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Greasing the bar??

Post in 'The Gear' started by Bammer, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Bammer

    Bammer Member

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    My new Husqvarna 455 manual says to grease the bar at each use using the special tool. I cannot find such a thing. Where do i get one or is there something else I can use??

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  2. Carl

    Carl New Member

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    Don't know about your saw but some of the older saws I have used had a roller sprocket on the end of the bar which needed greasing with a small grease gun made for the job. One should have been included with the saw if that is what it means? Haven't seen one of these for quite some time.
  3. Bammer

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    There is a hole a couple of inches from the tip,the manual shows some kind of squeeze bulb with a hollow tip on it. I can't find it or am looking in the wrong place for it.
  4. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    Lowes sells the Rancher and they also sell the little grease thing, it is about $10.00
  5. Bammer

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    Thank you, I'll look it uo.
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    kevin j Minister of Fire

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    Most don't grease anymore. Rollers are lubed by bar oil.
    Some bars have no grease hole.
    The balance between better lube with grease, vs. not lubing regularly and getting dirt ingression through the hole.
    I never use the grease luber.

    I have heard, and makes sense, that if you start greasing, then need to continue. The grease working outward forms a dam that prevents bar oil from getting into the rollers, so if stop applying grease, the bar oil can't get in. I have no first hand, no knowledge of any actual testing, but it makes sense to me.

    Just run a good quality bar oil and go to work.

    k
  8. Bammer

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    Good point! I have yet to fire her up,HHH or not I'm gonna give her a kick in the pants tonight!
  9. computeruser

    computeruser Feeling the Heat

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    There's no reason to grease the bar tip. Bar oil will do the job nicely.
  10. bjorn773

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    My husky's have grease holes on the end of the bar at the sprocket. Farm & Fleet in my area carries the "gun". It's not really much of a gun, more of a spring loaded applicator I guess. One argument for greasing is that while the oil will lubricate the sprocket, it will not push dirt and contaminants out of the bearings like greasing will. Just my $.02
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    woodconvert Minister of Fire

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    I've gone through three bars on my 046 since 2001ish, all wore the bar, none got the sprocket greased and none had bearing failure. Turn the oiler up so it drools like a St. Bernard and let it rip.
  12. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    I always grease mine figuring the centrifugal force wouldn't adequately keep it lubed. But I know guys that don't and they don't have problems. It's no big deal to grease it...hell you can hold your breath and do it.
  13. bjorn773

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    I consider it cheap insurance. As a career auto tech, I see lack of maintenance cost people a lot of money. Heck, the manufacturers are getting away from grease fittings on steering parts and as a result we are seeing a lot of early failures. I suppose the EPA requirements have something to do with it. Anyway, if the manufacturer and their engineering team felt it didn't need to be greased, they sure as heck wouldn't spend the extra money during manufacturing to put the grease points in.
  14. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Another reason I grease...and I'm almost embarrassed to admit it is that I tip cut all the time. It's not recommended but 20+ years ago when I worked part time with this wood cutting gang they all tip cut the smaller pieces to save their backs cause they were cutting tons of wood...if you're using a sharp chain and using no pressure on the handle you can make excellent production without killing yourself.
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