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Bar Dressing tools
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:56:42 pm »


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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 08:58:31 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 09:04:09 pm »
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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 09:06:46 pm »
The blue one is the PFRED dressing tool, works well on most husky and Oregon bars. The second one is the Stihl dressing tool, it works well for your stihl and cannon bars. As they are a harder bar IMO. And the bigger teeth spacing on the PFRED does a great job on softer metal. And the closer teeth spacing does a great job on you harder bars. The part number for the stihl  5605 773 4400 the part number for stihl replacement file 5605 773 4200. For those who don't know what these are for, they can be use to resquare your bar rails and remove the burrs of the edge of the rail.
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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 09:11:26 pm »
I prefer the stihl dressing tool for it cuts the bars a lot better then the PFRED. Plus I like the longer flat to help make sure you are at 90*. The only down fall is the stihl is a bit more money but I think it is worth it. I have seen that Oregon also is making one as well have not used one, but look similar to the PFRED.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 09:58:29 pm »
I always used a file.  But I got a good deal on the Oregon one and tried it.  It works very nice and helps hold the 90 degree edge.

'Nice-to-have', but not 'need-to-have'.  Might still want a bar ground if it is really messed up.

BTW, I believe that these filing guides were originally developed for the edges on downhill skis, so you may find a used one cheap at a ski swap event.

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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 06:13:15 am »
I agree with you on that a really messed up bar, grinding is the way to go,if you have one. You can true the bar quick with a grinder and get great results. Thought I would share these for they don't cost near, what a bar rail grinder does. and with some time and elbow grease you can get the same results as a grinder. I guess you have to use what you got.
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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 07:15:08 am »
I have a PFERD unit from my skiing tool kit.  I cut a couple of different grade files for it.  The one that comes with it is a bit aggressive.  I tend to work through the file grades like sandpaper going from rough to smooth. 
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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 07:52:33 am »
I've been using a scythe sharpening stone from Norton to dress my bars

http://www.amazon.com/Norton-Consumer-87715-Alundum-Scythestone/dp/B000M2YI18
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 09:53:04 am »
That's a very interesting stone.

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