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.58 chain
« on: March 01, 2018, 04:47:13 PM »
Why does .58 chain seem so scarce? 

Maybe I知 missing something..  :)
Why buy it when you can build it.

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 05:39:29 PM »
Regional size where Husqvarna and Jonsered are sold .
From Maine straight across to the Dakotas then north of the line in all of Canada.
Common in Europe up to  Scandinavia. 
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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 08:20:28 PM »
For some reason Husqvarna and Jred had to be different. As @HolmenTree says it is very common here yet .063 which is popular elsewhere is very scarce except in .404 for the big Stihls. It's all in what the distributor supplies with the saw.
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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 09:31:36 AM »
You can include Ohio in the region where Husky stayed with .058 and it's stocked at almost anyplace that sells chain.
Currently Husky is shipping saws here  with 050 chain, at least on the mid sized models that interest me,,
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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 10:02:04 AM »
Even online I'm not finding anything. All 3 of my saws, 2 johnsered and 1 husky have .58 bars.

The 2166 is only a year old..  Maybe people are running .50 chains..
Why buy it when you can build it.

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 10:10:09 AM »
Well, there are many good places to buy it on line but I am not sure who is and is not a site sponsor. A quick search on ebay returned 558 results for .058 saw chain if your not immune to dealing there.
Peterson JP swing mill
Morbark chipper
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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 12:01:18 AM »
Local Husky / J-red dealer has .058 gage on all his saws.....made him put .050 on my 2171 when I bought it.

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 04:20:08 AM »
Well, there are many good places to buy it on line but I am not sure who is and is not a site sponsor. A quick search on ebay returned 558 results for .058 saw chain if your not immune to dealing there.
Thanks . I did buy on eBay. 4 Oregon chains for $52.00 & free shipping.. 
Why buy it when you can build it.

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 05:01:38 AM »
FWIW I got the last of the  .404 skip chisel in .058 a former sponsor of this site had in stock .Cheap,about a dollar a foot .Believe it or not they had .404 in .050 at one time .Try and find any of that stuff while you are searching for a hens tooth or a needle in a hay stack .

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 05:56:08 AM »
Believe it or not, Amazon has a pretty wide selection of saw chain. 
'98 LT40HDD/Lombardini, Case 580L, Cat D4C, JD 3032 tractor, JD 5410 tractor, Husky 346, 372 and 562XP's. Stihl MS180 and MS361, 1998 and 2006 3/4 Ton 5.9 Cummins 4x4's, 1989 Dodge D100 w/ 318, and a 1966 Chevy C60 w/ dump bed.

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 04:43:22 PM »
At one time Stihl sold lots of .058 gauge 35RS, TS and RM chain to supply the Husqvarna/ Jonsered saw owners.
Last time I bought any of this chain was back in the 1990's. Still see some of it on EBay.

And to add to what Al said about .050 .404. I have a partial roll of Oregon 50AL .404 chisel bit. Actually made a fine milling chain on my Stihl 090AV 36" Alaskan mill.
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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 05:57:20 PM »
from what I was told today Husky up here will be switching to .050

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Re: .58 chain
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 06:52:46 PM »
That odd .050 bar with a .404 sprocket nose was given to me .32" McCulloch mount ,Windsor nose .I changed it to 3/8" .I assume it might have came from the PNW .We would have never used .404 chain in these parts on a 10 series McCulloch .It's all hardwoods here unlike the left coast with the soft wood trees that .404 on a mid sized saw would probably clear the chips better than 3/8" 


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