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Re: For the Chainsaw Millers...
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2021, 12:11:40 PM »
Pferd Universal Edge Sharpener Guide Bar Dresser

These work very well for keeping bar rails true.
Bar rail closers can be found too, be carefull not to close the rails too much.
I hate that tool.  But i will second not to close up too much which is easily done.  An equally ground chisel can flare them back open and pieces of grinding disc or sandpaper on a razor can hone up the burrs in the kerf.  Cutoff discs work in .063 and and maybe .058 but i dont think i have any fine enough for .050.  Think ive used a twistlock zip wheel for 050 with the pad and paper pulled away from each other.  Its tedious.
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« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2021, 12:28:35 PM »
I hate that tool.  But i will second not to close up too much which is easily done.  An equally ground chisel can flare them back open and pieces of grinding disc or sandpaper on a razor can hone up the burrs in the kerf.  Cutoff discs work in .063 and and maybe .058 but i dont think i have any fine enough for .050.  Think ive used a twistlock zip wheel for 050 with the pad and paper pulled away from each other.  Its tedious.
I appreciate the feedback.  I'll be playing with the old bar when the new bar comes in.

Pferd Universal Edge Sharpener Guide Bar Dresser

These work very well for keeping bar rails true.
Bar rail closers can be found too, be carefull not to close the rails too much.
I appreciate the link.  I'm hoping I can take what I've learned from this thread and get myself through the 10 or so logs I have to mill up.
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Re: For the Chainsaw Millers...
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2021, 04:27:09 PM »
Pferd Universal Edge Sharpener Guide Bar Dresser

These work very well for keeping bar rails true.
Bar rail closers can be found too, be carefull not to close the rails too much.
I hate that tool.  But i will second not to close up too much which is easily done.  An equally ground chisel can flare them back open and pieces of grinding disc or sandpaper on a razor can hone up the burrs in the kerf.  Cutoff discs work in .063 and and maybe .058 but i dont think i have any fine enough for .050.  Think ive used a twistlock zip wheel for 050 with the pad and paper pulled away from each other.  Its tedious.
Mike I am curious why you hate it?
I've got bars that each have hundreds of thousands of board feet on them as well as hundreds of cords of treelength and pulp. Only maintenance is with that Pferd.

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Re: For the Chainsaw Millers...
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2021, 04:28:32 PM »
I'll take it for zero dollars and a half hour!  Thanks @YellowHammer 

Shaft is from an old Craftsman RAS and the handle is from a broken boat winch.

When I get my new chains and bar, I'll take it for a test drive.



 

 

 

 
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« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2021, 04:54:19 PM »
Dont look Ethellll;  but it was too late.    

Another one addicted 🥰😔
Trying harder everyday.

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« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2021, 05:46:04 PM »
Nice.  Pretty fancy for a CSM.  Youll really like this contraption.  Remember to feed the string low through the crossbar to keep the rig from jacking up under load.  Dont forget the high dollar screw in the other end of the log to loop the string.  
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Take steps to save steps.

If it wont roll, its not a log; its still a piece of tree.  Sawmills cut logs, not pieces of trees.

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« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2021, 10:15:29 PM »
Mike I am curious why you hate it?
It may well just be me sucking at it, i got one early on and it didnt take me long to dull up all sides of the knife or to get one of the worst splinters ive ever had.  As a metalworker ive had some doozies but theres no sliver like a bar sliver.


One pass on the beltsander imo is much superior to a pferd.  Now in the woods theres obviously no argument for a beltsander.  


So its a good tool that i still reserve the right to hate. 
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« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2021, 02:01:41 PM »
The new chain and matched 0.058" bar was like night and day to the mismatched chain and bar gauge.  That was definitely the issue.  The hand crank fanciness was just icing on the cake.  Thanks to everyone who helped me get through this issue.  Milled a couple slabs each of white oak and lob pine.  This should get me by until my BSM gets here in Sept.



 

 

 
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