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Re: Soviet Chainsaws
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2005, 10:55:25 AM »
> How and why did they arrive at the decision to do this in this way?

3rd world engineering where they can not afford engineers, molds, drop forging, lathes, tooling, welders, and metals to produce a modern appliance. In a country full of motorcycles and bikes where many people can not afford cars, building a chain saw based on motorcycle and bike parts makes sense because you do not need an engineer or tooling to do it.

You just need access to motorcycle and bike parts including the spur gears to cobb something together. I bet the most expensive thing is the bar and that is probably imported. There is a VW bug somewhere missing its muffler ...

I bet it beats cutting the tree up by hand saw, plus, the guy made money for him (and probably his family) so its all good for him :-)





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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2005, 11:39:20 AM »
thats why i said i bet he loves that thing....i seen the duke boys cutting firewood with a buck saw on tv once.....dosent look fun. ;D

looks like you run that thing from the hip or thigh, and the more i look at it the more it looks like a backsaver.

do you think husky produced that saw to market to the folks that got accustomed to those bicycle saws?
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2005, 11:48:11 AM »
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Call it what ya like ...........its merely semantics..I have SEEN your yard ornaments 8)
( I got a new camera yesterday...so Ill show some more of my junk)
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2005, 12:39:41 PM »
SpaceMule, is that a pic of a Russian market Husky or were you having fun with a photo shop? :D  I would have to try one verrry carefully. The possibility of kick back with that setup scares me.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2005, 12:43:18 PM »
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Call it what ya like ...........its merely semantics..I have SEEN your yard ornaments 8)
( I got a new camera yesterday...so Ill show some more of my junk)

I dont have a clue what you might be refering to here. If you are talking about the old engines that were here, or the drag saws,  they had a current value of more then the car you were driving and they are still gaining value every day.

They are only brought out to display.  The only yard ornamaments I have are trees and an American Flag.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2005, 01:18:16 PM »
Because I call all my treasures I find and collect Junk (weather a old saw or a vintage dozer ).....I am sure your colection is very valuable.
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2005, 02:03:35 PM »
 :o Qwackkkk!! :o  I´m sitting less than 100 miles from the Husqvarna factory. After looking that chain saw I´ll look for another citizenship if no one have a very good explanation why they made one and how to use that tool.  :-[

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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2005, 04:15:31 PM »
I am working down in McMurdo Station, Antarctica right now and if it weren't for the Russians we may well have not gotten our supply ships here this year.  The U.S. Coast Guard had only one heavy ice breaker to send down here this year so the National Science Foundation in one of there few smart ideas hired the Russian icebreaker, The Krasin, to assist.  When the Coast Guard ice breaker, Polar Star, arrived here it developed a hydraulic leak on the prop. They were afraid to use it in case it broke badly.  So, the Russians did most, if not all, the icebreaking here.  We met some of them and even though we didn't speak Russian and they spoke little English we all had fun.  I too would hesitate to condem a different culture.  We were greatful for the Russians being here.  After all we were almost out of beer on station so we needed that supply ship!

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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2005, 04:42:28 PM »
Don't know but sometimes it is easer to have a disimaled unit shiped as parts than a compleat unit. Just a thought ??? ???
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2005, 04:52:47 PM »
It should not be a problem with shipping. I have sent old saws to France, Germany, Sweeden, Australia..... all over and have not had a problem yet. Now I understand that I do not live in Russia or in the communist country of California but I got them out of the sattelite cummunist republic of Washington.

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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2005, 05:53:30 PM »
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Don't know but sometimes it is easer to have a disimaled unit shiped as parts than a compleat unit. Just a thought   

then you could just 'guess' it back together :D
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2005, 06:54:24 PM »
Because I call all my treasures I find and collect Junk (weather a old saw or a vintage dozer ).....I am sure your colection is very valuable.
Sorry if I offended you

If I offended you it was not intended to run you down
or to degrade you
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I appreciated you inviting me to your house, and being so kind while we were all there, .
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No offense taken buzz, I need to take a refresher course in smilies 101 :)
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2005, 07:06:34 PM »
Human ingenuity, ya gotta love it. Making due with what one has and coming up with something that works is always worthwhile. Rube Goldberg was famous for it.

Anybody remember seeing this? Its a large flash file so may take time to load...
http://mail.silvertech.net/~epe/honda.html#hondaad
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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2005, 08:24:33 PM »
ANYONE CARE TO TRAVEL TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, PORTIONS OF WHICH CAME FROM THE SAME FACTORY THAT PROBABLY BUILT THE SAW?

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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2005, 08:30:03 PM »
In a heart beat!!!

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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2005, 08:52:36 PM »
And when you think about it the, lo-tech Russian rocket is the only way you can get there right now  ::)

I bet that old guys funny looking saw starts first time, and if it doesn't he can fix it with a screwdriver, a spanner and his pocket knife  :D

They probably look at our saws and say "gee that must hurt ya back ven ya hav ta bent down?"
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2005, 08:54:51 PM »
Some good thoughts on culture and understanding here! I never thought my pictures would cause such a strong reaction!  I have to say I am proud that my second ever post has become an official hot topic ;D ;D

After living here in Kyrgyzstan for almost 4 years now I have to say that I have come to highly respect the ingenuity of many of the people here.  Sure, the equipment may not be engineered to the same degree as we are used to, but it works.  I have never met people anywhere that can do so many different things with so little materials to work with.  Generally the Russian stuff is ugly, big, and heavier than it should be, but it does the job and is easy to fix.  I would trust the Russian space equipment.  They really did reward the best engineers well, and only their best were put on projects like the space station and military stuff.  There is a good reason why North America was afraid of the Russian military all through the Cold War.

About shipping saws,  Does anybody seriously want one??

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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2005, 08:59:28 PM »
I really do like older and simpler equipment...I have maybe 15 old american saws...I would love one...but seeing your are in former USSR? I wonder If I could afford shipping ??? :)
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2005, 09:26:41 PM »
SpaceMule, is that a pic of a Russian market Husky or were you having fun with a photo shop? :D  I would have to try one verrry carefully. The possibility of kick back with that setup scares me.
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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2005, 10:13:27 PM »
I am seriously asking what it would take to get one.  :D  Since I'm just a mill rat like everybody else, serious money is spent on groceries and I have to use my "Mad money" on fun stuff. Yes, if affordable, I would really like to have one.

As for the space station, yea like Furby says. In A heart beat.
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