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found my old mill

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by samhop, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. samhop

    samhop ArboristSite Operative

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    Dump find 40 years ago then i put it under a storage shed 10 years ago really did not think i would ever use it. Im hopping to salvage the ends with the uprights off the bar and the clamping cross pieces the 3 horizontal pieces that make the slide have rollers on them and are rusted up and frozen. the bar is rusted and i think its junk.
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  2. samhop

    samhop ArboristSite Operative

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    well they dont make um like they used to. i got the rollers freed up there on 1/2"rod with an alum. bushing. havent pulled one yet but i think if i get some 4041 rod i can make stretch out the mills capacity.
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    the bar really surprised me it cleaned up well I think its usable. but you know what thought did .
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    rails seem ok
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    now i need to figure out what size and link chain i need.
     
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    • If the quarter fits best, the gauge is 0.063
    • If the penny fits best, the gauge is 0.058
    • If the dime fits best, the gauge is 0.050
     
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  4. samhop

    samhop ArboristSite Operative

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    bar is 43.5" long from end to end 35" from the inside of the bar bolt notch.
    0.196 wide
    chain grove depth is 0.32 at the shallowest point
    and "dime" wide 0.050 to 0.048 wide probably some rust and dirt still in there.
    Anyone have any idea how to spec the link count on the chain
    3/8"x0.050"x? DL
    or do i jest buy a 25' spool of 3/8 x 0.050 ripping chain, put on helper handle and saw make my own
     
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    Wow are those rollers??? If so amazing, that will make the job easier.

    What’s up with all the oil holes? Universal compatibility?
     
  6. samhop

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    got the rollers freed up the tube is electrical conduit so i can reuse the bushing/bearings with longer tubes. I am getting 3 - 1/2" round stock in 4014 alloy that are 72" long so i can run a 60" bar. Not sure how well the rollers will work. Square edge might clear - plow the surface better the rollers might role over wood chips changing cut depth rather than push it out of the way.
    hole pattern is the same at both ends plenty of options its a 1cm slot the holes farthest from thee ends are for ex-oil.
    still need an adapter to run that bar with 390xp and i have to find my rivet spinner to make a chain. IMG_4827.JPG
     
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    Measure the slot width on that bar, it looks like a McCulloch mount. Probably fits large frame Homelites too.
     
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    Someone with a Bar shop could work that bar over fairly easy..
    Finding that person with a Bar Shop might be a challenge.;)
     
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    now idea what mount it is slot is 1,cm. only bar i found that looks close is a Blue babe bar .
    thanks for any help with ID
     

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