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Author Topic: Best set up for cs590  (Read 148 times)

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Offline Matthewcmill

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Best set up for cs590
« on: May 16, 2022, 06:49:17 PM »
Evening. I recently got into Alaskan milling and bought a holzfforma 28" bar and chain for my echo cs590 and the wood came out looking like Ruffles potato chips. I've come to agree that the Chinese bar and chain is junk. I'm now looking at a 24" Laser bar and Archer ripping chain. Is Archer or Laser count? Also wondering which chain is better milling, ripping or skip tooth? Looking for speed not a clean cut. 

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Re: Best set up for cs590
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 07:08:40 PM »
Those holtzfarma bars are terrible. I bought some as an academic exercise and each took an hour of work in dressing the bar before I ever would think of putting it on a saw. What color were the bars? The grey ones are first gen (what I got) and junk. I heard they are making some 'prime bars'' and painting them a different color.
 The chains I found were not up to snuff either. they chattered a lot and some teeth were really hard, while others not so much. The cuts I got were fine for felling and bucking, not good for much else.
 You should be using ripping chain for milling, that's what it's made for. Buy good stuff to make good stuff.
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