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Offline WranglerSS

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Milwaukee M18 Upgrade
« on: April 01, 2020, 08:57:57 AM »
Has anyone found a 16" bar and chain with a .050 gauge to upgrade the M18? I tried to use my Stihl bar but the adjuster pin is in the wrong location to work.
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Re: Milwaukee M18 Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 03:30:38 PM »
Your best bet would be a small consumer saw like a Poulan. I'd compare that bar to stock.

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Re: Milwaukee M18 Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 04:43:00 PM »
I think Oregon makes the bar for Milwaukee, might try them.
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Re: Milwaukee M18 Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 05:42:24 PM »
Oregon makes the OEM bar for the Milwaukee M18 chainsaw. The only bar on the Oregon website for the M18 is a 3/8" pitch low profile, .043" gauge, 16" bar, same as OEM.

What makes you want to change? That bar is a good match for the saw. There might be better chains than what comes stock, however.
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Re: Milwaukee M18 Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 09:43:35 AM »
Thanks for the replies. The reason I want to go to a .050 gauge chain is I have several chains bought on a deal though Oregon couple years ago. Plus the .043 is a bit flimsy for my taste and the M18 has the power to run a better chain.
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