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Old 01-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Last weekend I picked up 2 David Bradley chainsaws for $20 bucks each. I got this one running and the other is close. This was from around the 1960's and weighs 32 #'s. For comparision in the same log is a Husqvarna 346XP and the new 562XP which is computer controlled.



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I had one many years ago, wish I still had it.
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32 pounds? Sounds like fun cutting wood all day with that.
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32 pounds? Sounds like fun cutting wood all day with that.
Setting it on a log and cutting is one thing, limbing would be a whole different animal.

BTW, I just learned that the rakers need to be taken down a good 50 thousandths which is about triple what normal chains are sharpened to.
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Setting it on a log and cutting is one thing, limbing would be a whole different animal.

BTW, I just learned that the rakers need to be taken down a good 50 thousandths which is about triple what normal chains are sharpened to.
You should restore one of them to look new.
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Last weekend I picked up 2 David Bradley chainsaws for $20 bucks each. I got this one running and the other is close. This was from around the 1960's and weighs 32 #'s. For comparision in the same log is a Husqvarna 346XP and the new 562XP which is computer controlled.

http://youtu.be/EnrfPX7Fqqg
Apparently this is a historic brand of chainsaw but I have a $150 Homelite saw that would go through the wood in that video in a third of the time. Same as the Husqvarna.

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Apparently this is a historic brand of chainsaw but I have a $150 Homelite saw that would go through the wood in that video in a third of the time. Same as the Husqvarna.
I wonder about the condition of the Bradley chain in that video. That took a LONG time.
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I wonder about the condition of the Bradley chain in that video. That took a LONG time.
I'm sure that was the issue as the saw looks like a beast.
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My, how chainsaws have changed over the years. Congrats on getting one of the Bradley's working again and good luck with the other.
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It's a good thing they don't make them like they used too
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I think I could handsaw it faster.
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