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Old 03-18-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Anyone into collecting saws?

about 6 months ago the vintage saw bug bit me. overnight my collection went from 1 saw to 13! here's some of mine:

my first saw, an early 60's Homelite Zip-B


then i found a monster 125cc German-made Solo Rex:


i impulsively bought a late-40's Reed-Prentice Craftsman 1200B in REALLY rough shape. i have it completely apart and i will restore it. my first saw, a MS180C, is next to it.


after months of searching i finally found a Homelite 26LCS. this is the second model of gas chainsaw that Homelite ever made. This saw is what got me interested in old saws because i love the style.


then i found a 1945-ish Lombard GS two-man.


my most recent find, a Mac 1-42, 80CC, original "Mc Welded Tip" bar.


I have videos of my saws and other machines on my Youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/user/themadmailler?feature=mhee

anyone else into old saws? be careful with them, you can't have just one!

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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I am, I have an old blue body Homelite Super XL, an 045AV STIHL, an 020AV STIHL top handle model, and an 038AV Super Farm Boss STIHL.

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Old 03-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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Very cool. Nice pics.

I was at a chainsaw GTG yesterday and they were racing zip saws.

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I suppose I have become an accidental collector- I have a handful of saws but the ones I like best are the pair of orange Homelite Super XL's (one late '70's, one early '80's) and the old McC in the picture below.

Some of those old saws are awfully impressive- I'm not sure I could carry, let alone operate, most of the larger ones!!

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I liked collecting Homelites so much I started a forum for them.

I have about 40 Homelites.

http://houseofhomelite.proboards.com/index.cgi?



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Old 03-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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small world! you started houseofhomelite... i guess that's where "RBW" comes from! i'm a member on there too but i don't post too much. honestly all those ads drive me nuts but i still go on there every other day or so.

i go on chainsawcollectors.se a lot, that's a really good place with tons of good info and plenty of helpful people.

Just got saw #14 today, a McCulloch Super 44A...

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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then i found a 1945-ish Lombard GS two-man.

I've got a couple to 2-man Lombard GS saws. Both have the early 24X2 Homelite engines on them.
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I have a few dozen old Echos from 1969 till now. Those '69s are ones of the oldest in the US thats when they first came here. Anyway i have a '77 CS-315 that i bought new to a CS-1001VL that is my big boy. And 15 CS-60S models one new in the box...Bob
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I liked collecting Homelites so much I started a forum for them.

I have about 40 Homelites.

http://houseofhomelite.proboards.com/index.cgi?


40 of homelites ?
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small world! you started houseofhomelite... i guess that's where "RBW" comes from! i'm a member on there too but i don't post too much. honestly all those ads drive me nuts but i still go on there every other day or so.

i go on chainsawcollectors.se a lot, that's a really good place with tons of good info and plenty of helpful people.

Just got saw #14 today, a McCulloch Super 44A...

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tmm recognize me ? was that you that sent me a msg on there ?
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #11
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that was me, looking for those bearings and seals. any luck finding that clutch side bearing?

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about 6 months ago the vintage saw bug bit me. overnight my collection went from 1 saw to 13! here's some of mine:

my first saw, an early 60's Homelite Zip-B


then i found a monster 125cc German-made Solo Rex:


i impulsively bought a late-40's Reed-Prentice Craftsman 1200B in REALLY rough shape. i have it completely apart and i will restore it. my first saw, a MS180C, is next to it.


after months of searching i finally found a Homelite 26LCS. this is the second model of gas chainsaw that Homelite ever made. This saw is what got me interested in old saws because i love the style.


then i found a 1945-ish Lombard GS two-man.


my most recent find, a Mac 1-42, 80CC, original "Mc Welded Tip" bar.


I have videos of my saws and other machines on my Youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/user/themadmailler?feature=mhee

anyone else into old saws? be careful with them, you can't have just one!

tmm
I'd be collecting divorce papers next. Where I live there is what is called a transfer station, used to be the dump. They have a no scavenging rule but it is never enforced. The metal dumpster always has a nice collection of old chain saws, mowers, assorted other vintage power equipment etc. This is hoarder's heaven, ask me how I know that.
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that was me, looking for those bearings and seals. any luck finding that clutch side bearing?

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