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Offline Philbert

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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2014, 01:49:44 pm »
Like anything else, skill, practice, and experience play a role!  I don't get every rivet perfect and sometimes redo a preset just 'cause it looks ugly.

I have had reps tell me that the biggest mistakes people make when spinning rivets are: not putting a drop of oil or grease on the rivet head before spinning; pressing too much on the feed/pressure lever and not spinning enough to get a smooth, round head, without any cracks.

Oregon/Tecomec sell a small, electric rivet spinner (for about $600?).  I thought this looked very interesting, but only got negative feedback on it when I asked about it on another site.  What was especially interesting were the spinner heads, which roll, instead of just being a spinning cup.  I would like to try these in my drill press some day.

Madsen's uses a production spinner salvaged from an Oregon factory overhaul many years ago.  It has a motor that looks like it came off of a commercial washing machine!

At a GTG a few years ago, I saw some manual spinners that TreeMonkey's Dad had modified to use a low speed electric drill instead of cranking.  He got good results, but I am sure that some practice would still help with that.

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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2014, 01:52:44 pm »
Who's a good source for bulk  oregon presets/straps?

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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2014, 02:51:19 pm »
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Who's a good source for bulk  oregon presets/straps?

Pat's Small Engine (above) is good for buying a bunch of identical pre-sets, because of their flat rate shipping.  But if you work on many different sizes of chain, you can end up with quite an investment buying 25 of each type/size, etc.   Bailey's may charge a little more per piece, but they let you buy them onesey-twosey at the same price (and now have $9.99 flat rate shipping - we'll see if that lasts).  So I like to keep a list of what I might need, using their on-line 'wish list', and add that to any existing Bailey's order.  This saves me shipping costs, and sometimes has helped me get up to a $50 minimum for free shipping, or some similar deal.

For STIHL pre-sets I go to my dealer, but do not get any deals there.  Even when I had to spin up 20 62DL chains to 67 DL, requiring 40 pre-sets.  I think he might have even raised the price when he realized his prices were 'out of date'!

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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2014, 03:19:15 pm »
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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2014, 08:15:24 pm »
Would like to find out a little more on the spinner the rolls. From the first pic above. I use a  oil can from TSC and fill with some synthetic 2 stoke oil some one gave me, to lube the preset before I spin them.
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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2014, 08:17:36 pm »
Most any oil or grease will work OK as long as it doesn't have grit in it.
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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2014, 10:41:10 pm »
I have a small, plastic, prescription bottle type container (from Walgreens, etc.) with a cap and a toothpick, filled part way with bearing grease, that I keep next to the spinner.  A little dab of grease is easier to place than oil.

I have not personally used a spinner with the roller anvils.

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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2014, 11:21:23 pm »
Just as a reference, there is some spinner - breaker information in this thread . . . .

http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/chain/herr-chain-breaker-and-spinner-set/
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Re: Chain breaker and spinner
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2014, 09:41:57 pm »
I once got a flea bay saw from Washington state  ,mac 6-10 with a 24" .058 groove hard nose .Someone had cobbled together a chain with both .058 and .050 drivers.Semi chisel ,full chisel and full chisel semi skip .All in an 80 some driver loop .I laughed when I saw it .I've got it hanging on a nail some place . ;D

 

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