I finally got a Poulan 245a Chainsaw, it is in decent condition. I cleaned it up a bit, took the log dog off, mixed the correct ratio of gas/oil. I even bought a new spark plug (Champion CJ8). Yesterday I got it started and a huge smile came to my face. What a mean sounding saw! I took the saw over to a stump that needed cutting, i cut most of it up, but as I made another cut, the engine stalled...
I gave it a few more pulls and, nothing! I checked the spark plug and I'm not getting spark. I bought the new plug because I thought this could be the problem, but no. I don't feel confident enough to take off the ignition coil to check the points, and being so close to Halloween, I don't want to chance getting it serviced and not finding parts if needed.
In one day My grail triumphed, and failed... I may have to settle for a different working saw to scare trick or treaters for the big day... I'm beyond bummed out. I even ordered a new handle because the rubber grip was ripped when I got it. It'll be screen accurate, but if it doesn't work, what good will it be?