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Offline blackoak

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3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« on: May 10, 2016, 04:32:07 pm »
I got a few saw this past week and this was one of them. A very nice 090 with a 66" GB Titanium roller tip bar that is .058 gauge. I don't have any .404 pitch in 058 gauge. I do have maybe enough  in 3/8" pitch. This saw will very likely not be used very much, Hell I got an 066 with a 36" that seldom gets used. I would however love to fire it up with this bar on it and see what it will do. I hate to have to go and buy the 404 in 058 just to do it if I have enough 3/8 in 058 to make a chain. I have a 3/8" rim to fit the clutch drum so that will not be a problem. The saw also has a 24" bar with it that has a 404 gauge chain that I have ran it with, but I feel I'm not getting the true 090 experience without running the 66" bar.
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 04:35:39 pm »
I dont see why not. I would do it.

Heck I ran 3/8 050 on my ported 084 and stock 3120.
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 10:29:35 pm »
You must be a sucker for punishment. ;D A 66" bar on anything is going to be hard to handle without a stinger and a willing accomplice but if you really want to change the tip to 3/8.
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 11:25:08 pm »
You must be a sucker for punishment. ;D A 66" bar on anything is going to be hard to handle without a stinger and a willing accomplice but if you really want to change the tip to 3/8.
You ain't a kidding about it's going to be hard to handle. Just carrying it into my shop from my truck, I knocked over a half dozen things and had to have the old lady to hold the door open for me to get it inside. I guarantee it's not going to punish this old out of shape fat boy to much ;D. Most of my time is spent wrenching on saws not running them.
 
I don't have to change bar tip to 3/8,  it just  has a round roller tip on it that's .058 gauge. It will work with any size of pitch of chain as long as the drivers .058 gauge. The only thing I have to change is the rim on the clutch drum on the saw to 3/8
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 04:50:40 am »
I would think just simply because an 090 has almost unlimited torque by comparrison it would do better with .404 chain ..404 x .058 is getting hard to find but if you look around I'm sure you can find it .

One thing about it with that long of a bar it would probably last a life time no more than it would be used .

A guy couple years ago showed up at a GTG at Bill Poors place with a long bar 090 .Talk about a hand full ,wow .
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 06:37:33 pm »
I find it really odd that a bar that long isn't .063, specially if it originally was a Stihl 3001/3002 mount bar.

Have you checked that there isn't just a "misprint" in the specs of the bar?

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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 09:59:50 pm »
It's surprising,I agree .However that 48" usable on the Homelite in  my avatar picture is .058 .I had a 32" Mac 10 series mount that was .404 ,050 before I changed the tip .

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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 11:03:22 am »
There was alot of those 60"+ 058  GB roller nose hybrids being cleared out not to long ago = few years back.  Remember a 60" being at my house on  friends saw.
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2016, 08:56:32 pm »
I looked it up on flea bay and you can find .404 by 58 chisel .It's not over  priced .A few years back I bought some of the last .404 by 58 skip tooth the Baileys had .Fact it was cheap,like a buck a foot .
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2016, 03:43:13 pm »
There was alot of those 60"+ 058  GB roller nose hybrids being cleared out not to long ago = few years back.  Remember a 60" being at my house on  friends saw.
Here's the only markings I can find on the bar, a sticker that looks like it's missing part of it, but I assume the 58SX is indicating 058 gauge and the HS60 is a 60" bar.

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