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Offline Old Iron Logging

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Re: 630 Super2
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2011, 09:03:14 pm »
Just checked my Oregon catalogue. The Double Guard #'s are in red italics which means that they are discontinued. Available as NOS only.

Replacement tips are still listed however.

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Re: 630 Super2
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2011, 08:10:33 pm »
Well, I see no reason to miss them..... ;D

Offline HolmenTree

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Re: 630 Super2
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2011, 11:47:05 am »
Well, I see no reason to miss them..... ;D
Back in the day when our forestry company was still logging with all chainsaws the Double Guard or banana nose tips proved their worth with our short 16" -20" bars .
With a couple hundred chainsaw operators working with these manditory bars kick back injuries were almost non existent. Only times someone got cut was when they tripped and fell on their saw when the chain was still turning. I remember one faller got a serious kickback to the face and the foremen found out he was using a regular large nosed bar.
When cutting small to medium sized timber with a short bar I found the safety nosed bars were really smooth  with hardly any vibration and excellent control while falling, limbing and topping.
 I have seen many veteran fallers in our neck of the woods with scars on their faces from kick backs they received back in the days [1960s, early -mid 1970s] before the safety nose bars came out.
Our high powered saws with short bars create alot of kickback energy. I believe I was banned because of a rant I got into over at AS on this same subject. :D

Making a living with a saw since age 16.