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chain question ? .058 VS .050

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Rspike, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Rspike

    Rspike ArboristSite Operative

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    Got a husky 346XP and it has a .325 chain .058 width for the bar . What is the big difference between the .058 and the .050 ? I understand it has to match the bar but the .325 and .058 is a "little bit" harder to find . I have only one chain with the saw , Am i better of going .325 and .050 before getting all the new stock in chain ? What is the input for chain for the 346XP. I normally have 3-5 chains per saw.
     
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    The .050 Husky labelled bars for the smaller Huskys are narrow kerf bars made for the excellent 95VP/H30 chain, while the .058 ones are standard kerf for 21BP/H25, 21LP etc.

    A stock 346xp will probably cut fastest with the NK set-up, at least the 353 does.....
     
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    I have a 3/8 .050 that came with my 372XP ... are you saying thats narrow kerf bar?
     
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    No, not at all!

    What I am talking about is Husky labelled .325 .050 bars for the small Husky mount.
     
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    Probably doesn't make that big a difference. My stihl came with .325 X.063...and since ripping chain only comes in .050 gauge and I was cutting beams and split rails at the time to store firewood on...I bought an .050 bar, when the .063 I used for regular cutting ran out I just started using .050 aguge and teh .050 bar. No big difference in how it cut but .050 gauge .325 chain is everywhere by all manufacturers, Stihl, Bailey's(WP) Cralton, Oregon everybody. I think you should go to .050 and buy 33LG Oregon or Stihl 23RS and call it good, that stuff is just plain fast!
     

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