The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Question on .050 gauge vs .063 gauge bars  (Read 4189 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Furu

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 128
  • Location: NW US
    • Share Post
Question on .050 gauge vs .063 gauge bars
« on: February 19, 2012, 02:58:11 PM »
I looked through the archives and did not find this so am posing the question here. 
An .065 bar is often used with the high power saws and longer bars.  Some say the primary reason is for oil flow others say chain strength. 
I am evaluating going to an .065 on a longer length bar but when I look at the bar it is no thicker than the .050 bar and thus the rails are quite noticeably much thinner.  Has anyone had an issue with long term wear using .065 gauge with the thinner rails on the bar or is that pretty much a non event?
Thanks

Offline OAP

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Ireland
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Question on .050 gauge vs .063 gauge bars
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 07:02:12 PM »
No over this side of the pond 050 gauge is almost extinct . Its 058 or 063, the biggest bar I have is 32" and 058 gauge and it works just fine.
.

Offline Al_Smith

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11708
  • Location: Northwestern Ohio in the center of a giant corn field
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Question on .050 gauge vs .063 gauge bars
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 07:21:07 PM »
Depends on where you're at what is popular .Around these parts it's 50 thou .Maybe in the tall timber in the PNW it's .063 .

I don't know why or if it really makes a difference .

Offline sawguy21

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12125
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Enderby B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Question on .050 gauge vs .063 gauge bars
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 08:41:01 PM »
.063 is pretty much gone here save for some guys with big Stihls. We sell mostly .050 for Stihl, Dolmar and the U.S. built saws, .058 for Husqvarna and Jonsereds.
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Can I use .50 gauge chain on .58 gauge drive sprocket

Started by Greenerpastures on Chainsaws

47 Replies
11773 Views
Last post September 20, 2018, 03:19:45 PM
by Greenerpastures
xx
stupid question (pitch and gauge)

Started by Engineer on Chainsaws

4 Replies
1468 Views
Last post March 20, 2008, 03:16:30 AM
by rebocardo
xx
chains .050" gauge and .058" gauge

Started by dirtmod454 on Chainsaws

8 Replies
7735 Views
Last post April 12, 2009, 12:39:35 PM
by ErikC
xx
Bar Gauge

Started by D._Frederick on Chainsaws

11 Replies
11707 Views
Last post May 31, 2005, 11:01:03 PM
by outdoortype
 


Powered by EzPortal