McCulloch Super 33
In writing this story about “Slabbin’ at Wood’, I have thought to include stories on:
a) ....and you will hear me talking off safety till you probably get sick of the ‘safety’ word. However with and when working with chainsaws, I am a believer that safety first on the job, will likewise take you home safely at last!
b) ....I was also taught that the average audience when being talked to will need to hear the point you are making, at least three times in order for the thought to stick in their head….therefore, safety….safety….and more safety!
c) ....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood!
d) ....safety that is not planned, is an accident that is waiting to overtake you!
e) ....it you ever hear some-one tell you that accidents are going to happen and therefore one needs to plan on an alternate plan of safety….look that one in the eye and ask; ”how long do you expect to live?”
....well having said that, let me now move on to….
2. chainsaws or chain saws
a) ....here I will include some of the oldies that I have collected,
b) ....and some of the ones I now have and still use.
3. Freehand Chainsawing
a) ....and this will include what I have learned and developed so as to cut slabs of wood for the benches and tops I build in rustic furniture and ‘wood art’....
4. Plus any-thing else, I have forgotten to mention and that comes forth as we travel down this path of waundering along with slabbin’ at wood stories….
Today I thought I would include some pictures of a McCulloch Super 33 . I have not had this saw running yet and I would welcome any input from any who would have information and experience with this saw….
....this saw was manufactured by McCulloch Motors Corp,
—-introduced in September of 1954
—-discontinued in September of 1956
—-engine displacement: 3.3 cu. in. (54cc)
—-cylinder numbers (1)
—-cylinder bore: 1.750 in. (44.4mm)
—-piston stoke: 1.375 in. (35mm)
—-aluminum with cast iron sleeve
—-remember safety?....well this one had no-chain break….ouch….
—-oil pump was manual and was located in the transmission
—-carburetor was of the diaphragm type
—-guide bar was 12’’-24’‘
—-clutch was centrifugal
—-operating rpm 6200
—-I have never been able to find an advertised horse power ( H. P.) for this saw.
—-color was standard McCulloch yellow with the engine shroud in black
—-fuel oil ratio was 1/2 pint of oil to i gal. of regular gasoline, 16:1
—-spark plug type was Champion J8J
—-bevel gear transmission
—-rigid handlebar system
—-air filtration system was flocked wire screen
—-reed valve for intake
If any-one has used this one, I would appreciate any stories you may have to contribute.
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood!….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/