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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:16:59 pm »
I have had the Bailey's set for a few years now.  It is actually larger and heavier duty than it looks in the catalog photo.  Has worked well for a large number of chains. Good deal at that price.

One of the key things is the ability to get parts.  Punches break, especially when you are learning to center them.  I know at least one guy with a HF unit who cannot use it because he cannot get replacement punches that fit.

I would also order a few extra punches and a assortment of pre-sets and tie straps for all of the chains you use, might think you will use, or might work on for friends.  They are about $1 a set, but shipping will kill you if you ever just need a few! 

There are different sizes for different chain pitches, gauges (sometimes), Narrow Kerf chain, and brands (Bailey's will fit Carlton, Oregon, and a few others chains, but NOT STIHL - have to get those from a dealer or off of eBay).  Sometimes, guys who buy chain by the reel with have a few extra.

Spinner / breaker is a great investment for chain maintenance, even if you don't make up your own loops.  Let's you replace damaged cutters or links.  Let's you re-size chains to fit different saws/bars,  re-purpose used chains (great for a chain scrounger like me!).  Etc.

Philbert


 

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