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Title: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 15, 2012, 02:30:15 pm
We all know stihl and husqvarna sale the chainsaw PHO vise stands for benches for crazy money.  :o

Anybody else out there making their own homemade PHO vise stands for holding the chainsaws or cylinders? Here is a few I have seen.

Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 15, 2012, 02:33:15 pm
I've never felt the need for one yet. But just throwing the ideas out there.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 15, 2012, 02:38:53 pm
Few more
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 15, 2012, 02:43:08 pm
This is huskys oem version

(http://www.choochooparts.com/images/HQ/M/Chain_saw_power_head_holder_L770-0039_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: davbell22602 on December 15, 2012, 06:56:54 pm
Stens offers these stand or bench mount.

Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 15, 2012, 07:04:14 pm
Stens offers these stand or bench mount.



How do those hold the powerhead of the chainsaw by the bar studs? I'm not seeing it. 

Prices?
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: davbell22602 on December 15, 2012, 07:19:53 pm
Stens offers these stand or bench mount.



How do those hold the powerhead of the chainsaw by the bar studs? I'm not see it. 

Prices?

The clamp goes around the handle bar. The clamp part swivels. The stand is $365.95 and the bench mount is $251.45 suggested retail price.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 15, 2012, 07:34:26 pm
Stens offers these stand or bench mount.



How do those hold the powerhead of the chainsaw by the bar studs? I'm not see it. 

Prices?

The clamp goes around the handle bar. The clamp part swivels. The stand is $365.95 and the bench mount is $251.45 suggested retail price.

JMO I wouldnt trust that clamped on handle only and and most times I have the handle off when working on the powerhead.
 
Those prices arent  any better then husky and stihl ones.  :o
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: davbell22602 on December 15, 2012, 08:00:20 pm
Stens offers these stand or bench mount.



How do those hold the powerhead of the chainsaw by the bar studs? I'm not see it. 

Prices?

The clamp goes around the handle bar. The clamp part swivels. The stand is $365.95 and the bench mount is $251.45 suggested retail price.

JMO I wouldnt trust that clamped on handle only and and most times I have the handle off when working on the powerhead.
 
Those prices arent  any better then husky and stihl ones.  :o


The prices are pretty pricey. That's why I haven't bought one yet.  All of stens parts are pricey. I thought aftermarket parts are supposed to be cheaper than OEM. Stens aftermarket parts arent cheaper than OEM even at my cost.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Little Al on December 17, 2012, 05:34:42 am
If you want to go down the bar clamp route, purchasing a bicycle work/repair stand will get you the same set up for a lot less money, than the stens etc. posted, you can get floor or workmate  mounted versions
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: davbell22602 on December 17, 2012, 07:50:34 am
If you want to go down the bar clamp route, purchasing a bicycle work/repair stand will get you the same set up for a lot less money, than the stens etc. posted, you can get floor or workmate  mounted versions

How much? Where do you get it at?
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 17, 2012, 03:43:17 pm
If you want to go down the bar clamp route, purchasing a bicycle work/repair stand will get you the same set up for a lot less money, than the stens etc. posted, you can get floor or workmate  mounted versions

How much? Where do you get it at?

Man he was right $35 and up   https://www.google.com/search?q=biycle+stand&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=dV3&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&sclient=psy-ab&q=bicycle+work+stand&oq=biycle+work+stand&gs_l=serp.1.0.0i13l8j0i13i30l2.43879.45091.1.46582.5.5.0.0.0.0.199.803.0j5.5.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.LWz50wICrEA&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.b2I&fp=4b67d8e9872ae554&bpcl=39967673&biw=1366&bih=664
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: davbell22602 on December 17, 2012, 04:37:31 pm
If you want to go down the bar clamp route, purchasing a bicycle work/repair stand will get you the same set up for a lot less money, than the stens etc. posted, you can get floor or workmate  mounted versions

How much? Where do you get it at?

Man he was right $35 and up   https://www.google.com/search?q=biycle+stand&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=dV3&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&sclient=psy-ab&q=bicycle+work+stand&oq=biycle+work+stand&gs_l=serp.1.0.0i13l8j0i13i30l2.43879.45091.1.46582.5.5.0.0.0.0.199.803.0j5.5.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.LWz50wICrEA&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.b2I&fp=4b67d8e9872ae554&bpcl=39967673&biw=1366&bih=664

I wonder what the weight capicity rating is? Some of the saws and trimmers can be heavier than bicycle.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 17, 2012, 04:41:40 pm
I thought of that too. I'm not going the clamp route anyways. I dont like that idea.

 I'm going with bar stud route if I ever put one together and held in place with nuts for a secure piece of mind.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Al Smith on December 17, 2012, 05:04:04 pm
I don't use a vise very often but on occasion if needed I just clamp down on the dog .
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 22, 2012, 10:38:16 am
How versatile the husky one is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_y5iNj7EYQ
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun on December 22, 2012, 11:25:50 am
Just seeing if you could buy off the shelf stuff cheaply.

Park tool stand

http://www.parktool.com/category/bench-wall-mount-stands

http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-PCS-12-Mechanic-Repair/dp/B000QSUWLI/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1356193117&sr=8-7&keywords=park+tool+stand

One New chainsaw adapter for any Park tool stand

Park Tool's CS-1 chain saw adapter allows for a rock-solid grip with 720-degree rotation for repairs/service on chain saws.
After replacing the bar, CS-1 fits securely in a Park Tool trimmer repair stand that holds nearly all trimmers and brushcutters up to 80 pounds.
Park Tool offers 6 repair stands, including floor and wall-mount models.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/051-009-TRIMMER-STAND-CHAIN-SAW-ADAPTOR-CS-1-051009-/271111331781?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1f7e9fc5
 

Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: HawaiiAl on December 23, 2012, 02:58:46 pm
E-bay panavise you can buy the ball mount to except 5/8 round stock and make you own mounts have two, work great, and or a model #350 vise set up works for holding barrels when porting and most small power heads. pictures to come when i find my cable. Al
Title: Articulating vise...
Post by: Gregsl on January 06, 2014, 10:16:54 am
Picked this up on the weekend. It looks pretty good and solidly constructed.

