I'm starting 16 days of decompression today.Randy - I have only seen maybe 7 BP-1 saws in person; my saw, AWOL's, James Shimniok (Baraboo), one in Indiana (ex McCulloch dealer), two that MWEBA and his buddy had, and this one. 5 of the 7 were definitely working saws that had run and cut a lot.
I have seen 4 or 5 Dolmar KMS4 saws, none appeared to have been run long or hard.
I have seen perhaps 5 or 6 Echo Twin saws, none looked like they had done a lot of work.
I have only seen two Solo Twins, both appeared to have been well used.
Point of this? The guys that had the BP-1 saws (and the Solo Twin) tended to use them and the saws were able to keep on going and going, and going...
Thanks Ross - I had to take some time off work this week to try and decompress a bit, time it the shop is a good prescription for that.
Wow! Couldn't you buy a nice car in 1962 for $2000?
IIRC, a 120cc McCulloch 77 gear drive was over $500 in 1957. That's a lotta loot...