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Offline 660magnum

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 11:55:07 am »
I've squared up some small cutter .325's for others but have not squared any full size .325 chains.

Only .325's I have are on Stihl 025/MS 250 saws with the .325 RS X .063 chains. They do OK as round. Thought I might square up one when it gets worn down?
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013, 12:31:56 pm »
I've squared up some small cutter .325's for others but have not squared any full size .325 chains.

Only .325's I have are on Stihl 025/MS 250 saws with the .325 RS X .063 chains. They do OK as round. Thought I might square up one when it gets worn down?

I run the squared .325 on one of my 335 Poulans.    I love the way that saw performs.
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 07:56:47 pm »
Square will cut faster no doubt about that .Then comes the some to sharpen it .That isn't so fast unless you have a square grinder .

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 08:00:35 pm »
Square will cut faster no doubt about that .Then comes the some to sharpen it .That isn't so fast unless you have a square grinder .

Yes I have a square grinder and the chain does not stay sharp as long but I love the way it cuts so I put up with the short comings.
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 08:26:16 pm »
With the exception of maybe 6 or 8 race chains I think I have 3 or 4 square ground loops which I seldom use unless it's a green tree .A regular 20" loop of round chisel I can refile in about 5 minutes more or less .The same in square I would be lucky to refile in 45 .To me square isn't worth the effort .

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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2013, 08:54:16 pm »
Well I always have one or two spare chains with me and an extra saw with spare chains for it also.   So I do not break out with files when in the woods.   To be truthful I only do a small amount of filing and usually grind my chains if it is round or square.   I will wait till I have 3 or 4 chains to do and then go at it.
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013, 07:43:38 am »
When you are filing out in the woods, it seems to be taking up a lot of time. About 10 years ago I went to the woods with my wife and two grown grand daughters as helpers. Took a extra chain with me too. The wood was dry small blow downs from the previous couple spring ice storm. Chains didn't stay sharp for toot. I couldn't keep the women busy. Spent all my time with the file. I guess I needed a filing jig and put one of the women sharpening the spare chain? Or I just sharpen chains and let the wife run the chainsaw? She does OK with a under 50cc chainsaw. That wood was surprisingly bad on chains.
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Re: bar recommendation
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2014, 02:34:19 am »
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 #18 on: January 05, 2014, 06:29:32 pm »
Thanks for all opinions on B&C choices.

 

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