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20 inch bar on a MS390?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Kenster, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I think we already take those reccomendations with a grain of salt. Right Jay? ;-)

    Oh man! They updated the bar reccomendations for the MS880. Used to be a 21" bar, lmao! :lol: Now it's 16-59".

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  2. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    That would be an awesome saw! MS 880 with a 16" bar & 3/8 picco chain. LMAO
  3. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Are we talking about the 390 or 391? They are different saws, and the 390 will run up to a 25" bar per Stihl.

    EDIT - It's interesting that the 391 has 14% more displacement that the 291 yet Stihl recommends the same bars.
  4. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    they need an astrik in there for a 391 w/MM...JMO

    *This saw would have to be the poster child for opening up the Muffler.


    get a 20 in bar too is my suggestion.

    jay mentioned something earlier about the weight being a benefit on this model for running a larger bar.
    I never thought about it that way... I always took weight as being a bad thing
    :exclaim:

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