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Old 28-12-11   #1 (permalink)
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big bars

what size bars do you use on your big saws and whats the biggest available ?
mines a mear 36" solid nose on my 084.
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Re: big bars

i have an ms 440 with a 20" bar which does me fine. I got a 25" the other day but it still has not been used.
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Re: big bars

That solid nose bar will reduce your power output .I had a 48" solid nose on my 088 and took it off and replaced it with a 36" ordinary bar massive difference
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Re: big bars

bought the 880 and the 4' bar but never needed it.
run most saws on the minimum bar sizes
880 30"
441's 20"
341's have 15"

the only exception are the 200t's we have half on 12" and half on 14"
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Re: big bars

I have a 36" bar STIHL ES one. I've seen 6' bars which are cool but very impractical.
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Re: big bars

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That solid nose bar will reduce your power output .I had a 48" solid nose on my 088 and took it off and replaced it with a 36" ordinary bar massive difference

My solid nose 47" or 48" (not sure!) bar on the 088 is a big old beast but i quite agree it does sap power and gets very hot too!

Switched to 36" with much better results.

Run a 36" on the 660 but prefer it with smaller bars whenever size is not an issue.
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Re: big bars

72" in the biggest I have used.
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Re: big bars

Did you still have decent power and chain speed with that mike?
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Re: big bars

grandad has a 48" on the 070AV, i have 3 36" for the 153 and 166, and a 44" for the 166
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Did you still have decent power and chain speed with that mike?
depends what saw its on, really big bars are great on really old saws as they have a lot more torque, chain speed is always a lot slower on old saws, i would much rather be running a extra long bar on an 070 or 166 than a modern 880
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