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    European brand chain saws?

    I'm in New Zealand, and am a big fan of Oleo Mac, made by Efco. I'm normally a Stihl guy, but in my opinion the Oleo Mac are every bit as good as Stihl and Husky, although they seem slightly heavier. My main Oleo Mac now I'm using is the GS 650, a 65cc saw, pro build, damned good saw which runs...
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    May I ask you bar gurus to help with this please?

    Ok, great, thanks for that.
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    May I ask you bar gurus to help with this please?

    The Oleo Mac runs 0.058 and my Stihl bar and chain is 0.063. So would need to replace rim sprocket too.
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    May I ask you bar gurus to help with this please?

    can buy adapters here for Husky to Stihl, but the oleo mac runs a different pitch, plus the adapter may not work with Oleo Mac? I might ring the shop who sells these to ask, cheers
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    May I ask you bar gurus to help with this please?

    Okay. Have an Oleo Mac GS650 Need to buy a 20 inch bar, been quoted $150 here in NZ, but I'm wondering if its interchangeable with say Husky? 3/8 0.058 Attached is are 2 photos of my longer 24 inch original Oleo Mac bar, hopefully some of you clued up people may be able to identify what bar...
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    What causes a guide bar to chip bits off near the sprocket?

    My Oleo Mac GS650 is chipping tiny bits of bar off just above and behind the sprocket. After a few hours use today, it left a jagged bit ready to chip off. I keep my chains tensioned okay, not too tight, but able to be turned by hand, use proper bar lube, and keep the bar clean, by cleaning...
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    Interesting looking clutch bearing

    Hi all, no it does not idle much, and I keep it sharp, so not loading it up or pushing hard on it, but yes, the clutch drum is discoloured too. The bearing is dry cos I'd just washed it out in gas. I am meticulous about keeping the chain very sharp, and bar groove/oil hole clean, although it...
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    Interesting looking clutch bearing

    What do you think caused this? Original bearing off my low mileage 661..never been ran with brake on either..looks like its melted??
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    MS661CM air filter question/issue.

    My 661 fills its filter pretty quickly, I'll often tap it out to get rid of the worst of it every 3rd or 4th tank. Standard black Stihl filter, impressed though because under the filter is spotless, does a good job of trapping the crap.
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    No, not square grinder...hand filing here.
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    thanks for that, yep no need to push so damned hard..these are the same type of people that rev the saw when its running out of gas...like its magically going to refuel......
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    I agree, something about a hand filed chain, maybe I'm behind the times but my chains seem to last a little longer than some mates who use the electric chain sharpeners, don't seem to stay sharp any longer either..and they don't get to enjoy the painful cuts on their fingers either from a hand...
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Answered my question, thanks
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Probably the squirt of brakeclean to wash the crud off so i could get a pic...yeah I'm thinking grinder now. Maybe I'll have to use it the rest of this chains life, and then file only. Out of interest what size file do you use for a 3/8 chain? Looking on the net there are two sizes, maybe I...
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Actually come to think of it now I never use the grinder on the small saws..and they file just fine..maybe this damned grinder can be banished to a drawer somewhere....
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Thanks, it does sound like it could be the grinder then, I wonder if the diamond bit heats more than the stones do?
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    No this was one that the file skipped across as I was trying to sharpen it, so did it later with the grinder. It does have hook but the photo does not show it. Its a 3/8 and I use 7/32 files which should be correct?
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Yeah I'm gentle with the diamond bit..don't think I'd be overheating them..I've had no joy with Stihl files, even on chains with their first sharpen..must be just something I'm doing wrong. As for doing it after they have been sharpened with the grinder no, it was happening before I bought that...
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Not a good pic..looks like it has no Gullet!
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    Chain Sharpening issue...driving me nuts!

    Hi guys, been having an issue whilst sharpening chains recently, was out before sharpening the 661 and GS650 and its driving me crazy! First up I'm cutting Pine only, which is a relatively soft wood, even dry. I keep my chains pretty sharp, and the saws/chains/bars always get a good clean after...
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