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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2018, 08:59:19 AM »
It's no different than Arnold Schwarzenegger and DannyDeVito on a tandem bike. Arnold might be doing most of the work, but the bike is going to go faster than if just one of them was on the bike.
   Remember, in the movie "Twins" Danny and Arnold are twins.
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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 12:49:01 PM »
That was my inspiration for two opposite humans.  :)
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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 02:39:41 PM »
Greetings.  I currently have a 36" stihl bar for my 661 but I want to move up to at least a 48".  I can't locate a Stihl branded one that will work.  Can anyone point me to a lead?  Thanks
Last long bar I got was from Madsen's it's one place that specifically tailors to hand fallers so they keep up 84" bars in stock for big Stihl and husky. 066 on down seems like you can get a 50" cannon from a quick look in their catalog and at that I've been told they don't like to pull them even in Doug fir.

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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 08:19:39 AM »

Large piece milled on a custom mill my friend built and used to mill this 144 wide black walnut. He used a custom bar and chain that has a cutter every 12 powered by a single 661
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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 12:03:33 PM »
Murdock, very interesting!
I heard stories from a few old timers running circular mill saws. When they got into bigger wood they'd leave out every second tooth.
Kind of how I like .404 full skip when the tough gets going.
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2018, 04:55:57 PM »
It was pretty amazing, took him a week or so, but he got several 3" thick slabs, weighing a bunch each. The uncut piece was about 20 tons.  It was a lot of wood, mostly solid, with one very small pocket of center rot in a portion of the heart.  Will make some absolutely one of a kind pieces when cured!  He has been doing this for some time, and he sets up his mill so there is no bar sag at all, and the cuts are perfect every time.
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »
 :o :o Impressive, thanks for sharing.

How much does a tree like that cost? That thing is gigantic!     
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2018, 01:10:12 AM »
Not sure how much he had to give for it, I am sure he will be able to make some good bank on his efforts. It was a bigun!!
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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2018, 10:02:48 AM »
Jesper;
As Yellowhammer said, excellent and info laden videos.
Well done!
At about 40 seconds into your MS 880/660 video, you mention that the new Granberg brackets allow for adjustments to minimize bar sag.
Can you give a bit more detail on that?
How does that work?
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Re: Largest bar available for a Stihl MS661?
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2018, 02:47:06 AM »
Andries the videos are made by Rob who has alaskanmill.co.uk I'm only a happy customer. I haven't tried the new brackets as I like my quick adjustment for the old style to much  ;D but I do think that Rob have explained it in some other videos of his. But basically you actual bend the bar a little upwards when mounting the mill as I understand so when the pressure is put on it flexes and become level.
One thing i for sure Rob really knows something about the Granberg mills and how to use and tweak it.


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