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UPDATE ! Rookie Build , 181 Ugly Duckling Work Saw

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So I've been tinkering with saws for ten years plus. Always been minor repairs just keeping things running to put in firewood. About 4 months ago I started hanging out on these forums, caught the cad virus, and decided I needed a project or two or three or four...... So this is what I found :

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Husqvarna 181, well worn and crusty, advertised with a scored piston and cylinder. This is how it showed up at my door, velocity stack and a full wrap that's been repaired many times and broke again.
 

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My plan for this saw is pretty simple. Clean it up, fix what needs fixed and get it running again.
 

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Wow. Bet the cylinder will clean up easily - may not need any attention at all, looking at the piston. New piston kit and you will be in business!
 

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Great saw easy to work on and one of the best sounding saws there is that wrap will be your most expensive bit unless you go half or 3/4 I hadn't found a good deal on one.
 

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My plan for this saw is pretty simple. Clean it up, fix what needs fixed and get it running again.
Leave it as a ugly sleeper spend more time on performance then youl have no problem wanting to get it dirty. Don't treat it like a white wall tire
 

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A 181 was one of my first project saws as well. That's a great choice for a build. ..Tons of parts out there and a real muscle saw. :)
 

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Great saw easy to work on and one of the best sounding saws there is that wrap will be your most expensive bit unless you go half or 3/4 I hadn't found a good deal on one.
Went half wrap for now, dealer had an oem one on the shelf he sold me for $25. Said he had to it forever, not much call for big saw parts around here.
 

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Leave it as a ugly sleeper spend more time on performance then youl have no problem wanting to get it dirty. Don't treat it like a white wall tire
That's the plan @bikemike , this is gonna be a quick build. I have had an appointment for another saw to see a certain monkey, this one is now taking its place...
 

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So the hope was to clean up the cylinder and put a new piston kit in it. Unfortunately that's not happening. Not only was there lots of transfer, there are also several deep marks that cut through the plating.
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Didnt the early ones have thin rings?
 

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That sucks but you could always go bigger.great deal on that handle by the way .
 
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