by the toggle switch,, to remind you next year when you go to use it again, to do the Wiggle trick,, done deal,,,,,,,,,,,biggrinbiggrinbiggrinwinkwink

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I have a craftsman  that hasn't worked worth a damn since it was new,, somethin always wrong with it,,



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Monday 17th of May 2010 09:47:29 AM

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For some reason Chain Saws and Weed Eaters are some weird Cats.  I've had a Styhl and Echo (same thing) C/S and W/E and they just refused to die.  The last W/E I bought was a Weed Eater brand and so far it has served me well allso but I have heard other reputable people cuss all of those brands so you never know do ya?

However, I crank all my 2 cycle regularly even during the off-season and have never used Sta-Bil or anything like that.  I do pour out the old gas in the cans before season starts.  There's something to be said about routine maintenance ain't there?

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Yep  that Maintenance is a should do item,, but I don't always do it,, disbelief

I have a old McCulloch elec w/e that My mommy-in law had for years,, I replaced the string roll in it every sat for years,, honest,,, she would bounce it on the ground constantly when she was using it and it kept feeding out the string,, her lawn was covered by pieces of fluorescent orange string, had to rake it all up every week before mowing the yard,, I kept replacing the string,, and didn't say anything,, cause she always brought over a home made Chocolate pie for me,, and I didn't want her to stop with the pies,,biggrin
she has been gone for probably 11 years now , and I think I am still using the roll of string she had left over,,,,  I miss those pies too,,,cry

 think about em every time I use that W/E,,, hungry.gif

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