Beauty in a Chainsaw

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Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Tom Hawkins » May 2nd, '17, 11:58

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Hello Collectors.

I've studied these machines for a long time, now I would like to start a post, "What is the most beauty chainsaw that you have ever seen?"
Not the most powerful, not the more useful. Not the rarest, oldest or most common. But the most beautiful to look at!

This post was sparked by OMG's recently acquired Pioneer model: PT , just a beautiful looking machine.

With that I will name a few:
In the two-man category: The Pioneer PT, and the Burnett PowerMatic

In the one-man category: The McCulloch 3-25 (glass emblem) and any of the tri-colored Homelite 900 series.

In the international category: The Sabart Garelli (two tone Red & Cream) and the Stihl Ligthning (with wrinkled finish dark red cover)

That will get us started.
So what do you think

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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by pete » May 2nd, '17, 12:12

Well tTom I am a simple man and I think for me its hard to go past the ten seies mac with the black cover and white writing a simple machine that just keeps on going but earlier tonight OMGs little stars and stripes Poulan really caught my eye a relly Purdy little machine
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by totte » May 2nd, '17, 12:19

As for the really old ones I would say that the IEL:s generally are very good looking, when most saws were just an engine with handles and a bar the IEL:s were really designed.

Otherwise this is my favorite:
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Tom Hawkins » May 2nd, '17, 12:21

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Hello Pete

Right you are, as there are no right or wrong answers here, because as we all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Thank you. Pete
and Happy hunting
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Tom Hawkins » May 2nd, '17, 12:23

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Hello Totte

I like it, both the two-tone color, and the shape

Happy Hunting
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by jack-rijn » May 2nd, '17, 12:25

i like the stihl blk the most
nice red and whit bleu bar whit scrats chain on it and
the technike on the saw

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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by chy_farm » May 2nd, '17, 12:50

Hi Tom good evening, haven't been visiting you for a while but glad to be able to see you here today.
Well I love to nominate 3-25 series and 47 of old McCulloch for the beauty.
If you do not mind to add strength to the elements of a beauty, I should push 47 forward than 3-25. To my presumption 3-25 might have some weakness in its construction around her handle base below the ignition unit. (But I am not sure the probability of occurrence which this weakness might have given to the saw while in use though. )
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Magnus » May 2nd, '17, 17:01

There is many...
I think the Titan two man saws are nice to look at.
But the Dolmar C takes the cake.

One msn saws...
The xf, 90/100; companion..
Pm red head.. solo twin...
I think the twin..
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Old Mac Guy » May 2nd, '17, 19:56

To me, most of the old vintage antique chainsaws are beautiful.
And a few of them are downright ugly... in a quaint and lovable way...
But when I think of beauty in a chainsaw, there are a few makes and models which come immediately to mind.

The Roper-made little saw sold by Sears as model 917.350020 has always reminded me of the graceful lines of a Grecian urn:
http://www.chainsawcollectors.se/phpbb3 ... 127&t=7900

The graceful rounded dome of a Solo Rex is beautiful.
And the whole design of the PM Rocket saws, too, are full of beauty.

Individually, each of those chainsaws might be criticized for some one or the other element in its design, but overall, each of them represents innovative and even artistic thought by those who drew the shapes of them.

Some of the Lancasters... of course, the Mac 3-25... some of the Dolmars... each are easily thought of as beautiful in their shapes. And the longer I think about it, the more saws I could name... the Homelite 150, for example... Poulan 25... the list could get long...

As for ugly... I think the Skarie Chain Lightning takes the cake!
But, ugly or not, I love 'em. :love: :love:

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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by bulletpruf » May 3rd, '17, 09:37

Jonsered XF is tough to beat. Mine isn't worthy of taking pictures of yet, but the one totte posted is what it will eventually look like.

Another beauty is the Jonsered 601. Great looking saw. Here's one of mine.


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And I'm quite partial to the Dolmar CC series too. Here's my CC 116.

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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Old Mac Guy » May 3rd, '17, 12:30

This is a blue beauty:
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Old Mac Guy » May 3rd, '17, 12:32

Another beauty:
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by Magnus » May 3rd, '17, 14:43

:love:
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by coyote62ny » May 3rd, '17, 22:03

for me its west bend powered saws the Root i just finished is a 61HR and my 119 whitehead both have the west bend 610 engines
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Re: Beauty in a Chainsaw

Post by saw hoarder » May 22nd, '17, 01:28

This is a great topic for discussion. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder and most of us probably find beauty in certain models that we like for other reasons. Maybe it was the first brand we used, maybe it was the first old saw we bought.

I would agree that most of the saws mentioned are very good looking. I've thought about this since this thread started and decided if I were to narrow it down to a single one man saw it would be the Pioneer RA. It's hard to beat the lines, the muffler, the little stars on the clutch cover- just a well-styled saw. Honorable mentions here would be these Cobra and Silver King models.

Among the two mans, probably the big Titans, though Disstons look nice too.

There are many others that deserve an honorable mention, but once I started the list would get long in a hurry. Most all old saws are beautiful to me.

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