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Author Topic: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??  (Read 3912 times)

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Offline superlogger

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anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« on: September 30, 2008, 11:00:14 AM »
 are Olympik chainsaws any good? I've  had one for ten yrs. and only
had to put two sprockets on it.

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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 12:22:21 PM »
That's something I too would like to know.
That's why I posted on 0leo-Mac saws (same wine, different bottle)  a few days ago.


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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 04:09:25 PM »
I've got a couple of Olympyks, an old 355 that still runs great, but it's too heavy to be practical, and a 951F, the little 3.4 hp, 14100 rpm saw that preceded the 952.  (Actually, I've got a 952 in Cub Cadet yellow, if that counts).  When I go to the woods, four saws go with me, the 7900, the 372, the 5100 and my little 951F.  The 951 doesn't get much use these days, but it is 100 percent dependable, and it cuts through anything I stick it in without complaint.  ...I've never had a 962, but they are the cream of the Italian crop as far as what I've heard from those who have them.  I think the Italian saws would be more popular if they all had power to weight ratios comparable to the 962.  They are well built, dependable, long lasting saws.

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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 11:15:40 PM »
 Four years or so age I rebuilt an Olympik (cosmetic) for a friend after a tree truck exacted revenge on it. As far as i know it is still running. Do not remeber the model number but had great anti vibe on it. I believe Efco handles them in the USA.
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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 09:13:18 AM »
I used a 940 Olympyk and liked it a lot. Lightest for the power. See on the John deer post that John deere is a olypic or Efoc. ( what Efco is I don't know)

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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 09:54:48 AM »
I've got a couple of Olympyks, an old 355 that still runs great, but it's too heavy to be practical, and a 951F, the little 3.4 hp, 14100 rpm saw that preceded the 952.  (Actually, I've got a 952 in Cub Cadet yellow, if that counts).  When I go to the woods, four saws go with me, the 7900, the 372, the 5100 and my little 951F.  The 951 doesn't get much use these days, but it is 100 percent dependable, and it cuts through anything I stick it in without complaint.  ...I've never had a 962, but they are the cream of the Italian crop as far as what I've heard from those who have them.  I think the Italian saws would be more popular if they all had power to weight ratios comparable to the 962.  They are well built, dependable, long lasting saws.

Fits well with the impression I have, after reading several different saw forums over some years..... :)
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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 08:19:04 PM »
the only reason you dont hear more about oly--is because when tilton co in the usa used to wholesale em--they advertised the jonsereds much more!!!! to me--you get a much more durable saw in the oly--and when they were new--about half the cost for the same cc's--and yes, its now efco----and they have started to sell them at menards, like home despot or lowes--selling the salesman down the road again--stihl hasnt done that to their dealers---

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Re: anyone think that Olympik chainsaws are any good??
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 09:24:41 PM »
i had a 264f super new around 1985 heavy but good saw power house the rewind was constanly broke
& dealers out of bissness so no parts finaly bought a parts saw to get it going again my son still uses it
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 06:47:11 PM »
wild--one reason those broke----the rope was tooo danged short from the factory--been there with my personal saw--but have fixed a few others---


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