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Sally Saw

Raydar

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Hello all! I just inherited my great grandfather's Sally Saw. After a lot of Web searching I came up with very little. What I did find was this wealth of knowledge and cool pictures. I will be adding my own, soon.

As it currently sites it looks all original. I have one blade and my aunt called yesterday saying she found the owners manual. The only thing I don't have is the finger that sticks off the cutting head.

My friend and I tried to fire it up but no luck. It has spark but only 60#s of compression. He took the head off and said there is some scaring on the cylinder wall. Think we can hone it out...

Any recommendations for a place to get parts?
 

Edward Cole

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Raydar !!! I have a Sally that is near complete I do not have the stand for it
Got it 2 yr. ago I knew where it was But took about 10 year to catch the owner in the mood to sell .. I would like to get a copy of the owners manual.
My saw has a Lauson engine on it . Have not worked to get it running " YET "
I am in Puyallup ED COLE.
 

Tim B

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04/22/2020
Compression doesn't sound too bad, I'll have to check mine. I too would like a copy of the owners manual.
 

Partsman

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02/05/2020
Hi I am a sponsor on this site. I have engine parts for your saw. Let me know what you need. Thanks Jim; Jim,s Antique Small Engine Parts.
 

Raydar

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---------- Post added at 08:51:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:41:56 PM ----------

These pics are fresh out of the box that she has lived in for over 25 years! Grams moved into the house in 1990 and none of us remember seeing it. The tank and stand were not mounted but in the box with the motor. The blade was in a separate cardboard sheave. And all 3 boxes were in separate corners of the basement. It's a total wonder that I managed to find it all.

I plan on leaving it as original as possible. Just want it to run.
 

coyote62ny

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60 lbs of compression dont sound bad for an engine that old i would get spark clean the carb you could lap the valves by hand it wont hurt and give it a try it might supprise you
 

Raydar

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Got the valves out today. Think we found the no start issue! And I think the timing may be off, looks like the mag was messed with.
 

Raydar

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Here are a few pictures from the Owners Manual. It is missing the cover but the other 36 pages are in good shape.

Center Fold



Front page


Some useful info
 

Raydar

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So the good news is that we got the motor back together. Unfortunately now we don't have any spark. We had it before the tear down but now it's gone. My buddy thinks it's the condenser. Any suggestions?
 

s100

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If you had spark before but have none now, my first thing to check would be the points. If they are not burned clean them with a piece of paper soaked with electronic contact cleaner. If they are burned file don't sand or replace. Make sure the gap is right. Also inspect for grounded wires, broken wires or a spark plug wire with a break or crack in the insulation. Use an ohm meter to make sure things that are supposed to be grounded are, and things that aren't supposed to be, aren't. Check the coil for continuity, as well. It's easy to check the condenser, but I count it unlikely as the source of your problem. Good luck!
 

hawidmer

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Hi Raydar: I also have a sally saw, complete and running ,all original, including stand. also looking for owners manual
 

hawidmer

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Hi I also have a sally saw, all original, and runs good. would like to get a copy of the owners manual that you have access to. is that possible ?
 

wyalusing jim

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after I got mine running a few years back, I tried it out on a 6x6. took about 3 minutes to get through it, so I'm gonna stick with my stihl. :)
 
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