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chain bumpers?

Post in 'The Gear' started by kevinmerchant, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. kevinmerchant

    kevinmerchant Member

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    I was on ebay purchasing a sprocket bearing because when I was cleaning mine and inspecting everything the bearings fell out of their casing when I took of the sprocket. I just replaced the bearing and sprocket about 18 months ago. Should I consider a new sprocket also. What should I be looking for on the sprocket that would indicate its time.

    The ebayer I'm buying the bearing from also had this http://cgi.ebay.com/Stihl-MS290-310...409347982?pt=US_Chainsaws&hash=item2c5548138e listed. Are those plastic bumpers important. I purchased my saw used and they were never there, didn't know any better.

    Oops, forgot to say the saw is a stihl 029 super.

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  2. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    burn it long time ago I got mad at the kids continually using the bumpers for leverage so I took 'em off after pulling full maintenance. It was suppose to be a temp thing but when they claimed the saw didn't play grab ass when they were limbing we left them off. Things have been sweet with the chain and bar since then, won't cost you anything to try it.
  3. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    What's wrong with using the dawgs for leverage. My current 290 is my first saw with the dawgs and I absolutely love having them. The come in particularly handy when trying to cut a stump off at ground level.

    If they're not for leverage then what are they for?

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