MS310 with a 16" bar

johnsopi Posted By johnsopi, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:25 AM

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  1. johnsopi

    johnsopi
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    Switched bars on my ms310. Went from a 20" 3/8 bar/chain to a 16" .325 combo. The saw now cuts much faster. There was a time that I though about getting rid of the saw because I have a Dolmar 5100 and ms310 was not getting any saw time. The 20" 3/8 bar makes it look tough but the 16" bar cuts better IMO. Now I run both saws a tank of gas each then sharpen. Both saw have the cheap chain/bar combo on from Bailie"s. They seem fine for right now. I have @ 6 cords to buck so they will work for now.
     
  2. aandabooks

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    Bought mine with an 18" bar. Seems to be a perfect all-around length for what I'm cutting. I got by with a Craftsman 42cc for 2 years before buying the Stihl. Same bar length but a world of difference.
     
  3. smokinj

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    smaller bars to me, aways seem to be faster!
     
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