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speedster
04-12-2010, 12:06 PM
I know a guy that has a vintage C-51 that he is wanting to sell. He's asking $30 for it and showed me that it starts easily and cut several limbs on some downed trees. I've been thinking about fining a used saw cheap that I can use occationally around the house to clean up fallen tree limbs. I don't plan on using it a lot or cutting fire wood. My original thought was to go buy a cheap Poulon Pro but that would cost me $150.

The homelite doesn't have kickback protection or automatica chain oiling. But it seems to start well and run fine.

Good deal for $30?

punt66
04-12-2010, 12:19 PM
i would pass. I bought a craftsman 20" at a tag sale for $20 and she has taken down and cut up over 50 trees. Look for a used stihl, husky, or echo saw.

eatonpcat
04-12-2010, 12:40 PM
I know a guy that has a vintage C-51 that he is wanting to sell. He's asking $30 for it and showed me that it starts easily and cut several limbs on some downed trees. I've been thinking about fining a used saw cheap that I can use occationally around the house to clean up fallen tree limbs. I don't plan on using it a lot or cutting fire wood. My original thought was to go buy a cheap Poulon Pro but that would cost me $150.

The homelite doesn't have kickback protection or automatica chain oiling. But it seems to start well and run fine.

Good deal for $30?

For $30.00 I would buy it!!! Doesn't sound like you will be using it much.

If it breaks you're only out #30.00.

punt66
04-12-2010, 07:27 PM
For $30.00 I would buy it!!! Doesn't sound like you will be using it much.

If it breaks you're only out #30.00.

he wont find parts for it.

eatonpcat
04-13-2010, 12:45 PM
he wont find parts for it.

I'm just saying that for 30 bucks... I would give it a try.

If it breaks and he can't find parts, Toss it and head in another direction (Used or New).:drinkup:

RugerRedhawk
04-13-2010, 01:45 PM
I'd pass, going to end up giving you trouble. spend $100 on a used one that you can get parts for.

fredmullegun
04-15-2010, 10:46 AM
What parts do you think you will need? Go for it. At that price it is disposable.