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Old 07-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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Next doer-upper recommendation please?

So far I've made-functional a Dolmar 100 and a Stihl 028, I'd like to try a Husqvarna next. Is there a vague equivalent to the 028?

Something around the 45-50cc mark that I can still get parts for and that I can score for 150 or less on Evilbay?

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Re: Next doer-upper recommendation please?

254 wouldn't be a bad one. 242's are nice but seeme to command good money on ebay - most of the one's I've wanted have been too far away and the seller's woun't post or let a courier collect.
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Re: Next doer-upper recommendation please?

Have a look here. Nothing to de with me, just a search (an I love my 350)

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Have a look here. Nothing to de with me, just a search (an I love my 350)

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Perfect working order, thought he wanted a " dooer upper " ?
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Thanks!

I'm really after something that I can nurse back to life for 150ish or less though.

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Re: Next doer-upper recommendation please?

ive got a stihl 023c in the workshop that needs done up if your interested
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ive got a stihl 023c in the workshop that needs done up if your interested
That's a kind offer, but I'm after something with a little more grunt. Preferably nearer to (or a little over) 50cc.
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Re: Next doer-upper recommendation please?

Husky 254 or 266
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Husky 254 or 266
If you do happen to go for a 266 (or 262 possibly) I know where there's a genuine piston and cylinder kit sat on a dealers shelf gathering dust that should be similar money to a non gen kit but better quality.
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Re: Next doer-upper recommendation please?

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.

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