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Chain Speed on Different Bars

Post in 'The Gear' started by firecracker_77, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    67cc IIRC? Echo uses the first 2 numbers to indicate cc (size). CS 500 (50cc)

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Yep. I change it weekly or bi weekly. Soaks up oil and when its dirty, I pull it up and slap staple a new piece down. :) Easy peasy
  3. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    But how do you keep geese off the bench carpet? I have a few tools and the half the time stay in the box then they will get taken out for a project and set somewhere where they stay forever. Wife got me tool cart a few years ago and tools will live in it for weeks at a time. That's why I pick up that .99 set of screw drivers every few trips to HF . So I have them for all over the place.
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  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    I like that carpet idea. No cleaning involved.

    I've been using a workbench mat the past couple years:
    http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80170/10002/-1

    They come with a variety of brand names from different vendors. And yes, the John Deere model is always a little more expensive.
  5. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Technically, yes, because your chain is traveling 1/2 the distance at the same speed. But in this case "double the RPM" does not mean "double the chain speed" so you will not tear through logs any faster.
  6. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I think a trip to HF is in my near future.
  7. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    A shorter bar can give you more cutting power though. Less chain to drag is less friction and can be faster.
  8. shawn6596

    shawn6596 New Member

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    going to a skip tooth chain will also make a saw feel more powerful. less teeth to haul through means less drag more speed. Be aware they tend to stretch more.

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