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Offline bandmiller2

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« on: July 31, 2013, 08:37:01 PM »
Do many of you guys make up chain loops from a roll.??I've got all the tools but still order loops all made.Sometimes I find new chain in odd legnths and use the breaker and spinner to adjust the length. Frank C.
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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 09:22:02 PM »
I have several rolls of bulk chain .Quit frankly though usually you can find ready made loops cheaper than you can roll your own so to speak .

More times than not my chain spinner is used to repair damaged loops .

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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 10:58:06 PM »
Unless you need lengths that are not commonly stocked, it is usually more economical to buy pre made loops when you factor in the time. We sell rolls to shops that move a lot of chain, they service all makes and models, but most  of the smaller dealers purchase loops in the popular sizes.
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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 11:52:36 PM »
I have all the tools also but typically purchase pre made loops. I usually try to catch it on sale. I do repair chains and shorten stretched out processor chains mostly
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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 08:50:05 AM »
I buy my chain by the roll and break/spin my loops for my various saws.
 I have piles of rocked out chain in storage which still have lots of cutter left, so when I have time in the winter I'm busy making up the different loops for what I can salvage for the different b/c I run for next season.
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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 11:07:22 AM »
I have several rolls of bulk chain .Quit frankly though usually you can find ready made loops cheaper than you can roll your own so to speak .

More times than not my chain spinner is used to repair damaged loops .

Yup, I figured it out a while back, it would take a non-pro a long time to pay off the investment.

For an outfit running multiple saws with different bar lengths that take the same chain the convenience factor is a big plus in itself.

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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 11:16:23 AM »
I use my saw quite a bit. But no to making my own chain up. I don't even use 10 loops a year. One place that use to be open would have a sale on 6 chains. He's long gone and have not seen a sale since.
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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 07:36:34 PM »
I have several rolls of bulk chain .Quit frankly though usually you can find ready made loops cheaper than you can roll your own so to speak .

More times than not my chain spinner is used to repair damaged loops .

Yup, I figured it out a while back, it would take a non-pro a long time to pay off the investment.
 
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     Well yes but then I have bud who runs a tree service which is probabley mid sized as far as that .He uses only Stihl chain and just fiqures the chain is the cost of doing business .If he rocks one I gather them up every so often and repair them .Fact most of my Stihl branded chains came from the bottom of his tool boxes .
 Now this guy has a spinner and a breaker he just doesn't fool with it .

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Re: Saw chain tools
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 08:27:04 AM »
When I  was running my tree service we were useing bars from 16 to 32 inches and making loops as needed. Now that I am just logging and useing 20 inch bars it's easier to buy pre made loops.
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