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Offline Timbercruiser

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Saw compression
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:37:27 AM »
hi everyone I recently checked all my saws with a compression gauge.   Seems a new or rebuild is around 150 to 160 psi.   One work saw I use a lot was 140 pounds .  Just wondering how low do you guys let them go .?  Some people say dont pay attention to it so I figured Id ask  :)

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Re: Saw compression
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 11:07:10 AM »
Below about 90 youll have trouble getting a saw running in my experience.  When the weight of the saw reels out the starter rope. 
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Re: Saw compression
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 08:00:23 AM »
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Re: Saw compression
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 05:24:55 AM »
Couple of things to consider .Static compression is what you measure with a compression gauge by just pulling the saw over a few times .Dynamic compression ,under running conditions will be much higher .
In my opinion 140-150 PSI static is not a problem ,100 probably is .

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