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Soviet Chainsaws
« on: February 19, 2005, 05:54:23 AM »
I read an old thread about Russian chainsaws and thought you might like to see some pics.  This is a guy that I hired here in Kyrgyzstan to cut up some firewood for me.  He really knew how to use his saw and I could tell he took good care of his equipment.

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The links are there, but is there a way to post the actual picture?

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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2005, 07:22:35 AM »
click on your picture and beneath it will be the address, already indside of tags.  Copy and paste that address into your post.   You can use the modify button on your post and put the pictures in the old post if you like.

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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2005, 08:12:14 AM »
Tom Sawyer,
The chainsaw has some weird looking handles. :o It would take me awhile to get used to that saw.
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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2005, 09:44:45 AM »
Looks like a motorized kids tricycle converted to a chainsaw.  :)  Jeff is gonna wine and cry 'till he gits one of dem.  ;D
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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2005, 09:58:10 AM »
I can get one for him, but he has to figure out how to get it from here!  It wouldn't fit in a suitcase very well and I wouldn't want to be the one who has to explain to a customs agent why anyone would want to bring one of those back to North America :D :D :D

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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2005, 12:12:29 PM »
that sucker looks like a forearm builder, looks like he may have his thigh in that cut in the last pic.

im sure he just loves that chainsaw :D

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2005, 03:14:35 PM »
I have to wonder what the logic behind that setup is.....maybe easier on your back? Or maybe an evolution from the old two man saws....looks like one ..only smaller.
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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2005, 08:45:07 PM »
I have begun my wine.  I want one! :D
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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2005, 09:47:51 PM »
Wild looking tool!

It just struck me as I looked at the pictures, no chainbrake, no chaps, no helmet, no faceshield, no hearing protection.  Yep, all of the expected safegaurds of a Soviet design are present!  :D

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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2005, 10:29:13 PM »
Actually that saw might not be all that unsafe. His hands are not in line with the blade and pretty far away. There is a mechanical advantage against kickback by having that handle bar post almost as long as the bar.

It still looks pretty awkward and I don't know how you would cut down trees.

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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2005, 11:38:55 PM »
Double Jeff's order! I think I'd like to play with one myself. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2005, 11:41:03 PM »
Seems like they would be possible to ship some how. ;D
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2005, 11:44:50 PM »
Probly just come down to $$$. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2005, 11:50:30 PM »
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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2005, 07:34:17 AM »
Typical Russian junk.  Technology out of the 1930's.  Think you'd put out more wood in a day with a swede saw......and be far less frustrated.

I'd venture to say the chainsaws made by McCulloch back in the 60's are perhaps say, 100 times better than that russian debris.

It still amazes me that the Russians were able to build ANYTHING capable of space travel, so shoddy is their engineering.

I'm sure anyone using this sort of chainsaw for a day would come away with the following opinion: Bomb the factory that makes the chainsaw and beat the engineers that developed it within an inch of their lives.

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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2005, 08:09:38 AM »
Hoop,  you are probably right about the quality of the saw, however, these guys have never used anything different and have no idea what they are missing (could this be like the people who don't buy an orange sawmill because they have never used one :D :D :D Whoops!  Wrong forum! ;D). 

Spacemule,  the Russian saws' bar pivots like the one you picture for horizontal cutting.  My guy actually swivelled his while the saw was running (the chain wasn't moving tooooo fast ::))

To all you guys who really want one, the saw itself would probably run somewhere around $50-$75 depending on age and condition.  I could probably find new ones, but I can't say for sure.  Shipping is another story.  I can check around a bit if you are really serious.

Hey,  I just thought of a great new business idea:  Importing Russian chainsaws.  How much are you guys really willing to pay??? ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2005, 08:51:33 AM »
There's probably a forum somewhere full of Russian's looking and at a picture of a Sthil or Husky, scratching thier heads wondering how we can use something so funny looking!

I'm with Jeff and Furby I think it would be cool to have one of those.
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2005, 10:28:08 AM »
I strongly hesitate about condemning another cultures ideas and ways. I would much rather learn to understand how and why such machines came to be. To me, having one of those saws to look at and work on would be quite a thought provoking experience. How and why did they arrive at the decision to do this in this way? I would imagine political science has as much to do with mechanical design there as does principals in engineering.

We have at least a couple members of the Forestry Forum that are Russian and they do their best, mostly on the drying board, to communicate and share information. I very much appreciate that.
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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2005, 10:34:17 AM »
I would LOVE to have on even if it was not a runner........just to study it.......
What is shipping and customs costs on JUNK? ;) :D
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2005, 10:45:07 AM »
I dont think anybody that calls them Junk should get one before me.  ;D
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