The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer


Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Author Topic: Buying used saw - checking crank  (Read 324 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MNBobcat

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
    • Share Post
Buying used saw - checking crank
« on: December 23, 2018, 07:11:42 PM »
I'm going to buy a used saw and put a big bore kit on it.  I know how to check bearings on each side of the crank for play.  Is there any way to determine if a saw is likely to end up with a spun crank?  Just wondering what I should  check on the crank before buying.

Offline hamish

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 460
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Ottawa Valley, thats in Canada folks
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Buying used saw - checking crank
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 07:49:15 PM »
Crank failure is nearly non existent on saws that have a big bore kit available to them.
Crankbearing failure yes, but a spun crank I have never seen in a chainsaw in over 25 years of servicing them.
Norwood ML26, Jonsered 2152, Husqvarna 353, 346,555,372,576

Offline MNBobcat

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
    • Share Post
Re: Buying used saw - checking crank
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 09:17:40 PM »

Thank you!  That's good to know.  I appreciate the info!   

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Crank On A 395 XP

Started by Autocar on Chainsaws

3 Replies
Last post November 16, 2010, 02:56:45 PM
by Autocar
046 won't crank

Started by moodnacreek on Chainsaws

15 Replies
Last post March 12, 2018, 03:45:30 PM
by Al_Smith
Hand Crank

Started by Upper on Sawmills and Milling

1 Replies
Last post October 16, 2015, 12:23:29 PM
by Skip
Crank seals

Started by Robert Lehman on Chainsaws

7 Replies
Last post January 17, 2014, 05:20:54 PM
by Robert Lehman

Powered by EzPortal