Hall of fame chainsaw thread.

NORMZILLA44

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For me my favorites, and I feel some of the best, and true hall of famers. 044 372 288 2100-01 181 066-660 394-395. I will keep thinking sure there is more, those are some of may all time favorites.
 

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Jonsered 52E and 70E. Game changers at the time of their introductions. (we're talking 1970's) And they still feel somewhat comtemporary when you run them today.

I second the motion on the 10-10 and XL12. How many million board feet or cords of wood did those things cut for over a generation? Many of each still going strong. They were also game changers when they were introduced. Until their arrival, most chainsaws were huge and cumbersome. They were like having a lawnmower engine with a bar and chain on it. The XL12 and 10-10 families were saws that the average guy could run without wearing himmself out.

372/2171. As close to perfect as you can get. Same could really be said of the 044.

288. Has the most loyal following of any NLA saw I know of. A 390XP will probably outcut it, and is of course much smoother. But the 288 was super tough and could take a beating. Guys that ran 288's are still pissed that it was discontinued.

This should be a good thread!
 
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I could agree on a 10-10 and xl 12. I was born in 73 but grew up cutting with those things, and Mac, and Homelite were still the S###! I also used the 610 to cut a lot. Good points on the top saw, and pole saw Hank. I think my favorite top saw may be the echo 340- maybe 341? Almost reminds you of a Mac saw where they were the goods.
 

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Would the 930 Super be a good suggestion...??


Don't know much about it's loyal operators but holy crap that is one impressive saw for it's time. Hell it's still impressive now.....!


Did it share any parts with the 288 or was the chassis/part sharing not until later on.....??
 
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i started cutting with a very tired 10-10 a ,bought a brandy new 70e in 1980 ,[gasped at the price ],but that saw is still earning its keep on the firewood log pile even though i have up graded to a 2171 and my newest 2172wh . i am partial to the jonny line :thumbsup:
 
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MS290, there I said it!
LOL! almost said come again?? But remembered all the 029 farm boss's we had around here still do actually. I have seen them take a beating, and hours of operation so you know what dude +1 They have earned there keep. And Jason I never ran a 930, but know they have a real following and have heard many legends of there lineage, so I say its in!
 

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I'll defend the 029/MS290, they are like a modern day Mac 10-10 or Homelite XL12.
They're all rugged price point saws that allowed homeowners to purchase a premium
branded firewood saw.

It's been on the market for 15 years or more still sells more than a million units a year.

It sells and works very well for what it was designed.
 
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LOL! almost said come again?? But remembered all the 029 farm boss's we had around here still do actually. I have seen them take a beating, and hours of operation so you know what dude +1 They have earned there keep. And Jason I never ran a 930, but know they have a real following and have heard many legends of there lineage, so I say its in!
Awesome, then we can count in the Jonsered 2094 ridin the coat tails of the Super 930. (I think? :yup:)
 
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Ah, indeed Paul the 2094 I never ran one but caught my eye. Looks well built I wanted to check out the Solo 694 on the bailys closeout, and a 9010 those three I never ran but was impressed how well built they seemed.
 

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I have a few favorites, But my go to saw
for any particular job it would be the
Sachs Dolmar 120SI. Now for the big jobs
we all know my love for the 166.




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That Mac you had that took 2 people to start at the Maine GTG.... oh man was that a sweetheart.
Thanks TK, It is a real beauty but not a practical go to saw.
Sure fun to run. And always a crowd pleaser.





Lee
 
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