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Why do I collect old Chain Saws as a Hobby?
I started work as a small engine mechanic at an early age and developed a love for the machines. I have always enjoyed being able to take them apart, do repairs and make them run. Now that I want to put them on display it is more fun because I am doing it
for myself. They are my saws that I am working on.

I began collecting old saws when they became available as trades or simply throw away's. Each saw has a history and knowing how each one relates to the next is very interesting. Being able to tell
people about that history is very enjoyable for me.

I also have gathered the signs and advertising to go along with the saws. These are examples of new signs that have been reproduced from the originals. I have them for sale.

Now I can take some saws to an event and present an interesting display and spend all day talking to people about them.

IEL model "Beaver", recognized as the first One Man Chain Saw, made in Vancouver Canada in 1944. It had a manual clutch, roller chain reduction and the rear handle had to swivel in order
to keep the carburetor in a vertical position. The engine was only 45 ccm (2.78 cu. in.) displacement.

IEL model HA. First Direct Drive Chain Saw manufactured in Vancouver Canada 1951.
The fuel tank assembly with rear handle and carburetor had to swivel to keep the float
carburetor in a vertical position when felling a tree. IEL designed and built their own
design of saw chain using .400 in. pitch. The engine was 85 ccm (5.2 cu. in.)
JOBU Junior. First Chain Saw manufactured in Norway, 1952. Had 76 ccm motor.

Turbo-Matic 2-27 1955. Built in Vancouver Canada utilizing a
fluid "torque-converter" clutch.

Jonseredmodel XC, 1955 One of a series of saws that began with the COMET in Norway designed
to run on Diesel, Kerosene or other spirits. This one had a heater for the glow plug that used
dry cell flashlight batteries. It did not work so never came on the market. Engine was only 49 ccm.

SOLO Twin. 1965 Had vertical side by side cylinders. Very smooth operation. 100 ccm.
Worlds first one man saw with twin cylinder engine.

IEL model JA. 1955 Direct drive with a very large engine. Designed for tree felling on the
West Coast of Canada. 126 ccm engine displacement. 92 cm guide bar.

Partner model R11. Very rugged pulp cutting saw manufactured in Sweden in 1958.
90 ccm engine provided lots of power. The engine was used to build the famous K12
Power Cutter saw adopted for use by fire departments all around the world.

Mall model 12, 1949. Their first one man saw. Gear Drive with manual clutch.

Husqvarna 90 series saws introduced 1959. 90 ccm engine.

Husqvarna 70 series saws introduced 1963. 70 ccm engine. Proved to be excellent
saw for pulp cutting.

STIHL prototype saw of model 07. 1960. Hand made of sand cast magnesium housings.
Used to test the overall design of the new model advertised as their first light weight
direct drive saw. 75 ccm engine.

STIHL prototype saw of model 40. 1964. Hand made of sand cast magnesium housings.
Used to test the overall design of the new model. 61 ccm engine.

Pioneer model 650. 1964. The last model in a series of saw that began with the IEL
model RA in 1956. The 650 continued in production until 1976. Very dependable saw
with 103 ccm (6.21 cu. in.) engine.

Pioneer model 1200A. Small light weight direct drive saw similar in design to the
Homelite XL-12. Built from 1972 through 1978. Had 58 ccm (3.5 cu. in.) motor

Pioneer model P35. Proto type built in 1982. Was being field tested when the OMC
company made the decision to close down the Pioneer Chain Saw manufacturing

Husqvarna model 22. Small light weight saw from Quadra Manufacturing Ltd. in Trail,
British Columbia Canada. 1973. 34 ccm (2.1 cu. in.)

Homelite model XL76. Very reliable 58 ccm saw built by Terry Machinery Company
in Quebec, Canada 1973.

Email me to relate your experiences at a chain saw display.
March 20, 2016

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Mike Acres


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