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Offline jmester

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Bow Bars
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:05:33 pm »
Does anyone know where I can still find some bow bars forsale. In new or slightly used. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 08:03:20 pm »
You can get new bow bars from these people


http://www.chainbar.com/products.html

Chain Bar Repairing
5425 S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97222
TOLL FREE 1-877-SAW-BARS
Tel: 503-774-4266 Fax: 503-774-4266
Email: info@chainbar.com
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 08:39:07 pm »
I have been in touch with them. They only have smaller ones for limbing and Christmas trees. I am looking for one I can cut firewood with.
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 09:07:52 pm »
I noticed in the pictures that they showed the bow bars with the small front.
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 09:10:54 pm »
Looks like they may be the only option.
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 10:04:52 pm »
eBay is a source for bow bars.

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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 10:39:44 pm »
Thanks for everyones help. I found one on eBay should have it in a couple of days.
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 01:01:12 pm »
If you're going to use one of those things make certain all the quards and the spike is in place because they will kick back if you mess up .They'll cut to beat the band but you have to be carefull with them .

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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 03:11:48 pm »
When I was a kid, where I lived, all chainsaws had bows. There was a rack made up above the cab of the pulpwood trucks and you could see the saws up on the rack when the tag axle truck went by with a load of pulp wood setting cross ways.

The only chainsaw I was around early in the 50's, that wasn't a bow saw, was a 2 man McCulloch that the tree service guys were using to fell and buck a tree. The guy swinging on the rope had a hand saw. No bucket trucks.
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Re: Bow Bars
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 04:52:43 pm »
I acquired one just about like the bow I operated in the mid 60's on a Mac 250 cutting fence posts .It worked fine but if it was any faster or handier than the modern small saws we have today I can't say but I doubt it .

I'd about imagine you could take a three cuber and do just about as well on that sized stuff .If nothing else as a reference with a 3 cube and a 16 " bar you got maybe 11-12 pounds .An 80 cc McCulloch reed valve with a 24" bow bar maybe 25-30 .Which one do you think will tucker you out faster ?

 

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