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John Morris

MWTCA January 2018 "What's It" Project

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Maybe for use with a Halyard?    Old time Squid Tool.    One end of a line is fixed to a point,  then the "running end passes through the dowels/pins/guides, around both sheaves, and through the other guide pins.   By pulling the handle down towards you, you raise a point up.    Like a small davit/crane.  Running line goes up into the required pulleys to help with the lifting.   There may have been a latch/loop to secure the tool in place. 

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7 hours ago, Dadio said:

I had a chainsaw one time I could have used one on to start it.:P

Herb

So, you had a McCulloch, too!

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1 hour ago, schnewj said:

So, you had a McCulloch, too!

Darn, Bill..... you beat me to it! :D

John

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I worked for a couple of brothers that had a logging operation when I was in High School. I used a commercial Homelite when I bucked and ran clean-up and it was a good saw. Heavy, but it never failed to run. Now the Homelite yard equipment is another story...I refused to buy any Homelite with a small gas engine on it.

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On 1/6/2018 at 9:13 AM, schnewj said:

So, you had a McCulloch, too!

Still do.   It was always a bear to start, but usually a shot of ether would wake it up.   Cut like a champ once it got started; wouldn't stop for anything but the brake or out of gas.  :P

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6 minutes ago, p_toad said:

Still do.   It was always a bear to start, but usually a shot of ether would wake it up.   Cut like a champ once it got started; wouldn't stop for anything but the brake or out of gas.  :P

That is an understatement! Never had to resort to ether, but it was a bear. Once you learned what it wanted it was easy. Ours didn't like being flooded. Like I said, two pushes of the primer, lock the choke and two or three pulls later it fired right up. Don't give it three priming pumps or it was flooded and you had to wait for it to clear.

 

That saw was darn near indestructible and HEAVY.

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