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Making reworked bar
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:56:21 AM »
I want to take an existing 0.063x20 saw bar and cut it down to about 16". The shortest large mount bar that I have found for my Husky so far has been 20". Considering the machine work on doing such a thing seems pretty straight forward, what's you folks opinions? It seems that the most difficult part would be the bar oil hole. I could go to a smaller gauge, but I REALLY like the way the 0.063 cuts.
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Re: Making reworked bar
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 06:56:50 AM »
I have a 16" stihl 063 bar on my 372xp for bucking piled firewood. Keeps me from stabbing into logs i dont intend to cut, and not many cutters to sharpen. Cheaper chains too.

Just make bushings for the bar studs. I used trimmed off pieces from a coil spring i ground down a bit by hand. Works perfect.
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Re: Making reworked bar
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 06:24:21 AM »
I want to take an existing 0.063x20 saw bar and cut it down to about 16". The shortest large mount bar that I have found for my Husky so far has been 20". Considering the machine work on doing such a thing seems pretty straight forward, what's you folks opinions? It seems that the most difficult part would be the bar oil hole. I could go to a smaller gauge, but I REALLY like the way the 0.063 cuts.
I wondered about that when I saw some bent long bars that may be able to be cut down and used as shorter ones. Drilling an oil hole I have done a couple of times. Sharp and slow. Stihl bars are open at the base. Should be able to be cut to the same shape?
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Re: Making reworked bar
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 08:39:19 AM »
I made a 13" bar out of a 15" bar for a 550XP.
Only used my 4.5" angle grinder, bench grinder , file and drill press.
Here's a pic of the mod about a half ways in.


 
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