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On 26/05/2021 at 08:45, rarefish383 said:

Thanks, I collect old saws and try to only get ones over 100CC's, but I can't pass up nice smaller ones. I found an old Stihl dealer that had a garage full of old Homelites, from when his Dad owned the shop. I bought 19 saws from him for $20 each. All were over 70CC's but one. I think my 3 favorites were a Stihl 075, a Pioneer 700, and a Homelite 770G. I've put up more shelves since those pics were taken, I have over 70 old saws.

My cousin called Saturday morning, from an auction, and said there were two old Disston DA211, two man saws. They had a twin cylinder Mercury engine. I said, "On my way". My wife had wrist surgery a couple days earlier, and was having trouble getting out of bed. I got her up and in her easy chair, a pot of tea, and toast and butter. Called my cousin back and said I was on the road. he said too late, they sold for $1 each. When I first talked to him I said go $100 each on them for me. Oh well.

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35 minutes ago, Peasgood said:

At one time I would think nothing much of it but these days it just makes me shudder and pay for someone else to do it.

Well Im still young and barmy..... and to be fair theres a good few outfits around here that are a shower of shit. Charge good brass and do half a job. Easier to mend your own. Shame as would prefer to pay someone for some bits and bobs. 


If the valtra i bought a few months back didnt have to go back then I would have been fine! Just pay their backup services and smile but wasnt to be :(

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