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Old 09-01-17   #11 (permalink)
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Re: chainsaw carving set-up on a tight budget

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The Florabest Lidl one comes with an Orgeon 16" AO95 'Doubleguard' bar - would the mounting end of that type of orgeon bar be the same a dime tip? I haven't a clue but sure someone here does.
The bar mount may well fit but it will most likely have a 3/8 lo pro clutch sprocket or .325
In order to run 1/4 carving chain on a dime tip you would need to swap that out for a 1/4 clutch sprocket/worm drive. It may be possible to fabricate/modify one but I doubt there will be a ready made part for these saws.
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Re: chainsaw carving set-up on a tight budget

Alternately, run a Quarter tip bar if the chain is 3/8 lo-pro
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Re: chainsaw carving set-up on a tight budget

This is a great setup for detail work. I run a 14 inch Tsumara dime tip on it (very small radius tip) and its a perfect balance. If you contact Rob (at the link quoted below) he can give great advice on packages for what you need

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Re: chainsaw carving set-up on a tight budget

Hi bud, I'm always on a tight budget :-( but for years I've used a wee stihl 180 with a pole saw bar (and chain) - it's not as pointy as a proper carving bar but you can get a reasonable amount of detail with it. Have to say, just recently purchased a sugi r7 bar and chain, the difference is something else, but not cheap - bar, chain and sprocket were the guts of 130. Not sure if you can still get the pointy poĺe saw bar but for around 100 you should be able to get an ok ms170/180. One last thing - there's really not much to a wee saw engine, so a bit of pootering about on a fixer upper could be worth a try. (Plenty of helpful info on this here forum)
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