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Quick 14" Bar damage question

MartDalb

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Hey everyone

Got a used Stihl MS211C in the workshop - has a nasty dent near the tip.

Use it, or replace it?

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MartDalb

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No not being sarcastic, to be honest, I have more time fixing saws than running them.
Hence why I ask, about this bar.

Saw looks good.
 

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J D

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I'd dress it & use it with the more damaged side up. If it were someone else's saw I'd advise it's replacement but also suggest they could have it dressed & run it that way a bit longer if they "had to". Also point out to them they should be running the chain slightly tighter & if they get a new one start flipping the bar occasionally
 

MartDalb

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I'd dress it & use it with the more damaged side up. If it were someone else's saw I'd advise it's replacement but also suggest they could have it dressed & run it that way a bit longer if they "had to". Also point out to them they should be running the chain slightly tighter & if they get a new one start flipping the bar occasionally
That is solid advice for sure.

I see many not turning their bars. But by far, the most common is people running with extremely dull chains.
 
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