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7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« on: September 03, 2012, 07:46:56 pm »
I am just wondering which should i run on the following saws,
Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported with .025 pop up Muffler Mod 18,20 or 24 Inch Bar
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005 18 Inch Bar
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010 16 or 18 Inch Bar
STIHL 009 1998 14 or 16 Inch Bar
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012 12 Inch Bar

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Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported with .025 pop up Muffler Mod
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010
STIHL 009 1998
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012, FS 110 R Trimmer 2010, BR 600 Magnum Blower 2012

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 07:51:31 pm »
I am just wondering which should i run on the following saws,
Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported with .025 pop up Muffler Mod 18,20 or 24 Inch Bar
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005 18 Inch Bar
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010 16 or 18 Inch Bar
STIHL 009 1998 14 or 16 Inch Bar
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012 12 Inch Bar

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JMO

1. 20" to 24" 3/8 7 or 8 test and see
2. 18" 325 7
3. 16" 325 7
4. 14
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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 07:57:30 pm »
The Rancher is running a 3/8 Chain.

 I figured 7 would be what I should run on all.
Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported with .025 pop up Muffler Mod
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010
STIHL 009 1998
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012, FS 110 R Trimmer 2010, BR 600 Magnum Blower 2012

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 08:50:43 pm »
7 tooth all the way , no need for a 8 tooth gear on that small of a saw if your cutting any size of real hardwood

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 09:55:21 am »
Like Ed said 7T only.
I'm getting more tanks thru my 272XP-16" now and have had a 8T rim on it since the 1st tank. The torquey 272 motors thru hardwood like there's no tomorrow.
 Haven't pulled the muff screen yet but it doesn't have the same powerband as my 372XP. The 372 screams and hisses, the 272 just torques it's way thru the wood.
Can't wait to muffler mod the 272.
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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 11:55:10 am »
The Rancher is running a 3/8 Chain.

 I figured 7 would be what I should run on all.

Change it to .325x7 for better performance.

On the flip side, I would at least try 3/8x8 with the shortest bar on the 562xp (but preferably a 16" bar).....

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 12:27:33 pm »
Only reason I was thinking try a 8T on  562 was if it was used  for limbing.  Of course he probably dont switch back and forth like some of us  ;D
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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 07:02:14 pm »
I just put a new bar on the rancher, So it'll be a bit before I try and different chain on that since I have new 3/8 chain also. But at some point ill give it a shot.
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Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010
STIHL 009 1998
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012, FS 110 R Trimmer 2010, BR 600 Magnum Blower 2012

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 08:05:35 pm »
Sawtroll I donot see how .325 is going to give him any better cutting speed , 3/8's is faster period , end of story , even on the crap 40cc huskys 3/8's is faster as long as you know how to file . Cutting in the bush even on saws like a 385 I only run 7 tooth , hell on the farms 660 it runs a 7 tooth cause the 8 pin sure heats the hell out of the motor in those big 5 foot in diameter hardwood cuts , You guys have no idea on how many times I have been told a 8 pin is faster on a saw like a 372 when the guy is falling timber , then show him its not , biggest thing is most guys chain is not sharp so they start pushing on it , make the chain sharp is the biggest thing you can do to cut faster , if you think a new chain out of the box is sharp then believe me its not even close to what it can be and that goes for round filed to

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Re: 7 or 8 Pin Rim which should I run on my different saws?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 11:21:11 am »
The Rancher is running a 3/8 Chain.

 I figured 7 would be what I should run on all.

Change it to .325x7 for better performance.

On the flip side, I would at least try 3/8x8 with the shortest bar on the 562xp (but preferably a 16" bar).....
I have to say ST is right here. A .325  20-21LPX or the BPX semi chisel for durability is a good choice for a 55 Rancher.
Back in the day pulpcutting I ran Windsor 58 J .325 semi chisel with a 9 T rim on my 630 Jonsered and that stuff cut nice and smooth. When I switched to the "new then" Stihl 034 I dropped to a 7T with the same chain.

I agree 3/8 can be used if sharpened properly, but we all know a 3/8 cuts the best when filed back to about 2/3 size cutter [ the size a .325 cutter is when new]. So you have no waiting to get to that point with the .325
From my travels alot of sawchain used by the weekenders never gets to 2/3 anyway.

Having said all that don't compare race chain to round filed work chain.

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