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What size bar for an 090!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by GoRving, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. GoRving

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    Decisions, decisions...These bars are pricey when you get on up there in bar length. I was hoping that some of the larger Stihl powerheads would have the same bar mount setup as the 090, but obviously there is a difference. I'm thinking a 32" on up to a 38 or 40" bar would do the trick. Kinda hard to find a used one, too. Is there a simple modification that can be made for another Stihl bar? Thanks.
     
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    I've never played with an 090, but according to the Bailey's bar selector, the 090 uses the same large Stihl mount that other 100cc+ Stihl saws use.

    Readily available, all it takes is money.
     
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    personally i would run a 12 or 14" bar,:msp_smile::msp_lol:,,seriuosly i would get the biggest bar you can afford
     
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    i'd run a 72" bar just because of the big wood we have around here
     
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    Anywhere from 12" to 96" will fit and do a job it is suited for. I run a 36", 48", 60" and a 72" on the 090`s I have and they can pull .404 full chisel chain on even the 72" with authority. If I were cutting hardwood exclusively then I might consider skip tooth chain on the 72" but in softer woods the saw can pull the chain with no problem.The skip chain will allow for better sawdust removal when using the saw for felling of larger diameter trees but for bucking them up it does not seem to matter as much. The smaller slot bars can be adapted by just opening up the slot or remove the studs and grind off the shoulder a little to allow the narrower slot bars to fit, check out the oiler hole in the bar will line up with the supply slot in the bar mount pad, may need a little tweak but will work without any serious altering.
    Pioneerguy600
     
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    For around here, anything over 40" would probably be "overkill". The 20" bar that's on it needs to go.
     
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    Thanks! I may resort to doing that and milling-out the bar slot.
     
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    When I bought my cursed 090 it had a 1/2" pitch chain on it so the seller kept the bar and chain. I already had a 3' bar so I ran that for a week or two but it was way too slow. I put the 3' bar on an 084 and had a much better combination. I then bought a 4 ' newer Cannon of ebay and the an old 5' roller nose Cannon with two chains off ebay. I got great deals on both bars. The 5' bar is really heavy and I don't use it very often but the 4' bar doesn't feel bad at all. All 3 bars ron .404 full skip because I mostly cut redwood and the occasional big Douglass-fir.

    A friend of mine has a 7' bar for his 090 though he only uses that bar once every two years. Maybe less.

    I would size the bar to the wood you are cutting. No use hauling any extra weight when you are running an 090. BTW my 090 shakes like heck and I do not like to run it for long periods of time, otherwise my hands and wrists hurt. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks! I looked at one bar/chain combo on fee-bay, but that one didn't "trip my trigger". One will come along soon.
     
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    Try using "Cannon bar" as your search words. They worked for me. Also "General bar".
     
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    Here's a standard Stihl mount (066) bar laying on top of a large Stihl mount (084) bar. It's not even close to being a good fit.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh I forgot to mention, check the oil holes on the bar. You may need to redrill them.
     
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    Thank y'all for the replies! Helpful information, for sure...Gotta go to work now...
     
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    Great informative picture :clap:

    It would be great if you could put that picture in this thread too;
    http://www.arboristsite.com/chainsaw/165962.htm

    I questioned whether the oil holes would match up/be compatible but haven't had time today to take the bar off my 070av and 044 to have a look.
     
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    I went to a GTG where the host milled some big wood with a modded 084. When he mentioned what the Stihl bars cost new when you start getting up to 60" & over I just about :censored:. I knew long bars weren't cheap, but I had no idea they could cost as nearly as much, or more, than the saws capable of running them.
     
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    when i got my 125, it came with a 60" roller. it seldom got used because of the difficulty of handling it (yeah, not many trees that need that around here either). i bought a 34" bar and i am really enjoying the saw now. that size bar is great for 20"+ trees and it doesn't feel nearly as bulky as the 60"er, and it makes that saw a blast to run.
     
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    Rick,

    Here you go... Not sure what mount this is or what it came off of but is 60" and has 2 chains (one new). It is on the Fredericksburg CL.

    Gary

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    60" CHAINSAW BAR
     
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    I have couple of 60"s then 48"s ,41"s,36"s,29" and 25" I find the 41" about the best as it balances very well and is fairly well priced as a sprocket tip from Stihl.
     

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