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Italian saw?
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:00:14 AM »
A man walked into my shop this past weekend carrying two chainsaws. ms461 & a 264f de lux. Starter rope and choke/kill switch wasn't operating correctly on the stihl. He waited on the stihl and left the 264f. Olympik is the manufacturer of the 264f de lux, and it is made in Italy. I can remember only one who Olympik dealer in this area. Best I remember he put up a good effort to make his Olympik saw catch on. Eventually he had to face the fact that they were not going to catch on. I have a notion that the saw I'm about to repair was purchased from this guy. I'm curious to know first have the Olympik saws caught on anywhere and soundly who owns one of these saws in a professional environment.

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Re: Italian saw?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 11:33:14 AM »
             Don't think they really caught-on well here in NE Missouri, but in 1985 I bought a new 950f super and run the tire out of it for a lot of years.  That dealer sold several, but later changed to Husqvarna in the years following.  It was Italian, and was a good saw for me, but heavy for its size.  They were well built, and I never had a problem with it.  Dad bought a new 024 the year prior, and was always having oiler problems.   Can't say I have any complaints other than weight, but at that time I was 27 yrs. young, and weight was no issue then. :)

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Re: Italian saw?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 11:26:50 AM »
I can agree with you on the weight issue. The 264f is heavy without a b/c. This saw has been around a long time and it has been used a lot from the looks of it. I know the owner is not a logger, he's an excavator. Any pros out there using Olympik saws?

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Re: Italian saw?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 06:04:28 PM »
not sure but i think they be oleo mac saws now :-\

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Re: Italian saw?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 09:23:37 PM »
They are Efco now.
Shep
Lots & Lots of Saws

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Re: Italian saw?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 11:52:09 PM »
Great, I know of no efco in the vicinity of anywhere & oleo mac sounds like a children's microwaveable snack. Thanks for the replies.


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