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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2016, 03:40:17 pm »
Thanks save me from having to se if I had 1/8" still from back when I played scratching on chains.

I was thinking the one with O and 25 might be Oregon 25 last night.   https://www.oregonproducts.com/pro/AppGuideMoreInfo.htm

Dont think this is AP. Dont recall the extra dorsal fin beside the rakers.



Its 25AP how I missed the dorsal fin I'll never know. Guess it is getting like that.
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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2016, 10:02:12 pm »
Bought up a bunch of 1/4" chain for a chainsaw carver several years ago.  Never heard from him again.  Let me know if you need some.  Have bunch of joining links too.
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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2016, 10:09:16 pm »
One of my projects for this winter is putting the wee little Stihl 71PM .043 1/4" chain on my Husqvarna T536Li XP top handle saw. Replacing the .043 3/8 LP
71PM takes a 1/8" file. Got the Stihl .043-1/4"bar and Husqvarna 1/4" sprocket still on order.
Winter came early here 2 weeks ago, more snow now then we had all last winter. Still snowing.
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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2016, 06:11:34 am »
Couple years a back I found a Stihl 015 for wifes cousin which proved to be a good little saw for him,light weight etc .It came with a case and several brand new 1/4" chains .You can find ready made loops on occasion on flea bay .Some are way over priced and some are rather reasonable .

Rather odd ,I haven't seen that chain size  in chisel since about late 70's when Oregon stopped making it .

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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2016, 09:02:53 am »

Winter came early here 2 weeks ago, more snow now then we had all last winter. Still snowing.

They keep saying brutal cold and lots of snow here this year.  Hope their wrong.
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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2016, 07:14:29 pm »
We're due for one .It's been a while since we've had snow butt deep to a tall Indian and 20 below .

Got 5 cords of firewood will have 10 when I'm done cutting ,always have plenty of food,usually a case of beer.All I need is my lady friend,let it snow .About Dec. I'll make certain to have more than 1 case on hand .
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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2016, 01:51:40 pm »
I have a pretty good selection of 1/4" pitch chain, some of it is "low vibration" with the extra hump, some w/o the humps.  Tough to work on with fat fingers and bad eyesight...

I have never seen, or don't remember seeing any 1/4" pitch chain with a chisel cutter, every thing is semi chisel that I have run across.

Last week I had a friend stop by on his way from California to Massachusetts with a roll of odd chain...the tie straps and cutters were the profile of an LP chain, but it would not go around the sprocket nose of an LP bar, fit a normal 3/8" sprocket just fine.  I thought maybe it was LP chain with drives from a full 3/8 chain.  In any case we made up a loop for his newly acquired SP70 with a 20" bar and went out to make some test cuts.  Seemed to work just fine.

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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2016, 01:59:27 pm »
I have a pretty good selection of 1/4" pitch chain, some of it is "low vibration" with the extra hump, some w/o the humps.  Tough to work on with fat fingers and bad eyesight...

I have never seen, or don't remember seeing any 1/4" pitch chain with a chisel cutter, every thing is semi chisel that I have run across.

Last week I had a friend stop by on his way from California to Massachusetts with a roll of odd chain...the tie straps and cutters were the profile of an LP chain, but it would not go around the sprocket nose of an LP bar, fit a normal 3/8" sprocket just fine.  I thought maybe it was LP chain with drives from a full 3/8 chain.  In any case we made up a loop for his newly acquired SP70 with a 20" bar and went out to make some test cuts.  Seemed to work just fine.

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Sound like oregon 76 or stihl 33  if 050   and 77 058   http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/oregon-72lg-and-76lg/

I put a 20" loop of the 76 on a 550 for testing. I didnt care for the 20" on 550.

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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2016, 05:07:25 am »
Ralph Nadar and crew we the ones that put the halts on 1/4" chisel.They said it was unsafe for consumer users .He claimed little saws like the S-25 Poulan  were consumer saws but failed to accept they were also arborists saws .

He also made a fuss about skip chain,claimed it cost as much but the user was only getting half the cutters .This info was given to me from the owner of a shop where I used to buy my chain,might be true might be untrue.

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Re: 1/4 Inch Chain
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2016, 05:23:09 am »
I might put a little blurb about chain .In the 60's and 70's in this area all we had was chipper chain,I never saw even semi chisel until around late 70's and never saw chisel except that 1/4" stuff until the 90's .The later the only place you could buy it was a saw shop.
Other places,like TSC did not carry it .Of course today we have the internet and in a matter of minutes you can find about anything but it wasn't like that back  when.In the 60's nobody filed chains.You just hauled the dull ones to the saw shop which was also the farm equipment dealer or hardware store .I never filed a chain until the mid 70's,never knew you could .

 

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