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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2015, 10:25:28 pm »
3005 is for 200-250
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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2015, 01:25:45 am »
Limited  life on these green Stihl  E bars. Before you know it the laminted rails spread  beyond  repair.
Best lightweight  bar are the new Cannon Super Mini (reborn Windsor Mini Pro) with a better grade of steel.
I got both from an order from Bailey's and a batch of Windsor Minis I found from a clearing house. Even got a good stock of sprocket tips. In 1/4. 3/8 LoPro , .325 and 3/8 standard.
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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2015, 02:49:57 pm »
New stihl bar , 12" light bar "7405" ,  (my "favorite" bar length , no extra weight /length  )  +  chain and bar weighs around  46x grams.  Back to the forest tomorrow  :)


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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2015, 05:32:06 pm »
Tsumara Light and Tough are available in the USA now. 20, 24,28 3/8 .050 for large husky and 12mm Stihl.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5706/22598031957_29a3576e41_h.jpg
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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2015, 01:44:12 am »
  I think Stihl has the best selection of lightweight bars on the market, nice and stiff too.

BTW I think I built the worlds first functional lightweight bar 32yrs ago way back in 1983.  :D
I copied the idea off old Mac designs from the 1950's but made it functional by filling the cutout holes with JB Weld and aluminium plates
Still holding fine today.

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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2015, 09:05:26 am »
Tsumara Light and Tough are available in the USA now. 20, 24,28 3/8 .050 for large husky and 12mm Stihl.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5706/22598031957_29a3576e41_h.jpg

Total and Total Light sold by Nate above. For the member that was looking. ;)  http://performanceoutdoorequipment.com/collections/total-super-bars
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New Oregon Lightweight Professional Bars
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2015, 12:03:41 am »
Oregon is introducing a new line of lightweight 'professional' guide bars.  As I understand, they are laminated bars with an aluminum core, and no sprocket lubrication holes (big change for Oregon).  No RSN models planned.  Available in 'Spring - Summer 2016'?

(Quoted from an Oregon Rep - edited for length.)

"These bars use completely new sprocket nose assemblies which are designed to outlast the bar rails. Our lab testing and field testing . . . have confirmed this.

. . . the nose shield is packed with grease at assembly and its purpose is twofold: 1) it keeps the grease in the nose while still allowing the bar and chain oil to enter the nose assembly for continual lubrication and 2) it prevents debris from entering the nose and causing wear on the nose components. So there will no longer be a need to add grease to the nose as long as you are using bar and chain oil.

. . . the new design(s) also feature our LubriTec system which has an angled oil hole at the tail that increases the velocity of the oil that is delivered to the chain and bar for better lubrication.

. . . these bars will eventually replace the Pro-Lite family.

- 'SpeedCut' is a narrow kerf (micro-lite) bar . . . for use . . . on saws up to 55 cc

- 'ControlCut' are standard kerf bars (.050, .058 and .063 gauge) with small nose radius which helps prevent kickback . . .

- 'VersaCut' are standard kerf bars (.050, .058 and .063 gauge) with large nose radius which are suitable for use in a variety of applications."



Illustration from the 2016 Oregon Forestry Catalog
http://content.yudu.com/web/y5b2/0A...h/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=#noRedirect

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Re: New Oregon Lightweight Professional Bars
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2015, 08:40:46 pm »
Oregon is introducing a new line of lightweight 'professional' guide bars.  As I understand, they are laminated bars with an aluminum core, and no sprocket lubrication holes (big change for Oregon).  No RSN models planned.  Available in 'Spring - Summer 2016'?

(Quoted from an Oregon Rep - edited for length.)

"These bars use completely new sprocket nose assemblies which are designed to outlast the bar rails. Our lab testing and field testing . . . have confirmed this.

. . . the nose shield is packed with grease at assembly and its purpose is twofold: 1) it keeps the grease in the nose while still allowing the bar and chain oil to enter the nose assembly for continual lubrication and 2) it prevents debris from entering the nose and causing wear on the nose components. So there will no longer be a need to add grease to the nose as long as you are using bar and chain oil.

. . . the new design(s) also feature our LubriTec system which has an angled oil hole at the tail that increases the velocity of the oil that is delivered to the chain and bar for better lubrication.

. . . these bars will eventually replace the Pro-Lite family.

- 'SpeedCut' is a narrow kerf (micro-lite) bar . . . for use . . . on saws up to 55 cc

- 'ControlCut' are standard kerf bars (.050, .058 and .063 gauge) with small nose radius which helps prevent kickback . . .

- 'VersaCut' are standard kerf bars (.050, .058 and .063 gauge) with large nose radius which are suitable for use in a variety of applications."



Illustration from the 2016 Oregon Forestry Catalog
http://content.yudu.com/web/y5b2/0A...h/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=#noRedirect

Philbert

I have had the new catalog for a month or better and had yet to notice the new bars.
200VXLHK095 $55.19 list price but realistically can be bought for around $45. not a bad price when compared to other light weight bars. might have to try one out and see what the weight is

5105H and 6400H in stock

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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2015, 09:02:24 pm »
I have had the new catalog for a month or better and had yet to notice the new bars.

I saw it in a new products video from GIE, so was sort of looking for them.

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Re: Light weight bars
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2015, 02:43:56 pm »
Oregon is introducing a new line of lightweight 'professional' guide bars.  As I understand, they are laminated bars with an aluminum core, and no sprocket lubrication holes (big change for Oregon).  No RSN models planned.  Available in 'Spring - Summer 2016'?

(Quoted from an Oregon Rep - edited for length.)

"These bars use completely new sprocket nose assemblies which are designed to outlast the bar rails. Our lab testing and field testing . . . have confirmed this.

. . . the nose shield is packed with grease at assembly and its purpose is twofold: 1) it keeps the grease in the nose while still allowing the bar and chain oil to enter the nose assembly for continual lubrication and 2) it prevents debris from entering the nose and causing wear on the nose components. So there will no longer be a need to add grease to the nose as long as you are using bar and chain oil.

. . . the new design(s) also feature our LubriTec system which has an angled oil hole at the tail that increases the velocity of the oil that is delivered to the chain and bar for better lubrication.

. . . these bars will eventually replace the Pro-Lite family.

- 'SpeedCut' is a narrow kerf (micro-lite) bar . . . for use . . . on saws up to 55 cc

- 'ControlCut' are standard kerf bars (.050, .058 and .063 gauge) with small nose radius which helps prevent kickback . . .

- 'VersaCut' are standard kerf bars (.050, .058 and .063 gauge) with large nose radius which are suitable for use in a variety of applications."



Illustration from the 2016 Oregon Forestry Catalog
http://content.yudu.com/web/y5b2/0A...h/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=#noRedirect

Philbert



These remind me of the techlite bars for the smaller huskys. 



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