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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
His saw to use as he sees fit. 
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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2018, 08:04:56 AM »
Yea, when you get down to it, it's the machine's job to make life easier for the human. Trenching with a saw really isn't a bad idea. I wouldn't like doing it with my good saws, but you use what you've got. 900' is a lot of wire to set by hand. A good case could be made for using your good saw.

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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2018, 08:13:52 AM »
Too many rocks to get away with something like that where I live. If you think about it, a DitchWitch is just and over sized chainsaw.
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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2018, 09:18:50 AM »
Ya use what ya got . >:(   The end justifies the means.

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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2019, 04:21:26 PM »
Got the wood out...




Was kind of a pita. I dug it out a bit,  but everything was still filthy. I used my Poulan bar, and an old chain. When I was done there were two teeth left, and those were barely there. I cut it in sections, then wedged it out in sections. Curiously, the easiest way to cut it was boring it. I'd bore in(using a green chain at that), then pull it out and bore again. If I tried rocking it back, it wouldn't really cut. I get a couple crappy crosscuts, then perforate with bore cuts. It worked eventually. Took awhile to clean the crud out of the saw when I was done.

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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2019, 04:42:58 PM »
My Stihl Dealer recommended that I borrow my neighbors chainsaw for projects like this.
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2019, 10:56:56 PM »
That will only happen once. :D
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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2019, 05:00:44 AM »
I had one last task for my Poulan Pro, but it fell flat. I have an ~20" limb that's half planted in the ground, so I need to buck a bunch of dirt too. Don't tell anyone, but Poulan Pro may have had some flight training after it quit, and wouldn't start  :^P  :^D

After that quit, I pulled out my 362cm. It had a chain that was pretty much done, so I thought I could get through it with that. Not much luck. Lots of sparks from the kerf, and a couple half-assed sharpening attempts later, I have ~2 cuts left. The old chain started off correctly tensioned, but was hanging at least .5" off the bar when I was done, and the second attempt at filing found the tooth remains hardened. The clutch cover was packed with burnt oily dust. The bar's missing more paint, but doesn't seem /too/ bad. The nose sprocket might be a little more gritty, but probably ok.

Did I do any damage I can't see? Too late now, but I'm a little sorry I used my good saw for that task. To finish up, I'll put my poulan bar on my echo. I have two spent chains I think I'll be able to finish with. Hopefully...
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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2019, 08:44:52 PM »
Got the wood out...

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If I tried rocking it back, it wouldn't really cut.

Sounds like you just needed to dress the bar when you started.  File down the lip on the edge of the bar where your chain rides.  Then make sure your groove is even.  A bar dresser makes bars last till the sprocket falls out.
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« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2019, 09:02:39 PM »
Stihl makes a flat tool kinda screw driver (standard) on one end, and a hook on the other, helps to clean out your bar, and I blow the tip sprocket till it wines like a jet engine.  file flat then remove the side bur, then if it still does'nt work, then maybe you ruined your bar.  good luck.
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Re: Did I Damage My Bar?
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2019, 05:57:33 AM »
Stihl makes a flat tool kinda screw driver (standard) on one end, and a hook on the other, helps to clean out your bar, and I blow the tip sprocket till it wines like a jet engine.  file flat then remove the side bur, then if it still does'nt work, then maybe you ruined your bar.  good luck.
Yep.. That jet engine sound should indicate that it is spinning free
Therefore it should be up to another grounding
BTW this will kill the equipment in time
I do get that sometimes this is needed to get a job done
Cause and effect
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