I think it will come in very handy for my 260 rebuild

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/06/7e9a2a7u.jpg)
Title: Re: Articulating vise
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 06, 2014, 01:04:39 pm
Going to merge your vise thread, Articulating vise   with Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc thread.


This is what your going to try and use it for right?
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Philbert on January 06, 2014, 01:18:34 pm
There are a lot of other bicycle repair stands out there.
Park Tool is considered one of the best (local company - great story), but catalogs like Performance Bicycle and Bike Nashbar carry other brands.

These also show up on CraigsList pretty frequently.

Philbert
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 01, 2015, 10:45:24 am
@DefinitiveDave  here you go
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Philbert on July 01, 2015, 02:42:34 pm
One source. . . .

How much do the Husky OEM ones cost?

Philbert
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: fisaw on July 03, 2015, 05:40:22 am
(http://u.cubeupload.com/finland1/stand.jpg)
(http://u.cubeupload.com/finland1/sawstand.jpg)

Btw , the weather is good today here in Finland , almost +30c
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: 660magnum on July 03, 2015, 07:13:48 am
+30C is too hot for me.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 03, 2015, 10:03:19 am

(http://u.cubeupload.com/finland1/sawstand.jpg)

Btw , the weather is good today here in Finland , almost +30c

I dont recall ever seeing that muffler front on a 026 here.  Reminds me of some of the newer ones.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: fisaw on July 04, 2015, 06:08:40 am
+30C is too hot for me.
  Thankfully , only a few really hot +30c days around here.  :)

I dont recall ever seeing that muffler front on a 026 here.  Reminds me of some of the newer ones.
   1121 140 0604 , standart euro/etc muffler, no screens here.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Old Iron Logging on July 04, 2015, 06:25:05 pm

(http://u.cubeupload.com/finland1/sawstand.jpg)

Btw , the weather is good today here in Finland , almost +30c

I dont recall ever seeing that muffler front on a 026 here.  Reminds me of some of the newer ones.

That front was the original one here I think. Front exhaust came later. We still stock them.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: DefinitiveDave on September 17, 2015, 08:40:01 am
I got a wilton power arm junior and an OEM Stihl clamping plate as a stihl template. I was trying to get it modified to accept all the other bar stud sizes and spacings from other brands as well as all the tensioning assemblies without having to remove them. 
Also the machinist was going to make it  a single piece to bolt on to the Wilton.
cutting with a cnc to accomadate all the variations left too little metal to support really cranking on a heavy saw with a cheater bar, etc.
I am just going to use it myself with a spacer to make it a little longer without any of the additional milling.
Dave
cost me a little less than 300 and I like it better than the totally stihl version at more than twice that
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: 660magnum on September 17, 2015, 10:51:02 am
Good deal
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Philbert on September 18, 2015, 10:58:27 pm
I got a wilton power arm junior and an OEM Stihl clamping plate as a stihl template. I was trying to get it modified to accept all the other bar stud sizes and spacings from other brands as well as all the tensioning assemblies without having to remove them.

Don't see a lot of these available retail - might be something to work out and sell?

Philbert
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Eccentric on September 19, 2015, 01:27:34 am
When I worked for Sears Service back in the early 1990's, there was an old tech who used a bicycle clamp stand contraption to hold weed wackers while he was working on them.  I used it a few times.  Pretty handy...
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: 660magnum on September 19, 2015, 08:00:55 am
The Park Tools bicycle stand could easily be adapted to hold chainsaws too.
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 03, 2020, 12:37:00 pm
https://youtu.be/XI1dUDaMh0Y
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Philbert on August 03, 2020, 01:34:13 pm
Really nice.  But pricey, when I inquired.  Good tools are an investment for those who use them regularly, but cost can be a barrier for occasional / hobby users.

Philbert
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 03, 2020, 03:33:37 pm
Really nice.  But pricey, when I inquired.  Good tools are an investment for those who use them regularly, but cost can be a barrier for occasional / hobby users.

Philbert

We had a long thread on it in CRG. Some guy had thought he came up with a new idea. So we were showing him all the different ones over the years. 

He said he was going to patent his idea LOL



Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: Philbert on August 03, 2020, 04:07:12 pm
There have been several innovative ones posted in the forums, made by guys who can weld.  I saw the Panavise version in the background of a Husqvarna video discussing a new product.  So these are out there in various forms.  If I worked on saws regularly, I would seriously consider buying one of Tree Monkee's as pictured.  Looks really well thought out and made.

Philbert
Title: Re: Powerhead stand vise chainsaw or cylinder etc
Post by: 3000 FPS on August 03, 2020, 11:00:40 pm
I do not think those would be difficult to make.    Some basic mig welding skills is all it would take.    You get some pipe sizes so that one pipe will slide into another and some flat steel.   Drill a hole into the pipe and weld a nut over the hole.   You could even weld a T-across the head of the bolt so you can make it tool less.   


I think they are cool but I do not know if I really need one.    I have everything here in scraps to make one but I do not know how much I would use it as apposed to the regular ole bench top.