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Author Topic: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?  (Read 2959 times)

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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2019, 05:04:06 AM »
GB titanium pro are the hardest wearing bar I've run across, and I've pretty much tried them all. Maybe a PITA to import, but with the AUD low against the greenback it'd be competitive I'd imagine.

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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2019, 07:38:05 AM »
I did a bunch of chainsaw milling a few years ago, I had used a cannon bar. It was a USED cannon and still had a lot of life left in it. Still does.....point being it more than had enough to last through two peoples desire to horse that thing around! And I think in my humble opinion the thing that would work into the decision is how much milling you plan to do. If the answer is "A lot for a long time", the Cannon is the right bar and the extra money well spent. If you are just going to do a few pieces here and there those Foresters aren't a bad deal. I had run the "Red" bar they were calling a Pro bar for a few years and have to say the only complaint I had was they were heavy. They wore pretty well. I never killed a tip on them as I have a few other brands. So really nothing wrong with them for the money. For the casual user they are a good bar for certain. Especially ( I know this is off topic) the "green" ones for the smaller saws. Never tried their newer offerings as I moved to other brands.
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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2019, 05:46:44 PM »
GB titanium pro are the hardest wearing bar I've run across, and I've pretty much tried them all. Maybe a PITA to import, but with the AUD low against the greenback it'd be competitive I'd imagine.

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I tried contacting them back in mar of last yr, then apr, and again in may. I heard nothing from them and their only 3 distributors do not have any contact other than a tele, which is an intl number. If their business model is to not reply back to someone attempting to give them $ for their product, id rather buy a chinese bar. 
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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2019, 06:00:59 PM »
I bought a 59 stihl bar from the dealer for about $250. Chain is $100 a piece and you want more than one. Keep them sharp!

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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2019, 06:54:47 PM »
I bought a 59 stihl bar from the dealer for about $250. Chain is $100 a piece and you want more than one. Keep them sharp!
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Can you send me your dealers contact? At $250 for a stihl, ill buy it, considering the stihl dealers in oregon and tx charge $460, and a forester 60 is $250.
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2019, 07:34:04 PM »
I bought it at Cherry Valley stove and saw in Caledonia, MI. Good guys there. Old school customer service. 

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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2019, 04:28:53 AM »
GB titanium pro are the hardest wearing bar I've run across, and I've pretty much tried them all. Maybe a PITA to import, but with the AUD low against the greenback it'd be competitive I'd imagine.

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I tried contacting them back in mar of last yr, then apr, and again in may. I heard nothing from them and their only 3 distributors do not have any contact other than a tele, which is an intl number. If their business model is to not reply back to someone attempting to give them $ for their product, id rather buy a chinese bar.
If you want me to get price and availability  I will. I've always found them good to deal with myself.
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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
GB titanium pro are the hardest wearing bar I've run across, and I've pretty much tried them all. Maybe a PITA to import, but with the AUD low against the greenback it'd be competitive I'd imagine.

About Us - GB Forestry - Performance Forestry Equipment
I tried contacting them back in mar of last yr, then apr, and again in may. I heard nothing from them and their only 3 distributors do not have any contact other than a tele, which is an intl number. If their business model is to not reply back to someone attempting to give them $ for their product, id rather buy a chinese bar.
If you want me to get price and availability  I will. I've always found them good to deal with myself.
I appreciate the offer, but personally, my attempted dealings with them was poor, and i won't force or beg someone to take my money. if within 3 attempts to purchase their product, i don't receive some form of communicay back, i move on elsewhere. i have a 3 strike rule, if within 3 attempts, there is no traction, i stop my attempts and do something else or go elsewhere. 
but again, thank you for your offer.  
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Re: Forester Bars or Cannon Bars or another 60" bar manufacturer?
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2019, 08:30:56 PM »
A Forester bar will work for what you need so long as you bump up the oil supply and scrape your bar after each slab.  

I worked right of way maint for electic co-ops and forester bars did not like to get hot at all.  If youre gental with them theyll last a while.  The sprocket wasnt bad.  The only part worth a durnit on the bar This was late 2008-2012 era.  Oregon bars lasted much longer.  I ran 26" bars on my 72cc 365.  
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