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Offline Bilko

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How do I know what size file I need?
« on: December 07, 2017, 12:29:30 am »
I know that there has to be a file about this. But Looking for it is making me dizzy. I have a poulan pro 4620 OEM 20 in bar and chain, I have been given 2 different file sizes. Both seam to fit like they would do the job, only one is just a tad smaller. The other saw is an older poulan Farm Hand 2900  2.8 ci with a windsor bar and chain, both of the files seam to fit with one being slightly smaller but looks like it would work. Having said all this, How do I tell what size file I need to do the job correctly?

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Re: How do I know what size file I need?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 08:05:55 am »
Depends on the chain your using.  Some older 325 chain with smaller cutter used 5/32 file, newer 325 with bigger cutter use 3/16 file.

Guessing above for your saws.


Then you got 3/8 full which I use 7/32, but stihl likes to sell 13/64 for theirs. 13/64 when you get the cutter files way back too.

Dont forget to set your rakers as your cutter tooth goes back.

3/8LP picco 5/32
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