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Offline SawTroll

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Re: Windsor speed tip
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2016, 07:18:37 pm »
I have a good Windsor speed tip bar. It has 3 holes for the tip rivets. Will all the 3 hole bar tips fit. Like .325/3/8/.404. Seems like a nice bar. But the the tip is loose for the body and I don't have any rivets to fix it.

Generally, that will depend on the teeth count (diameter) of the tips, compared to the width/profile of the bar body - like a 12T .325 and an 11T 3/8 fitting the same, as will a 10T .325 and a 9T 3/8, etc.
Which options are available will vary with brand and model of bars, and I don't know how it is with the Speed Tips.

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Re: Windsor speed tip
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2016, 07:28:08 pm »
I think that tip in your pic is .325 pitch.  I have a bunch of those old 3-rivet Windsor tips in 3/8" pitch (rivets too).   I'll send you some rivets and/or a 3/8" pitch tip for your bar if you can use it.  What mount is your bar?  I have several 3-rivet Windsor bars (with some of them branded Homelite, Poulan, and McCulloch).

The 5-rivet Windsor/Carlton tips have a very different profile, with no interchange.  Dunno why Windsor did that.  The rivets do interchange however. 

The 3-rivet 'mini pro' tips are yet another different animal.  They look like the little GB tips.  Don't know if there's interchange between those.  I don't have any GB's handy to check.  I do have some old mini-pro bars.

Just to throw this out there for whoever.......

I'll trade 3/8" pitch 3-rivet tips for .404 pitch 3-rivet Windsor tips.

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.
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Re: Windsor speed tip
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2016, 07:22:41 am »
Got this bar done found a .404 tip on the bay. Think it is going to be a nice little bar. Thanks to Shaun and Nate. Would post a pic but photobucket will not upload my pics
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