The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Tally-I/O




Author Topic: Sprocket nose vs. solid tip bar  (Read 12638 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Corley5

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8170
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Wolverine, Michigan USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Wolverine, Michigan
    • Share Post
    • Whittaker Farms
Sprocket nose vs. solid tip bar
« on: January 23, 2002, 04:58:48 PM »
Last summer I got a bar for my 395 Husky on E-bay for $12.00.  It's an new OEM Husky bar made, I think, by Oregon.  Today I got the saw pinched and since I didn't have the rescue saw with me I took the power head off and went to the house for the new bar and a different chain.  I was quite surprised to find it had a solid nose.  I hadn't paid any attention when it arrived, just hung it on a nail in the woodshed.  I put it on and it works fine.  This is the first solid nose bar I've ran since I wore out the the old 65 Husky's original.  Always put spcket nose bars on after that.  The tip did seem to heat a little.  Maybe the oiler needs to be turned up for this style?  Anyway it got me out of the pinch and I cut and bucked fifteen or so trees with it.  It did seem to cut better in bass wood than maple.  Tomorrow I'm going to put the sprocket nose bar back on the saw and save this one for emergencies.  Anyone else running this style bar?  
Burnt Gunpowder is the Smell Of Freedom

Offline Kevin

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6651
  • Age: 65
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Sprocket nose vs. solid tip bar
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2002, 05:27:34 PM »
I have a GB solid nose bar that I bought for my Husqvarna 262.
They are generally used for dirty work but I wanted this bar so I could clamp my mill further out near the end to pick up a few more inches of bar in the mill.
I`ve since bought a larger saw and no longer need it but it worked ok.
Always handy for a back up.

Offline Tom

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 25838
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Toms Saw
Re: Sprocket nose vs. solid tip bar
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2002, 06:14:33 PM »
I bought my Husky from a dealer who serviced pulp wood men.  He recommended that I get a solid nose for my 61 and I wouldn't regret it.  I haven't regretted it.  

I do a lot of trimming, a fair amount of bucking and some really hard sawing splitting big logs on occasion. The saws I had before this one had roller ltips and it never failed that I would get into a "hard sawing": situation and  the grease would run out of the tip and the roller would be trashed.  God forbid I touch the ground or get into a dirty log with the roller.  eventually it would go away.  

The hardnose has gotten me through all those tough situations and still left me with a bar that would saw.  It does take plenty of oil......but it's worth it.  

I guess a roller would be ok if I were bucking off ot the ground and staying in clean wood most of the time. Jobs like you may find in  log yard or stationary mill.  Mine spends its time in the woods, swamp and farm and I have never regretted taking the dealers advice.  My next bar will probably be a hardnose too.
extinct

Offline John_Boisselier

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 56
  • Gender: Male
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
Re: Sprocket nose vs. solid tip bar
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2002, 08:21:04 PM »
Hi Folks,
  Don't want to disagree with Tom too hard, but a sprocket tip bar on the average saw set up delivers approximately 25% more power to the wood than a solid tip bar with a whole lot less stress on the chain.  Hard tip bars definitely have their niche, but a good quality and well maintained sprocket nose bar will deliver a whole lot more performance in terms of actual work accomplished in normal cutting conditions.  I Definitely prefer a greasable tip to a permanently lubed tip like stihl puts out.  You just have to remember to grease them.  We end up cutting in a number of fairly dirty conditions, and so long as you keep the bar and saw clean and well lubed, there doesn't seem to be any more wear on the bars, just on the chains.
The Woodsman

Offline Tillaway

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 1219
  • Location: Tillamook, Oregon
  • Gender: Male
  • Funny looking tall guy.
    • Share Post
Re: Sprocket nose vs. solid tip bar
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2002, 09:37:09 PM »
You mean you can still get a hard nosed bar ;) I haven't seen one used in 20 years and they were rare then.  I suffer from west coast baritis.  We precommercial thin with 28" bars on 60ish cc saws out here.  I
Making Tillamook Bay safe for bait; one salmon at a time.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Sprocket Vs Hard nose

Started by woodburn on Chainsaws

10 Replies
7092 Views
Last post October 03, 2004, 10:03:44 AM
by SasquatchMan
xx
How does one tell if the nose sprocket is wearing?

Started by GammaDriver on Chainsaws

6 Replies
3828 Views
Last post December 01, 2005, 05:28:28 PM
by Rocky_J
xx
47" - 50" 3/8 Stihl-mount sprocket-nose bars

Started by DonnerParty on Chainsaws

5 Replies
1050 Views
Last post January 26, 2016, 11:53:40 PM
by Redbull661
xx
solid fuel boost

Started by bandmiller2 on Chainsaws

2 Replies
974 Views
Last post December 02, 2009, 09:07:59 PM
by bandmiller2
 


Powered by EzPortal