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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2011, 06:32:48 am »

any hoo.. could a fellow run 58 chain on a 63 bar or does some one make a Stihl mount 58 bar? I cant find much info

Jeff is this for 2-3 cuts racing only? I've done  058 on a 063 rollernose bar. I have also done 050 on a 058 bar.  ;)
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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #81 on: May 12, 2011, 10:38:12 am »
No this is for work.... I have lots of 73lg and I'm thinking if I end up with a 261, I would sure like to run all the same chain.

I 'll maybe have to post a classified trying to purchase worn out 50 bars.. ;D
 

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #82 on: May 12, 2011, 02:24:01 pm »
No this is for work.... I have lots of 73lg and I'm thinking if I end up with a 261, I would sure like to run all the same chain.

I 'll maybe have to post a classified trying to purchase worn out 50 bars.. ;D
 

They don't make it easy do they.

What link count is your 73? I can swap 72 for 73 no problem.

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #83 on: May 12, 2011, 02:30:19 pm »
Broke the 72 lgx on the 261 today. Had a .325 bar/chain in the porter for backup. Not the way to go with a 261. This saw loves 3/8 chain, so did the 5100.

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #84 on: May 12, 2011, 04:58:24 pm »
No this is for work.... I have lots of 73lg and I'm thinking if I end up with a 261, I would sure like to run all the same chain.

I 'll maybe have to post a classified trying to purchase worn out 50 bars.. ;D
 

They don't make it easy do they.

What link count is your 73? I can swap 72 for 73 no problem.

My current link count is about 1200.I can turn it into anything you like though.
I would prefer a 16 inch bar in this format, and yes my 5100 loved 3/8ths chain, 
so a 50 gauge bar will take 58 no problem?
what brand name of bar? whats the DL count.
slowly but surely I'm eating away at the pile

I spose with enough throttle you can get anything to spin ;D

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #85 on: May 12, 2011, 04:59:27 pm »
how do you break chain ,Art?

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #86 on: May 12, 2011, 06:53:26 pm »
Been having trouble with Oregon 3/8 lately. Chain side straps are breaking 1 or 2 tanks in. I prefer to run Windsor 3/8 chain. It is Oregon cutter on Windsor chassis. Windsor SpeedTip is a better bar than Oregon PowerMatch also.

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #87 on: May 12, 2011, 07:06:56 pm »
Jeff, if you spend the most of your time doing firewood, stick to the 5100/5105. IMO its a better firewood only saw. 261 shines in softwood logging. Higher cutting rpm. Never liked the 5100 for spruce.

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Re: Hot MS 261
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2011, 09:46:36 pm »
I have a idea for you Jeff on a 058 bar for a stihl.

Only thing he only has 18" and bigger in stock right now. The bar comes in stihl mount 058 3/8 and has spacers to fit husky and other saws.  ;)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sugihara-chainsaw-bar-18-Husqvarna-Stihl-Echo-Poulan-/260367657175?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3c9f1f28d7
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