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Old 10-05-12   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Next doer-upper recommendation please?

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I recognise the question you're asking, but maybe an alternative perspective. You're looking for another saw in the same size bracket. Once done, that will give you three equivalent saws. Do you have anything in mind for them, or do you use saws at all? (not meant in any way negatively, just interested in whether the entertainment is in the fixing or the use, or both).

If you're actually using saws, one thing to consider might be to look out for a bigger one to extend the range of what you can do. If so, I'd keep an eye out for a siezed 044 which should turn up in the right price bracket (mine was 98!). You might then need to get someone to do a pressure check on it before you start dismantling (or set yourself up with a pressure testing kit) so you know what if anything leaks, and then give it a go. It's a good, solid model, pretty handy for up to a 20" bar and the parts are readily available.

Just a thought.

Alec
Thanks, that's a helpful and interesting comment.

I do use them, yes, although not for anything too exciting. Firewood mostly.

The main mission this time is to work on a Husky, but my next project will almost certainly be something bigger (I'm pretty much settled on a 254 for this one), and the 044 looks like a really good bet, so thanks for that.
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