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An old friend was dropped off today to die but I think after pulling the old cord and seeing it has compression may clean her up this fall and get her going
Cannot even believe this was my go to saw for years I think it was my dads and I gave it away must be over 25 years ago when I moved here and stopped cutting any wood and the guy that took it was tossing it and called to see if I wanted it back I did fix it a few times for him however over those years so has not been sitting real long
I can hardly lift it in a cutting position since it weights 30 pounds with no fuel and cannot imagine I cut trees with it. Man I am getting old
It is a one year only 1954 McCulloch 4-30A

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Man that is super cool saw!and great of him to return it i hope u can get it running if not its a great conversation piece 馃
Man that is super cool saw!and great of him to return it i hope u can get it running if not its a great conversation piece 馃
Hard to believe something that big and heavy was the norm for cutting My god
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I haven't seen one of those since I was a kid, and they were antique then! They were the go to saw back in grandad's day!
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Holy Moly! That power saw is older than I am. It would look cool all cleaned up. Have it running would be a bonus.
I am guessing it was about 8 years ago I last worked on it and it was running then and he said it should be fine since he thinks it was only used 2 days after
An interesting fall job for me I think after garlic harvest if that happens this year :(
You old farts would remember theses also I bet Like an idiot I tossed the old mans when I moved here could not see me using it for anything . He used it for cutting ice fishing and they were early 60's No chain just a bar that went back and forth
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That's a new one for me, but I'm still in my prime;)
That's a new one for me, but I'm still in my prime;)
I think it might have been more of a local thing since in those days so many fished through the ice here There were a lot of them at one time for that
3macs1, I built my house in the 60's and used an old Pioneer chainsaw to log most of the wood for my frame. Like the McCulloch, those old Pioneers weighed a ton and the rpm's were probably 1/10th that of my brother's Huskvarna. No kickback protection...manual oiling...and not always easy to start. But, they did get the job done...Believe or not most of those logs were hauled out of the woods by a neighbors horse...
I'm not old am I..??!! LOL
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3macs1, I built my house in the 60's and used an old Pioneer chainsaw to log most of the wood for my frame. Like the McCulloch, those old Pioneers weighed a ton and the rpm's were probably 1/10th that of my brother's Huskvarna. No kickback protection...manual oiling...and not always easy to start. But, they did get the job done...Believe or not most of those logs were hauled out of the woods by a neighbors horse...
I'm not old am I..??!! LOL
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3macs1, I built my house in the 60's and used an old Pioneer chainsaw to log most of the wood for my frame. Like the McCulloch, those old Pioneers weighed a ton and the rpm's were probably 1/10th that of my brother's Huskvarna. No kickback protection...manual oiling...and not always easy to start. But, they did get the job done...Believe or not most of those logs were hauled out of the woods by a neighbors horse...
I'm not old am I..??!! LOL
Just a guess maybe like this one and not mine. The 1200 was the common one here in the 60's they were bullet proof and as you say pure bastards to start but work all day when they did The pine mans is 60's too I think but may be wrong
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Yep very cool saw thanks for sharing found it here lots of data on it and thank god 17 pounds lighter
Holy Moly! That power saw is older than I am. It would look cool all cleaned up. Have it running would be a bonus.
Yes. Its a year older than me!
My father bought a well used Homelite chainsaw in 1967 when we built the camp. Used it for years but man was it loud!!! There was no muffler really, just a port straight off the cylinder! That bugger would make your ears ring.
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Yes. Its a year older than me!
My father bought a well used Homelite chainsaw in 1967 when we built the camp. Used it for years but man was it loud!!! There was no muffler really, just a port straight off the cylinder! That bugger would make your ears ring.
Another good one :)
You old farts would remember theses also I bet Like an idiot I tossed the old mans when I moved here could not see me using it for anything . He used it for cutting ice fishing and they were early 60's No chain just a bar that went back and forth
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That鈥檚 a first for me. I bet that saw was designed for cutting blocks of ice for the commercial freshwater fishery
in places like Lake Winnipeg and so on. Also, people used those big blocks of ice for refrigeration. They would cover the ice with saw dust as insulation to help make it last longer. That rig would cut a lot of smelt ice fishing holes in a day.
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You old farts would remember theses also I bet Like an idiot I tossed the old mans when I moved here could not see me using it for anything . He used it for cutting ice fishing and they were early 60's No chain just a bar that went back and forth
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I've seen pictures before a couple times but never one in the wild or captivity.
That鈥檚 a first for me. I bet that saw was designed for cutting blocks of ice for the commercial freshwater fishery
in places like Lake Winnipeg and so on. Also, people used those big blocks of ice for refrigeration. They would cover the ice with saw dust as insulation to help make it last longer. That rig would cut a lot of smelt ice fishing holes in a day.
Yep I would say you nailed it I remember my grandmothers house in fact here the entire street never even had power until I was maybe 10 and she had a ice box like this in the porch and the ice man she called him would bring blocks of ice just like a milk man would bring mild later on and her street was one of a few here and yep this guy had a horse and wagon
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LOL....We had an old ice chest out in our inside porch....out lived it's use...it was kept full of nuts...bolts...big solder bars...old mustard glasses (with the deck of cards symbols on em) full of home made pine lobster plugs....had galvenized metal boxes in the top and bottom...ahhhh the memories !!
LOL....We had an old ice chest out in our inside porch....out lived it's use...it was kept full of nuts...bolts...big solder bars...old mustard glasses (with the deck of cards symbols on em) full of home made pine lobster plugs....had galvenized metal boxes in the top and bottom...ahhhh the memories !!
Yep good old days Kevin. Walk in that porch. that cooler a coal bin a few shelves with the glass gallon jars of pickled eggs, pigs feet, hearing, polish and pickles and if you touched one my grandmother would cut your hand off Onions and garlic hanging and more but that is all I can remember Yes when she finally got power and a fridge she kept old papers in it for starting the five yes five coal stoves that heated the place
To this day I remember sleeping up stairs with that many blankets on me I could not move since there was one stove up there and she would let it go out every night and wake and have to go to the bathroom but no dam way would I move thinking about that scary trip to the out house which seemed like a mile away
Miss those time but miss her the most and wish I had of listened more to all the things she tried to show me especially about gardening
take care
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