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Book recommended lengths are 12”, 14” or 16” 3/8p .050”. Has anyone tried 16”, 18” or 20” 3/8p (.043” or .050”) or 1/4p?

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Book recommended lengths are 12”, 14” or 16” 3/8p .050”. Has anyone tried 16”, 18” or 20” 3/8p (.043” or .050”) or 1/4p?

No, just 14” 3/8 mainly, have dropped to a 12” on it at present purely because it suits my needs and also with a view of it giving me a little extra run time on the batteries, less chain length less drag being the theory. Would imagine it’ll pull the 16” fine providing chains kept sharp but i wouldnt fancy putting an 18” or bigger on personally

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Mine is as it came with a 14". Cant see the merit in going bigger as it feels maxed out at that. 

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I probably want 16” or 18” but am nevertheless interested in context and results from those who have tried. Bear in mind there are 2511s out there running 20” 1/4p.

 

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Noise and pull starting. Struggling to see relevance. Are you driving at a torque vs horsepower issue for chip evacuation?

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all iam saying is we have a msa 220 at work on a 12"bar and its very under powered, so if your thinking to put a 18" bar on it and use it in place of say a husky 550 you will be very disappointed, its a handy saw in certain situations but a million miles from a small petrol ground saw, just my experience with it , maybe others have got more out of it.

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Has anyone tried 16”, 18” or 20” 3/8p (.043” or .050”) or 1/4p?

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