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18" bar for 455 rancher

Discussion in 'Arborist 101' started by benny3411, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. benny3411

    benny3411 ArboristSite Lurker

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    i purchased a cheap parts saw 455 rancher and just got done installing new aftermarket piston an cylinder, put it all back together and so far its running good, still needs tuned i think a bit more. i bought a Husqvarna 18" bar for it, but it would not fit, i think the bar i purchased is HT-380-68. i do not want a farm tough bar, i prefer the looks of one that just says Husqvarna on it. 18" 3/8 .050 is the size i need. are there any bars that size that will fit the 455 rancher, that just say Husqvarna on them?
     
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    Yes. I know because I bought my 455 with one -- that was about 5 years ago. Now, I kinda wish I had stayed with the 20" since the 18"-68 link chain is quite a bit harder to find AND a bit more expensive. Just my $0.02.

    --andrew
     
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    You purchased a big mount husky (D009), you need a small mount, KO95. I would go with a 20. Way more common and chains are easier to get a hold of, but that is just me.
     
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    Bars look best with the paint worn off, that beautiful patina after the first week...
     
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    You know how people buy jeans with holes in them and distressed furniture?....Can I get bars from you so you can make them look cool before I put them on my saws? That is the most important thing I consider when bar shopping. :laughing:
     
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    Once I'm done with a bar they're for looks only, nothing left.
     
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    benny3411 ArboristSite Lurker

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    thank you gents for all the replies. never heard about the big mount and small mount bars, thank you for that information. i ended up ordering this bar, HT280-68. i have another question..has anyone ever ported a 455 or 460 cylinder? i have a oem 460 cylinder and piston coming to me and thought about getting out the dremel to lightly sand the ports some. when i received the aftermarket 455 cylinder i used there was flashing that needed knocked off in a lot of places, was thinking of getting out the dremel then and tinkering some. the oem cylinder is much better quality but i was still wondering if anyone for the fun of it did any on their 455 or 460.
     
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    Go buy a late model 55 rancher. Cheaper and easier then screwing up a 455 cylinder.
     
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    Search the chainsaw forum, I'm sure someone has.
     
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    well just got done installing that new 49mm cylinder an piston on my husqvarna 455, i ported the intake and exhaust, and cleaned up some areas, supposedly though it doesn't do much due to x torq?, but after drilling 4 small holes in the muffler, and also installing the correct heat range plug, ( i had a rcj6y), removing the limiter caps, tuning, its running damn good imo. decent saw now, ill see how runs in the next couple days.
     

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