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    3 Weeks Ago
    The customers I have that get most out of their bars and chains is the ones that rotate chains, 5-10 on one bar and rim. By rotating you have even wear. If you run bar with replaceable sprocket it can run 30+ chains if nothing happen. Educating custemers to keep their stuff better makes me happy as I don't have them breathing down my neck often and always comes with a smile.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    O like 1,6/.063 It libes well, as do 1,5/,058 compared to 13/,050.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I sell bars and chains in 1,5 for several husqy users. One today with a 036 and 1,5 guage..
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I can order Stihl chain in .325 and 3/8 in 1,3 1,5 1,6 guage Same with Oregon. If you want same pitch and guage (even length in some cases) on saws from different brands, its fully possible. I had that before as I ran 3/8 chisel, semi chisel and chipper chains on 4 saws with same B/C setup. In my case it was 064, 7900 and 372. I used Iggesund bars with Stihl mount.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Not sure I understand this correctly. All brands have all the different gauges to all saws. 1.3 1.5 1.6 no matter... You just need right chain to the bar. Mfg's like Oregon, cannon, Iggesund, no-namers have all variations. If you have all 6 brands you can still have same chain on all of them if you like.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    You can run Stihl chains on any bar as long as the bar and chain are correct pitch and guage. I use springs parted out fron junk to put on bar bolts. Often the oil hole is placed OK, if not its easy to drill a new.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Sounds as you have good sharp chains and figured out a way to keep them so. I noticed a big difference in filing little and often over waiting and take more. The cutter get tempered as its used. If you keep within tempered surface you get more out of it before filing. But this is very thin surface and more than 1-2 strokes get you behind it and you need to start over. Blount/Oregon buy stuff from many different mfg's.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    The Oregon files here will not make a dent on the hard chains. Not sure we have same files as they sell different files on different markets. Stihl and pfered files work better on harder cutters. If a gutter is hard and file bounce/vibrate instead of cutting it will be damaged.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Don't excuse yourself if you want to add knowledge to you life, Robert... I happily explain as best I can. Yes, that is what I mean. The cutters are angled so they cut when pushed. Turning it, prevent crap from being pushed harder in to file. A stroke with cloth takes most of it out. In first stroke there is crap regardless of how you wash or clean chain. Some of the crap is fine dust that is actually the file cutting imperfections. It will stick to file easier than the larger metal shavings cut in strokes after. Lifting file on return also help prevent damages.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I whipe it with the cutters, not against it. I use cloth, old cheets, anything really that crap can stick to and I can have hanging were I file or near. I wash it in fuel. The nasty stuff we have is good for cleaning. When the file is clean but dull I use apple cider vinegar. It eats up the burr on files cutters and cemically shapen it. Will not work on damaged files..
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Most important in filing is to know what it should look like and feel when you do it. Angles, sufaces and edges. All this is impossible to learn if you don't have a good file. I twist sometimes as I file to move pressue but not for it to cut better. Here is how I do it with files. I file one stroke to clean gullet. Turn file 1/2 a turn so I don't push it in file and wipe after each tooth. When file loose its bite, I wash it. This works several times. When this isn't working I dip it in Apple cider vinegar and let it sit a minut with cutters up. Then wash it again. This also work many times. Only thing that kill files is vibrations from bouncing on hard surfaces. Depth gauge is another thing to learn how to set. If set too low it is worse than having it high. It should be as high as possible so fiber is thin and curl up well. There is no easy way to learn or magic handles... There is no limit to performance of a chain. It can always get better in some way. To het a good result you muct know what it is, how it looks and then its just practice...
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    07-08-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    One of my first saws I ever cut with was 263Cd and 180S Fun stuff..
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    07-06-2017
    I think the piston shown is overheated. Could be from lack of oil, then it will be scoorings almost all around piston. Heat damages like this is often from crystallized or carbonized oil. Often you see some broken bits as well as this has in top.
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    06-23-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    I have a bit info about these saws. If you have any questions, just fire away. I replyas best I can.
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    06-22-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    162 was a wonderful saw. Only saw I don't have in that family is the 66. I ran 18" on the ones I had. Big brothers 266 and 272 was also great saws!
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    06-22-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    There was a point to this, or several actually. First was to save starter housings as they broke a lot on the 50Rancher and others. Later ones (50/51/55) had decomp optional. Dealer ordered with or without.
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    06-22-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    163S has points. One of the last good saws with points. Then came the CD versions that had no points. I have a couple of them and the other 60cc models in the 160 family. Rear handle is pretty unique as it is this, 1100 and 380 that has it. Hoses melt as there is additives in fuel the rubber no like, They are easily replaced. Throttle linkage with the sping is to kill any vibrations traveling along the rod. A bonus was that it helped to not bend rod as tank moved. This in pic has chain brake, but it was optional in most areas but here I think.
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    06-22-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    The White cover 61 was introduced in market '77. It had a long run and was one of the most popular saws in the 162 family..
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    06-22-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    Many think the protective layer in fuel tank is crap and remove it. Best trick I know is a hand full M6 nuts and half a tank straight fuel. Shake and shake... 163s was introduced 1970. 61 is a different, newer animal: http://chainsawcollectors.se/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3036
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    06-21-2017
    There is sticks for arc welders as well if you know what material it is. That is the trixy part... Material and how it will react to heat. I gave up on all that guessing and testing and just glue them. If its just air flow you are after its not so hard. A bit worse if you want the fin's to radiate heat as well.
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    06-19-2017
    When fins are broken on intake side its not as risky as on outlet side. This one I would run without much thought.. Had many saws I run with broken fins. Cooling is better on intake side as all air pass this. Left side and muffler side is is hottest Partner had an idea about combining fluid cooling and air cooling. Fluid around cylinder to absorb and transfer heat evenly. A more effective cooling and this would keep temps in better levels. Sadly, this never got off drawing table.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    06-16-2017
    How much use has it? Age? Were are fins broken? If its a good dealer and you get good service I would get him to do it. Good help when needed is hard to find. The cheaper kits are often good after a bit work. Not always, but often.
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