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Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by Hunt4lumber, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

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    What is the purpose of this plate?

    Should I use this for Milling when using a low Pro setup? IMG_20180709_111401521_HDR.jpg IMG_20180709_111444598.jpg
     
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    Protects the crankcase when the chain comes off. I would keep it in place.
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    Thanks Greg

    Finally put low Pro setup (I bought from Left coast)on 660 for Milling, it seams really tight even to hand spin it brand new

    Ran it for a quick trial run which got some oil in all places and it seamed to loosen up slightly but still tighter than other milling setups I've run( are they typically tighter in the bar than other brands?)

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    Nobody else has mentioned being tight yet. As long as it moves smoothly (no clicking or clacking going around the sprockets), I would say give her a rip and check it again.
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    If I remember correctly -low pro chain is just a bit shy of of the link spacing of standard 3/8 even though it is called a 3/8 spacing were talking a few thousandnths here per link- but that adds up when you have a long bar.
     
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    And I concur.. And it varies from saw to saw, bar to bar. Sometimes it's a worn goove in the sprocket.. Feels right in the groove but then hits higher ground and tightens up
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Lo Pro standard spline rim was purchased at the same time. The bar also has a Lo-Pro tip so, it should be pretty smooth as far as pitch goes.
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    I used it today Milling up some Oak and it loosened up, I think it was just also knew that it was really tight

    It did loosen up a lot after the first run which is normal stretch[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Congrats, looks good.

    Gregg, thanks for the feedback.
     
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