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Offline blackoak

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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2016, 03:48:27 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 .
If you have about 12 feet of it left I will be happy to triple your money Al.

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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2016, 09:40:24 pm »
Then I'd have have to buy some if I needed any .--Flea bay! If it's not there now it will be some time .I even found some .404 by 50 before I changed the nose on that McCulloch 32" bar to 3/8" .

The big old ox of an 090 it wouldn't make much difference what you put on it,chisel, semi chisel,chipper,full skip or full compliment .It's got enough grunt to chew through anything .

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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 07:45:36 pm »
Bump.
I recommend .404 chain on that 5 foot bar 090.
I tried 3/8 .063 (75LG) on my 090-60" and had terrible chain stretch resulting in constant chain derailing. Put .404 on... end of problem.
My bar roller nose is the large 2 7/8" too....
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2016, 03:41:02 pm »
You can certainly use 3/8" chain on it but really .404 would be better,i dunno about where you are but .058 .404 is easy to get here. Our shop used to rent an 090 with a 60" bar,but we had a helper handle mounted on the end of the bar.It was used to cut stacks of fresh cut lumber to length and stuff like that.Of course it was an enourmous sharpening job for whichever mechanic was given it,but we used (Like many others) skip tooth chain to lessen the job.
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Re: 3/8" pitch .058 gauge on a Stihl 090
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 04:54:41 pm »
That 48" 143 drive link chain in my avatar picture is about a half hour, two beer job .Thank heavens it doesn't need filed very often .Of course not it doesn't get used that often .
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