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Offline Frank Pender - AKA "Tail Gunner"

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new saw on way
« on: March 08, 2009, 10:40:28 AM »
I got a call yesterday from my saw shop folks about a new saw I was thinking of acquiring.  He changed my mind.  I have gone from an 066 to an 085.  Now that is a jump in weight and size, for sure.  The weight is about five pounds more, but the capacity for a bar really increase; a 60". ;D

I have a number of logs to rip and the bigger saw will do the trick, with much less effort on my part, I HOPE! ::)

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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 01:11:09 PM »
If you're under age 65 that saw will pull a 72" bar.  Comes with wheels for transport.
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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 06:47:15 AM »
You got a 72" bar, Steve?

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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 10:24:10 AM »
If Steve m does not.............I know where to get them...is 6 long enough or would you like a 7 footer.

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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 03:42:07 PM »
How much for a 6' and as 7'?  I just need to dream a bit. ;D

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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 12:31:07 AM »
My source advised me.....they are having trouble getting sprockets for tips. They have been building custom bars with better grade of steel since 1961. Made here in Oregon.

I had him repair a 60" and 52" a few years back; recent military needs has impacted his business with resource availability. He currently has bars with helper handle slots at these sizes.
 

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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 10:17:34 AM »
Don't have one, I'm over 65 so the saw won't pull that big of a bar for me.
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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 09:14:00 PM »
The key is making sure the saw will pull a 6' or 7' system.  I do not think I would like someone on the other end of a saw bar.

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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 10:18:45 PM »
I think the stinger (helper handle) can be on or off.  They used a lot of those with the early BIG saws that weighed a ton without a bar. 
The best chains I know of for the big saws are skip tooth chisle bits, filed square.  One guy told me he could get them so sharp the shaving had bark on both ends.  Now that's sharp.
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Re: new saw on way
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 09:41:46 PM »
That is all I run, Steve, is a chisel bit, skip tooth chain for all of my saws.