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Offline The Ripper

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bar recommendation
« on: December 21, 2013, 05:48:45 pm »
Need to replace bar on the PP5020,sprocket keeps locking up and it it wobbles some. What would be a good bar replacement in the 18"range?

 
 

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 05:51:19 pm »
You need a 3/8 pitch K095 mount bar such as an Oregon Double Guard, Oregon ProAm, or Oregon ProLite.  When searching for a bar, look one up for a Husqvarna 450 Rancher with 3/8 pitch chain.  Unlike most newer Poulans, your saw does NOT take an A041 or K041 mount bar.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 06:13:26 pm »
You can visit the parts look up feature on the Oregon website and see some options. Better (longer lasting) bars generally cost more!

For your saw, you should generally find good deals on bar and chain combination packages at retailers or from catalog vendors, which sometimes don't cost much more than the bar itself. However, I would stick with a name brand (and avoid The Home Depot's house brand).

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 04:21:22 pm »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-BAR-Chain-Fit-Husqvarna-55-Rancher-455-Rancher-261-357xp-359-362XP-460-/370968321301?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item565f6f5d15

I have had good luck with these and you can't beat it for the price. i recieved mine very quick but i am in the same state. This link is for a 20" but this seller has more in different sizes,pitches,gauges....all for pretty decent prices
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 08:05:16 pm »
Thanks for all the  suggestions,I'll most likely go with prolite 18". Dose anyone know if the PP5020 would cut better with a .325 pitch?

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 08:53:41 pm »
I've personally never ran a hard-nose bar...but I've heard good things about them.  Any thoughts out there?

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 09:10:17 pm »
More friction with a solid nose bar, means less effective cutting power. Usually reserved for really dirty work that would be hard on a nose sprocket bearing.

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 12:01:46 am »
Thanks for all the  suggestions,I'll most likely go with prolite 18". Dose anyone know if the PP5020 would cut better with a .325 pitch?

As long as you keep your chains good and sharp, I do not think you will tell the difference between .325 and .375
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 09:11:31 am »
Thanks for all the  suggestions,I'll most likely go with prolite 18". Dose anyone know if the PP5020 would cut better with a .325 pitch?

As long as you keep your chains good and sharp, I do not think you will tell the difference between .325 and .375
Agree Sharp chain is the key wish I could get that through my SIL's head. 
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013, 11:41:30 am »
Thanks for all the  suggestions,I'll most likely go with prolite 18". Dose anyone know if the PP5020 would cut better with a .325 pitch?

As long as you keep your chains good and sharp, I do not think you will tell the difference between .325 and .375
Agree Sharp chain is the key wish I could get that through my SIL's head. 
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I did some square grinding on some of my .325 and .375 chains and those .325 chains cut pretty fast.
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