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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2012, 07:17:46 pm »
It's just got a hook on the end .Heat it up first to about red hot else you'll break it trying to bend a hook .

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2012, 07:21:24 pm »
Give me a couple days and I'll rifle through my junk and see if I have one apart .If so I'll snap  picture .If not I'm not going to peel one down  to get a picture .They're a pain in the buttocks to wind back up .I'm a nice guy just not that nice .

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2012, 08:25:21 pm »
Ah, a curmudgeon, I'm resemble that remark. ;D

What kind of screws and nuts did they use for the flywheel cover? The screws were loose or missing after 10 minutes of running.

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2012, 10:15:03 pm »
Found a picture of a new spring so I heated it up and bent it in the U shape.  I also am using Nylock nuts on the screws this time around.  I still wonder what the original nuts were like on the 125 macs?

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2012, 06:45:16 pm »
They were a kind of lock nut with a distorted notch in them .I wouldn't worry about it too much because likely 90 percent of them still in running condition have lost the lock nuts years ago .

I think the original bolts were hex headed 10-24 with a screw driver slot in them .Myself I just stick them together with 10-32 socket heads and put the tights to them .They don't rattle loose or at least haven't so far .

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2012, 07:08:13 pm »
Would it be fair to say these big saws were used only when the extra size and power were really needed?  If you had a big saw you also had a couple medium and small saws.  The thing is a beast to move around even with just a 20 inch bar.

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2012, 09:01:49 pm »
At least that is what is done today.

Don't be using a bigger chainsaw than what you really need.

But to use my Stihl 084 in a big log, it is not heavy and clumsy.

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2012, 09:37:02 pm »
A 125 is really not that clumsy any more than an 084 .Either one you're not going to use that much as a general rule .Like that Homey in my avatar with a 48" bar .I think I've used that thing 4 or 5 times .You're never going to even wear out a chain at that rate for decades .Probabley a good thing because they've gotten rather costly .

Just last week I got a 123 driver loop of .404 skip chisel for the 084 and it was like 56 bucks from Baileys .I'd hate to even venture a guess what it would have been at the Stihl dealers .

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2012, 09:50:27 pm »
Maybe clumbsy is the wrong word.  I have a Homelite Super EZ and several 10-10's that get most of the run time. Compared to them the 125 is a beast that for sure has a place but gets to watch most of the time.  It sure has a very different sound than the little guys!!

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Re: Pro Mac 805 bar on Super pro 125
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2012, 07:00:28 pm »
That big old reed valve engine is a clydesdale   of a saw .Very few people actually use them anymore but for that matter very few use huge saws period .If you get it running right chances are you'll never wear it out .

 

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