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ECHO 2511T Best Bar Size?

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  1. Snap

    Snap ArboristSite Operative

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    So what would be a favorite or most popular bar size, 12" or 14", for the 2511T?
    I've seen both at dealers and the 14" doesn't look wrong.
     
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    I run one every day with a 12... .043 Picco Stihl chain. Couldn’t ask for a better combo...
     
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    I like a 10" bar as you can cut a tree/limb upto 20" with it. I have a 14" and it pulls it surprising good, but I like the shorter bar better as it makes it tiny and easy to carry everywhere.
     
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    This.
     
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    I just got one. What bar did you buy for the .043 gauge chain ?
     
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    Woodland pro from baileys... been very durable bars for me on my top handles.
     
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    Cool..thanks.

    That chain that comes on it is way too much for it.

    I bumped the timing tonight and opened the muffler. I'll see how it does.
     
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    Which bar and chain are you using that’s 10 inches? Do we have to change to a different sprocket or anything else to use a 10” bar and chain combo on the CS-2511T? Your reasoning for why you prefer a shorter bar in this case is the same as mine, and I think it may work the motor slightly easier to not have to pull as much chain around the sprocket and bar.
     
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    I have a 280T with a 10", and a 360T with a 12".
    I think that if you had the rear handle version it would make more sense with a longer bar.
     
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    Been running 14” Stihl micro Mini for about 8 months. We’re down to one 35cc on the truck and we hardly ever use it. I took down a 18” green Ash with the above saw yesterday. Also pruned 3 other green Ash and 2 Honeylocust of similar size in the same day. It does a lot.
     
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    I've tried 10, 12, and 14.

    I didn't like the 10". The bar and chain were made for an Echo pole saw. Just didn't feel right to me.

    Both the 12 and 14 work and feel fine.
     
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    Good information.
     
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    does that Stihl bar fit without any modifications?
     
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    You need to make the adjuster holes a little longer. When you try mounting the bar you can see what you have to do. Mine took about five minutes with a Dremel tool
     
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