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Never too old to learn
« on: December 17, 2006, 08:10:40 PM »
I've been around chain saws since the early 50's  (Anybody remember I E L ?) Just found the forestry forum a couple of months ago, have learned a bunch here, thanks fellas.
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Re: Never too old to learn
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 08:38:40 PM »
You are most welcome, glad to have you aboard.  8) There is a lot of experience sittin' around this campfire.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

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Re: Never too old to learn
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 02:41:21 PM »
Not old enough to remember IEL, but I do know what they are  ;D

Some even made it to NZ



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Re: Never too old to learn
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 04:07:51 PM »
Grandfather had one of the first chainsaws around these parts. He had to get it in Connecticut I believe. It was a heavy arc and you didn't tote it around in the bush like the saws we have now. It was more for bucking to length on a yard. I never did see it, so I can't describe it. Way before my time. I only know about it because of what uncle told me.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 12:40:42 AM »
Thanks for the pix Ianab. brings back a lot of memories. Not surprised the IEL's made it to NZ. IEL was a canadian company, I think based in Vancouver BC. That red machine in your pix was a real beast. twin cylinders, ran a 20-1 mix of gasoline and outboard motor oil. The crankshaft ran fore and aft, drove the chain through a set of spur gears. You could pull a pin and rotate the bar and drive housing 90 deg. for felling without laying the powerhead up on a side.  Had about a 30 inch bar with a handle on the outboard end. Definitely required 2 good men to handle them, probably weighed 25 KG . Their weakness was a small plastic disk instead of metal reeds for intake valves. They'd last about a week in the woods. IEL also made a smaller single cylinder 1 man saw.
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