Vintage Homelite C-51 chainsaw

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by speedster, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. speedster

    speedster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    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?
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    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.
  3. eatonpcat

    eatonpcat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,636

    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.
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    he wont find parts for it.
  5. eatonpcat

    eatonpcat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,636

    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:
  6. RugerRedhawk

    RugerRedhawk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I'd pass, going to end up giving you trouble. spend $100 on a used one that you can get parts for.
  7. fredmullegun

    fredmullegun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    What parts do you think you will need? Go for it. At that price it is disposable.

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