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Old 07-01-11   #11 (permalink)
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Re: vintage chainsaws

there some nice saws in them pic
yeh the saw in the first vid would be nice but then so would the 090 in the 2nd vid
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Re: vintage chainsaws

Now that is what I call a collection Magnus
I don,t think I have ever seen that many saws in one place
In fact I don,t think I have ever seen that many saws

Do most of them run or are some just for spares
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Oldest I have in collection is the Dolmar CL from 1939.

First in line here:





I ran out of walls to put shelvs on...


Good grief!!! I thought I needed help when my collection reached 92 saws! Tis now a much more lowly number of around 15!

Not many left now; the oldest is the Contra Lightening but my fave is the Dolmar 133 which is spotless.
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I picked up an 070 just before christmas in absolute mint condition not even a paint scratch underneath, even has the original supplier sticker on it. Replaced the fuel and away it went third pull!!!! (I did know its history though).
It has huge torque, sounds like a motorbike but certainly has those 70's vibes. I got it to run on a big stihl planking mill that requires two saws (one on each end), but the whole set up may just be too heavy.
It is an awesome saw and a jaw dropper when used, but give me a modern saw any day. If you want one for the occasional fun outing or as a collector great, apart from that I think their position in the modern work place has certainly been and gone.
(All said though it is a little like older forbidden fruit when you're a teenager - you know it's unlikely and wrong, but you want to get your hands on one)
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I picked up an 070 just before christmas in absolute mint condition not even a paint scratch underneath, even has the original supplier sticker on it. Replaced the fuel and away it went third pull!!!! (I did know its history though).
It has huge torque, sounds like a motorbike but certainly has those 70's vibes. I got it to run on a big stihl planking mill that requires two saws (one on each end), but the whole set up may just be too heavy.
It is an awesome saw and a jaw dropper when used, but give me a modern saw any day. If you want one for the occasional fun outing or as a collector great, apart from that I think their position in the modern work place has certainly been and gone.
(All said though it is a little like older forbidden fruit when you're a teenager - you know it's unlikely and wrong, but you want to get your hands on one)
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Oldest I have in collection is the Dolmar CL from 1939.

First in line here:





I ran out of walls to put shelvs on...



How many saws do you have??
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ive got 2 danarms and a big old sthil somewhere ill dig them out if your interested
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I'll take pics of both and post them on later today.

The oldest saw I ever used was one we had at home that came from my grandfather. It was powered by a Wolsey Merry Tiller rotorvator from the side PTO. The 'flexi shaft' from engine to saw was madly heavy. We had a hedge cutter set up the same. It put my dad off buying a chainsaw for years so spent most of my youth with a 2 man bow saw and axe - he did of course buy a modern saw the moment I left home.

Only sold the rotorvator about 5 years ago on ebay to a collector with all attachments and the original sale ticket etc. It still ran.
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[QUOTE=Magnus;407400]Oldest I have in collection is the Dolmar CL from 1939.

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Wow - you have a bad case of CAD - thought I was bad with 40+ saws!!
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Nope.
I never get enough saws!
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