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  • Magnus's Avatar
    08-31-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    Haven't seen or heard any 385 or 390 blow bearings here. Seen some hard abused ones.... Have a custemer here with one 575, two 576 that never past 3 moths. He has been running 7900 now going on three years.
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    08-31-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    385/390 is a wonderful saw! 394/395 I just tested a bit but it seemed to be a step up and closer to 3120 in its performance. I miss the "umpf" thats in 385/390 if that makes any sence to you..
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    08-31-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    I doubt that the 372 will be a vast improvement from 575/576. We'll see... Bottom end bearings, top end bearings, running hot, cracking, there is a number of issues with 575/576. Case on 572 look a lot like 576.. From what I have seen so far its a lot of talk, not much to show for it...
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    08-29-2017
    Magnus replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    572xp is on the way as is the 462c-m.. Might hang tight a bit and see when they come to a circus close to you.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-27-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    O like 1,6/.063 It libes well, as do 1,5/,058 compared to 13/,050.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-26-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-25-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-23-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-23-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-21-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-19-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    07-18-2017
    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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  • Magnus's Avatar
    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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