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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2018, 11:29:11 pm »
So which do you find to work the best squaring back up and getting rid of the burrs?   
I have a bunch of bars to 'do', but a number of projects before I get to them.  Will post here after I have tried each on a few different bars.

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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 10:18:47 am »
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.

 
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 #32 on: May 11, 2018, 08:59:22 pm »
Have only used these a little bit:

I like the Oregon file.

The eBay file (surprise!) does not cut as well, but the cloned holder might work as a replacement for my crracked Oregon one.

Pferd file has a coarse and less coarse side (but both still coarser than Oregon); have to try this on more bars.

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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2018, 12:39:25 am »
After some more use, and more bars, I still prefer the performance of the Oregon tool.  The coarse Pferd file does not cut the hardened rails as well, but the design of the holder makes it really easy to switch out and reverse the file (to keep filing direction (and filings) away from the nose sprocket bearings). It looks like it would be easy to cut down a conventional file (with a Dremel cut off wheel) to fit, so maybe I will try that with a finer tooth, hardware store file.

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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2018, 08:33:04 pm »
I like the Oregon model, but I received it damaged, so I am using the clone body and the Oregon OEM file, which works much better. As noted earlier, replacement files are sold in packs of 6 for $8 - $13 per file!! !

Tried this today, using a hardware store file ($7) and a Dremel cut off tool.  An 8" file would have been large enough to make 2 replacements for the Oregon tool, but the 10" file had coarser teeth.  That is one of the advantages of doing this - you can choose different file patterns / coarseness / etc. For this attempt I tried to match the OEM file.

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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2018, 08:37:20 pm »
Very clever Philbert.

Is the thickness of the 10" file the same as the files for the bar dresser.
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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2018, 07:25:05 am »
Thinking outside the box. Love it.   
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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2018, 11:37:34 am »
Is the thickness of the 10" file the same as the files for the bar dresser.
This one is slightly thicker, but still within the grip range of the holder.  It would depend on the file you choose.

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Re: Bar Dressing tools
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2018, 02:46:41 pm »
I think that Vallorbe (#47956) might be the originator of the 'Oregon' (#111439) bar dressing tool, but it is harder to find in the US.  I see it mostly on eBay or Amazon.

Googling the STIHL part numbers (5605-773-4400 tool, 5605-773-4200 replacement file) mostly shows availability in the UK and NZ. But I have heard from a couple of US STIHL dealers, 'Yeah, we can get that'.  Pricing about the same as the Oregon version ($28 tool, $11 file), if you like orange better than black.  And single files available.

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