Quantcast

How much do you keep around?

Jimmy in NC

Mill Monkey
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
17,063
Reaction score
76,848
Location
Where tobacco is a vegtable
I've just got done building my second 372 in a year. At this point I've got a bunch of parts laying around from collecting and the 375K's that I've used to build them. The question I have is how much do you keep around spare? Most of these parts are already allocated as I don't think I'll ever wear either of these out and if I do... I'll get more parts. Storage is a problem at my current location but I got to wondering... how much do you keep and how do you sort it?
 

thomas1

┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
28,648
Reaction score
211,304
Location
Fredericksburg, Va
If I have a saw I usually end up with at least one parts saw of the same model. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.
 

DSS

Steps right, throws right. Swings both ways.
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
219,673
Reaction score
406,195
Location
Canada; where men are men and Cjcocn is a midget
I went to the dollar store and got rectangular plastic tubs for loose parts. I built shelves in the shed out back and I've got all my parts saws and tubs of loose parts out there. I got saws hanging from bicycle hooks screwed into the rafters in the garage. Plus shelves. And its still taking over. I occasionally find a complete saw I forgot I had. I need another or a bigger shed. Its crazy.

I love it. :banana:
 

Al Smith

New Member
Joined
May 25, 2013
Messages
939
Reaction score
1,629
Location
Northwestern Ohio in the middle of a giant corn fi
Yeah I have those damned saws stuff hither and yon myself along with 40 tons of other stuff .It's a lot easier to rebuilt a saw though than it is a 1940 Caterpillar D4 and they take up a lot less room .On the other hand you can't cut wood with a bulldozer nor can you grade a driveway with a chainsaw.
 

Cut4fun

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2012
Messages
2,753
Reaction score
3,474
I keep the parts around as long as I am using that series of saws. Like when I was into 500- 5000-490-590-325 saws I kept all parts etc around. same with 362xp-365-372-375, same with 066-660, 084 etc. When I sale all the runners off I then sale or trade all the parts too. :upsidedownbanana:

Right now into the 415-425-445-475-505 and have tons of stuff back. I have reached the end of that fun and real close to start selling them all off and find a new saw to go after. :dunno:
 

Jimmy in NC

Mill Monkey
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
17,063
Reaction score
76,848
Location
Where tobacco is a vegtable
Yeah I have those damned saws stuff hither and yon myself along with 40 tons of other stuff .It's a lot easier to rebuilt a saw though than it is a 1940 Caterpillar D4 and they take up a lot less room .On the other hand you can't cut wood with a bulldozer nor can you grade a driveway with a chainsaw.

Did a '57 420C Deere. Lots of fun.
 

Chity_Avatar

Mows his grass in 8 minutes.
Joined
Feb 15, 2013
Messages
5,349
Reaction score
14,550
Location
North Country New York
On the other hand you can't cut wood with a bulldozer nor can you grade a driveway with a chainsaw.

Depends on the operator. I have seen guys that could process wood better with a dozer than they could ever run a saw and I have seen guys try and cut stones like they were making gravel for the driveway.
 

procarbine2k1

New Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
Messages
79
Reaction score
64
Not much, and I have been guilty of sending parts down the road that I later needed. I should keep more around than I do, but just try to focus on what I think is going to be hard to find or obsolete in a few years.
 

sefh3

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2012
Messages
676
Reaction score
704
I keep most all parts. You never know when a donor comes along and you can use those parts to make it a runner.
 

Jimmy in NC

Mill Monkey
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
17,063
Reaction score
76,848
Location
Where tobacco is a vegtable
I keep most all parts. You never know when a donor comes along and you can use those parts to make it a runner.
I'd love to... but I just can't. If I did that I'd be working in the yard and storing parts in my shop. With a small space it's not possible. Half the fun sometimes is the searching for parts though.. or kicking you are own ass for getting rid of what you need today just last week!!!
 

sefh3

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2012
Messages
676
Reaction score
704
Usually that is my luck. I sell trade the parts off then a donor comes in needing the parts I traded.
 

TK

Hand Rubbed Pork
Joined
Jan 9, 2012
Messages
8,808
Reaction score
8,483
Location
Maine
Usually that is my luck. I sell trade the parts off then a donor comes in needing the parts I traded.

So ya made used part prices on parts you now have to pay retail for :facepalm: Ain't that a kick in the nads.
 

workshop

New Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2013
Messages
209
Reaction score
235
No real organization, yet. I walk, or stumble, into my shop and start wading through chainsaws and boxes of parts. Some day I'll get ambitious and organize it all. But if I do that I might not be able to find anything.
 

Latest posts

Top