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McCULLOCH * saw question *
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Mike D.    Posted 10-01-2003 at 09:16:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have any of you used a McCulloch Pro Mac 510?
What is your opinion as a limbing saw? Thanks-


LOU    Posted 01-21-2004 at 20:06:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I WAS TOLD McCULLOCH WENT BANKRUCPT.
WHERE CAN I STILL GET A REBUILD KIT FOR A CARB ON AN OLD 250 MODEL.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME ANY THING ABOUT A MODEL 250?
IT WAS MY FATHERS AND I WOULD LIKE TO USE IT.


Brian-2N    Posted 10-01-2003 at 13:58:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mike,
Can't talk about other brands as I don't own one, but the bar oil is what old WWI era pilots used to call a total loss system. It's normal for this saw (again I don't know how others work) to lose all of the bar oil long before you run out of gas. The bar oiler runs continuously. Just check after several minutes of work.
For the spark, if a new plug doesn't work, it may be time for an overhaul at the shop. There isn't much to these, other than fresh 40:1 gas/oil mix and a fresh plug.


Yul Yost    Posted 01-07-2008 at 18:39:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have two 250 models. Are you stillooking?


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-01-2003 at 14:58:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What I was getting at Brian was that when the saw was new it still had a bit of bar oil left when the tank was empty of fuel. Since then I have noticed that it will start to run heavy and when I shut it off the chain is tight and hot and the bar oil is all used. Now I keep an eye on the end of the bar and make sure there is oil flying off of it, if not I stop and fill the oil up again. Just seems to me it is going through the bar oil faster and I want to check it out.
Later Bob


Ron from IL    Posted 10-01-2003 at 10:14:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike,

I've owned a Pro Mac 610 (20" bar) for over twenty years now. It's performed well for me as long as I've owned it. I've only replaced chains and a bar and drive sprocket. Don't think I've even changed the plug! I know that, even though I've not used it for several years now (bought a Husqvarna 40 about 6 years ago), I could go out to the garage, dump out the old gas, replace it with new, and start the saw with a few pulls. I know a lot of people cuss Macs, but this one has been good to me.

Good luck!

Ron


Mike D.    Posted 10-01-2003 at 10:44:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Holy Cow Ron,
Makes me wish I had one twenty years ago!
I just got to figure out why the plug isn't getting any spark. I hope to use it yet this fall. Thanks for the reply.


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-01-2003 at 09:43:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a little Mac 325 35cc engine 16" bar. It has quite an appitite for limbs and logs. The hardest I ever worked it was one Hr steady cutting up a 2' maple log into blocks,it didn't mind doing that at all. Only thing now is it pumps the bar oil all out before the tank of gas is empty, have to watch that untill I fix it.
Later Bob


Mike D    Posted 10-01-2003 at 09:58:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I can get this one running, I will follow your advice and keep an eye out for the bar oli level. Thanks Bob

p.s. no spark


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-01-2003 at 11:12:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check the wire to the shutoff switch or the switch it's self for a steady ground Mike.
Later Bob


Brian-2N    Posted 10-01-2003 at 09:36:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Mac Pro model, but I don't remeber if it's a 510. The real question you need to ask is how heavy is it, and how long is the bar. If you are trimming limbs you only need a 12" or 16" bar, and a light saw. If you are limbing, but also felling and bucking wood, you may want a longer (20") bar and a biger, more HP, saw.
My Mac has been cutting firewood for several years now. All I've ever had to do was buy a new plug every year.


Mike D.    Posted 10-01-2003 at 10:07:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Brian-2N,
I hope to use it for limbing and light work. It was given to me. A friend bought it cheap at a sale. He told me he ate more food in one sitting at our place then the saw cost! Man, I laughed at that... It doesn't have any spark. I have not yet taken to cover off, but it is in real nice shape. I sure need a small saw on our place. We got a big saw for felling and bucking.
This will be my first limbing saw.
Just got used to hauling out the Husky for everything. I'm older now and a light saw is real appealing. Thanks for the reply-


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