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Author Topic: Stihl 08S Bar Questions  (Read 134 times)

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Offline KStick

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Stihl 08S Bar Questions
« on: August 25, 2020, 03:02:42 PM »
Greetings, I'm a new member to this site and I spent some time searching the forums for the answers to my questions without any luck. But, it appears that there are plenty of knowledgeable experts who may have the answers.

I inherited a Stihl 08S in great running condition. However, it came to me with an 84DT, 3/8 pitch, .050 gauge chain mounted on a 24" bar with a .063 groove. It took me a while to figure out why the chain wouldn't stay in the groove.

I've been looking for a new bar and chain for my old saw. I was hoping to find a cross-reference list of compatible new bars to old but have only wasted time looking for that. I like the 24" length, probably with a semi-skip sequence. My saw has the old 8 gear sprocket, and it looks like a 14 mm tail mount. So, are there compatible bars out there? What would you recommend for my 08S?

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Re: Stihl 08S Bar Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 08:53:28 PM »
Welcome! IIRC the 08S uses the Oregon E031 mount but they are getting hard to find. The bar you would want would be 240RNDE031 for .050 chain, 243RNDE031 for .063. I don't know if they are still in production.
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Re: Stihl 08S Bar Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 10:30:49 PM »
Thanks, that gives me something to look for. I'll see what I can find.

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