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AWarb00

Looking to get into carving

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AWarb00   

Hi,

 

I am looking to get into carving but not sure how to go about it, just would like some tips?:001_smile:

I'm not going into it majorly serious but just looking to try and make some fairly respectable pieces that may be worth a few quid. (obviously not straight away but we have to start somewhere:001_smile:)

 

the saws i have are stihl MS201t, MS230, MS361,

 

Any advice greatly appreciated.:001_smile:

 

A

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I'd get a 12 or 14" 1/4 pitch carving bar and appropriate sprocket for the 230. Cannon bars are tough, sugi also seem popular.

 

Just mess about have fun, watch some vids on youtoooobe

 

Enjoy

 

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AWarb00   
may have a 1/4 sprocket that'll fit ms230 knocking about. unused/barely used can have for cheap if you want

 

BN6C-0X30-A Sugihara Light Type Dime Tip 12" 1/4 .050 68 drive links - Chainsawbars

 

25F Oregon Carving Full Feature 1/4 .050 - Chainsawbars

 

Are these what i need, and would work with your 1/4 sprocket?

How much do you want for it? :001_smile:, PM if you prefer. Just trying to add up all the costs.

 

Thanks

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Never used that full feature chain, prob worth just ringing rob at chainsawbars.Co.UK about it.

 

10er plus postage for the sprocket. Just found it I used it on an ms170 for maybe a tank at some point. It's a stihl 8t.

 

I'm fairly sure this will fit a ms230, as a quick search looks like they share the same 3/8 sprockets.

 

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Ukulian   

Go with the 25ap chain from Oregon rather than the 25ff. Far more versatile and a LOT easier to sharpen. And enjoy the experience. :)

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full feature chains are a bit like marmite.. (brown a sticky... or..some like em, some dont.. ) i dont get on with them, too many teth to sharpen for the minimal speed increase in my opinion. just get std 1/4 pitch chain. the carvign chains may have the heals of the teeth already ground off. if not, you willneed to do it yourself. youtube videos are a good start for basics like that. this explains it nicely. Carving information from Mick Burns, Chainsaw Carver

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