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Starter Rope Size Question 8122

Posted by springvale OH (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 18:25

My vintage Poulan 361 chainsaw needs it's starter rope replaced (again). It's been in the family since it was new (late 70's - early 80's) so it's a sentimental piece. I've been able to find a parts diagram that indicates the rope is cut from a spool of 8122 rope. I can't seem to find anything on the Internet about how to buy 8122 rope. Does anyone know of an exact alternative?

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RE: Starter Rope Size Question 8122

My Poland S-25 from the late 70s - 80s all used about a 1/4” from the Dealer’s supply that worked well and should work well for you. It’s good to know that some of the monsters are still in use. I have actually carried an extra length of line since the 70’s. Away from suppliers you will learn the value of extras.

RE: Starter Rope Size Question 8122

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 26, 13 at 14:41

You should try to use the largest diameter of line that will wrap enough times around the spool to allow you a full pull. Look at 5/32" rope

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