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Old 03-31-08, 11:06 AM
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sears chainsaw no spark

I have a sears craftsman 1.9/12 model# 358.350911 that I got my hands on and problem that I have is no spark on the primary wire to plug. I notice that this chainsaw has points behind the clutch. is there a way that I test to see if the coil is bad and not the condenser or points.and where can I find parts if possible.also I was wandering what the compression on chainsaws should it be
 
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Old 04-01-08, 06:33 AM
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I'd scrap your plans for this saw. It is thirty, or so, years old and most parts are no longer available for this unit. You probably could find aftermarket parts but i wouldn't if it were mine. Just my opinion.
 
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Old 04-01-08, 09:36 AM
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Thanks puey61
I checked sears website and they disc mostly everything on this saw ,So I guess it will be paper weight . How can I test a coil with a condenser and points to determine what is bad such as this saw that had this on it
 
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For what it's worth http://www.type2.com/library/electrip/ignwor.htm There is an Ohms test but i'm not familiar with this test method. My dad used to have a meter specifically for testing old magneto ignition components that tested the condensor in microfarads but that tool is long gone. Sorry I can't be of more help, perhaps someone can though...stay tuned.
 
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Old 04-02-08, 10:52 AM
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Thanks puey61 , For help ,I just wanted to tinker with it to see if I could tell if indeed the coil is bad. on something like this problem would the right thing to do would be to replace coil, condenser,points if no spark if parts were available. I know there are still power equipment as old as mine are still operating right?:
 
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My old craftsman 18" ( 1973 ) still runs good as long as I can keep kids/grandkids away-I enjoy trying to keep the old
ones running-something to do in the winter time.......can't find anything on yours.
 
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Old 04-05-08, 07:14 AM
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Thanks to all of you for your help and suggestions
 
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Old 04-05-08, 09:03 AM
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With such situation, i'd start by filing the contact points...try it...replace the points & condensor...try it...replace the coil.
 
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Thanks puey ,I'll give it a try, I guess at this point it won't hurt to explore on this chainsaw
 
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Old 04-09-08, 06:11 PM
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I'm not sure, exactly, what the point gap setting is on this unit but .015-.018" should be safe.
 
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your post was years ago. Do you still have the saw? I have the parts you need.
 
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