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Danarm Saw at Glenbranter from about 1955
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No: 3673   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 2017
Danarm Saw at Glenbranter from about 1955

The saw is courtesy of Ian Adams of Glenbranter Forest Office who has collected a considerable amount of old forestry tools.
An early Danarm saw marketed by J Clubley Armstrong Danarm Ltd. The information on the Danarm website quoted as follows: ‘The Danarm name, synonymous with chainsaws, originated in 1941 when a designer named J.Clubley-Armstrong and the Stroud engineering Company T.H. & J. Daniels produced the first Danarm chainsaw. The first saws were powered by Villiers 2-stroke engines, from 80cc up to 350cc.’ The combination of the two names of the Daniels and Armstrong one assumes was the origin of the name of the saw.
The saw design was quite different from that of the JOBU in that it was the chain drive and it’s gearing with oil tank that rotated to accommodate the different cross cutting and felling operation modes.
The serial number on this machine is W255150. Note that the PDF has more views of the saw components.
Comments from anyone who has worked this type of saw or restored them would be very welcome.
Picture added on 05 May 2017 at 20:23
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Nice. it's a Danarm Whipper with the J.A.P. engine. and Amal Carb. I have one of these here. The whipper has a rotating coupling / clutch housing so the bar and chain can be set vertically as in your photo, Horizontally, or rotated to any other angle. Because it had the normal float-bowl Amal fitted you couldn't just hold the saw on it's side (It would either flood or starve). I bought my Danarm Whipper from a farmer here in the U.K. a while back and was told that "It hasn't been running for about 30 years". after an inspection and clean I replaced the piston rings, head gasket and did a carb-rebuild. The saw now starts runs and even the chain oil pump works. I have it in my collection of old British chainsaws so it won't be run very often. But I like my saws to be in working order. You will find parts for the engine and carb are available as these were reasonably common here. Other parts however can be tricky to find if deeded.
All the very best.
SB. Kent England.

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