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Offline maxmag

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Bar Length
« on: February 08, 2014, 08:17:08 am »
   What is your favorite bar length for a 50cc all around saw? 16-18 ? Does it really make much difference?

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 08:24:24 am »
I've become to like the 16" for these and I have several examples.

I have one saw with a 18" and I get along OK with it though.

I like the large frame .325  or full size 3/8" for these.

I use them for limbing.

Bigger limbs or trunks, I get out a 60cc saw.
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 08:37:12 am »
16" and 21LPX/H21 is my favourite.  ;D

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 09:37:36 am »
16 to 18 inches with .325 chain is typical. Depending on the saw, and the task(s) you are doing, bar length will affect balance and how it feels in your hands.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 09:38:39 am »
While we are on the subject, I put a TOTAL 'SUPER BAR' on my Husky 365. Haven't been able to use it much yet. anybody use these bars? thinking about a TOTAL 2 for my 50.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 09:40:38 am »
I like the total super bars for anything. Good long lasting bars.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 09:43:52 am »
I have mostly Oregon Power Match bars though some were originally Husqvarna or Dolmar.

I wouldn't turn down a Total Super Bar in a horse trade though.

I do have some Husky 365's and they are great saws. I generally run 20" on them.
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2014, 10:12:34 am »
20inch on a 346, works wonderfully, less reaching.
If the oilers were upgraded a 24 or 28 would be even better and I'm short.

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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 10:22:04 am »
16 on anything 50cc or less, been known to run a 14 on a 244.
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Re: Bar Length
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2014, 10:50:31 am »
20" is about the shortest I want to run on anything.

 

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