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Spencer Loggers Tape

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Qatanlison, May 10, 2004.

  1. Qatanlison

    Qatanlison ArboristSite Member

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    I just wonder if any of you can give me some help on how to take it apart for some greasing/cleaning, as well as to be able to change the gear and tape in the future... Or is there some on-line instruction that anyone know of? Or can send me?
    Got it on ebay - these tapes are not of the same design as the ones in Sweden...

    Thanks,

    Q
     
  2. wiley_p

    wiley_p AboristSite Guru

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    I've never used the instructions, so I know its not that hard. Just sit by the woodstove with a good lager and about 30 minutes. If that isnt for ya, then call Baileys and they can send you the schematic for the tapes. I keep mine lubed with LPS 1 works fine.
     
  3. Qatanlison

    Qatanlison ArboristSite Member

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    Well, Wiley, after some Champagne(!) I got it open, cleaned out the dirt from 1966 and lubricated it and now it's fine...
    Didn't realize that little nut on the back was the key to it all...

    Q
     
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    Qatanlison,
    When the tape breaks and you get ready to put in a new refill, try this. Unwrap the new filler and let about two feet stick out, put the rest in your shirt pocket before you let go of it. Your shirt pocket will keep it from turning into a birds nest. Pull the rest of the broken filler out of the tape, hold the inner spool with your finger while you loosen the screw that holds the end of the filler. Take old filler off and put the two foot end that is sticking out of your shirt pocket on. Release the inner spool and let it wind up out of your pocket. You will have to reset the tension on the blue side.

    John
     
  5. Jacob J.

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    Don't use grease or oily lubricants in Spencer tapes. The oil attracts dirt which clogs them up. Use dry graphite powder. It keeps water out better. I have the intstruction card for Spencer tapes if anyone needs a scan of it, I can e-mail it.
     
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    Husky372 AboristSite Guru

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    hey jacob i could use the instruction card could you email it to me . thank you
     
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    wiley_p AboristSite Guru

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    Jacob check out the LPS lubricants 1,2,3 the #1 repels water excellent and drys so no dirt on clean mechanism if left over night.
     
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    Qatanlison ArboristSite Member

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    Jacob,

    I'd really appreciate it if you could mail it to me too.

    Thanks,

    O
     
  9. 7oaks

    7oaks DRUGSTORE LOGGER

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    Hey Jacob...Would it be possible to post a scan here on AS. I just picked up a used Spencer and it needs to have the tension tightened and I think I know how to do it but would feel better following the instructions.


    Thanks!
     
  10. madhatte

    madhatte It's The Water

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    I did not know there was an instruction card. I've rebuilt dozens of them, so it wouldn't help me any, but it would be useful to have something to hand out to the seasonal crews.
     
  11. slowp

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    Loosen the tiny screws around the edge a bit. Then twist the blue part up. Don't twist it too tight or your tape won't go out all the way.
    When you have it tightened, then tighten up the little screws. That's all there is to it, unless they changed the design. And hang on to the blue part once you have the little screws loosened. You don't want the sprong of death to happen.
     
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    Gologit Mostly retired

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    Tape races!
     
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    7oaks DRUGSTORE LOGGER

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    Thanks for the advice Slowp. :rock:I'll try it tomorrow. Here is a link I found on youtube:

    Logger's Tape Refill - YouTube

    Then here is a pdf file I also found after asking my question here:

    View attachment 312246

    Maybe these will help someone else...
     
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    They're pretty simple little things. Tough too.
     
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    Tape lube

    All my logger friends dunk there tapes in 2 stroke mix and then hang to dry.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water

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    You're on. What are your rules?
     
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    I have one to race. I'll put some flames on it. Prepare to get beat again boys.:msp_smile:
     
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    madhatte It's The Water

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    No rules, huh? This could get interesting. Not very useful, but interesting.

    Pretty sure I can build a Spencer that will put up a better showing than my little Homelite did. I hope. That was a pretty sound drubbing Old Sparkless passed out to all competitors.
     
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    Any tape modders on here?
     

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