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  1. Well I guess because I previously switched everything to 3/8 or 3/8 lo pro. I’m not saying this is what everyone is doing, just works for me
  2. Look forward to seeing/hearing the your take on these
  3. 64” lo pro bars ??? What are these designed to run on? ms661? ms880? Is there an increase in flex or bowing within the cut ?
  4. Rob, without looking at my reel at the yard , I would fairly confidently say I use Oregon 91VXL for my carving bars( quarter tips and toonies ) Reasons for buying It’s readily available its fairly cheap i would say on the whole I’m very happy with it. The only gripe I have is that for the narrower radius quarter tips the cutter is a little too long and I end up grinding more cutter heel off than I would with a shorter cutter length. I know the L in VXL means longer and in normal use it would be a benefit having more tooth to sharpen. I also use it for milling (42” lo pro bar on Stihl 066) re-profiled for milling. only reason- I had existing reel of it. If I were to buy more loops just for milling I would be interested in lo pro skip chain if such a chain exists?
  5. wisewood

    Stihl 036 QS chain break issues

    Hmm, interesting. Maybe I’ve fitted the wrong tension spring then. I’ll see if I can find out what year it is 👍 thanks again
  6. wisewood

    Stihl 036 QS chain break issues

    Many thanks for this mate, only had a quick skim through so far but yes the sm looks to be all there 👍 i shall update my post once I’ve sorted it or sent to spud lol
  7. wisewood

    Stihl 036 QS chain break issues

    Possibly, wedgebanger sent me the service manual so will be studying very closely 👍
  8. wisewood

    Swedish soldier from 1700’s

    Thanks Bill 👍
  9. wisewood

    Swedish soldier from 1700’s

    Thanks Rich, it took 3 &1/2 days with 2of us working on it. All saw apart from some chisel work on the eyes.
  10. Hi Rob, I use 3/8 lo pro on my quarter tips and toonies. Probably down to being the easiest option for me as I can run both lo pro and standard 3/8 on my bigger saws if needs be without any hassle
  11. wisewood

    Swedish soldier from 1700’s

    Thanks Stubby 👍
  12. wisewood

    Stihl 036 QS chain break issues

    https://youtu.be/KlaNWSn-4yI Some help needed here, the brake tension spring broke on my Stihl 036QS . I’ve replaced it and it all seems to be fitted correctly but now the chainbrake handle is being overpowered by the quick stop. When the usual brake is engaged, the QS still forces the saw to drive the chain , albeit slower as its forcing the clutch to turn whilst on break?? I’m not sure if I’m missing something obvious. I was tempted to disconnect the QS cable but I’ve since read it’s all or nothing as far as chain brake, one element won’t work without the other 🤬 PS yes the chain is loose, it’s a carving bar 😆 Can anyone send me a workshop manual? i think I need to see the correct configuration of all the chainbreak elements including the QS parts, so I can compare with my saw . I’ve taken a vid of it running, please see the link at the beginning of my post. Thanks, Si
  13. wisewood

    Swedish soldier from 1700’s

    Thanks mate👍
  14. wisewood

    Swedish soldier from 1700’s

    Thanks mate👍


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