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Re: Alternative Starting Methods?
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2020, 03:01:55 PM »
There was a gismo made that hooked to your pull cord and used a drill to pull the cord, I believe it was called the "pull start tool", if I recall it was expensive and you still needed to provide a drill.

Thinking of your vice idea, what if with the vice you also had a vertical post with a small pulley near the top. Run a rope with a loop on one end and a D handle on the other.

Put the saw bar in the vice and have a bumper on the top of the saw engine to prevent the saw from tipping, put the loop around the pull cord handle with the new rope going up over the pulley then down a bit, put your foot in the D handle and push down.

Another option, instead of the D handle, connect a L shaped leaver (think motorcycle kick starter), it would provide a positive direction and not capture your foot like a D handle.

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Re: Alternative Starting Methods?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2020, 06:29:05 PM »
There's always an option of a battery saw to get by with .

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Re: Alternative Starting Methods?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2020, 01:58:34 AM »
There was a gismo made that hooked to your pull cord and used a drill to pull the cord, I believe it was called the "pull start tool", if I recall it was expensive and you still needed to provide a drill.

Thinking of your vice idea, what if with the vice you also had a vertical post with a small pulley near the top. Run a rope with a loop on one end and a D handle on the other.

Put the saw bar in the vice and have a bumper on the top of the saw engine to prevent the saw from tipping, put the loop around the pull cord handle with the new rope going up over the pulley then down a bit, put your foot in the D handle and push down.

Another option, instead of the D handle, connect a L shaped leaver (think motorcycle kick starter), it would provide a positive direction and not capture your foot like a D handle.
Excellent ideas ! Thanks

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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2020, 02:03:29 AM »
There's always an option of a battery saw to get by with .
I looked into those their pretty nice, for years I've wanted a 12 volt saw called a Mini Brute, they came as a promotional item with large wood splitters and used a winch motor, I finally located one on ebay but the guy was on the other side of the country and completely ignored my interest, must be steep shipping costs !

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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2020, 02:07:42 AM »
Thanks to everyone for your input and suggestions, I've changed my mind on using a stationary starter motor and opted to mount the chainsaw in a receiver hitch mounted post vise, as I was pull starting my MS260 in the video due to my injury it hurt like hell !  so my decision to pick up an old used starter cover and modify it to use a cordless drill became even more obvious, the saw has been sitting in the truck for weeks now with cooler temps but still started pretty good.



 



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