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Basically I picked up a fairly straight clean looking 254xp from a farm sale a little while ago it starts but won't run seems to have plenty of compression and nothing obvious looks amiss it is it worth spending money on having it looked at by someone that knows more than I do (I only know basic day to day servicing) or are they not worth it as they don't seem to come up much on all the searches I have done. Your. Your views/opinions would be very welcome thanks

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Stubby   

Back in the day the 254 was THEE forestry saw. light , flickable and powerful . kinda like the 560 is today . If it was a used in anger it could be a bit tiered by now but if its in goodish nick it would be worth keeping . Get it over to spud for a once over . :thumbup1:

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Adamam   

I'm in the last stages of restoring/fixing-up a 254xp, so if you decide to keep it, feel free to ask any questions on the off-chance that I've encountered the same problem/problems...

 

The 254xp seems to be one of THE pivotal saws in the recent history of chainsaws, and (so far) it's been a pleasure to work on. You'll be hard-pressed to find anybody with a bad word to say about it.

 

I'm a carb-kit away from using it in anger!

 

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Yup, good saw, bit like the 346XP of today, light, powerful and was the defacto groundsaw of that size in the day. Well made and reliable.

 

In good nick they will go for £200 perhaps more with a decent bar and chain.

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Yup, good saw, bit like the 346XP of today, light, powerful and was the defacto groundsaw of that size in the day. Well made and reliable.

 

 

I dug mine out on Monday and the rope and harness, all worked as I remembered it, section felling an old Lawsons, rope management left a bit to be desired but it's been 10 years or so.

 

I always found it a bit low powered for anything but early softwood thinnings, preferring a 262 for most work.

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Thanks for the comments guys so going by what your saying it should be a good back up saw to my much newer husky 353 and hopefully still be a cheap powerfull saw once its been sorted out. I'll keep you posted on progress as and when I get it up and running

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Stubby   
Thanks for the comments guys so going by what your saying it should be a good back up saw to my much newer husky 353 and hopefully still be a cheap powerfull saw once its been sorted out. I'll keep you posted on progress as and when I get it up and running

 

If you get it all up together and running sweet your 353 will be the back up me thinks !

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Mozza   
If you get it all up together and running sweet your 353 will be the back up me thinks !

 

For sure :001_cool:

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