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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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It’s from not having the chain tight enough. Extra slack allows the nose sprocket to throw the chain into the bar on its way around the tip
Seriously? :oops:
The saw itself, is from 2007 - 1 owner.
It is actually in very, very nice shape. It has been looked after, or not used a lot, or both.
 
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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HarleyT

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The damage looks like it is mainly on one side. Can we see a side shot of the other side of the bar?
 

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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
 
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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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