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Re: Bow Bars Are Perfect For Firewood!
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2015, 03:44:12 pm »
More on Bow Bar Selection

If you are planning on using your 60-70cc Husqvarna, Dolmar, or Stihl chainsaw made in the last 20 years with a bow bar, you need to select a bar that can be mounted low or hanging down so as to get away from as much of the brake as you can. Otherwise, you will need to remove the brake.

A person with some steel fabricating experience can adapt his bar to fit this way if necessary. The preferred positioning would be to align a conventional Husqvarna D009 or Stihl D025 mount bar along the top edge of the bow bar and trace the needed slot and oil hole positions over to the bow bar? This would make the oil hole to chain groove situation work out to your advantage. You would weld up and refinish the existing mounting holes.

The first (white) 14" bar picture is of the later model McCulloch/Poulan bar layout that I've talked a good bit about. It only mounts one way. To mount on a Husqvarna or Stihl you will need to widen the slot and move the oiler hole higher.

The second (red) 17" bar was intended for a Homelite Whiz. It has a very broad front face. But is also very broad in the mount area. It is highly likely that your brake mechanism would need to be removed to use this bar with the slot in the original orientation. In my opinion, this bar should be forgotten unless you have a need to buck large diameter logs and you have a 90cc saw.

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